Budoff Brown will serve as senior vice president of Meet the Press, television’s longest running series that the network expanded to daytime, with MTP Daily, both hosted by Chuck Todd, and to streaming, with Meet the Press Reports, as well as a film festival. Axios first reported Budoff Brown’s move, and a spokesperson for the network confirmed it. Budoff Brown will be responsible for Meet the Press on various platforms and will work to expand the brand. John Reiss will remain executive producer of Meet the Press.
Budoff Brown is a longtime veteran of Politico, having joined in 2007, the year it launched. She served as its White House correspondent from 2009 to 2014. She served as managing editor of the newly launched Politico Europe, before being named editor of Politico in 2016. In 2012 she won the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage.
Politico has grown significantly from its launch, with bureaus in North America and Europe, aimed at an audience engaged in politics and policy. Some of its veterans have left through the years to start their own publications, including Axios and Punchbowl News.
See the memo from NBC News President Noah Oppenheim below:
I’m thrilled to announce that Carrie Budoff Brown will join NBC News in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Meet the Press. In this role, like Libby Leist at TODAY and Janelle Rodriguez at Nightly News, Carrie will oversee the MTP brand in its entirety – from its gold standard Sunday public affairs programming and MTP Daily show on MSNBC, to the already successful expansions into streaming, audio, film, and more.
Carrie has been a leader at Politico since day one, most recently serving as editor. She’s responsible for leading Politico’s newsroom, including their team of political and policy reporters since November 2016, to dozens of top media industry honors. She previously was the managing editor of Politico Europe and a White House correspondent before that. 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.
Over the last six years, Chuck, John Reiss and the team have transformed Meet the Press into a modern political franchise, outpacing the competition by expanding into the newsletter business, podcasting, its annual documentary film festival, and most recently, finding great success in the streaming space with Meet the Press Reports on NBC News NOW. We’re excited to bring Carrie’s expertise to the team to build on this growth and explore even more ways to engage news consumers.
John Reiss will remain Executive Producer of Meet the Press and Melissa Frankel will continue to serve as Executive Producer of MTP Daily, both reporting into Carrie.
Please join me in welcoming Carrie to the NBC News and Meet the Press teams.