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Diana Alvear, Thanh Truong Out at NBC News

NBC News correspondents Diana Alvear and Thanh Truong have left the network after their contracts were not renewed, TVNewser has learned.

Alvear joined NBC’s LA bureau in 2012 from ABC News, where she was a correspondent for the network’s affiliate news service. Truong, an Atlanta-based correspondent, joined NBC News in 2009 from the NBC affiliate in Denver.

TVNewser also hears that three senior producers, two from “Nightly News” and one from “Today,” have departed. A spokesperson for NBC News declined to comment on the production changes.

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NBC’s Brian Williams returns to U.S. from London to Cover Aftermath of Deadly Southern Storms

Brian Williams had arrived at London’s Heathrow airport, picked up his bags and was on his way to NBC’s Royal Wedding encampment when the damage and death toll from last night’s southern storm began to sink in.

“Our NBC News staff in London was just awakening to the news from home,” writes Williams on his blog. “Minutes later, NBC News President Steve Capus made the call: He said I should go home. We both agreed the tragedy would dominate our newscast and our coverage.”

Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from New York tonight and then travel with Lester Holt to hard-hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama for tomorrow’s broadcast. NBC News correspondents John Yang and Thanh Truong are in Alabama, Mark Potter is in Georgia, and Ron Mott is in Mississippi. As NBC is part owner of The Weather Channel,  meteorologists Dr. Greg Forbes and Bryan Norcross will provide analysis to NBC’s coverage.

“I never got to see our infrastructure in London,” writes Williams, “or any of my colleagues beyond the confines of my car. We had a magnificent setup — the result of months of planning — to cover the big day in London, and we still will, live and wall-to-wall. But for now, for us, for this story, one of us had to go back and lead a separate coverage team—as the death toll grows.”

To date, more than 160 tornadoes covering 15 states have swept through the nation; the preliminary toll shows at least 250 deaths.

NBC News Hires New Atlanta-Based Correspondent

NBC News president Steve Capus announced the hiring of
Thanh Truong to be a correspondent in NBC’s Atlanta bureau.

Truong joins NBC News from KUSA-TV in Denver, and before that was at WWL in New Orleans. Born in Can Tho in southern Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, Truong and his family escaped on a refugee boat for Thailand, before moving to upstate New York and settling in Binghamton.

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