Media people

George Lewis retiring from NBC after 42 years *

george-lewis-nbc-portrait.jpgGeorge Lewis, the venerable NBC News correspondent in Los Angeles, is hanging up his microphone on January 31. What's he doing today, on his last day in the field? Covering the Oscar nominations for the NBC Nightly News. Lewis has been with the network for 42 years. The network calls Lewis "one of NBC News' most-honored correspondents — the winner of three Emmys, the George Foster Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards." He began with NBC as a war correspondent in Vietnam in 1970. When he passed 40 years, anchor Brian Williams gave Lewis a nice shout-out on the broadcast.

Reaction on Twitter from NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz: "There is no one better at what we do."

Photo: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC


More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Media people stories on LA Observed:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Trump's new war, media notes and more
Exits from the Daily News and LAT, mom dress code for Hollywood, more notes
Biggest Los Angeles brush fire was actually in 1938. And more.
Tronc buys (NY) Daily News, La Tuna fire aftermath and more
Helping in Houston, new lion cubs, Garcetti's back


 

LA Observed on Twitter