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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Spokane surgeon Alexi Matousek conquers more than ‘American Ninja Warrior’ obstacles

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Alexi Matousek is new to Providence Spokane Heart Institute, but people might recognize him from NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” 2017 city finals in Cleveland. Matousek also does …

Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe

Time’s Up asks NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe into workplace culture in the wake of Weinstein, Lauer scandals

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Mouse falls from ceiling at White House, lands in lap of former KHQ reporter

Reporters got a surprise Tuesday when a mouse fell from the ceiling at the White House. The rodent fell onto the lap of NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander …

Trumpeter Larry Jess has been finding ‘the sound’ for 50 years with the Spokane Symphony

When musician Larry Jess gathers his trumpet, it’s like a meeting between old friends – inseparable as the day is long, but still excited to make the acquaintance. Similar to …

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

The country’s biggest TV networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox – have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.

NBC’s Lester Holt to get Walter Cronkite journalism award

Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC.

YouTube star Lilly Singh will host a new NBC late-night show

The actress and comedian joined Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show” to announce that she will officially be joining the NBC late-night family with her new series …

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Coeur d’Alene’s Jacob Maxwell makes a splash on ‘The Voice,’ joins Team John Legend

The North Idaho 20-year-old opted to join Team John Legend on the long-running NBC singing competition.

NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray

Joining the growing stampede into the streaming world, NBCUniversal on Monday said it would launch a streaming service next year – but one that will differ from rival services.

Kathie Lee Gifford to leave NBC’s ‘Today’ show in April

NEW YORK – Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC’s “Today” show in April. NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim told staffers …

Lachlan Murdoch says Megyn Kelly is not returning to Fox News

Apparently you can’t go home again at Fox News Channel.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

NBC fires Megyn Kelly, cancels her show after blackface controversy

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer morning news at NBC, has been ousted from her “Today” program after her controversial on-air …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly absent from show following blackface comments

Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week’s controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of the sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a …

‘The Voice’ adds John Legend as coach for Season 16

He mastered “Jesus Christ Superstar,” but is John Legend ready to tackle “John Legend ‘Voice’ Coach?” That’s the question as NBC announced Wednesday that Legend, a newly crowned EGOT winner, …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story

NBC News’ decision to pass on Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein’s accusers criticizing the network’s latest …

Mike Tirico new host of NBC’s “Football Night In America”

Mike Tirico is adding to his many duties at NBC by taking over as studio host for “Football Night In America.” Tirico, who also does play by play on Notre …

NBC speeding up trend of revived comedy series

NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

NBC says no culture of harassment in its news division

NBC News’ internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the division and that current management wasn’t aware of Lauer’s …

Tom Brokaw denies sexual misconduct claim by NBC reporter

A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News says Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an …

NBC lands Indy 500 and promises IndyCar increased exposure

The Indianapolis 500 will move to a new network for the first time since 1965 under a new deal IndyCar has signed with NBC Sports. The three-year deal begins next …

Rising star: Auli’i Cravalho’s finds similarities, differences with her character on ‘Rise’

It’s been a whirlwind 16 months for Auli’i Cravalho. She exploded out of obscurity at the end of 2016 when her Disney animated film, “Moana,” opened. It was the Hawaii …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

The Olympics nearly over, it’s not just athletes who will be reviewing their performance. NBC says the Pyeongchang games was a profit-maker, despite some ratings decreases. The two weeks made …

Apolo Ohno skates into Olympic broadcasting spotlight

Among the past Olympians on the broadcast team is eight-time U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno. If NBC had not hired him, Ohno still would have kept …

NBC exceeds expectations five days into Winter Olympics

While gold medals aren’t awarded a quarter of the way into a race, NBC says it is encouraged by how the viewing public has responded to the Winter Olympics from …

NBC apologizes to South Koreans for analyst’s remark

NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country’s own transformation.

What NBC talked about opening night, and what it didn’t

Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday the atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment when she worked at the morning show left her not surprised by the allegations that got …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Lauer apologizes, NBC looks to move on but questions linger

Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said Thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.