NBC News hires Isikoff away from Newsweek


As the Washington Post Company works to sell Newsweek, one of the magazine’s brightest stars has been lured away by NBC News. Michael Isikoff will become the network’s National Investigative Correspondent.

Isikoff had been a contributor to MSNBC since January 2009. He will now report for all platforms of NBC News, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and msnbc.com.

“Michael is one of the most respected and distinguished investigative journalists in the business,” said Steve Capus, President of NBC News. “I am extremely proud of our investigative team and having Michael join the ranks of Lisa Myers, Chris Hansen and Pete Williams makes our investigative unit the strongest in the industry,” he added.

Isikoff joined Newsweek from the co-owned Washington Post as an Investigative Correspondent in June 1994. He has written extensively on the US government’s war on terrorism, the Abu Ghraib scandal, campaign-finance and congressional ethics abuses, presidential politics and other national issues. Isikoff’s blog “DeClassified – Investigative Reporting in Real Time,” written with Mark Hosenball and published on Newsweek.com, has become a must-read for senior US officials and their critics. Isikoff and Hosenball’s previous web column, “Terror Watch,” also written for Newsweek.com, won the 2005 Society of Professional Journalists award for best investigative reporting online.