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Geoff Bennett

Geoff Bennett is the Chief Washington Correspondent at the PBS NewsHour. He will anchor the PBS NewsHour Weekend beginning in April when production of the program moves to WETA from WNET/New York.

Prior to NewsHour, Bennett was the White House correspondent for NBC News and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He will remain as a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He has reported from the White House under three presidents and has covered five presidential elections. At NBC, he covered the Trump and Biden administrations and earned recognition for his in-depth and exclusive reporting on the delivery delays at the U.S. Postal Service. An award-winning political correspondent, Bennett provided extensive and defining coverage of the first Trump impeachment inquiry and the Trump administration’s migrant family separation policy.

Before joining NBC News in November 2017, Bennett covered the Trump White House and Congress for NPR. Prior to that role, he reported on the Obama administration and national politics for NY1 News in New York City and more than a dozen other Time Warner-owned cable news stations across the country.

During that time, he also guest hosted C-SPAN’s Washington Journal — a live, three-hour news and public affairs program. Previously, Bennett was an editor with NPR’s Weekend Edition, hosted by Scott Simon. He began his journalism career at ABC News’ World News Tonight in New York City after graduating from Morehouse College.

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