RKO National News
RKO National News with Piers Morgan open 2014
The title card for RKO National News with Piers Morgan



Created by

David Sarnoff


Piers Morgan (2014-present)
Sarah Silverman (2007–present)

Narrated by

Mort Goldman (2005-present)

Country of origin

United States

Original language(s)

American English

Original channel

RKO Network

Picture format

720p (HDTV)
480i (16:9 SDTV)

Audio format

Dolby Digital

Original run

January 15, 1935-present

RKO National News is the flagship daily evening program of RKO News, the news division of the RKO Holdings and is broadcasted by RKO Network, RKO News and MSNRKO. Currently, the weekday editions are anchored by Piers Morgan and the weekend editions are anchored by Sarah Silverman. The program has been anchored at various times by a number of other people since its debut in 1935. It also has used various titles, including RKO News at Night from 1965 to 1985 and RKO Nightly News from 1985 to 1997.


Andrew Richards handled the announcing duties for the newscast until his retirement in 1985. The next announcer for the program was long-time RKO Network staff announcer Patrick Williams. He retired to Miami in 2005. On March 20, 2005, the weeknight broadcast introduced an opening by the journalist Mort Goldman.



  • Joe Smith (New York)
  • Paul Johnson (Los Angeles)
  • Don MacDonald (New York)
  • Will Adams (Washington)
  • Diego Sandler (Atlanta)
  • Mike Sullivan (Los Angeles)
  • Gary Goodman (Miami)
  • Adam Oldman (New York)
  • Terry Williams (Miami)
  • Hilary Thomas (Houston)
  • James Clinton (New York)
  • Ben Zucker (Chicago)
  • Kirk Andrews (Washington)
  • Tom Kong (Chicago)
  • Ally Jobs (Los Angeles)


  • Andrew Opel (Chief Foreign Correspondent)
  • Amy Williams (London)
  • Ron Flynt (Madrid)
  • Jon Moon (Australasia)
  • Katy Douglas (Lisbon)
  • Andrew Purdy (Paris)
  • Elton Rock (Rome)
  • Christine Murphy (São Paulo)
  • Frieda Daniels (Buenos Aires)

Specialist correspondents

  • Richard Simmons (Chief Science Correspondent)
  • Drew Thompson (Special Correspondent)
  • Ann Douglas (Special Correspondent)
  • Julie Smith (Education Correspondent)
  • Lucy Thomas (Senior Investigative Correspondent)
  • Amy Andrews (Digital Correspondent)
  • Dr. Cleveland Brown (Chief Medical Editor)
  • Fernanda Simpson (Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent)
  • Richard Ferrera (Chief Justice Correspondent)
  • Lois White (Chief Legal Correspondent)


  • Harry Sawyer (Moderator, RKO Newsroom)
  • Tim Williams (Chief Pentagon Correspondent)
  • Wendy Jennings (Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent/host of MSNRKO's Wendy Jennings Reports)
  • James Spielberg (Chief White House Correspondent, Political Director, RKO News)
  • Karen Grey (White House Correspondent)
  • Richard Ferrera (Justice Correspondent)

Daily news anchor

  • Piers Morgan (RKO National News daily edition)

Weekend news anchor

  • Sarah Silverman (RKO National News weekend edition, weekday substitute anchor)

Substitute anchors

  • Sarah Silverman
  • Nancy Grace
  • Piers Morgan
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Alan Colmes
  • Jane Velez-Mitchell