June 13, 2008

Goodbye, Mr. Russert

Goodbye, Mr. Russert...we will miss you.

Timothy John Russert, Jr. (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008) was an American journalist who hosted NBC's Meet the Press from 1991 until his death.

He was the Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News, and hosted Tim Russert, a weekly interview program on MSNBC. He was also a frequent correspondent and guest on other NBC News programs, such as The Today Show and Hardball.

He co-hosted the network's presidential Election Night coverage. He also presented the polling results of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News alongside the anchor of the show.

Russert had diabetes and died of a heart attack at 1:14pm EDT on June 13, 2008.