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NBC News Drops Former Republican Chair Ronna McDaniel as Contributor after Controversial Hiring

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
NBC is Cutting Ties with Ronna McDaniel Following Backlash

In a memo obtained by Business Insider, NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde announced that former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel will no longer be a paid contributor at NBC News. The decision was made after public criticism of her hiring from top talent within the network, as well as prominent NBC News figures including Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Rachel Maddow.

McDaniel’s hiring caused controversy at the network due to her previous support of former President Trump’s 2020 election claims. Despite an initial effort to present diverse viewpoints and experiences to the audience, NBC has now decided to redouble its efforts to seek voices representing different parts of the political spectrum. This decision underscores the importance of ensuring a cohesive and aligned organization with diverse viewpoints represented.

As she prepares for her departure, McDaniel has been speaking with prospective attorneys and may engage in a legal battle with NBC. Creative Artists Agency, the talent agency that helped broker the initial deal between McDaniel and NBC, has also dropped her. The fallout from McDaniel’s hiring highlights the need for careful consideration when bringing on new contributors to any media outlet.

By Samantha Jones

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