Nov 15, 2021 - News

Screen Time with Hallie Jackson

Photo illustration of a grid of smartphone screens, the center one showing an image of Hallie Jackson.

Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo: NBC News

NBC News’ senior Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson is launching a new show this week.

The new NBC News NOW streaming show aims to “strip away some of the formality that I think you get in a more traditional newscast and try to make this feel like regular human beings talking to other human beings,” the journalist says.

Here’s how the busy reporter stays connected:

📲 Favorite device: “My iPhone is glued to my hand at all times.” She’s an Apple person. 

☀️ First tap of the day: My email, she says. And she recently got her inbox down to around 8,000; so no, she’s not a zero inbox person.

📳 Most-used app: Instagram, and the NBC News app is a close second. “I have a real hate-hate relationship with Twitter,” she says, adding that Instagram is happier and less toxic.

😂 Favorite non-work app: TikTok. “That’s like what I do when my brain hurts and I just need ten minutes to laugh at weird stuff.”

🧩 She also enjoys doing the New York Times puzzles in her free time.

🔌 To unplug: She loves reading fiction books on her Kindle, so much so that she rarely chooses watching TV over reading.

Update: This story has been updated to reflect the delay of the new NBC News NOW streaming show, which was originally scheduled for Monday and will now launch later this week.


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