(NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2020) – NBC News and MSNBC’s award-winning podcast audio unit today announced the launch of Into America, its new flagship podcast that explores the central themes of life in America – and discovers what matters most to everyday Americans.

Hosted by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist Trymaine Lee, Into America elevates the voices of voters and captures the impact of the pressing issues of our time. Lee brings on-the-ground reporting and his deep sense of curiosity to every episode. Into America goes into the communities across the country to demonstrate that policy has implications for how people live and view the world. The issues at the heart of the 2020 campaign come into greater focus – from debates around healthcare and criminal justice to the future of manufacturing and climate change.

Into America taps into the journalism from across NBC News and MSNBC and features the correspondents who, together with Lee, will peel back the curtain on the candidates, their campaigns, and the voters whose lives will be shaped by the outcome of the election. This new series will connect the dots between politics and policies and shed light on the unyielding power they have on American’s everyday lives.

Available today on all podcast platforms, Into America will premiere new provocative episodes every Thursday.

Trymaine Lee is a correspondent for MSNBC. He covers politics, social justice issues, and the role of race, violence and law enforcement in America. In February, he Launched The Race Report, a special MSNBC series that explores the intersection between race and politics in the 2020 election. Lee joined MSNBC in 2012 as a national reporter and won a 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis for his reporting on gun violence and trauma in Chicago. During his tenure at The New York Times, Lee contributed to the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal case. He also earned a Pulitzer Prize as part of a small team that covered Hurricane Katrina for The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Since then Lee has covered some of the biggest news stories of the last decade, including high profile cases of police violence and the killings of unarmed black men and women by police.

NBC News and MSNBC is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms, including the company’s new award-winning audio unit. NBC News is a Top 10 podcast publisher on Podtrac. Last quarter, NBC News averaged nearly 40 million monthly podcast downloads across its vast audio library. In 2019, NBC News also secured a Top 20 new podcast of the year for Dateline, and a Top 5 new podcast for Dateline’s The Thing About Pam. Rachel Maddow’s original series Bag Man, an eye-opening account of the political chicanery of Vice President Spiro Agnew, was awarded a 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. NBC News and MSNBC podcasts are available across all podcast platforms.


Cecelia Bender
NBC News


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