Tom Llamas has been named NBC News’ senior national correspondent and will host a prime-time newscast for NBC News Now, the network’s streaming service.
The transfer of the llamas to NBC News from ABC News was expected. He signed on as the ABC News weekend anchor. World news tonight in January, amid reports he was heading to NBC News after a deal was only recently reached.
Llamas had been ABC News’ senior national affairs correspondent, after joining the network in 2014. His assignments included interviews with Donald Trump and Melania Trump, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. He began his career as a reporter for NBC News in 2000, working on the special unit, then as a political campaign reporter for MSNBC. He also worked as an investigative reporter and presenter at WNBC in New York and a reporter for WTVJ in Miami.
At NBC News, he will contribute to shows such as Today and NBC Nightly News, as well as coverage of the latest news and events.
“Tom brings with him over two decades of experience providing tenacious news coverage across multiple platforms and for many different audiences,” said NBC News Chairman Noah Oppenheim. “Our viewers expect us to bring smart and trusted journalism to them wherever they are, and we are delighted that Tom brings his expertise and passion to NBC News, NBC News Now and beyond.” Llamas rep Rick Ramage returned his comments to the network.
The newsletter on NBC News Now will be the first evening newscast for the streaming service, which appears on Peacock and other platforms. The network has expanded the regular programming of the streaming channel. Meet the press reports, anchored by Chuck Todd, returned for another season earlier this month.