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SMU Alumnus Garrett Haake to cover 2012 elections for NBC News

Garrett Haake
Garrett Haake

July 12, 2011

Garrett Haake, who graduated from SMU in 2007 with a degree in journalism, will be one of eight embedded reporters for NBC News covering the 2012 elections, according to a memo from NBC News president Steve Capus.

Haake will be covering Mitt Romney's campaign.

The embedded reporters will contribute to all of NBC’s news platforms, including on MSNBC and on the web. They were selected by a team that included NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, the memo said.

Haake, who was a President's Scholar while at SMU, interned at NBC Nightly News in 2006 while still a student, and was then hired by the network after graduating from SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. He is currently an associate producer for NBC Nightly News.

Other embedded reporters and their departments include:

Carrie Dann,
Jo Ling Kent, CNN Beijing bureau
Alexandra Moe, NBC 2010 Tim Russert Fellow
Jamie Novograd, Weekend Nightly News
Anthony Terrell, The Rachel Maddow Show
Shawna Thomas, NBC News Washington Bureau
Andrew Rafferty, Meet The Press

"These folks are going to become mainstays thanks to their constant reporting from the road — a crucial component to uncovering the truth and presenting the fairest facts about each candidate, and an advantageous complement to our top-notch correspondents. They will contribute daily across all of the platforms of NBC News — including our network newscasts, MSNBC,, and more. In the past, our embeds have been helpful and complimentary but this cycle it will be even more so — this class of embeds will play an essential role in the smart journalism that our television viewers, web readers, and app users trust and expect," according to Capus's memo.

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