Category: People in the News

WE NEED MORE WHA-A-AT?

Well, here’s something we never gave a second thought to, so aren’t we glad that HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell is there for us? Velez-Mitchell thinks what mainstream media is really lacking is a sufficient ...

WTTW NAMES NEW CEO

Well this should be interesting. Sandra Cordova Micek’s background is as a corporate marketing executive with no broadcasting experience whatsoever. So why not name her president and CEO of the parent company of Chicago’s ...

THE TIME 100

Listicles. News articles that are really nothing much more than lists. We can’t get enough of them so let us spend a little time looking at the latest – The Time 100, its annual ...

ADDING AN ANCHOR CHAIR

CNBC is moving veteran general assignment reporter Morgan Brennan into an anchor chair on its “Squawk Alley” program alongside Carl Quintanilla and Jon Fortt. Brennan has been with CNBC for close to five years, ...

INGRAHAM RETURNS

Laura Ingraham returned to her timeslot during the Fox News entertainment block last night after her seven-day “Fox vacation” (which has been enjoyed in the past by Sean Hannity, Jesse Watters and Shep Smith ...

BARZ BEGINS IN INDY

Well-traveled anchor Mike Barz is settling into his third day at his latest anchor desk – Nexstar’s WISH in Indianapolis, IN. Barz just arrived at the station from Denver, but in his 24 years ...

THE I-MAN SIGNS OFF

After half a century on radio, 18 of them simulcast on cable television, the I-Man is signing off his current “Imus in the Morning”WABC radio program this Thursday. Don Imus closed out a long, ...

AM RAPPERS IN ATLANTA

It’s not the first time the morning crew at Cox-owned WSB in Atlanta has incorporated rap into the morning news. Morning co-anchor Fred Blankenship and traffic reporter Mark Arum spent Tuesday morning’s show rapping ...

AVLON GETS HIS SHOT

Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon gets to sit in the anchor chair all this week on CNN International’s “State of America.” The program airs at 3:30 PM Eastern. Kate Bolduan’s maternity leave continues. If ...

WRAL GM RETIRING THIS YEAR

Steven D. Hammel, vice president and general manager of Capitol Broadcasting’s Raleigh duopoly WRAL-WRAZ is stepping down after ten years. Hammel oversaw consistent ratings success for WRAL and was responsible for expanding both WRAL ...