Category: People in the News

NEW MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA?

A bitterly divided Senate panel voted along party lines to advance President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded international broadcasters that have been the subject of harsh ...

DETAILS OF THE DIRTY WORK

Officially available tomorrow, May 26, in ‘Confessions of an Investigative Reporter’ Matthew Schwartz does what everyone in the media industry from the intern to household name has thought to themselves a dozen times a ...

COVID TRUTHER LANDS FOX SLOT

Fox News recently aired a new one-off documentary on its streaming platform from coronavirus skeptic Alex Berenson, the one-time New York Times reporter who has been embraced by right-wing media for his stance on the COVID-19 pandemic that has now killed ...

KEEPING IT ON THE AIR

The control of CNN Tonight, hosted by Don Lemon, usually has three rows of 3-5 people each for a total of bout 13 sitting.  Then there’s always few segment producers running in for their blocks.  Every ...

EVERYTHING COMING UP ROSES FOR ZUCKER

WarnerMedia held a makeshift upfront in which CNN president Jeff Zucker lauded their success in coronavirus coverage to advertisers, highlighting CNN as the “most trusted journalists and medical professionals,” according to The Hollywood Reporter’s story. Zucker further ...

SAVIDGE GREETING FOR CNN 

CNN correspondent Martin Savidge was reporting from Brunswick, Georgia.  That’s the neighborhood a 25-year-old African-American man named Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot while reportedly jogging on February 23. When Savidge and his crew arrived to ask residents for their thoughts about ...

GUTHRIE OUT OF COX     

Cox Media Group announced that Kim Guthrie, President and Chief Executive Officer, is moving on from the organization after over two decades with the company. Executive Chairman Steve Pruett will serve as the Interim CEO until ...

WDEF LOSES LONGTIME ANCHOR

The Chattanooga broadcasting community has lost a member of its family.  Longtime WDEF anchor John Mercer died Tuesday night after a heart-related medical emergency not related to COVID-19. He was in a local hospital, ...

I DO… HODA

Hoda Kotb officiated an Arizona couple’s wedding via Zoom after their in-person festivities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic – according to the New York Post. And all they had to do to nab ...

QUIBI ADDS NEWS SATIRE

Don’t lose your sense of humor just yet. According to Deadline.com Quibi subscribers will be getting some of their news from comedian Nish Kumar. Hello America is a new comedy series featuring the comedian ...

GMA PRODUCER DEAD AT 51

“Good Morning America” producer Thea Trachtenberg is dead at 51 years old.  Robin Roberts reported the news on Monday, saying that Trachtenberg’s colleagues “really, really loved her and that’s what we should remember.” Tearing up, she ...

BEHAR’S BIG NEWS

Joy Behar isn’t going anywhere. The co-host of ABC’s “The View” said she’s “not leaving the show” in response to The Variety report that circulated last week, claiming she would retire in the summer ...

MN ANCHOR ARREST DETAILS

Court papers are showing new details surrounding the arrest of a WDAY/WDAZ (ABC) reporter-anchor for domestic assault. 37-year-old Matt Henson was arrested on Sunday, March 8 after an incident at his Moorhead home. The ...

HE’S BAACK

Between multiple bouts with cancer, 32 rounds of chemotherapy, and throat surgery, the past 14 months have been a grueling ordeal for Phil Ferro. WSVN’s (FOX) chief meteorologist was diagnosed with throat cancer on ...

THE LATEST LITIGATION

A jury decided Wednesday that former television talk show host Tavis Smiley, who was fired amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct at the height of the #MeToo movement, must pay about $1.5 million to ...

NEWSY IN THE NEWS

Scripps-owned streaming news service Newsy welcomes two new hires with some serious journalism cred. Amber Strong is the new politics reporter, focusing on the healthcare issue and its role in the 2020 election. She’s ...

30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Scott Pasmore marked 30 years with KTVK (COMET) Wednesday. Scott, a longtime anchor for Good Morning Arizona, graduated with a degree in Radio and Television from Kansas State University. He then quickly got a ...

KCBS REPORTER LOOKS BACK

Longtime Entertainment Reporter David Sheehan spoke recently to the Los Angeles Times about his lifetime of interviews with the famous. Over the last year, the 81-year-old has been on what he calls the “cancer ...

SWEET HOME CHICAGO

Kelley Bowles, a reporter at Nexstar’s WHBF in the Quad Cities is joining the Midwest bureau of NBC News in Chicago. You guessed it – she’s excited to be coming back to her hometown. ...

MEANWHILE IN COLORADO

Viewers of KRDO (ABC) sports segments might have noticed a new face on their TV screens recently. Meet Danny Mata, the station’s new sports reporter/anchor.  Mata replaces Nick Rothschild, who recently departed to take a ...

HE EARNED THIS ONE

Longtime Dallas sportscasting legend Dale Hansen moved up another notch in the pantheon of tv newspeople who really and truly matter. The WFAA veteran has joined Tom Brokaw, Robin Roberts, Bob Simon and Andy ...

SWEET HOME CHICAGO

Livin’ the dream of working in his hometown is Eric Cox, the newest member of the newsroom at CBS-owned WBBM. The graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign most recently was a news ...

HAPPY NUMBER 15

Donna Terrell is celebrating 15 years at KLRT (FOX), where she anchors the 5:30 and 9 PM newscasts.  Terrell’s News Director, Austin Kellerman had this to say about her:  “Al Tompkins says there’s something ...

GLENN BECK PLAYS SANTA

Speaking of conservative news,  Glenn Beck, who founded Irving Texas-based TheBlaze, paid off all the layaway accounts at a North Richland Hills Walmart on Saturday, two days before the final payments were due. Beck and his ...

FOX NEWS UPS TWO BUREAU EXECS

Two Fox News veteran executives have new responsibilities with the network. Cherie Grzech, as the newly-named vice president of the Washington, D.C. Bureau, will oversee all departments within the bureau including editorial operations. Additionally, ...

STEPPING UP FOR MOM

Working moms in newsrooms know this to be true – babysitters aren’t always available when breaking news calls or when you need to step into live event coverage because another reporter is sick. WXIA ...

PREPARING FOR LAUNCH

Spectrum News’ not-yet-launched cable news channel in Los Angeles, CA named Cater Lee VP of News. She’s spent the last seven years as Vice President of Programming for Scripps, but has worked at several Los ...

D-DAY APPROACHES AT KPIX

In the Bay Area, blogger Rich Lieberman is keeping a close eye on anchor Ken Bastida, as his contract time approaches. News director Dan Rosenheim is slated to leave the ratings-challenged station (officially) July ...

…AND THE IDIOCY CONTINUES…

Then we travel down the road to Pittsburgh and Hearst’s WTAE where morning meteorologist Ashley Dougherty’s moronic correspondent lacked the courage to sign his/her letter. “You really should consider one size larger in clothing. ...

DOUBLE-DUTY IN CINCY

WCPO traffic reporter Jaclyn DeAugstino will be back on the football field for a second season as a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader. “The past year was definitely challenging with my schedule, but there were so ...