Top TV Executives, News Anchors Meet With Trump In Private

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Television executives and on-air personalities from several networks had an off-the-record meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday at Trump Tower.

The meeting was arranged by former campaign manager and current senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who first reported it Monday morning.

According to transition pool reports, the executives and news personalities spotted entering Trump Tower included NBC’s Deborah Turness and Lester Holt; MSNBC’s Chuck Todd; CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Wolf Blitzer; Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace and Suzanne Scott; CBS’ John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell; and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz.

Stelter also reported seeing CNN’s Erin Burnett enter Trump Tower.

According to a transition pool report filed after the meeting, Conway called the media gathering “a pretty unprecedented meeting put together in two days” and said Trump would be meeting with the New York Times as well on Tuesday.

Various journalists posted photos to Twitter of the journalists and executives in the lobby of Trump Tower:

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