Thu, 03/21/2024

Remembering Betty Cole Dukert

Betty Cole Dukert

We are sad to learn that news producer Betty Cole Dukert has passed away at the age of 96. Dukert began her career as assistant to Meet the Press moderator Lawrence E. Spivak in 1956. She went on to work for Meet the Press for over 40 years, ultimately serving as executive producer of the program.

Below are some selections from her 2003 interview:

On how she got her start at NBC News:

On getting hired on Meet the Press:

On inviting panelists on Meet the Press:

Watch Betty Cole Dukert’s full interview and read a remembrance to her at NBC News.