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Halperin, Heilemann Headline Bloomberg Election Night Coverage - Posted October 28, 2014
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead Bloomberg's election night coverage, dubbed "Election All-Nighter" which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of "With ... [TVNewser]

Mark Halperin, John Heilemann to Anchor Bloomberg Politics Election Night Coverage - Posted October 28, 2014
Bloomberg Politics has solidified its plans for the November 4th midterm election night coverage on Bloomberg TV with its "With All Due Respect" hosts at the helm. "WADR" hosts Mark Halperin and ... [FishbowlDC]

Your Saturday Guide to White House Correspondents' Weekend - Posted May 1, 2014
Tonight marks the start of White House Correspondents' Weekend and we have your Saturday lineup. From the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch to a new and ticketed "Secret" brunch, of course the dinner, and to... [FishbowlDC]

White House 'Pissed' Over Advisor's PR Work - Posted October 24, 2012
A Daily Beast follow-up to a weekend article in The New York Times asserts that White House staffers got "... [AgencySpy]

White House 'Pissed' Over Advisor's PR Work - Posted October 24, 2012
A Daily Beast follow-up to a weekend article in The New York Times asserts that White House staffers got "... [PRNewser]

Haddad Brunch Debuts New Digs - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_38095" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mary Kathryn Covert and Michael Steel "][/caption] On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of celebrities, journos and politicos packed the nine bedroom, 7,000 square foot mansion of businessman and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein. The former residence of l... [FishbowlDC]

Garden Brunch Invites Are Out... - Posted April 14, 2011
Check your inboxes! Tammy Hadda... [FishbowlDC]

Political Power Set to Host Book Fete - Posted November 18, 2010
Anita Dunn, Anne Fleming, ... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad to Host Huffington Book Party - Posted September 27, 2010
Tammy Haddad, Ted Greenberg, Hilary Rosen, Anita Dunn, Sally Susman, Alex Slater, Franco Nuschese, Greta Van Susteren and John Coale will toast ... [FishbowlDC]

Glover Park Hires AP Chief White House Correspondent Jennifer Loven - Posted August 12, 2010
Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Jennifer Loven joins the powerful Washington DC firm Glover Park Group as managing director in its public affairs practice after 18 years at the newswire. Loven joined the AP in 1992 as an editorial assistant, and has since worked ... [PRNewser]

Glover Park Group Adds Alex Mistri as MD - Posted August 5, 2010
High-powered D.C. based agency The Glover Park Group has added Alex Mistri, most recently a strategic analysis and economic officer in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, as a managing director in its Government Affairs practice. During his 15 month assignment in Iraq, Mistri fo... [PRNewser]

Hilary Rosen to SKDKnickerbocker - Posted July 29, 2010
CNN contributor and big name political and media strategist Hilary Rosen has joined SKDKnickerbocker. Most recently managing director of Brunswick Group's Washington office, Rosen was former Chairman and chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America and ... [FishbowlDC]

Hilary Rosen Joins SKDKnickerbocker - Posted July 29, 2010
Hilary Rosen, one of Washington D.C.'s best known communications strategists, is leaving her post as managing director at Brunswick Group to join SKDKnickerbocker in the same role. "SKDKnickerbocker is thrilled to welcome one of the best strategists in the country as ... [PRNewser]

Glover Park Vet Alex Slater Joins Former Obama Comm. Director Anita Dunn's PR Agency - Posted June 28, 2010
Alex Slater has joined SKDKnickerbocker as managing director of the firm's expanding corporate, advocacy and crisis communications practice, the agency said today. Slater joins the agency after a decade at The Glover Park Group, where he worked with clients including Microsoft, JP Mor... [PRNewser]

White House Rips CBS For Spreading Supreme Court Rumor - Posted April 16, 2010 deleted an online column last night penned by a former Bush administration aide who wrote that Pres. Obama would "please" much of his base by picking the "first openly gay justice." The Washington Post reports the White House ripped CBS News f... [WebNewser -]

George Will and Sauerkraut Ice Cream - Posted March 15, 2010
The American people like "elements" of the health care bill, declared WaPo columnist and ABC "This Week" roundtable contributor George Will. Then he drifted into a sauerkraut ice cream metaphor. "I like sauerkraut and ice cream," he remarked on "This Week". "I don't like sau... [FishbowlDC]

WSJ Reporters in Talks with CNBC? - Posted March 11, 2010
Wall Street Journal reporters Kate Kelly and Dennis Berman could be the latest editorial staffers from the financial paper to make the move to on-air reporters for CNBC.... [TVNewser]

The President's Media Diet - Posted January 25, 2010
One of the questions PRNewser sometimes asks in interviews is, "What do you read?" We're always interested in hearing from executives about what publications compose their media diet. Thankfully, none have given an answer akin to Sarah Palin's "all ... [PRNewser]

It's Official: Fox News to Interview Obama - Posted November 17, 2009
After some speculation last week, it's now official: Fox News' Major Garrett will interview President Obama tomorrow morning in Beijing. The interv... [PRNewser]

Where There is Opinion, There is Revenue - Posted November 16, 2009
In Brian Stelter's NYTimes profile of Rachel Maddow, which focuses on how the MSNBC host and her colleagues are ramping up their criticism of Pres. Obama, there is this conclusion about why opinion on a news channel is good business. MSNBC is projected to take in $365 million in... [TVNewser]

Anita Dunn on "Political Capital" - Posted November 13, 2009
•On Bloomberg's "Political Capital with Al Hunt" this weekend, outgoing White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. It was revealed earlier this week that Dunn, who led the verbal attacks on Fox News last month, would be leavin... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett to Interview Pres. Obama - Posted November 11, 2009
During his trip to Asia, Pres. Obama will give an interview to Fox News' Major Garrett, Matt Drudge reports. News of the interview comes o... [TVNewser]

Fox News To Interview President Obama Next Week - Posted November 11, 2009
One day after news broke that Communications Director Anita Dunn would be leaving the White House, the administration has granted ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 11.11.09 - Posted November 11, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Today is Veterans Day. More "Se... [FishbowlDC]

Why Did Anita Dunn Step Down As White House Communications Director? - Posted November 10, 2009
The role in the Obama administration with the highest level of turnover is that of Communications Director. As news broke today that interim Communications Director ... [PRNewser]

Anita Dunn To Step Down as White House Communications Director - Posted November 10, 2009
Breaking: White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and ... [PRNewser]

Anita Dunn Leaving the White House - Posted November 10, 2009
Breaking: Pres. Obama's communications adviser Anita Dunn is leaving the White House, reports The Washington Post. It was Dunn who escalated the White House's verbal assaults on Fox News last month saying on CNN, "The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the resea... [TVNewser]

Dunn Steps Down at Month's End, Pfeiffer Replaces - Posted November 10, 2009
Looks like WaPo's Chris Cillizza, on The Fix, is the first to report that White House Communications Director Anita Dunn will step down at the end of this month, to be replaced by her deputy ... [FishbowlDC]

Right Now in the "Situation Room" - Posted November 2, 2009
CNN's Wolf Blitzer has a unique and exclusive sit-down interview with team Obama-- White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, communications director Anita Dunn and senior advisor ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News, White House Back and Forth Continues to Make Headlines - Posted October 26, 2009
Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The Sunday talk shows yesterday continued to focus on the back and forth between the White House and Fox News. CNN's R... [PRNewser]

Laura Ingraham on 'This Week:' 'I Might Not be Invited Back, George;' Calls Out Charlie Gibson over ACORN Awareness - Posted October 25, 2009
This morning, the "Roundtable" on ABC's "This Week" discussed the White House's war with Fox News Channel. Referring to comments made by White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, George Will says that Fox News might be "opinion journalism," but that also "describes The New York Times, and certainly MSNBC." ... [TVNewser]

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Notes - Posted October 19, 2009
• Conflicts between the White House and Fox News remained a topic of discussion on the Sunday shows this weekend. This is after White House communications director Anita Dunn appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" last week and said of Fox, "Let's not pretend they're a news network..." On "... [FishbowlDC]

White House v. Fox News: Week 2 Updates - Posted October 19, 2009
Here's another roundup of reactions and updates a week after White House communications director Anita Dunn first revealed the anti-Fox press strategy. David Bauder of the AP ... [TVNewser]

Fox News, White House Feud Continues; White House Says Officials Will Appear on Fox Programming - Posted October 19, 2009
The White House dispatched top officials to the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday. The conversation continued around WH Communications Director Anita Dunn's remar... [PRNewser]

Glenn Beck Tops 1M Viewers in Demo Thursday, #1 on Cable News - Posted October 17, 2009
On Thursday, with the Anita Dunn-FNC frenzy still percolating, Glenn Beck had the #1 show on cable news in the A25-54 demo averaging 1M viewers. Beck was second only to ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.15.09 - Posted October 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this rainy Thu... [FishbowlDC]

White House v. Fox News: More Reaction - Posted October 14, 2009
There's been plenty of commentary since White House communications director Anita Dunn explained the administration's new, aggressive press strategy regarding Fox News. Here's some more of the reaction: NY Times' Brian Stelter ... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck Installs Red Phone for White House 'So You Can Correct the Mistakes as They Happen' - Posted October 13, 2009
Glenn Beck stayed on offense during his show today, installing a red phone on his set. The office of White House communications director Anita Dunn was given the number -- the only ones given the number, according to Beck. "Anita. Call me. Call me at anytime. We want to have a dialogue." ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.13.09 - Posted October 13, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Glenn Beck: 'They're More Worried about the War on Fox Than the Actual War in Afghanistan' - Posted October 12, 2009
On his show today, Glenn Beck mocked the White House's new anti-Fox News press strategy, which we reported on earlier. Here is the clip, complete with communications director Anita Dunn graphic in the bottom right... [TVNewser]

Fox News Covers... Itself - Posted October 12, 2009
In a nearly five minute report this afternoon, FNC correspondent James Rosen reported on the White House's new strategy being leveled at the network, laid out by Pres. Obama's communications director Anita Dunn in two print publications and ... [TVNewser]

Dunn on FNC: 'Let's Not Pretend They're a News Network' - Posted October 11, 2009
PRNewser reports on, and has video of White House communications director Anita Dunn's "new, more aggressive press strategy" which she explained in a straightforward slam ... [TVNewser]

White House's Anita Dunn on CNN: We Will Push Back - Posted October 11, 2009
White House Director of Communications ... [PRNewser]

Who's on 'Reliable Sources' Tomorrow? - Posted October 10, 2009
•Here's the guest list for the 10amET hour of State of the Union with John King, also known as 'Reliable Sources.' The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik,'s Sharon Waxman, and Steve Friedman, former VP of Morning Broadcasts at CBS News. They'll talk about the coverage of Friday's announcement of Pres. Obama... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 9, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), NBC military analyst and former US Southern Command Commander-in-chief Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ret. Gen. Richard Myers and a roundtable with Atlantic Media political director Ron Brownstein, WSJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Comm. Dir. Hits Fox News: "Opinion Journalism Masquerading as News" - Posted October 8, 2009
"It's opinion journalism masquerading as news," White House communications director Anita Dunn says about Fox News in a Time piece by Michael Scherer. The mag hits newsstands tomorrow, but Scherer's piece is now available online. Excerpts:... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs on New Comm. Strategy: 'The Only Way to Get Somebody to Stop Crowding the Plate is to Throw a Fastball at Them. They Move.' - Posted October 8, 2009
The White House communications team is no longer taking prisoners when it comes to dealing with adversaries in the media. The administration, instead of just working through the media to fact check stories and statements, is going direct to the source. The president approves the strategy, telling aides to "call 'em out,"... [PRNewser]

White House Adviser on FNC: 'It's Opinion Journalism Masquerading as News' - Posted October 8, 2009
In next week's Time magazine, Michael Scherer writes about the White House's full court press...on the press, especially Fox News: The general in this war is Anita Dunn, 51, a veteran campaign strategist who arrived at the White House in May. ...she has become a devoted consumer of conservat... [TVNewser]

Grading Obama: Five Down, One to Go - Posted September 21, 2009
President Barack Obama's five Sunday morning talk show interviews aired yesterday (after being filmed back to back from the White House Roosevelt Room on Friday). That leaves Obama with one major interview left in his latest media blitz: tonight the President will ... [PRNewser]

White House Switches from On-the-Record to Background-on-Embargo Today - Posted September 9, 2009
The White House changed the rules on today's briefing with reporters ahead of Barack Obama's healthcare speech tonight. This morning, it was on the record, now David Axelrod and Communications Director Anita Dunn want it on background, and the information embargoed until the speech airs tonight. The likely reason is: because... [PRNewser]

WH Press Corps Up in Arms Over Surprise Embargo/Background - Posted September 9, 2009
Members of the WH press corps are up in arms over a last minute change of rules for a discussion with David Axelrod and Anita Dunn. As you can see (below) from this morning's correspondence from the White House, news outlets were told that today's discussion was on the record... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Does Gibbs Make Compared To You? - Posted July 2, 2009
The White House posted a 29-page list of its employees' salaries late yesterday... WH press secretary Robert Gibbs, communications director Anita Dunn and director of speechwriting Jon Favreau all cap out at $172,200. WH deputy press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

And More WHCD Guests... - Posted May 6, 2009
Guests of Politico: NBC's Parks and Recreation and The Office's Rashida Jones, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, NMPA's David Israelite, Jon Favreau... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters Briefed on DNC Details - Posted August 11, 2008
The Democratic National Convention Committee held a conference call this morning for reporters covering the convention. TVNewser was on the line as we'll be there in Denver, covering the "news about the news." Chris will be in Minneapolis to cover the RNC a week later. Gov. ... [TVNewser]