In the latest step toward the launch of
Viqueira, who joined NBC News in 1998, will cover White House daily news briefings, all presidential events and trips and other White House news and events, the network said Wednesday.
The New York-based Al Jazeera America has not selected a president or set a launch date but has said it plans to debut this year.
Its Qatar-based parent Al Jazeera acquired the cable network Current TV in January and is overhauling the channel.
Al Jazeera America is opening bureaus around the country in hopes of becoming a viable competitor to
One distributor that the channel is in desperate need of a deal with is