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Richard Engel to the White House?

Engel_12.17.jpgTVNewser hears NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel may be headed to the White House for the network.

Engel has been with NBC since just after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He’s reported extensively on the war and has also served as Beirut bureau chief and, since April, as chief foreign correspondent. Sources tell us Engel, who has been reporting from NBC’s New York headquarters recently (last night’s Nightly News story after the jump), could also remain chief foreign correspondent but be based stateside, similar to Lara Logan‘s assignment with CBS News.

Savannah Guthrie and John Yang are currently reporting on the White House for NBC. Yang, on the remaining days of the Bush administration and Guthrie on the Obama transition. As TVNewser first reported last week, Lee Cowan, who covered the Obama campaign, is expected to move to NBC’s Los Angeles bureau.

Two other NBC White House correspondents Kevin Corke and Jeannie Ohm were part of the cuts NBC News made earlier this month.

ABC, CBS and CNN have all named their Washington, DC teams.

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