Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to Stream New Daily Show
NBC News’ Vicky Nguyen Joins Morgan Radford as Co-Anchor; Aaron Gilchrist to Anchor Two Hours Daily
Veteran Journalist Chris Jansing to Host MSNBC Reports at 1 p.m.
May 6, 2022 — Building on its position as the nation’s fastest-growing streaming news network, NBC News NOW will add new anchors and original shows to its lineup of daily programming. The new lineup will include Meet the Press NOW, anchored by Chuck Todd, streaming at 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 6.
In addition, NBC News senior investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen will join NBC News NOW anchor and NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford as co-host of NBC News NOW Live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NBC News NOW and NBC News NOW anchor and NBC News correspondent Aaron Gilchrist will begin anchoring NBC News NOW Live from 2 to 4 p.m.
Veteran award-winning journalist and MSNBC Senior National Correspondent Chris Jansing will begin anchoring MSNBC Reports at 1 p.m. on May 26.
Since launching in 2019, NBC News NOW has seen substantial growth, with an average of 100 million views each month and more than 30 million hours streamed each month. In March, NBC News NOW reached 120 million video views and more than 40 million hours watched, up 130 percent from March 2021. Featuring more live original programming than any other news streaming network, viewers get free access to the day’s headlines, world-class reporting, and breaking news from the nation’s most trusted journalists.
The streaming network is profitable and continues its rapid expansion as the fastest-growing streaming news network in the U.S. and the first U.S. streaming news network with an international linear distribution. Since 2020, average monthly hours watched on NBC News NOW are up 125%. This significant growth follows NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde’s announcement last summer of a significant investment to accelerate the organization’s premier streaming programming and digital platforms.
“NBC News is the leader in streaming news,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said. “Since our launch, we’ve been committed to delivering the best of NBC News’ journalism, free, to streaming audiences everywhere. Chuck was one of the first broadcast anchors to see the massive potential of streaming and bringing Meet the Press’s daily franchise to NBC News NOW reinforces the platform’s status as the destination for news on streaming.”
As the #1 ranked Sunday public affairs show, Meet the Press remains the gold standard in political journalism. Todd, who serves as NBC News’ political director in addition to moderating the Sunday program, has led a rapid expansion of the Meet the Press brand across broadcast, audio, newsletters, and streaming, and Meet the Press NOW advances the team’s early commitment to News NOW, where Todd has anchored Meet the Press Reports — which takes an in-depth look at one hot-button issue each week — for four seasons. Carrie Budoff Brown is senior vice president of Meet the Press, John Reiss is executive producer, and MTP Daily executive producer Melissa Frankel will continue as EP of Meet the Press NOW.
Meet the Press NOW will also launch with a new audio showcast, adding to NBC News’ leading podcast lineup and allowing consumers to access NBC News’ unparalleled political reporting and analysis on their preferred platform. In recent months, the team has also launched “Meet the Midterms” — a long-term focus on reporting from key battleground states — and will produce a series of election night specials on NBC News NOW moderated by Todd that will feature news, data and analysis during each major primary night of the 2022 primary season.
Nguyen’s reporting appears across TODAY, NBC Nightly News and NBC News and she leads The Racism Virus specials on NBC News NOW, which first aired in 2021 with a second installment coming this month. Aaron Gilchrist has been with the NBC News NOW team since early 2021, anchoring key, daily breaking news coverage alongside Morgan Radford. Along with her role as anchor and correspondent, Radford led NBC News NOW’s Generation LatinX special on the Latino experience in America.
Chris Jansing, who has been with MSNBC for 20 years, has served as anchor, Senior White House Correspondent, and covered 11 presidential campaigns beginning with the 1980 convention. She has reported on some of the biggest breaking news stories of our time, including the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the shooting tragedies in Tucson and Aurora, Colo. With Meet the Press expanding to streaming, Jansing’s return to the MSNBC lineup further emphasizes the network’s commitment to live, breaking news coverage throughout dayside.
NBC News NOW is ad-supported and distributed across all platforms, including as a channel on Peacock, Fubo, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, YouTube TV and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.