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NBC News Pays Tribute To Bob Bazell

Friday was correspondent Robert Bazell‘s last day at NBC News. As we reported in March, Bazell is retiring as NBC’s science and health correspondent to join the faculty at Yale University, where he will serve as an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

On “NBC Nightly News,” Natalie Morales–who was filling in as anchor–wished Bazell well in a retrospective:

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Bazell’s final report for NBC aired on “Nightly News” Thursday, about a disease called FTD that affects the brain (watch it after the jump). After the broadcast, he was feted by colleagues at the Rock Center Cafe.

“Your tireless efforts to explain what we couldn’t understand and give us counseling and hope for the best treatments has earned you our highest regard and unending dedication,” said NBC News northern regional director Kip Whitlock at the goodbye. “From our hearts – Thank you to you and your wonderful family.”
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Robert Bazell Leaving NBC News After 38 Years To Join Yale

NBC News’ longtime science and health correspondent, Robert Bazell, is leaving the network after 38 years. Bazell is joining Yale University, where he will serve as an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Bazell joined the company in 1976, first as a reporter for WNBC, and then for the network. He has been a staple across NBC ever since–reporting more than 4,000 stories–covering AIDS from the early days of the disease in 1982, as well as medical care during crises like the wars in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina. He has won five Emmy Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gracie Award, a Peabody Award and dozens of others over the years. In an email to NBC staff today, Bazell said that he will be sticking around for a few months until the transition is complete.

There is a reason almost everyone who writes notes like this talks about “the family,” the people at this wonderful organization who make it all it is. The best thing about television journalism is that you never do it alone. Everything is a cooperative effort. To all of you who have shared your wisdom, your talent, your hard work, all the good times and adventures and above all your friendship I cannot begin to express enough gratitude.

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Newsers Return to Haiti Six Months After the Quake

cooper_gupta_7-7.jpgJuly 12 will mark the six month anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti and newsers including CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta, who were both closely associated with their coverage of the disaster earlier this year, are returning to the country for the occasion.

Cooper and Gupta — along with Gary Tuchman and Ivan Watson — will anchor from Port Au Prince on Monday and Tuesday of next week and will revisit some of the stories they covered in the disaster’s aftermath. Cooper, who last reported there on February 12, was the first anchor in Haiti following the earthquake and spent nearly a month anchoring “AC360″ from the region. Cooper’s been on the road quite a bit in the first half of 2010, also anchoring from the Gulf Coast regularly over the past six weeks.

Additionally, David Muir will return to Haiti for ABC News starting tonight for a series of reports called “World News Returns to Haiti,” which continues through the anniversary on the 12th.

NBC News Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell returned today to report on the anniversary for “Nightly News,” revisiting hospitals he profiled for the newscast.

Matt Frei returns for a “BBC World News America” special edition on Monday.

“PBS NewsHour” Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez returns for a multi-part series of reports from Haiti each day from Monday-Thursday.

> We’ll update with more info as it comes in…

Which TVNewser Logged the Most Facetime During the Last Decade?

News consultant Andrew Tyndall has added up minutes each network news correspondent spent on the air in the last decade. And the winner?

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