NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez is joining the White House team as Senior White House Correspondent and David Noriega is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a correspondent based in Los Angeles
Washington Bureau Chief and NBC News SVP Ken Strickland announced that Gabe Gutierrez arrival following his accomplishments as one of the most collaborative and hardest working journalists will enable us to build upon our leadership position at the White House. He joins an All-Star Team led by Chief White House Correspondent Peter Alexander and Kelly O’Donnell, Senior White House Correspondent and the new President of the White House Correspondents’ Association.
As an NBC News National Correspondent based in New York, Gabe has been at the forefront of the biggest stories in recent memory, including the coronavirus pandemic, immigration issues at the southern border, the death of George Floyd, and the 2022 midterm elections. Internationally, Gabe has reported from Ukraine and this year’s deadly earthquakes in Turkey. Most recently, he has been traveling the country covering the Republican presidential field as it continues to take shape. He will join the White House team early next month as Kristen Welker shifts from the White House team to undertake her new assignment as the next moderator of Meet the Press.
Peter and Kelly have had a formidable run at the White House, and their experience, sources and wisdom have earned them reputations as among the most respected journalists in Washington. Peter has been a leading voice for the network’s coverage of the Biden administration, and over the last decade has covered three presidential campaigns and reported extensively on four Supreme Court confirmations. Kelly has covered four administrations and her reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to more than 55 countries. Peter, Kelly and Gabe will continue to work closely with White House Correspondents Mike Memoli, Monica Alba, Allie Raffa, and an incredible team of producers and digital reporters, including Senior White House Reporter Peter Nicholas and White House Reporter Katherine Doyle. Gabe is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Senior vice president of Editorial Newsgathering Betsy Korona stated that David Noriega comes to NBC News from VICE News where he covered criminal justice, organized extremism, and labor issues across the United States as well as migration across the Americas, North Africa, and Europe. David has reported nationally and internationally on a wide-range of stories including asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, mass shootings in America, the fentanyl crisis, teachers’ strikes in Los Angeles and Denver, Brazil’s election upheaval, and the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
At VICE News, David also hosted and co-directed the award-winning digital series “Border to Border” which explored international borderlands on three continents through the lenses of culture, politics, and history.
Prior to joining VICE News, Noriega was a national reporter at BuzzFeed News.
David has received Emmy nominations for his coverage of Central American migration, the Venezuelan political crisis, and the assassination of environmentalists in Colombia, and has won awards from The New York Press Club, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and The French-American Foundation, among others.