Al Jazeera America White House correspondent Mike Viqueira is being bumped up the food chain at the network.
Viqueira is now AJAM's Senior Washington Correspondent and he takes on a management role at the network.
Here is the internal memo that was sent out to the staff:
From: Marcy McGinnis
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 17:49
Cc: AJAM-NYM-NEWSDESK; AJAM-NYM-OUTPUTSENIORS; AJAM-NYM-Planning; Dawn Bridges
Subject: MIKE VIQUEIRA
I am pleased to announce that Mike Viqueira has been named Senior Washington Correspondent effective immediately.
While continuing to cover the White House for Al Jazeera America, Mike will also assume a management position in the AJAM Washington bureau. Mike will lead the team in coordinating news coverage and pitching and assigning stories as well overseeing DC budget and personnel matters.
A seasoned national journalist, Mike joined Al Jazeera America from NBC News where he had served stints as White House correspondent and Capitol Hill correspondent. He joined NBC News as a producer in 1998 and later became MSNBC’s chief congressional correspondent covering politics and legislation on Capitol Hill. Prior to NBC, Mike was a news producer and on-air reporter in the Washington bureau of NHK, Japan’s largest broadcaster. Mike’s extensive network of contacts will help increase awareness of AJAM’s mission among top government and political officials as the network continues to grow in scope.
Please join me in congratulating Mike as he takes on this additional role.