Kevin Tibbles is a multiple award winning NBC correspondent based in Chicago and a regular contributor to “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “Today,” “MSNBC” and “Meet the Press.”
Prior to joining the Chicago bureau, Tibbles was a foreign correspondent for NBC Network News based in London.
Tibbles’ extensive foreign and domestic news experience includes reporting from warzones in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo and beyond.
Tibbles was on the streets of London for the funeral of Princess Diana, on a rooftop in Baghdad during numerous coalition bombing runs; and in the flooded wards of New Orleans for hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was stationed in Chicago’s Grant Park for the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama, and brings viewers a unique and personable insight into world events as they impact everyday lives.
Tibbles has been honored with four Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tibbles was a part of NBC’s network team at the Olympic Games in Torino, Beijing, Vancouver, London and Sochi. His work from Iceland, Thailand, Panama, Dubai and beyond was featured on the “Today” series ‘Where in the World is Matt Lauer’; and he has covered a varied and colorful group of newsmakers that includes Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Tony Blair, David Petraeus, Mikhail Gorbachev; and the father of 911 hijacker Muhammad Atta, who was tracked down in Cairo in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
In recent years Tibbles created and fronted the series ‘Meeting America’ on “Meet the Press,” and ‘America’s Correspondent’ and ‘We The People’ for “Nightly News.”
Before joining NBC News, Tibbles was a National Correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where his coverage experience included Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War.
Tibbles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.