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Tom Llamas Heading Back to NBC News

Tom Llamas reports during ABC News's coverage of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration
(Image credit: Jenny Anderson/ABC via Getty Images)

Tom Llamas is returning to NBC News, where he will be senior national correspondent. He joins May 3 and will anchor a new primetime newscast on streaming platform NBC News Now. He will also contribute reporting to the network’s flagship news programs, including Today and NBC Nightly News, and to NBC’s breaking news and special events coverage.  

Llamas began his career at NBC, and was most recently weekend anchor of World News Tonight on ABC. He was also ABC’s chief national affairs correspondent. He departed ABC News earlier this year.

“Tom brings with him more than two decades of experience tenaciously covering the news across multiple platforms and for many different audiences,” said Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News. “Our viewers expect us to bring them smart and trustworthy journalism, wherever they are, and we’re thrilled that Tom will be bringing his expertise and passion to NBC News, NBC News NOW and beyond.”

NBC News NOW launched in 2019. The primetime newscast debuts this summer. 

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.