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Local KSHB Reporter Makes Network

May 4, 2005

Ron Mott has been named NBC News Correspondent effective May 9, 2005. Mott will contribute to "Today," "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," and MSNBC programs. The announcement was made today by NBC News President Neal Shapiro.

Prior to joining NBC News, Mott served as a reporter for KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo., since April 2003. While there, Mott traveled to Baghdad in November 2004, where he was embedded with a Kansas National Guard unit. Prior to that, Mott was a reporter for WVNY, the ABC affiliate in Burlington, Vt.

From 2000 to 2002, Mott managed proposal strategy and communications for the accounting firm, KPMG in New York, while also working in production for the CBS Saturday Early Show" and as a desk assistant for NBC's flagship station, WNBC. In 1998, Mott became Director of the Creative Marketing Group for New York-based Bill Communications, a business-to-business publishing company, which, during his tenure, was acquired by VNU Inc., owners of Nielsen Media Research.

From 1996 to 1998, Mott Served as Director of Communications and Creative Services for Executive Sports International, a sports management company owned by the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. From 1992 to 1996, Mott worked for the NCAA, serving as the chief writer and reporter of The NCAA News, a national weekly newspaper.

Mott began his career as a sports writer at The Kansas City Star and spent three seasons assisting the public relations staff of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mott, a licensed pilot, earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.