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Kate Snow, the NBC News veteran who has anchored the network’s Sunday broadcast of “NBC Nightly News” since 2015, plans to exit the post next week, she disclosed to viewers of the program Sunday evening, citing growing responsibilities tied to streaming content.

The move may be a sign that her presence is needed elsewhere. Snow, who is also a senior national correspondent for NBC News, has since September of 2022 co-anchored parts of “NBC News Daily,” a set of daytime hours that both stream on NBC News Now and appear in the daytime schedules of many NBC affiliates. NBC News has placed increasing emphasis on reaching viewers with streaming content, and has continued to expand the original programming it offers in that venue. Those duties, plus those that have Snow reporting on stories during the week for “Today” and the weekday broadcasts of “NBC Nightly News,” have begun to add up.

The shift may also signal that NBC News wants to give another staffer the Sunday-evening perch, which can serve as a springboard to more visible duties. Among those who might potentially be considered for such a role are Jose Díaz-Balart, who anchors Saturday broadcasts of “NBC Nightly News” as well as an hour on MSNBC, and Tom Llamas, an anchor who currently hosts the 7 p.m. program “Top Story” on NBC News Now. Llamas jumped to NBC News from ABC News in April of 2021, with some speculation accompanying the announcement at the time that he might be seen as a candidate to take over the anchor role at “NBC Nightly News” in the future.

NBC News declined to comment on potential Sunday successors for Snow. The news division is expected to unveil those plans in weeks to come. A rotation of anchors will be utilized on the Sunday broadcast of “NBC Nightly News” after Snow’s final broadcast next week.

Lester Holt anchors the weekday version of “NBC Nightly News,” and has recently presided over a narrowing of the audience gap between that program and ABC’s “World News Tonight.” The ABC evening newscast has seen its viewership among people between 25 and 54 — the audience most coveted by advertisers — fall by more than 20% season to date as of February 11, according to data from Nielsen.

Snow initially joined NBC News in 2010 after stints at ABC News, where she covered the White House, as well as CNN. During her time at NBC News, she has stood out for an exclusive 2018 interview on “Dateline” with Andrea Constand, who broke her 13-year silence about the case that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction. The report won an Emmy. She also led a “Dateline” special that has 27 of the comedian’s accusers in one room, which was awarded both an Emmy and a duPont award. In 2021, Snow anchored a special edition of Sunday’s “Nightly News” devoted to gun violence in the United States.



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