Category: Happening Now

SCRIPPS SHOWS SOME “SPINE”

The national “If You Give a Child a Book…” campaign will distribute more than 165,000 books to kids in low-income households across the country this school year after raising $825,369 during its annual fundraiser ...

MEET THE NEW ND IN LA

At KABC-TV (ABC, obviously) in Los Angeles, Pam Chen has been promoted to News Director. She first joined KABC in 2004, and has served as Assistant News Director since 2004. Pam’s career path is detailed ...

JOE & MIKA LAND BIDEN FOR BIG SIT-DOWN

Former Vice President and current Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, will appear on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today to address Tara Reade‘s sexual assault allegation. The network made the announcement yesterday. The Biden campaign has denied Reade’s allegation, but ...

FROM ALL OF US AT NEWSBLUES…

It’s not just about barbecues and lake outings. Labor Day celebrates and honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. Beginning ...

WE’RE BACK. NOW THIS

After a short holiday break, we’re happy to be back in harness here at NewsBlues International Headquarters. We hope you’re holiday was a good one and that 2019 holds all good things for you. ...

ALASKA EARTHQUAKE

Plenty of images coming out of Anchorage Alaska following a powerful earthquake there this morning. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to ...

MISSING IN KENTUCKY

Former KGO-AM/San Francisco host and ABC O&O KGO-TV anchor Ray Taliaferro has been reported missing, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.  The 79-year-old was the host of KGO radio’s overnight show from 1977 through 2011,  ...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. We hope you have a happy and safe one getting to and from wherever you plan to spend the holiday and the long weekend ahead. NewsBlues will be taking a ...

BREAKING NEWS: ANOTHER SHOOTING

At least 8 people were killed and three officers injured responding to an active shooting incident at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, KDKA (CBS) and CNN reported. KDKA was live and feeding Networks. #BREAKING: ...

ACOSTA ON THE HOT SEAT

A CNN White House correspondent cursed out a former Trump White House staffer Thursday night on Twitter after drawing online sneers for a complaint about the noise levels at the president’s rally in Missoula, Montana. Jim Acosta tossed ...

WILL TV NEWS BRING DOWN A BISHOP?

Last August, Charlie Specht, an investigative reporter for Scripps’ WKBW in Buffalo, NY, did a three-part series outlining alleged mismanagement in the Diocese of Buffalo, where Bishop Richard Malone, a former auxiliary bishop in ...

BREAKING: ANOTHER SHOOTING

Details still coming in from WJZ (CBS) Baltimore. Reported shooting at a Rite Aid Distribution Center in Harford County Maryland. CBSN was quick to take WJZ’s signal live.  Local EMS sent out a tweet ...

SHE’S HERE

The hurricane-preparedness plans of local tv stations are out of storage as newsrooms across the Carolinas deploy to cover Hurricane Florence, which is now a Category 1 storm that is carrying massive amounts of ...

ANOTHER HEADACHE FOR SINCLAIR

A couple of Democrats on the House committee that oversees the FCC is urging the commission to investigate reports that Sinclair conspired to raise ad rates with other broadcasters. Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) ...

ANOTHER ND IN THE WIND

Jennifer Lyons is stepping down as ND for Chicago’s WGN after four years in the top job and almost 25 years at that Tribune owned station. In her four years, she guided Chicago’s busiest television news ...

NEXSTAR BUYS TWO MORE

Nexstar, which has already achieved the prized “scale” and evidently wants more, announced the purchase of two more television stations. It’s buying KRBK, the FOX affiliate serving Springfield, Missouri from KRBK LLC, and WHDF, ...

BOLLING ON THE ROAD

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling has a new show called “America” on something called CRTV (Conservative Review TV) and he’d like more people to know about it. So he is hitting the road ...

ANOTHER TV-NEWSPAPER TEAM-UP

Out in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune and Tribune’s KSTU have launched a content sharing partnership. As part of the agreement, both outlets will highlight joint projects across all platforms, collaborate on newsgathering and ...

ANOTHER MADE-UP TWITTER FEUD

America’s Tweeter-in-Chief is manufacturing a feud with ABC in the wake of Roseanne Barr’s firing for the latest in her ongoing series of racist, conspiracy-mongering tweets. For the second consecutive day, Mr. Trump aimed ...

ROSS RETURNS TONIGHT

ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross returns to the airwaves tonight with a story that will air on “20/20.” The report is an investigation into murders committed by individuals who had been mandated to ...

SINCLAIR DISAPPEARS

Don’t panic. It’s just gone for viewers who watched Sinclair stations via PlayStation Vue. Sony’s live streaming site this week started pulling Sinclair stations off the channel lineups posted at Vue’s site. Previously, subscribers ...

HMMMMM……

You have to love the ABC News graphic headline on Tuesday’s “World News Tonight.” “Dangerous Tornado Watch” As opposed to benign tornadoes, which we can confidently ignore. Or maybe the watch itself was dangerous. ...

SAY IT AIN’T SO, TOM

Tom Brokaw is probably the last network news anchor to achieve the iconic status reserved for the Cronkites, Brinkleys and Jennings. So it is a bombshell to see this elder statesman of tv news ...

NOBODY ASKED HER BUT….

Former Pittsburgh anchor Wendy Bell thought you should know that, as a woman and a victim of sexual harassment who lost her job when she blew the whistle on her harasser, she’s fully supportive ...

SURE. THERE’S NO CONFLICT

The FCC’s #1 lawyer says there was no ethical issue raised by the attendance of the Commission’s three Republican members at this year’s Conservative Political Action Caucus (C-PAC) convention. Even though CPAC is an ...

TELEMUNDO NAMES NEW BOSSES

Veteran media executive Ronald Day is the new executive vice president of programming for Telemundo, one of three executives just hired by the Hispanic network. He previously served as an executive producer for NBC ...

FBN ADDS TO ITS REPORTING RANKS

Edward Lawrence, who has freelanced for….well…everybody, including NBC News, CBS News, MSNBC and Global News Canada is now a fulltime assignment reporter covering economic and political breaking news for Fox Business. He’ll work out ...