Verdugo has been the senior producer for “Meet the Press” since 2011. Before that, he worked at NBC News as a producer and as an assignment editor. His departure marks the second major leadership change for “Meet the Press” this year: in June, Betsy Fischer Martin left her role as senior executive producer to focus on her role as managing editor of NBC News political programming. As our sister site FishbowlDC notes, Martin called Verdugo “the BEST Sr. an EP could ever ask for” in response to news of his CBS hire this afternoon.
Verdugo’s start date has yet to be announced. Licht’s note to “CBS This Morning” staffers is after the jump. Read more