Amanda Terkel has been named managing editor of digital politics for NBC News. With this appointment, states TV Newser, she will direct and oversee digital coverage of elections and campaigns, breaking political news, and NBC News’ Washington, D.C. Digital operations as it gears for the 2024 election cycle. Terkel joined NBC News in October 2022.
Previously, she was editorial director and Washington bureau chief at HuffPost, where she crafted and directed the site’s defining and distinct political coverage. She moderated several forums for Democratic presidential candidates in 2020, including one featuring Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and more. Earlier, she was a senior political reporter and has edited and written accountability journalism focused on people across the political spectrum.
Terkel takes over from Liz Johnstone, who recently departed NBC for The New York Times, where she will be stepping into a newly created role of news director for its politics desk.