Alexander Gets NBC White House Beat

NBC News President Steve Capus today announced that Peter Alexander has been named White House Correspondent, joining Chuck Todd and Kristen Welker on the beat effective immediately. Noteworthy: Alexander’s wife is Alison Starling, who works for ABC7 in Washington.

In other NBC news… Todd will extend his tenure as NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent, as well as anchor of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” editor of’s “First Read” blog, and frequent contributor to “Meet the Press.”

Alexander’s reporting earned recognition as one of Politico‘s “10 breakout reporters of 2012.”

See the canned, complimentary quote from Capus…“Peter has proven himself as a sharp reporter throughout his eight years with NBC News, and consistently went the extra mile as he covered Governor Romney on the campaign trail,” said Capus. “His dedication and hustle will be a strong asset to our talented White House team as he joins Chuck and Kristen covering President Obama’s second term.

“We’re also thrilled that Chuck is continuing in his role as NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent. Chuck is a highly respected voice in this news division — both on air and behind the scenes. His reporting, analysis, and editorial guidance are truly integral to every aspect of our political coverage.”