Luke Russert by Paul Morigi/ Luke Russert by Paul Morigi/

Late host of Meet the Press Tim Russert may no longer be a part of the NBC News family, but the Russert name will carry on at the Peacock as his son Luke joins on as a new correspondent for the network. According to The New York Times, young Russert's first assignment will begin late August at the Democratic National Convention in Denver followed by the Republican National Convention in St. Paul at the beginning of September. President of NBC News Steve Capus is confident "Luke will bring a unique perspective" to covering this election especially since "so much attention has turned to the youth vote."

Prior to his father's death on June 13, Luke Russert had established a name for himself in the media world having co-hosted an XM radio show with political pundit James Carville for two years. An NBC spokeswoman also confirmed that Russert will be continuing with his work for NBC after the November election turning his attention to covering youth issues.

What do you think about Luke following the same path of his father? Think he's destined for the same successful career? - Gina DiNunno

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