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Tim Russert

Television Journalist Tim Russert

Profession: Television Journalist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Tim Russert was the longest-serving moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" show, appearing from 1991, going on to appear for 16 years.

Russert was also a senior vice president at NBC News and chief of its Washington bureau.

Born: May 7, 1950
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: June 13, 2008 (aged 58)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Events in the Life of Tim Russert

  • 2000-11-07 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage

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