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.
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