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Tom Bettag joins ‘Rock Center’

Tom Bettag is the latest hire at NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Bettag, who spent much of his 40 years in TV news working with Ted Koppel — recently named special correspondent for “Rock Center” — will be a segment producer on the show.

Bettag worked with Koppel at ABC News on “Nightline” and later for “Koppel on Discovery”

The award-winning Bettag is also a past executive producer of “The CBS Evening News” and mostly recently helmed CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.”

“Tom Bettag has one of the best reputations in television news,” said Rome Hartman, executive producer of “Rock Center.” “You can’t work in network television news without knowing the work — or the legacy of Tom Bettag,” adds Brian Williams.

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