NBC has officially announced that longtime CBSer Harry Smith will join Brian Williams' new show, as reported on Friday. Smith is set to begin working at NBC News a week from today – which is interesting, because NBC hasn't set a start date (or even a title) for the new program. The show has two exec producers – Rome Hartman and David Corvo – and will presumably be adding more staff in the near future. Bob Greenblatt has expressed serious interest in finding a place in the schedule for the hourlong newsmagazine, and NBC has a lot of brand new product set for the fall.
“A veteran in the industry and highly regarded journalist, we’re honored to have Harry on board as one of the correspondents of the new primetime newsmagazine show," said NBC News topper Steve Capus. “His vast experience, covering everything from interviews with world leaders to wars and natural disasters, makes him a perfect fit for this new broadcast. Plus, Harry also brings a well earned reputation for being a great colleague and co-worker – something we truly value at NBC News.”