After more than 30 years as a political and investigative correspondent, Lisa Myers is leaving NBC News.
“I have had more than 30 fascinating years at NBC News, learning from and working alongside the best of the best, including journalists who paved the way for many of us: Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert,” Myers said in a note to staffers sent by Washington bureau chief Ken Strickland this afternoon.
“I will greatly miss my many talented friends throughout the network, to whom I owe much, and who represent the best of journalism. I greatly appreciate the company granting my request to change gears and pursue new horizons.”
Strickland praised Myers’ “tenacity, integrity and commitment to journalism.” She joined NBC News in 1981 from The Washington Star, where she was the White House correspondent.
“I could tick off the numerous awards that Lisa has received over the years—and there are plenty— but perhaps more important than critical acclaim is the positive impact that her reporting has had on the lives of many,” Strickland wrote.
Strickland’s note is after the jump. Read more