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NBC Drops Former RNC Chair as Paid Contributor Amidst Backlash from Top Talent and Layoffs

BySamantha Jones

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

NBC News has decided to drop former Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel as a paid contributor, according to a memo. The decision was influenced by public criticism of the hiring from top talent within the network.

In a memo obtained by Business Insider, NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde stated that the appointment of McDaniel undermined the goal of creating a cohesive and aligned organization. The initial decision to hire McDaniel was made in an effort to present diverse viewpoints and experiences to the audience, but now NBC will redouble its efforts to seek voices representing different parts of the political spectrum.

McDaniel has been preparing for her impending departure by speaking with prospective attorneys as she 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 decision to hire McDaniel received public criticism from prominent NBC News figures including Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Rachel Maddow.

Politico reported that McDaniel’s position was set to pay her roughly $300,000 per year, which sparked internal backlash at NBC News following layoffs in January. The fallout from McDaniel’s hiring emphasizes the importance of ensuring a cohesive and aligned organization with diverse viewpoints represented.

By Samantha Jones

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