Margaret Larson

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Larson (right) in 2010

Margaret Larson (born February 24, 1958) (née Pelley) is a 25-year veteran of broadcast journalism. Her most notable position was with NBC News. She worked as a foreign correspondent from 1990 to 1992, and Today Show News Anchor from 1992 to 1993, later returning as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. For her last decade in journalism, she spent time volunteering with international aid organization Mercy Corps and acting as a board member. After a brief stint at KIRO-TV Seattle, she moved to KING-TV in the mid-'90s. She left KING-TV to accept a full-time position as Vice President of Communications for Mercy Corps in 2002 [1] She then left this position to become an independent contractor for international aid organizations in order to broaden her focus to Africa and HIV/AIDS issues. Larson has consulted with Mercy Corps, World Vision, Global Partnerships, and PATH. In March 2010, she returned to KING-TV hosting a one-hour lifestyle show New Day Northwest weekday mornings.


  1. ^ "Margaret Larson speak for International Speakers Bureau." International Speakers Bureau. 26 Jan 2007
Preceded by
Faith Daniels
Today Show News Anchor
May 4, 1992-January 1, 1994
Succeeded by
Matt Lauer