Whitley wrote a column last week trying to figure out why NBC was referring to Turin, Italy as Torino, Italy. It was a very funny bit. And it apparently caught the eye of someone at NBC News.
Whitley, who is covering the Winter Games in Torino, er, Turin, was asked to meet with anchor Brian Williams to tape a segment on the name game. Whitley got plenty of face time and was characterized by Williams as the "newspaper guy" who was fighting the NBC-ization of the town’s name.
If you missed the report, here’s a link to video.