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Several Promotions at the NBC News Washington Bureau

NBC_ArtNBC News Washington bureau chief Ken Strickland and deputy bureau chief Meaghan Rady sent a note staff announcing several promotions.

They include Kristin Donnelly to the White House producing team, working with Chris Jansing, whom she worked with on “Jansing & Co.;” Frank Thorp V as Senate producer and off-air reporter; Alex Moe as House of Representatives producer; and Abigail Williams to the State Department beat.

Strickland and Rady’s memo to staff after the jump. Read more

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NBC Names Thorp House Producer

Antoine Sanfuentes and Ken Strickland recently announced that Frank Thorp has been promoted to House producer for NBC News.  Thorp has been working with the network’s Capitol Hill team as an off-air reporter and digital journalist since this summer.  He also contributed to NBC’s coverage of the debt/deficit showdown and their “Inside Congress” special.  Prior to that, Thorp worked as a bureau desk assistant, researcher for Tom Costello, and an all-purpose producer for the network in Haiti after the earthquake there last year.   Congrats to Frank!

Tapper Tops Tyndall’s 2009

123tapp.jpg Earlier today, we reported on Andrew Tyndall‘s list of the most heavily-used network news correspondents from the last decade. Washington journos dominated the last ten years and 2009 was no different.

With 370 minutes of airtime in ’09, ABC’s Jake Tapper easily took the first place spot for the year. CBS’ Chip Reid was the second most heavily-used last year, followed by NBC’s Chuck Todd and Tom Costello who were both in the top 5.

Check out the full list on Tyndall’s site here.

At Today’s Press Briefing…

Commenting on RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s apology to Rush Limbaugh, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had this to say at today’s press briefing:

“I was a little surprised by the speed in which Mr. Steele, the head of the RNC, apologized to the head of the Republican Party.”

TVNewser also points out- Gibbs knocked CNBC’s Jim Cramer for calling President Obama’s budget the “greatest wealth destruction by a president” on this morning’s Today Show.

“I’m not entirely sure what he’s pointing to to make some of the statements… And you can go back and look at any number of statements he’s made in the past about the economy and wonder where some of the back-up for those are too,” Gibbs responded to a question posed by NBC’s Tom Costello on duty at the WH.