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Luke Russert is no Tim Russert
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By Pat Cunningham
March 7, 2013 6:06 p.m.





If Luke Russert wasn’t the son of the late Tim Russert, there’s not much chance he would be a Washington correspondent for NBC News. At least not yet.

The younger Russert was just 22 years old when NBC hired him in 2008 soon after the sudden  death of his father, the long-time host of “Meet The Press.” To say the kid was green is putting it mildly. His principal media experience was as co-host of a sports talk show on radio.

But, hey, he was Tim Russert’s son. And besides, the network was eager to connect with younger consumers of ...

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