Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker will serve as the White House’s chief correspondent for NBC News as the network revealed some of its plans for coverage of Joe Biden’s administration.
Geoff Bennett and Kelly O’Donnell will continue to serve as White House correspondents, and Monica Alba will also join the White House team. Correspondents Mike Memoli and Carol Lee will continue to serve in their roles for Biden and Politics.
Hallie Jackson, who had been the White House’s chief correspondent, will take on a new role as Washington’s chief correspondent. It will continue to anchor the 10am hour on MSNBC, and plans are in the works for a new show on NBC News Now and Peacock.
Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News, announced the changes in a memo to employees on Friday.
Welker and Alexander will continue to anchor Weekend Today together.
Meanwhile, Andrea Mitchell, who was chief foreign affairs correspondent, will also take on the title of chief correspondent in Washington.
Correspondents Mike Memoli and Carol Lee also continue to cover Biden and politics. Memoli has been reporting on Biden and Lee for 13 years
Shannon Pettypiece will continue to serve as the lead reporter for the digital White House, and she will be joined by policy reporter Lauren Egan who will cover the breaking news.