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NBC News announced Monday that Mark Whitaker will replace the recently deceased Tim Russert as the Peacock network's Washington bureau chief.

Whitaker is a former Newsweek editor who joined the news division as its No. 2 executive last year.

"Mark's got all of the components that will assure his success — a commitment to journalistic integrity, political savvy, a keen eye for the future, and a management style that is inclusive and fair," NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement. "He is exactly what the bureau needs."

A Meet the Press replacement anchor is yet to be named. As previously reported, the legendary Tom Brokow is filling in ’til the end of election season.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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49 comments to “Hired!”

  1. Steph says – reply to this



  2. toots says – reply to this


    Oh lordy, what will people have to say about this.

  3. alish says – reply to this


    first yess…..

  4. 4

    Never heard of him!

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  8. hahah says – reply to this


    Jesus Perez!!!!!! You need to hide yourself, that is the shittest cribs episode ever. Stick to blogging, you have no talent. I expected a lot better crib than a dull, hideous, tiny closet you call and apartment. And your MOM!!!, is that really your mom or your dad, I could not tell if that was a man or woman. You got the poor dude cleaning your apartment you pig. Being on crib was a big mistake. Now everyone knows how shitty your life is and why you are so mean to other people. No wonder you turned out gay, you think your DAD is your mom!!!!! ha ha ha ha ha

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  13. Jiggy says – reply to this


    I don't know who he is but good luck to him. I think Lester Holt should take Tim's place on Meet The Press. Tom Brokow's voice is so slow and draggy. It bugs the heck out of me.

  14. dania says – reply to this


    how random.

  15. 15

    Wow. It seems like such a slow news day.

  16. shast says – reply to this


    wtf is this even posted on this site? perez needs to stick to the lindsay, paris, and britney's of the world - stuff he actually knows about.

  17. Jiggy says – reply to this


    I don't know who he is but good luck to him. I think Lester Holt should take Tim's place on Meet the Press. Tom Brokow's voice is so slow and draggy. It bothers the heck out of me.

  18. 18


    he iz not nice 2/look at

    ..what r they krazi…helll

    yea…they hired Kathy Lee Pigford

    ..didn't they??????????????????

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzI don't watch them ever….zzzzzzzzzzz

  19. Rach says – reply to this


    I just googled this guy and I had no idea he was black. You can't really tell. He must be half black.

  20. Joe B says – reply to this


    It's "BROKAW" you idiot!

  21. WHO? says – reply to this


    Tom BROKOW??? Who is Tom BROKOW? I mean, you use the word "LEGENDARY" then misspell the guys name? What an asshole you are Perez. AND GET THOSE DISGUSTING TEETH FIXED, YOU TOOL.

  22. Anna says – reply to this


    Re: Jiggy

    I love Lester Holt but he is nowhere near being in the league of replacing Tim Russert on MTP. I don't think anybody can truly replace Tim Russert. They will find another anchor but definately not somebody that co-hosts morning shows. The person will need to have a bit more political savy and a law background would be helpful too.Lester's a sweetie though! :)

  23. Jones says – reply to this


    First of all, "hiring gays"? I know Mark's wife and two kids. Yes, he is half black, and he's been kept out of the public eye before prior to this, the man was the editor in chief of Newsweek. Tim Russert was a fantastic journalist and will be sorely missed, but If anyone is qualified for the job, Mark is, and I wish him the best of luck in this and all future endeavors.

  24. FReal says – reply to this


    Well, I hope he hates women…and he better start super-sizing all his combos from Mickey D's coz he has some really really huge fatass pants to fill.

  25. WWTD? says – reply to this


    How dare NBC try to replace Mr. Timothy Russert!!! He is a living legend and like Mother Teresa and Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ our lord and Savior he will never be forgotten or replaced except maybe by his son Luke who is the most gorgeous young genius to come along in 1 million years. TIM RUSSERT FOREVER!!! MOTHERFUCKERS BETTER RECOGNIZE TIMMY'S IN DA HOUSE!!

  26. Kevin says – reply to this


    At First I thought…."They Hired Big Gay Al??"

  27. Black says – reply to this


    I don't really care about all this black men that always claim: "I am the first black man to do this or that," and in the end they marry a white woman. Fuck all of them. FYI, he married a white woman also. I guess black girls are not good enough for him.

  28. Beach says – reply to this


    David Gregory is having a shit-fit as I write this. How funny! That channel shouldn't even be called a "news" channel. It is "Obama Central".

    Between NBC and MSNBC - they should be ashamed to go on TV. Journalists? Ha!

    It's OK though - they're ratings suck so their slanted message isn't getting to many people. Just the ones that wear the tin-foil hats…

  29. ;{ says – reply to this


    Another Halfrican American just like Obama.

  30. Heidi says – reply to this


    yay! yay! yay! he's mixed - that's what i'm talkin bout - keep it real!

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  32. Angel says – reply to this


    Who is this ambiguously black man

  33. ff says – reply to this


    The truth will come out Tim was having an affair with his executive producee for more than ten years and his wofe knew about it. At the time of his death it was swept under the rug but it will come out. She coined the term "BIG RUSS"

  34. Snitz says – reply to this


    I wish he'd stop looking at us like that.

  35. o says – reply to this


    i'm ready for the side by side shot with BIG GAY AL

  36. RJII says – reply to this


    tom brokov sucks on Meet the Press. He should stick to boring censored evening network news. He lacks the cable news flare and he's no Tim Russert.

  37. Laura says – reply to this


    reptilian, look it up!

  38. Scott says – reply to this


    Mark knows now that he can just call the White House and they'll give him talking points. He can just phone it in.

  39. Coco says – reply to this


    He's black ya'll~ I think

  40. size0 says – reply to this


    This is somr bullshit foreal…
    It smells like Perez Teen Spirit

  41. size0 says – reply to this


    This is some bullshit for real..

    It smells like Perez Teen Spirit

  42. KKK says – reply to this


    Why hire an affirmative action half-breed wire haired psycho looking liberal loving pant load? Can't they find a full blooded black with brains? Guess not.

  43. Fifi says – reply to this


    He look mixedededddd

  44. size0 says – reply to this


    KKK's Recruit Requirements


  45. BAMA says – reply to this


    Re: size0 – I've been to the stix of Alabama and your statement is 100% factual. Most of the racists are drunks/crystal meth addicts and live off the system. Being a white male and a total failure can really dampen ones spirits.

  46. Lala says – reply to this


    Why not a Women replacement?
    RIP Tim! He was great!

  47. KKK says – reply to this


    Re: size0 – You nailed it. Sounds just like most of the blacks I saw in Louisianna, except for the "white" part of course. :) ~

  48. @v@ says – reply to this


    Such limited comments; unbelievable, really. This guy, color and all, graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1979, and his Bio reads like a guy who might be too intelligent for the job. So, once you all get over how much of a mutt he might be, how about you google his blinding qualifications to see why he has Russert's job? Pffft.

  49. Len says – reply to this


    His name is spelled BrokAw, you idiot.