Former RNC chief hired and fired in 24 hours

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NBC’s newest contributor has been dropped from the network following public backlash — including from the network’s own talent — according to an internal email sent to staffers by NBC Chairman Cesar Conde and obtained by NPR.

Ronna McDaniel, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, was hired by the news network just two weeks after stepping down from her role at the RNC.

“No organization, particularly a newsroom, can succeed unless it is cohesive and aligned. Over the last few days, it has become clear that this appointment undermines that goal,” Conde said in the email announcing that McDaniel would no longer be a contributor.

“I want to personally apologize to our team members who felt we let them down,” Conde added.

“While this was a collective recommendation by some members of our leadership team, I approved it and take full responsibility for it.”

The announcement of McDaniel’s hiring raised eyebrows internally, and her new co-workers quickly took to broadcast to express their concerns, prompting NBC to reexamine McDaniels’ contract, reportedly worth $300,000 a year.


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