Savannah Guthrie Anchors TODAY and Lester Holt Anchors NBC Nightly News from Washington Beginning Monday, December 3

Holt and Guthrie Lead Network Coverage from the Washington National Cathedral Wednesday, December 5

Brian Williams Leads MSNBC Coverage of Wednesday’s Memorial Service from National Cathedral 

NEW YORK (December 2, 2018) – NBC News and MSNBC will broadcast special coverage of the events honoring President George H.W. Bush beginning Monday, December 3 as his body arrives to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, will anchor a split-show from Washington, D.C. beginning Monday morning through Wednesday. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will broadcast live from Washington Monday through Wednesday evenings and lead NBC News’ special reports throughout the week from D.C.

On Wednesday, December 5, Guthrie and Holt will lead the network’s special coverage of the 41st president’s memorial service from Washington National Cathedral.Morning Joe kicks off MSNBC’s coverage Wednesday morning. Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, will lead MSNBC’s coverage of the service from the National Cathedral, joined by Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, and Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House.

This week’s special coverage will also feature reporting and analysis from moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and NBC News senior correspondent Tom Brokaw, as well as:

  •  Peter Alexander, NBC News White House correspondent
  •  Geoff Bennett, NBC News White House correspondent
  •  Tom Costello, NBC News correspondent
  •  Gabe Gutierrez, NBC News correspondent
  •  Garrett Haake, NBC News correspondent
  •  Kasie Hunt, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent
  •  Hallie Jackson, NBC News chief White House correspondent
  •  Tammy Leitner, NBC News correspondent
  •  Craig MelvinTODAY news anchor
  •  Hans Nichols, NBC News Pentagon correspondent
  •  Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News White House correspondent
  •  Kerry Sanders, NBC News correspondent
  •  Harry Smith, NBC News correspondent
  •  Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent

Jon Meacham, NBC News contributor and President George H.W. Bush biographer, will contribute to the network’s coverage throughout the week, as will NBC News contributors Andy Card and Michael Beschloss. NBC News contributor General Barry McCaffrey will be part of MSNBC’s coverage.

NBC News and MSNBC will continue to cover the funeral service for President George H.W. Bush in Texas on Thursday.

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