Domenico Montanaro to become Political Editor/Senior Producer at PBS NEWSHOUR, effective March 17, 2014.

February 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM EST

PBS NewsHour is pleased to announce that Domenico Montanaro will become Political Editor/Senior Producer effective March 17, 2014.

Currently the Deputy Political Editor for NBC News, Montanaro has worked for NBC’s Washington bureau for the past seven years. He guides NBC’s editorial political content online and on air, and reports, writes and edits for “First Read”, the network’s political blog. He also provides on air analysis as needed by Nightly News, MSNBC and assorted local affiliates. As a member of the NBC political team, he shared in the network’s Emmy award for its 2008 Election Night coverage, and was nominated for another one in 2012.

“Domenico’s versatility with both television and digital reporting, and his experience supervising a staff of multimedia reporter producers make him a particularly good fit with NewsHour’s political unit,” said Linda Winslow, Executive Producer for PBS NewsHour.

As NewsHour Political Editor, Montanaro will oversee all coverage related to domestic political developments both on air and online, including on-air analysis of politics, elections and political figures. He joins PBS NewsHour’s award winning politics team, headed by co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and featuring political analysts syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

Before joining NBC, Domenico worked for CBS’ “48 Hours” as an associate producer and before that filled a variety of associate producer positions at ABC. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Domenico began his career as a reporter and editor of the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, N.J.

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