NBC News Drops GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Over Controversial Trump Support

NBC to End Relationship with Ronna McDaniel Following Controversy

Ronna McDaniel, the former Republican National Committee chair, has been dropped as a contributor by NBC News, according to a memo obtained by Business Insider. The decision was made due to criticism from top talent at NBC, including Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Rachel Maddow.

The memo revealed that McDaniel’s support of former President Trump’s claims about the 2020 election results had sparked controversy within the network. Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, emphasized the importance of presenting diverse viewpoints to its audience and reconsidered McDaniel’s role as a paid contributor.

In response to her impending ouster, McDaniel reportedly sought legal advice and was 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 also 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. This aligns with their commitment to presenting a diverse range of viewpoints and experiences to their 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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