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Garrett Haake Joins KSHB in Kansas City

Garrett Haake is joining Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB, Bottom Line Communications reports.

Haake joins KSHB from NBC news, where he was most recently an embedded reporter with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Before the election, he was an associate producer for “Nightly News.”

Haake, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, will be a reporter at KSHB. He begins on February 11.

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Lester Holt to Join Son Stefan at WMAQ Anchor Desk: ‘I have to be on my A-game’

WMAQ anchor Stefan Holt is teaming up with his father, NBC News anchor Lester Holt, on the NBC O&O’s noon newscast Friday.

“I asked him: You’re not working on Thanksgiving are you?” Lester Holt told the station. “He said, ‘Actually I am.’ I said, ‘if you guys are short, if Daniella Guzman wants the day off, I can fill in.’”

“I’m a little nervous to be honest,” Lester added. “I have to be on my A-Game. He’s pretty good. I’ve been watching him.”

Lester Holt worked at WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago, for 14 years before joining MSNBC in 2000. He is currently weekend anchor for “NBC Nightly News” and the anchor of “Dateline.” Stefan Holt joined WMAQ as weekend morning anchor in May 2011 and was promoted to weekday morning anchor three months later.

David Verdi to Oversee Affiliate Partnerships at NBC

NBC News announced Tuesday that David Verdi will step into the role of senior vice president of worldwide newsgathering, where he will oversee partnerships with the network’s affiliates and the NBC News Channel.

Verdi was previously VP of newsgathering at NBC. In a memo to NBC Universal staffers on Tuesday, president Steve Capus said Verdi’s new role will “effectively create the strongest news gathering unit of any news organization, pulling together the resources of NBC News, the NBC News Channel, and our affiliates.”

Lloyd Siegel will continue to manage affiliate relations and Bob Horner will continue his leadership of NBC News Channel “in greater partnership with David Verdi’s team,” Capus wrote. TVNewser has Capus’ full note.

NBC Gives Affiliates More Time on Election Night

NBC will be giving affiliates more airtime to update viewers on local races with its latest plan for election night coverage, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

Stations will get a one minute news window coming out of the first commercial break in each half-hour.

B&C, quoting an NBC memo to affiliates, also said the network plans to use Brian Williams to drive ratings for late local news,

The stations also get six minutes for their reporting and commercials at 0:24 and 0:54 in each hour. The network said it was a prime opportunity for the stations “to associate your anchors and reporters with Brian Williams and the NBC News political coverage team.”

NBC’s election special airs November 6 from 7 p.m. ET to at least 3 a.m.

KUSA Anchor Kyle Clark Interviews David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’ Set

Kyle Clark, an anchor at Denver NBC-affiliate KUSA, turned the tables on NBC’s David Gregory in an interview this week in Washington, DC (watch above).

Clark interviewed Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” the Sunday political affairs show he hosts on NBC. Gregory said Colorado is a vital state to the Presidential election this year. Read more

NBC Station Fires Reporter For Making Similar Edit in George Zimmerman 911 Call

Jeff Burnside, a special projects reporter at WTVJ, was fired from the South Florida NBC O&O last Friday after it was determined he selectively edited audio of George Zimmerman‘s 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case. Two weeks ago, a Miami-based NBC News producer lost her job in a similar situation, using an almost identical, sloppily-edited 911 call related to the Martin/Zimmerman case.

In a report on the 5pm newscast in mid-March, Burnside used the following audio of Zimmerman’s 911 call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. He looks black. Read more

KHOU’s Gabe Gutierrez Lands Job with NBC News

Gabe Gutierrez, who has worked as a general assignment reporter for KHOU in Houston since 2010, has landed a job with NBC News.

NBC News president Steve Capus announced today that Gutierrez is joining as a network correspondent based in Atlanta.  Starting next month,  Gutierrez will report across all NBC News platforms, including “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” and MSNBC.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Gutierrez began his broadcasting career at WBOY, the NBC-affiliate in Clarksburg, WV.  He eventually moved on to WJRT, the ABC-affiliate in Flint, MI, where he was named “Best Reporter” in 2009 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Read more

NBC Scraps Plan for Huge Los Angeles News Facility

NBCUniversal has decided to kill an ambitious plan to develop an office development and news production facility in the Universal City section of Los Angeles.

According to a recently released SEC filing from developer Thomas Properties Group, which was posted by Curbed LA, NBCUniversal agreed to terminate further work on a development that would have included space for KNBC, Telemundo-affiliate KVEA, and NBC News’ West Coast bureau, as well as “Access Hollywood.” Read more

CBS’s Don Teague Returns to Local TV at KRIV

Don Teague, who is a veteran correspondent of both CBS News and NBC News, will return to local television this month with an anchor position at KRIV, the Fox owned-and-operated station in Houston.

Teague started his broadcast career at KFXK in Longview and went on to KFMB in San Diego and WXIX in Cincinnati before making a move to the national stage. He joined NBC News as a correspondent in 2002 and was laid off in 2008 in a round of layoffs after the economic downturn that fall. He joined CBS News as a correspondent in 2009.

“It was almost 10 years of really tough schedules on my two daughters and my wife, and we decided it would be good to get back into local news and not have to live on an airplane,” Teague told The Houston Chronicle. “My wife and I would drive to movies or dinner in two cars, because there was always the chance that the evening would end with me racing to the airport and her finishing dinner alone.”

Teague was based in Texas for both CBS and NBC. He will anchor the 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. broadcasts at KRIV, alongside longtime anchor Melinda Spaulding. His first day will be August 15.