NBC Drops Former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel over Support for Trump’s 2020 Election Claims

NBC to End Relationship with Ronna McDaniel Following Controversy

The former Republican National Committee chair, Ronna McDaniel, has been dropped by NBC News as a contributor. This decision was influenced by criticisms from top talent at the network, including Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Rachel Maddow. The criticism stemmed from her past support of former President Trump’s claims about the 2020 election results.

NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde emphasized the importance of presenting diverse viewpoints to its audience leading to the reconsideration of McDaniel’s role as a paid contributor. In response to this news, McDaniel reportedly sought legal advice and was eventually dropped by Creative Artists Agency, the talent agency that initially brokered her deal with NBC.

The decision to pay McDaniel approximately $300,000 per year caused internal discord at NBC News, especially following recent layoffs within the company. Moving forward, NBC News plans to redouble efforts to seek out voices that represent various political perspectives, aligning with its commitment to presenting a diverse range of viewpoints and experiences to its audience during these crucial times. The network aims to promote cohesion and alignment within the organization to ensure its success in delivering news coverage.

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