Hallie Jackson To Anchor ‘NBC Nightly News’ On Sundays

Hallie Jackson will succeed Kate Snow as the anchor of the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News.

Jackson will start in her new role on April 7.

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Snow stepped down as anchor of the broadcast last month to focus on the weekday NBC News Daily and her role as senior national correspondent. She had been Sunday anchor since 2015.

Jackson is senior Washington correspondent and anchors Hallie Jackson Now on the network’s streaming channel, NBC News Now. She will continue in both roles.

Janelle Rodriguez, NBC News’ executive vice president of programming, said in a statement, “Hallie is an exceptional journalist and an extraordinary broadcaster, representing the very best of NBC News. She is a natural fit to anchor our flagship newscast on Sundays.”

Jackson previously was NBC News chief White House correspondent. She joined the network in 2014 as a correspondent in Los Angeles, and previously was a national correspondent for Hearst Television in Washington, D.C. Variety first reported on her new anchor duties.

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