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Top Politico Editor Who Led Trump-Era Coverage Announces Departure for Liberal Network

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June 15, 2021

Politico’s top editor Carrie Budoff Brown has announced she has accepted an executive position at NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Brown is joining NBC News at a time when “Meet the Press” is lagging compared to its CBS competitor.

The Hill reports:

NBC News confirmed Tuesday that Brown will be a senior vice president, a newly created position, for the Sunday morning news program. She will manage editorial programming for the show’s broadcast, digital and streaming arms, according to a memo from NBC News president Noah Oppenheim first reported by Axios.

John Reiss, executive producer of “Meet the Press,” will remain in his role, an NBC spokesperson said.

In a note to staff about her departure, Politico publisher Robert Allbritton said Brown helped create a different newsroom at Politico when she moved back from Europe.

“Above all, Carrie drove our coverage of the Trump era in Washington, an unprecedented period that saw POLITICO produce some of its highest impact journalism at the intersection of politics and policy — with the awards (and Cabinet resignations) to prove it,” Allbritton wrote.