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Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News (TVNewser)
Changes are coming to NBC’s Washington bureau. NBC News president Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new senior white house correspondent and Peter Alexander as national correspondent. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Jansing, who will report primarily for NBC Nightly News, will relocate from New York to Washington and will stop hosting her MSNBC show Jansing & Co. The network said her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks. Variety Both Jansing and Alexander will work as part of a unit that also comprises Chuck Todd, the NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, and Kristen Welker, who will continue to report for NBC Nightly News and Today. HuffPost It will be the latest of a string of changes at that network, which has recently reshuffled its daytime lineup and added Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid to its roster. Deadline Hollywood Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, and has also anchored Jansing & Co. on MSNBC since October 2010. She anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 as the events unfolded, extensively covered several presidential campaigns for both NBC News and MSNBC and hosted a series of reports called Battleground America.

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Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Has Twitter Account, Tours City

This was obviously inevitable, but still sort of cute (unless it turns tragic). The infamous Egyptian cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo now has a fake Twitter account, where it has been tweeting about its adventures in sightseeing around New York.

In its first tweet, @BronxZoosCobra wrote: “I want to thank those animals from the movie ‘Madagascar.’ They were a real inspiration.” (“Madagascar” is the 2005 film where animals escape the Central Park zoo). The cobra now has over 43,000 followers, and under location it writes: “Not at the Bronx Zoo.”

When New York-based NBC news correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that “it may take ‘days or even weeks’ to find missing #cobra. Describe it as 20″, 3oz & pencil-thin,” the cobra responded, “@peternbcnews Don’t turn around. I’m right behind you. Just kidding! lol!”

Jokes aside, the cobra has a surprisingly non-violent side — it has expressed its desire for a vegan diet, and, in our favorite tweet, outrage at the treatment of its species.