Politico’s top editor Carrie Budoff Brown is joining NBC in a high-level executive position at the network that includes overseeing the "Meet the Press" franchise, sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
Why it matters: Budoff Brown has been with Politico since its earliest days in 2007 and is admired among newsroom staff. Her departure will be a major loss to the organization.
- Politico’s highly-regarded CEO Patrick Steel announced earlier this year he would leave the company this summer.
- Politico has grown significantly in the past few years, and has used that momentum to expand its business with a key acquisition and hires.
- Last year, a few of Politico’s top writers said they would be leaving the company to launch their own outlet, Punchbowl News.
The big picture: "Meet the Press" has been aggressively expanding its franchise with new newsletters, streaming shows and podcasts.
- Sources say "Meet the Press" Executive Producer John Reiss will remain in his role.
- In a memo to staff, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim said Budoff Brown will join in the newly-created role of Senior VP of "Meet the Press."
- "At NBC News, Carrie will be responsible for MTP’s editorial programming on television, digital and streaming and will work to expand the iconic brand’s reach and impact even further," he said.
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