New Hour-Long Newscast Streams Mondays Through Fridays at 7 PM ET, Hosted By NBC News Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, Tom Llamas
September 15, 2021 – Beginning Monday, September 20, NBC News NOW will debut its first daily primetime streaming program, hosted by NBC News anchor and senior national correspondent, Tom Llamas. Top Story with Tom Llamas will stream 7-8pm ET Monday through Friday on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, as well as on The Roku Channel, YouTube TV, YouTube, Fubo, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV.
The new show will provide a comprehensive and dynamic playlist of the day’s biggest news and will tap into NBC News’ unparalleled original journalism and access to reporters and correspondents all over the world, including from CNBC, MSNBC, Sky News and Telemundo. Llamas will take viewers on a fast-paced and visual journey to the front lines of the story, covering breaking news and major domestic and international headlines from around the globe.
“The goal of this show is to amplify the best of NBC News and the reach of our reporting teams all over the world,” said Tom Llamas. “We hope to keep viewers engaged by sharing a variety of impactful and interesting stories with a deeply journalistic lens.”
The high-energy program will explore topics, places and people viewers don’t always get to see, with powerful videos, impactful interviews and immersive storytelling. Top Story will also explore stories on race, social justice, personal finance and more, with a strong emphasis on issues affecting Hispanic Americans. One of the show’s recurring franchises, “The Americas,” is a daily segment dedicated to stories about Hispanic Americans and Latin America.
“The launch of Top Story with Tom Llamas marks a significant milestone as we expand NBC News NOW into an always-on streaming network that delivers smart and trustworthy journalism,” said Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News. “Tom has already made an imprint on NBC News with his extraordinary reporting from around the world – from the Tokyo Olympics to Hurricane Ida — and now, with Top Story, he’ll showcase the best journalism from across our organization with this nightly, must-see program.”
Mike Solmsen is the executive producer of Top Story with Tom Llamas. Janelle Rodriguez is the SVP of Editorial for NBC News and executive-in-charge of NBC News NOW.
This launch follows a recent announcement by NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde on the organization’s significant streaming and digital investment, adding new original programming and hundreds of jobs to NBC News NOW and across the NBCU News Group Digital organization. Additional upcoming programming on NBC News NOW will include primetime shows with Hallie Jackson and Joshua Johnson.
Since launching in 2019, NBC News NOW has grown to an average of nearly 60 million views and more than 20 million hours watched each month. The launch of Top Story with Tom Llamas is the newest addition to the streaming service’s growing slate of programming, which includes Morning News NOW with Joe Fryer and Savannah Sellers, NBC News NOW Live with Aaron Gilchrist and Morgan Radford, NBC News NOW Live with Alison Morris and Chuck Todd’s weekly show – Meet The Press Reports – which will debut its third season later this Fall. NBC News NOW also hosts various special reports, with recent programming including Can You Hear Us Now?, TransAmerica, Cuba’s Fight for Freedom: Patria Y Vida, The Racism Virus, Planet 2020, Return to Broadway and more.
NBC News NOW is available as a channel on Peacock, The Roku Channel, YouTube TV, YouTube, Fubo, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV.
More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and Dateline NBC. Additionally, NBC News produces The 3rd Hour of TODAY, TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, Weekend TODAY and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, including its streaming news services NBC News NOW and TODAY ALL DAY, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provides continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates NBC News Studios, a new unit producing premium documentaries, docuseries, select scripted programming, and content for emerging platforms, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.
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