Dylan Marie Dreyer is an American television meteorologist working for NBC News. She is weather anchor and rotates with Sheinelle Jones in the Orange Room on Weekend Today and MSNBC on weekends. Dreyer appears on Today on weekdays as a weather correspondent and as a fill-in for Al Roker and Carson Daly, she appears on The Weather Channel and on NBC Nightly News. Dreyer joined NBC News in September 2012 after having worked at the now former NBC station WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts since 2007. Dreyer was born in Manalapan, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in meteorology. Dreyer has worked at WICU in Pennsylvania. Dreyer was in a car accident while en route to cover a blizzard for The Today Show on February 9, 2013. In addition to her meteorological duties, Dreyer is the host of the NBC educational nature program Earth Odessey with Dylan Dreyer broadcast on The More You Know block of programming on NBC. Dylan married Brian Fichera in 2012, they live in the New York area.
On June 10, 2016, Dreyer announced, on the Today Show. On December 17, 2016, she gave birth to her first child, Calvin. In 1963, Dreyer's grandmother, Doris Milke, was a record-setting winner on the original version of The Price Is Right
Pete Williams (journalist)
Louis Alan "Pete" Williams is an American journalist and former government official. Since 1993, he has been a television correspondent for NBC News. Williams was raised in Wyoming. "Pete" is a nickname. After he graduated from Stanford University, where he had studied engineering but subsequently changed to journalism, he began his career in local news with the Casper, television station KTWO and its eponymous radio station in 1974. In 1986, Williams became press secretary for U. S. Representative Dick Cheney and followed Cheney to the United States Department of Defense as Cheney became United States Secretary of Defense to be the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in 1989 during the George H. W. Bush administration. Williams became a correspondent for NBC News in late March 1993, after leaving the Defense Department. Born in Casper, Williams graduated from Natrona County High School in 1970. Williams graduated from Stanford University in 1974. From 1974 to 1985, Williams was reporter and news director for the Casper-based KTWO television and KTWO radio stations.
Williams served as director for the Wyoming Future Project from 1985 to 1986. In 1986, Williams was hired as press secretary and legislative assistant in the staff of U. S. Representative Dick Cheney. Williams was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in 1989, following Cheney's appointment as United States Secretary of Defense, worked as press secretary of the Defense Department. While serving as a Pentagon spokesperson, he was accused of working to cover up the large-scale irregular military activities that had occurred during the US invasion of Panama under the pretense of apprehending Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, featured in the documentary film The Panama Deception. NBC News hired Williams in March 1993 as justice correspondent based in Washington, D. C. to cover news from the U. S. Department of Justice and the U. S. Supreme Court. During the Bosnian War, Williams denied that there was any evidence of genocide or war crimes, claiming that "we do not see evidence of a program of systematic or massive killing of innocent people".
A video clip of the actual statement is featured in the 1997 film Welcome to Sarajevo. As NBC justice correspondent, Williams has interviewed United States Attorneys General John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, Eric Holder, as well as FBI Director Christopher Wray. In covering the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings for MSNBC and NBC News, Williams earned praise from various media analysts for choosing to report events in a restrained, cautionary fashion. In contrast with the Associated Press and CNN, Williams refused to report a later-retracted claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrested a suspect for the bombing. For Politico, Dylan Byers commented: "On a major story, defined by inaccurate and conflicting reports and wild speculation, Williams has been calm and correct." Brian Resnick of the National Journal wrote that Williams showed "restraint in not jumping too far into conclusions." The phrase "NBC's Pete Williams" became a trending topic in the overnight hours of April 19, 2013.
Williams has received three national news Emmy awards. In 2012, the University of Wyoming awarded Williams an honorary Doctor of Letters, in recognition of his many contributions to journalism, he was praised for his "sound judgment, fair mindedness, impeccable ethics, dedication to service."Williams was named the recipient of the 2018 John F. Hogan Award, presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association; the Hogan Award, named after the association's first president, is given in recognition of "an individual's contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press..." Williams was chosen because "... Over the course of his distinguished career, Pete Williams has served the public first as a government spokesman and for the last 25 years, as a reporter covering government,” said Scott Libin, current Chair of RTDNA. "His insight and understanding of power and politics have proven hugely valuable to the viewers of NBC News." Pete Williams on IMDb NBC News Bio Appearances on C-SPAN Pete Williams interview on Wyoming PBS program Wyoming Chronicle
Meet the Press
Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program broadcast on NBC. It is the longest-running program in television history, though the current format bears little resemblance to the debut episode on November 6, 1947. Meet the Press specializes in interviews with leaders in Washington, D. C. across the country and the world on issues of politics, foreign policy and other public affairs, along with panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis. It originates from NBC's bureau in Washington, D. C.. The longevity of Meet the Press is attributable in part to the fact that the program debuted during what was only the second official "network television season" for American television, it was the first live television network news program on which a sitting U. S. President appeared; the program has been hosted by 12 different moderators to date, beginning with creator Martha Rountree. The show's moderator since 2014 is Chuck Todd, who serves as political director for NBC News.
The hour-long program airs in most markets on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere. Meet the Press is occasionally pre-empted due to network coverage of sports events held outside the U. S; the program is rebroadcast on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and Mondays at 2:00 a.m. and sometimes 4:00 a.m. Eastern Time on MSNBC, whose audio feed is simulcast on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio; the program is syndicated by Westwood One to various radio stations around the United States, as well as on C-SPAN Radio as part of its replays of the Sunday morning talk shows. The program's format consists of an extended one-on-one interview with the host, is sometimes followed by a roundtable discussion or one-on-two interview with figures in adversarial positions, either Congressional members from opposite sides of the aisle or political commentators. A half-hour program for most of its history, the show expanded to 60 minutes starting with the September 20, 1992, broadcast; the program features in-depth examinations of facts behind political and general news stories.
Meet the Press began on radio on the Mutual Broadcasting System in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, a program to promote The American Mercury, a magazine that Lawrence E. Spivak purchased in 1935. Before the program aired, Spivak asked journalist Martha Rountree, who had worked in radio and had been employed by Spivak as a roving editor for the magazine, to critique the plans for the new radio show. Based on her advice, Rountree created a new radio program that she called The American Mercury, on October 5, 1945. On November 6, 1947, while still on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the television rights to the program were purchased by General Foods, which began to air the show on the NBC television network with the title shortened to Meet the Press. Although some sources credit Spivak with the program's creation, Rountree developed the idea on her own, Spivak joined as co-producer and business partner in the enterprise after the show had debuted. Meet the Press was presented as a 30-minute press conference with a single guest and a panel of questioners.
Its first guest was James Farley, who served as Postmaster General, Democratic National Committee chairman and campaign manager to Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the first two terms of the New Deal Administration. Creator Rountree served as the program's only female moderator to date, she stepped down on November 1, 1953, was succeeded by Ned Brooks, who remained as moderator until his retirement on December 26, 1965. Spivak became the moderator on January 1966, moving up from his role as a permanent panelist, he retired on November 9, 1975, on a special one-hour edition that featured, for the first time, a sitting president, Gerald Ford, as guest. The next week, Bill Monroe a weekly panelist like Spivak had been years before, took over as moderator and stayed until June 2, 1984. For the next seven and a half years, the program went through a series of hosts as it struggled in the ratings against ABC's This Week with David Brinkley. Roger Mudd and Marvin Kalb, as co-moderators, followed Monroe for a year, followed by Chris Wallace from 1987 to 1988.
Garrick Utley hosting Weekend Today, concurrently hosted Meet the Press from 1989 through December 1, 1991. All this occurred despite the increasing ratings of NBC News' other programs during that period; the program aired at noon Eastern Time every Sunday, before moving to a 9:00 a.m. slot by the early 1990s. Network officials, concerned for the show's future, turned to Tim Russert, the network's Washington, D. C. bureau chief. He took over as moderator of Meet the Press on December 8, 1991, remained with the program until his death on June 13, 2008, becoming the longest serving moderator in the program's history. Under Russert, the program was expanded to one hour and became less of a televised press conference, focusing more on Russert's questions and comments. Russert signed off each edition by saying, "That's all for today. We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press." During the professional football season, Russert, a native of Buffalo, New York, an avid fan of t
Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author, best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years. He is the only person to have hosted all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, he now works on documentaries for other outlets. Along with competitors Peter Jennings at ABC News and Dan Rather at CBS News, Brokaw was one of the "Big Three" news anchors in the U. S. during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. The three hosted their networks' flagship nightly news programs for over 20 years, all three started and retired within a year of each other. Brokaw has written several books on American history and society in the 20th century, he is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Brokaw was born in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Eugenia "Jean", who worked in sales and as a post-office clerk, Anthony Orville "Red" Brokaw, he named for his maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Conley.
His father was a descendant of Huguenot immigrants Bourgon and Catherine Broucard, his mother was Irish-American, although the origin of the name Brokaw is contested. His paternal great-grandfather, Richard P. Brokaw, founded the town of Bristol, South Dakota, the Brokaw House, a small hotel and the first structure in Bristol. Brokaw's father was a construction foreman for the Army Corps of Engineers, he helped construct Fort Randall Dam. The Brokaws lived for short periods in Bristol and Pickstown, before settling in Yankton, where Brokaw attended high school; as a high school student attending Yankton Senior High School, Brokaw was governor of South Dakota American Legion Boys State, in that capacity he accompanied then-South Dakota Governor Joe Foss to New York City for a joint appearance on a TV game show. It was to be the beginning of a long relationship with Foss, whom Brokaw would feature in his book about World War II veterans, The Greatest Generation. Brokaw became an Advisory Board member of the Joe Foss Institute.
Brokaw matriculated at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, but dropped out after a year as he failed to keep up in his studies, in his words majoring in "beer and co-eds". He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Dakota in 1964. For several years, Brokaw mountain climbed with the "Do Boys," whose members included Yvon Chouinard and Douglas Tompkins. Brokaw's television career began at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa followed by stints at KMTV in Omaha, WSB-TV in Atlanta, In 1966, he joined NBC News, reporting from Los Angeles and anchoring the 11:00 pm news for KNBC. In 1973, NBC made Brokaw White House correspondent, covering the Watergate scandal, anchor of the Saturday editions of Nightly News, he became host of NBC's Today Show in 1976 and remained in the job until 1981. He kept a guarded secret for many years, in 2017 Brokaw wrote of having been offered – and having promptly turned down – the press secretary position in the Nixon White House in 1969. While living in California before Nixon made his political comeback, Brokaw had come to know H. R.'Bob' Haldeman as well as Nixon's press secretary, Ron Ziegler, others members of the White House staff.
On April 5, 1982, Brokaw began co-anchoring NBC Nightly News from New York with Roger Mudd in Washington. After a year, NBC News president Reuven Frank concluded that the dual-anchor program was not working and selected Brokaw to be sole anchor; the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw commenced on September 5, 1983. Among other news items, he covered the Challenger disaster, EDSA Revolution, Loma Prieta earthquake, fall of the Berlin Wall and Hurricane Andrew. Brokaw scored a major coup when, on November 9, 1989, he was the first English-language broadcast journalist to report opening of the Berlin Wall. Brokaw attended a televised press conference organized in East Berlin by Günter Schabowski, press spokesman for East German Politburo, which had just decided to allow East Berliners to cross to the West without prior approval; when Schabowski was asked when this epoch-making freedom would take effect, he glanced through his notes said, "sofort, unverzüglich", touching off a stampede of East Berliners to the Wall.
Brokaw subsequently obtained an interview with Schabowski who when pressed repeated his "immediately" statement. That evening Brokaw reported from the west side of Brandenburg Gate on this announcement and pandemonium that had broken out in East Berlin because of it; as anchor, Brokaw conducted the first one-on-one American television interviews with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He and Katie Couric hosted a prime-time newsmagazine, that aired from 1993–94 before being folded into the multi-night Dateline NBC program. In 1993, on the first broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, in response to David Letterman's monologue containing jokes about NBC, Brokaw walked on stage in a surprise cameo, he congratulated Letterman on his new show and wished him well, but stated he was disappointed and shocked.
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager is an American news personality, teacher and journalist. She is the younger of the twin daughters of the 43rd U. S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, a granddaughter of the 41st U. S. President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, she is the great-granddaughter of Senator Prescott Bush, a United States senator from Connecticut, the niece of Former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. She and her sister Barbara were the first twin children of a U. S. president and so far only twin first children. After her father's presidency, Hager became an author, an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, a television personality on NBC, being featured most prominently as a member of The Today Show as a correspondent, contributor and co-host. On February 26, 2019, it was announced that Hager would replace Kathie Lee Gifford on the fourth hour of The Today Show in 2019 after her departure in April. Hager was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and named after her maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch.
While living in Dallas and her sister attended Preston Hollow Elementary School and The Hockaday School. In 1994, after her father was elected Governor of Texas and the family moved to Austin, Bush was a student at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, attended Austin High School from 1996 until her graduation in 2000. With her father becoming President in 2001, she attended the University of Texas at Austin and took summer classes at New York University, she was a legacy member of her mother's sorority. While there and her sister Barbara made national headlines when they were both arrested for alcohol-related charges twice within 5 weeks: on April 29, 2001, Jenna was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of alcohol under the age of 21 in Austin. On May 29, 2001, Jenna was charged with another misdemeanor — attempting to use a fake ID to purchase alcohol, she pleaded no contest to both charges. Jenna Bush graduated from UT Austin with a degree in English in 2004, she asked her father not to run for president in 2000: "Oh, I just wish you wouldn't run.
It's going to change our life." Her father told her that her mother needed to live their lives. In the winter of 2003, she decided to become involved in the 2004 campaign. In response to this decision, she made media appearances during the summer of 2004 prior to the election, she and her sister made several joint public appearances, including giving a speech to the Republican Convention on August 31, 2004. She made headlines when she was found sticking her tongue out to media photographers at a campaign stop in St. Louis. Jenna and Barbara took turns traveling to swing states with their father and gave a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue. Before leaving Washington, D. C. in summer 2006, Hager worked at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half as a teacher's aide. She took a leave of absence from the charter school position to work at a shelter as part of an internship for UNICEF's Educational Policy Department in Latin America Panama. After her internship for UNICEF, Hager returned to her position at the charter school in Washington, D.
C. She works as a part-time reading coordinator at the SEED Public Charter School in Baltimore and contributes a monthly news story about education for the Today show. In 2007, Hager began marketing a book proposal with the assistance of Robert B. Barnett, a Washington attorney; the title of the book is Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope and it chronicles her experiences working with UNICEF sponsored charities in Latin America, including visits to drought-stricken Paraguay in 2006, while working as an intern for United Nations Children's Fund. HarperCollins announced in March 2007 it would publish the book and it was released September 28, 2007, with an initial printing of 500,000 copies, her share of the profits will go to UNICEF. During the book tour, Hager appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Hager wrote a second book, in conjunction with her mother, designed to encourage children to read; the book, entitled Read All About It!, was published on April 22, 2008 by HarperCollins. On November 26, 2012, Hager was named editor-at-large of Southern Living magazine.
In August 2009, NBC hired Hager as a contributor for the Today Show. As time has progressed, Hager's profile has increased on Today including filling in as the orange room anchor during the 7AM- 9AM hours and substituting for Kathie Lee Gifford or Hoda Kotb during the 4th hour. Bush met Henry Chase Hager during the 2004 presidential campaign, they became engaged in August 2007. Before proposing, Hager asked President Bush for permission to marry his daughter, their relationship became public when the two appeared together at a White House dinner for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in November 2005. Henry Hager attended St. Christopher's School in Richmond and holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, he worked as a U. S. Department of Commerce aide for Carlos Gutierrez and as a White House aide for Karl Rove, he is the son of former Virginia Republican Party Chairman John H. Hager, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and as the U.
S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary under George W. Bush; the wedding took place during a private ceremony on May 10, 2008, at