First on TVNewser: John Seigenthaler's departure from NBC News, announced on the air Sunday, is related to divison-wide budget cutbacks.
"He told staff just today that his contract was not renewed. Apparently he's known for 'months,'" a tipster says.
There is speculation who will be replacing him. according to the same site, it is believed it will be either Weekend Today anchor Lester Holt or Campbell Brown.
I would have to say with NBC News cutbacks and reorganization bringing MSNBC to 30 Rock, it doesn't suprise me.
I would say they will look at the 3 following people to anchor:
* Lester Holt
* Campbell Brown
* David Gregory
They don't really want just a sole WNN anchor, someone who has other responsibilites, which all three of them do. Lester and Campbell are both anchors at Weekend Today and David Gregory is NBC Chief White House Correspondent. An announcement is expected soon.