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Jonathan Dienst, WNBC`s senior investigative reporter and NBC News correspondent, will continue to work with Tom Winter, Mike Kosnar and the network`s investigative teams as contributing chief judges. NBC News hired Williams in March 1993 as a Washington, D.C.-based judicial correspondent to cover news for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Jarrett is expected to join NBC News in January as chief legal correspondent, according to a memo from Rich Greenberg, who heads NBC News` investigative unit and will report to whom Jarrett reports. She is expected to work with teams in NBC News` Washington bureau and investigative division, covering NBC`s news bases, as well as for MSNBC, NBC News Now and NBC News Digital. Kelly O`Donnell, a senior White House correspondent, will serve as interim Supreme Court official until a full-time correspondent is hired. She has been reporting on Washington since the Clinton administration. In 2016, she was the first to report that Hillary Clinton had called Donald Trump to admit the presidential race.
Ken Dilanian is promoted to Justice and Intelligence Correspondent. He has worked for the network for six years and has published articles on topics such as the Trump and Ukraine impeachment hearings, and recently investigated how the FBI overlooked the warning signs of a school shooting. Williams became a correspondent for NBC News in late March 1993, after leaving the Department of Defense. His main areas of reporting for NBC include the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court. On July 29, 2022, he retired from NBC News.  As NBC`s justice correspondent, Williams interviewed U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Eric Holder, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.  Jarrett will serve as senior legal correspondent for NBC, covering the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice. “Laura joins us from CNN, where she spent six years covering the Department of Justice and key legal affairs for the network.
Most recently, she co-hosted Early Start and was an on-air legal analyst for several notable legal stories, including the Supreme Court`s Roe v. Wade, the January 6 congressional inquiry, the investigation into former President Trump, and the litigation over Covid-19 vaccine warrants,” Greenberg wrote. In this role, Laura will report on the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court, while acting as the lead spokesperson on domestic legal issues, law enforcement and other important news. She will report to me and work closely with the network`s investigative unit and reporting teams in the Washington office. She will appear on the network`s flagship news programs and feature for MSNBC, NBC News NOW and NBC News Digital. Louis Alan ” Pete ” Williams (born February 28, 1952) is a retired American journalist. From 1993 to 2022, he was a television correspondent for NBC News. He served in the administration of President George H.
W. Bush. The veteran journalist has also served as chief correspondent for high-profile cases related to the entertainment industry, including the Depp-Heard trial and Alec Baldwin`s settlement with Halyna Hutchins` family. She also covered the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the conviction of Derek Chauvin after the murder of George Floyd, NBC News` Washington bureau announced a series of personnel changes as Pete Williams leaves next week as justice correspondent. Jarrett will leave CNN after six years at the network, joining several executives and reporters who have recently moved from CNN to NBC, including former CNN congressional correspondent Ryan Nobles, director Rebecca Kutler and producer David Gelles, executive producer of “Meet The Press.” At NBC, she effectively joins the team as the successor to longtime NBC News DOJ and Supreme Court correspondent Pete Williams, who announced his retirement earlier this year. White House correspondent Kelly O`Donnell had been temporarily covering the court since Williams` resignation. During her tenure at CNN, Jarrett recently co-hosted “Early Start” with Christine Romans beginning in January 2020, in which she provided legal analysis of high-profile stories of national interest, including the reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade, congressional investigations into the January 6 Capitol riots, investigations into former President Donald Trump, and legal battles over COVID-19 vaccination warrants. Jarrett will serve as senior legal correspondent for NBC, covering the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice, and appearing on all NBC news programs and platforms. NBC News vice president and chief investigative officer Rich Greenberg announced Jarrett`s hiring in a memo Wednesday morning.
“She was a key correspondent covering the trial of Depp Heard, the settlement of Alec Baldwin with the family of Halyna Hutchins, the death of Ahmaud Arbery and the conviction of Derek Chauvin after the murder of George Floyd,” he added. “She has played a leading role in reporting and reporting on Special Counsel Robert Mueller`s Russia investigation, former President Trump`s travel ban and family separation policy, the FBI`s investigation into Hillary Clinton`s handling of classified information, and more.” I`m thrilled to announce that accomplished legal reporter Laura Jarrett will be joining NBC News in January as Senior Legal Correspondent. Jarrett, who practiced law in Chicago before entering the media industry, co-hosted CNN`s morning show with Christine Romans since 2020 and has been CNN`s Washington DC correspondent since 2016. Julia Ainsley will serve as NBC News` homeland security correspondent after covering the DOJ and Department of Homeland Security. He filed reports on the late law enforcement response to the Uvalde shooting and covered the southern border exhaustively. In this role, following the resignation of Pete Williams, Jarrett will be the leading voice of national law enforcement news and will appear on NBC News, MSNBC, NBC News NOW and NBC News Digital. Other notable legal cases reported by Jarrett include Special Counsel Robert Mueller`s Russia investigation, Trump`s travel ban and family separation policy, and the FBI`s investigation into Hillary Clinton`s handling of classified information. Prior to joining CNN, Jarrett worked in private practice, where she spent a lot of time on pro bono cases, one of which helped a sex trafficking victim use a new Illinois state law to overturn previous convictions. Williams was revealed as gay by journalist and activist Michelangelo Signorile in 1991.
Under pressure from reporters, Cheney refused to fire Williams (a civilian employee), even though the ministry had banned LGBT members of the military at the time. Cheney also alluded to his opposition to the ban.  From 1974 to 1985, Williams was a journalist and news director for Casper-based television and radio stations KTWO KTWO. Williams was director of the Wyoming Future Project from 1985 to 1986.  Jarrett will report to Rich Greenberg, vice president of NBC News and head of the investigative unit, who welcomed her to the network in an employee-wide memo, and will work with investigative teams at NBC News and the Washington Bureau. Williams has received three national News Emmy Awards.  She will also work closely with Justice and National Security correspondent Ken Dilanian, senior legal and investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden, investigative correspondent Tom Winter, Homeland Security correspondent Julia Ainsley, and Supreme Court reporter Lawrence Hurley. Please join me in welcoming Laura to NBC News and congratulating her on her new role. While serving as Pentagon spokesman, he was accused of allegedly working to cover up large-scale irregular military activities that took place during the U.S. invasion of Panama under the pretext of the arrest of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, which were later featured in the documentary The Panama Deception (1992).
 Williams received the 2018 John F. Hogan Award, presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The Hogan Award, named after the association`s first president, is awarded in recognition of “an individual`s contributions to the journalistic profession and to freedom of the press. Lent. Williams was chosen because.” During his distinguished career, Pete Williams has served the public, first as a government spokesperson and then for the past 25 years as a government journalist,” said Scott Libin, current president of RTDNA. “His insight and understanding of power and politics proved extremely valuable to NBC News viewers.” In 1986, Williams became press secretary to U.S. Representative Dick Cheney and followed Cheney to the U.S. Department of Defense when Cheney became Secretary of Defense in 1989 under the George H. W.
Bush administration to become Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. She joined the network in January and will report on the Supreme Court and the Justice Department NBC News has hired CNN Early Start anchor Laura Jarrett. Pete Williams was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, where his mother “Bennie” was a teacher and later a real estate agent, and his father, Louis, was a dentist. He was one of three children. Williams graduated from Natrona County High School in 1970 — coincidentally the same high school as his colleague Dick Cheney. He was a member of his high school`s award-winning debate team and also won an award for his public speaking. He was also active in his school`s Teenage Republicans Club and a member of the National Honor Society.  During the Bosnian war, Williams initially denied that there was evidence of genocide or war crimes, saying that “we see no evidence of a program of systematic or mass murder of innocent people.” .