Corke, who covered the White House for NBC News, was among those cut from the network in a round of layoffs last year. He’s returning to the company as main anchor for NBC6/WTVJ in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.
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TVNewser 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.
ABC, CBS and CNN have all named their Washington, DC teams.
Breaking: After layoffs at the Dallas and Burbank bureaus, NBC News employees in Washington, DC are beginning to feel the effects of cuts that will trim the global NBCU workforce by 3% or about 500 jobs.
Corke joined NBC from ESPN in 2004 and has covered the White House for NBC News and MSNBC. He also occasionally anchored on MSNBC.
Corke used his Facebook status to deliver the news to friends with an update at 10:29am. He wrote, “Kevin just got laid off! So why is he still smiling?” So, far 27 friends have commented on the status ranging from, “I hope your kidding!” to “I am mortified!!! I will follow you anywhere my man!!! You’re a HUGE LOSS!!!”
TVNewser has learned four employees who worked for Dateline out of the DC bureau have also been cut.
> Update: Jeannie Ohm, who was also a White House and, previously, Pentagon correspondent, has been let go.
Just after 8amET, as President Bush took to the Rose Garden to outline how some of the $700 billion bailout bill will be spent, ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’ The Early Show interrupted their morning broadcasts to carry the speech. NBC’s Today show did not. As the president began to speak, NBC’s White House correspondent Kevin Corke did a live report for Today about what the president was going to say. As the president finished the short speech, Today was promoting a segment with actress Maureen McCormick, aka Marcia Brady.
Cable news networks CNBC, MSNBC, FNC, FBN and CNN all carried the remarks live.
Over on brother blog FishbowlDC, the annual Hottest Media Types contest is just getting started. With nearly 100,000 votes already cast, the competition is heating up. TVNewsers from every network are represented, from NBC’s Chuck Todd, Lee Cowan and Kevin Corke, to FNC’s Catherine Herridge to CBS’ Lara Logan, and many more (off-air journalists as well).
So get to voting!