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Born: May 7, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York Profession:

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A former counselor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Governor Mario Cuomo, Russert joined NBC in 1984 and soon thereafter pulled off a first for American TV: a televised greeting and private Mass held by Pope John Paul II, broadcast as part of the "Today" show. Russert continued to bring newsworthy international events into America's living rooms with week-long installments on South America, Australia and China in 1986 and 1987, and he also helped cover six summit meetings between the United States and the USSR held in Geneva, Malta, Moscow and Washington between 1986 and 1991.No slouch in domestic affairs, either, Russert managed the production of the news special "A Day in the Life of the White House" around the same time he began making lively appearances as a panelist on "Meet the Press". He gained further exposure in 1991 as a political analyst for the "Today" show and later that year took over the reins of moderating "Meet the Press". Russert's duties as host added to those he took on at the end of 1988 as senior vice president and bureau chief of NBC News' Washington, DC office. He is married to journalist Maureen Orth.

A former counselor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Governor Mario Cuomo, Russert joined NBC in 1984 and soon thereafter pulled off a first for American TV: a televised greeting and private Mass held by Pope John Paul II, broadcast as part of the "Today" show. Russert continued to bring newsworthy international events into America's living rooms with week-long installments on South America, Australia and China in 1986 and 1987, and he also helped cover six summit meetings between the United States and the USSR held in Geneva, Malta, Moscow and Washington between 1986 and 1991.

No slouch in domestic affairs, either, Russert managed the production of the news special "A Day in the Life of the White House" around the same time he began making lively appearances as a panelist on "Meet the Press". He gained further exposure in 1991 as a political analyst for the "Today" show and later that year took over the reins of moderating "Meet the Press". Russert's duties as host added to those he took on at the end of 1988 as senior vice president and bureau chief of NBC News' Washington, DC office. He is married to journalist Maureen Orth.

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Russert is also a popular lecturer and has spoken at places including the NYU School of Journalism, the University of Chicago, the New School for Social Research, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the University of California at Berkeley, Saint Bonaventure University, the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution.

Russert is a recipient of a Centennial Medal from John Carroll University (awarded to the 100 most distinguished alumni)

He was admitted to the bar in the state of New York and in the District of Columbia.

Russert is a recipient of the John Peter Zenger Award from the New York Bar Association.

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wife:
Maureen Orth. Writer. On the staff of <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine.

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father:
Timothy Russert. Sanitation foreman, truck driver.
mother:
Elizabeth Russert.
sister:
Betty Russert. Health technician. Born c. 1948.
sister:
Kathy Russert. Computer analyst. Born c. 1955.
sister:
Trish Russert. Born c. 1960.
son:
Luke Russert. Born in 1985.
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