After several months of covering the beat, this morning NBC News has named Kristen Welker White House correspondent. The announcement comes as NBC announces their plans for covering the 2012 primaries and general election including the relaunch of NBCPolitics.com.
Chuck Todd, will continue to anchor his daily MSNBC show as well as his roles as NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent. He’ll oversee all aspects of the network’s political coverage.
NBC announced yesterday it had hired Perry Bacon as Political Editor of TheGrio.com. He’ll write and help develop the African-American news site’s political coverage as well as be an on-air contributor to MSNBC.
More details in the release after the jump…