How to Contact NBC News for a Story

Have a news tip or story idea for NBC News? Here’s how to get in touch with us.

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How to Find the Right Person

You’ve got a great story and you think NBC News would be interested. But how do you contact them? How do you know who to talk to? NBC News is a large organization with many different types of stories. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but there are a few tips that can help you find the right person to contact.

Look for the right department

When you’ve got a story that’s perfect for NBC News, the next step is finding the right person to contact. The best way to do this is to look for the right department.

For example, if you want to pitch a story about business, you would want to look for the Business Department. If you want to pitch a story about entertainment, you would want to look for the Entertainment Department.

You can find a list of all the departments at NBC News here:

Once you’ve found the right department, the next step is to find the right person within that department. The best way to do this is to look for the contact information for that department on NBC News’ website.

You can find a list of all the contacts at NBC News here:

Once you have the contact information for the right person, the next step is to pitch your story idea.

Look for the right contact

When you have a story or pitch for NBC News, it’s important that you send it to the correct person. By doing so, you increase your chances of getting your story on the air or featured on our website. Here are some tips on how to find the right person:

First, take a look at the masthead on our website. This lists the names and titles of the editorial staff. If you’re not sure who to contact, send your story to [email address].

You can also search for specific topics on our website. If you find a story that’s similar to yours, there will be a link to the reporter’s email address at the bottom of the page.

If you’re still not sure who to contact, call our general number at (212) 664-4444 and someone will be able to help direct your inquiry.

How to Make Your Pitch

Keep it short

You don’t have much time to make your point. TV news programs are short, and so are the attention spans of the producers who book them. Get to the point quickly in any correspondence, and be sure to include all your contact information.

Keep it newsworthy

Your story should also be newsworthy. That is, it should be interesting and important to the viewers of NBC News. If your story is about a local event, make sure it has some national significance. For example, if you have a story about a new kind of cancer treatment that is being tested in your town, that might be of interest to us.

You can submit your story idea through our online form.

Make it personal

When you contact NBC News, it’s important to be personal. The harder you make it for us to see how your story is unique, the less likely we are to respond.

That means knowing who to contact, researching what stories they’ve done in the past, and having a clear understanding of why your story would be of interest to them. It also means being polite and not wasting their time.

How to Follow Up

Your best bet to get in touch with NBC News is to start by finding the right contact. You can visit their website and look for the contact page. You can also find contact information for specific shows on the website. Once you have the right contact information, you can reach out to them via email or phone.

Be persistent

Be persistent.

The news cycle is fast and reporters are often inundated with story pitches. It can be easy for your message to get lost in the shuffle, so it’s important to be persistent when trying to get in touch with a reporter.

Try contacting the reporter multiple times through different channels. If you don’t hear back after a few days, send another email or give the reporter a call. You can also try reaching out to the reporter on social media.

If you’re still having trouble getting in touch with the reporter, you can try contacting their editor or producers. The best way to find contact information for NBC News staff is to search for the person on and look for their contact information under their bio.

Be professional

Be professional in your follow-up. This means no calling incessantly or showing up unannounced at the news station. If you have made several attempts to contact the right person at the station and have not received a response, it might be time to move on.

Try a different approach

NBC News is a large and influential news organization, so it can be difficult to get their attention for a story. However, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of getting their attention.

First, try to find a local angle for your story. NBC News has affiliates all over the country, so if you can tie your story into something happening in a specific location, you may be more likely to get their attention.

Second, make sure your story is newsworthy. NBC News is looking for stories that will interest their audience and that are relevant to current events. If your story is timely and has potential appeal, you may be more likely to get coverage.

Third, try reaching out to specific reporters or producers at NBC News who cover the topic of your story. They may be more likely to pay attention if they feel like they have a personal connection to the story.

Fourth, consider submitting your story idea through NBC News’ online tips form. Although this is not a guarantee of coverage, it may help increase the visibility of your story idea within the organization.

Finally, keep in mind that persistence often pays off when trying to get the attention of a large news organization like NBC News. If you don’t succeed at first, don’t give up – keep trying and eventually you may get the coverage you’re seeking.

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