‘It Made Me a Little Squeamish’

By the time NBC and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki sat down with me for a 30-minute Zoom interview on Tuesday, Nov. 10, I was surprised he was still able to sit upright: The 41-year-old had just survived leading the news network’s map board throughout the election night that nearly turned into an election week.



Steve Kornacki holding a sign: MSNBC-NBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki pictured on Wednesday, March 4, 2020


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MSNBC-NBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki pictured on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In those five days of uncertainty, between when the polls closed and when we finally knew we’d have a new President-elect, Kornacki stood in front of a digitized Electoral College map carefully calculating how many votes in the latest data drop were going to President Donald Trump’s versus Biden’s totals; explained to anxious viewers why some states, like Pennsylvania, were initially too early to call; and helped quell concerns about why a

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