Tim Russert

November 17, 1995 - 12:00pm
A Conversation with Tim Russert

About Tim Russert

Tim Russert is best known as the moderator of Meet the Press, and for his political analysis for NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and Today. Russert however is also the senior vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News, a contributing anchor for MSNBC, and hosts The Tim Russert Show, a weekly program on CNBC that examines the role of the media in American society. Russert joined NBC News in 1984. In April 1985, he supervised the live broadcasts of NBC News’ Today program from Rome, negotiating and arranging an appearance by Pope John Paul II, a first for American television. Before joining NBC News, Russert served as counselor in the New York Governor’s office in Albany from 1983-1984, and as a special counsel in the United States Senate from 1977-1982.

His “Decision 2000” Meet the Press interviews with George W. Bush and Al Gore won the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association’s highest honors, the Joan S. Barone Award for excellence in journalism and the USC Annenberg Center’s Walter Cronkite Award. He attended John Carroll University and graduated with honors from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.