WASHINGTON, DC – August 11, 2012 — Based on information from multiple sources inside the Romney campaign, NBC News tonight broke the news that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to formally announce Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential running mate at 9am ET on Saturday in Norfolk, VA.
At 12:01am ET, NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd reported live on MSNBC citing several sources who indicate that Gov. Romney has chosen Rep. Ryan. The report included accounts from NBC News campaign embeds live in Wisconsin, Virginia, and other locations with potential VP picks.
At 12:22am ET, the NBC broadcast network broke in with a special report from Chuck Todd and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.