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Adrienne Mong Named London Bureau Manager for NBC News

NBC News has named Adrienne Mong London bureau Manager. In her new role Mong will oversee day-to-day operations and news coverage at NBC’s London bureau, and will also manage NBC’s partnership with U.K. TV network ITN.

Mong had been a producer and correspondent for NBC News in Beijing. Before joining NBC in 2004, Mong hadworked as a producer for the BBC World Service.

“Adrienne has long been a critical international contributor from our Beijing bureau, especially this past year with breaking news in Japan and Libya. She has proved time and again that she has the skills, dedication and editorial judgment required to help run our primary international operations in London and we welcome her to this new role,” said NBC News president Steve Capus in a statement.

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How the Evening Newscasts Reported the Death of Muammar Gaddafi

The three U.S. evening newscasts spent a combined 32 minutes and 45 seconds on the killing of Muammar Gaddafi on their newscasts Thursday evening, extending their first blocks beyond the 10-minute mark.

A Libyan news anchor smiles while reporting the news of Muammar Gaddafi's death, as shown on NBC Nightly News Thursday night.

NBC spent 11:02 on the story, leading off with chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel on set in New York. Then reports from Adrienne Mong, the only U.S. network correspondent in Misrata, Libya, Jim Miklaszewski was at the Pentagon, Andrea Mitchell had a look-back on Gaddafi’s life and Brian Williams had an on-set interview with a counter-terrorism official.

ABC’s “World News” anchored by George Stephanopoulos spent 10:45 on the story, leading off Christiane Amanpour on set. Amanpour had the most recent U.S. network interview with Gaddafi in late February as the insurgency was flaring up. Later on “Nightline” Amanpour had an interview with an American woman who had worked for the Gaddafi family up until just a few months ago. She’d set up the Amanpour-Gaddafi interview. Jake Tapper reported from the White House, David Muir talked with a man who lost his brother in the Pan Am 103 bombing and Barbara Walters was on set to talk about her interview with the “Mad Dog of the Middle East” in 1989. Stephanopoulos added he’d interviewed Gaddafi in 2003.

The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” spent 10:58 on the story, including the lead which was tracked by Pelley and a Skype interview with freelance American journalist Holly Pickett who rode the ambulance with Gaddafi in his final moments. Kitty Logan reported from Tripoli, David Martin was at the Pentagon, Mark Phillips had a look-back and Jim Axelrod reported on the families of the survivors of the Pan Am 103 bombing.

We’ve embedded several stories after the jump…

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Network Special Reports Planned for President Obama’s Statement on Gadhafi

The three broadcast networks will break into regular programming at 2 PM ET to cover President Obama’s statement on the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

On NBC, Brian Williams will anchor, joined by Richard Engel in New York and Adrienne Mong in Libya. On ABC, George Stephanopoulos will anchor, joined by Christiane Amanpour–who interviewed Gadhafi in February–as well as Jake Tapper in Washington. CBS will have Bob Schieffer anchoring, with Norah O’Donnell reporting from the White House and David Martin at the Pentagon.

As usual, the cable channels will all cover the statement.

Brian Williams to Report from Afghanistan

brianw10-26.jpgNBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will return to Afghanistan this week. He will file a report for tomorrow’s “Nightly News” broadcast and will report live starting Wednesday through the rest of the week.

Williams posted on the Daily Nightly blog this evening: “I am en route to Afghanistan tonight. We are going there to report on the military and political situation. Our reporting from the field will begin on tomorrow evening’s broadcast. Today’s sobering news and staggering loss of life has certainly forced us to re-check our logistical planning, and we are confident that we have the correct plans in place.”

Richard Engel and Adrienne Mong will also provide special reports. This is Williams’ second trip.

B&C’s Marisa Guthrie also reports that Williams will keep his previously scheduled commitment to appear on “The Jay Leno Show” Wednesday, where he will be doing a live segment via satellite from an American-controlled compound.