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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

And The 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Winner is... - Posted April 8, 2014
The Connecticut Huskies are champions of the NCAA men's basketball world, and the TVNewser bracket challenge trophy goes to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. Myers squeaked out the championship victory, beating Fox News' copy editor ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: Championship Update - Posted April 7, 2014
We're down to two, as the Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies tonight with the NCAA men's basketball championship on the line. The TVNewser bracket challenge title is also up for grabs. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in the lead with ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: 'Final Four' - Posted March 31, 2014
The NCAA men's college basketball tournament is down to four teams. Yesterday's conclusion to the "Elite 8" was not the best for the state of Michigan, with both of its teams being knocked out of the tournament. Connecticut took down Michigan St. while Kentucky defeated Michigan. The day before, Dayton's upset... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: 'Elite 8' - Posted March 29, 2014
We're down to the "Elite 8," as the "Sweet 16" concluded last night with Michigan St. squeaking out a victory against Virginia and Kentucky beating Louisville. Dayton continued its upset streak the day before, this time beating Stanford. ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: 'Sweet 16' - Posted March 24, 2014
We're down to the "Sweet 16," as this past weekend produced some more big upsets in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Dayton continued its upset streak, this time beating the Syracuse Orange, while Stanford took down Kansas. The "next round of competition begins Thursday. ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge Update - Posted March 22, 2014
The first full round of competition in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament is in the books, and upsets were the story, as both Duke and Ohio State were beaten by Mercer and Dayton, respectively. The third round will be played today and tomorrow, resulting in the teams that will go on... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge, Who's In? - Posted March 20, 2014
The NCAA college basketball tournament begins today, and with it comes the start of the 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Once again, some of of the best and brightest on-air and behind-the-scenes names in TV news compete to be the last one standing. 2013's winner, "CBS This Morning" EP ... [TVNewser]

MTP's Verdugo to CBS Mornings - Posted December 2, 2013
Looks like David Gregory lost another one... According to the Twitters, Adam Verdugo, a senior producer... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 9, 2013
Anonymous Rant: "When will you note the obvious: that there is nothing remotely new or surprising in 'This Town?' Everything is exactly as it appears, ... [FishbowlDC]

Leibo's 'This Town' at Politics & Prose - Posted July 9, 2013
NYT Magazine's Mark Leibovich, author of the much buzzed about This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Penty of Valet Parking!-in American's Gilded Capital, will appear at Politics & Prose on July 23 at 7 p.... [FishbowlDC]

Sorry, Prince Harry, Savannah's Off the Market - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC "TODAY" Show host Savannah Guthrie was all smiles this morning as she revealed her engagement to political consultant Mike Feldman, setting off a flurry of reactio... [FishbowlDC]

Uh Oh. Trouble in Paradise? - Posted July 2, 2012
Over the weekend, NBC "MTP" Producer Betsy Fischer posted this on Facebook: "Washington weekend! Lots of electricity in the sky but none at home!" We do hope she's talking about Pepco and not Po... [FishbowlDC]

Don't Wait Up Dear, Marco Rubio is Scintillating - Posted June 18, 2012
Over the weekend Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter of Politico, published a nearly 2,000-word review in WSJ of two books on Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Huh?... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted May 31, 2012
that Poshbrood, the upscale family travel site created by publicist and travel writer Elizabeth Thorp, helped plan the honeymoon of recently married NBC "MTP" Exec. Producer Betsy Fischer and Politico Senior Writer Jonathan Martin. ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico and NBC's "MTP" Say 'I Do' - Posted May 29, 2012
Top 5 Reasons Why Politico Senior Political Reporter Jonathan Martin and NBC's "MTP" Exec. Producer Betsy Fischer's Wedding Was Every... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Betsy Fischer Weds Politico's Jonathan Martin - Posted May 29, 2012
Congratulations to "Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer and Politico senior writer Jonathan Martin, who married over the week... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day Are you there Gin? It's me, John "No, bottle of Hendricks, I will NOT come play with you again." -- Roll Call's John Stanton. It's 3:34 a.m. Do you know where you... [FishbowlDC]

Brokaw Blasts Nerd Prom, More Journos Follow - Posted May 7, 2012
On Sunday's "Meet the Press", Tom Brokaw was analyzing the Presidential race of 2012 when he took a sharp turn into Curmudgeon-ville to take major swipes at Nerd Prom. He is not pleased about the glittering of the White House Correspondents'... [FishbowlDC]

TIME & People Throw WHCA Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
The parties are underway in Washington D.C. ahead of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Last night at the St. Regis, TIME and People threw a cocktail party with drop-ins from a bunch of boldface tvnewsers all enjoying custom flavored custards by Shake Shack. TIME's Managing Edi... [TVNewser]

Washingtonian Kills Line on Lowe's Son - Posted January 31, 2012
Washingtonian has its own whodunit mystery theater going on in the world of Capital Comment writer Carol Joynt. She has been inexplicably deleting items and lines -- not an overwhelming amount, but one on her personal blog, another on the... [FishbowlDC]

FischMart Wedding Plans Coming Along Nicely - Posted January 19, 2012
Ribbons or no ribbons? She wants ribbons. Casual or ivory on ivory? No ivory. Navy blue and yellow or sage green? Undecided but leaning towards navy and yellow. On Tuesday morning NBC "MTP" Executive Producer Betsy Fischer... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Washington Watch's Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: "Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering." ... [FishbowlDC]

Anti-Incest Desk - Posted November 7, 2011
When your fianc is executive producer of "MTP" it's easier to let your co-writer go on the program, even if it is the more impressive show. Such was the case this weekend when Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

MTP EP Betsy Fischer Says 'Yes' to Politico's Jonathan Martin - Posted October 23, 2011
Betsy Fischer, the executive producer of "Meet the Press," and Politico's Jonathan Martin got engaged Friday night at the Inn at Perry Cabin... [TVNewser]

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer's 20 Years of "Face the Nation" - Posted September 22, 2011
Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there's a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D... [PRNewser]

Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer - Posted September 22, 2011
Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS's "Face the Nation." More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man... [TVNewser]

Betsy Fischer Marks 20 years at 'Meet the Press' - Posted September 18, 2011
"Meet the Press" host David Gregory was able to hide something from show EP Betsy Fischer right up until the end of this morning's show: "Before we go," Gregory said, "I wanted t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Betsy Fischer Marks 20 years at 'Meet the Press' - Posted September 18, 2011
"Meet the Press" host David Gregory was able to hide something from show EP Betsy Fischer right up until the end of this morning's show: "Before we go," Gregory said, "I wanted t... [FishbowlNY]

Marie Claire Puts Female Producers in the Spotlight - Posted August 15, 2011
In the new Marie Claire, five of TV news' top female producers get profiled. From NBC News, "Meet the Press" EP Betsy Fischer a... [TVNewser]

Politico's Jonathan Martin Gets in Touch With Feminine Side - Posted July 14, 2011
Politico's Jonathan Martin only seems like an alpha male with his hard news ways. In reality, he's a man about town with girlfriend Betsy Fischer... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad and Fischer Host Luxe Lunch for McCormick - Posted July 13, 2011
You know you're one hell of a flack when a flock of journos bust their midday beat to break bread in your honor. And such is the case of Kelley McCormick, former partner at Qorvis Communications and Reese Witherspoon lookalike. McCor... [PRNewser]

Washington Toasts Chris Licht - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_40429" align="alignnone" width="524" caption="Licht, Brzezinski, Mike Allen, Mark Leibovich, Louis Burgdorf"][/caption] If the idea of Mark Leibovich's impending ... [FishbowlDC]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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TVNewsers take TIME to Party - Posted April 30, 2011
Last night People & TIME hosted their White House Correspondents' Dinner cocktail party at the St. Regis in DC. The event drew a mix of celebs and media. Several tvnewsers from ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and FNC showed up including: Norah O'Donnell (below, left with Arianna Huffington, Savannah Guthrie (bel... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk - Posted April 25, 2011
NYT's Mark Leibovich likely has enough examples of cozy Washington scenarios for his upcoming book on Washington's incestuous culture. But we're starting this new feature anyhow to highlight a subject that's begging fo... [FishbowlDC]

Juleanna Anticipates Deck Sitting for Book Party Tonight - Posted April 14, 2011
Lobbyist Juleanna Glover, along with "MTP" Executive Producer Betsy Fischer, WaPo's Anne Kornblut... [FishbowlDC]

Letter to Bret Baier: Watch Out for the Fellow - Posted April 8, 2011
Dear ... [PRNewser]

David Broder 1929-2011 - Posted March 9, 2011
David Broder, the Pulitzer prize winning Washington Post reporter and columnist died today, due to complications from diabetes, the Post r... [TVNewser]

"MTP" Fetes New Press Rep - Posted March 3, 2011
[caption id="attachment_32541" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="MTP's Adam Verdugo, Betsy Fischer and Erika Masonhall c/o WHCInsider"][/caption] A group of Washington's journos gathe... [FishbowlDC]

Hey, Isn't That... - Posted February 27, 2011
Kathy Griffin? The kooky comic was spotted at L2 on Friday night. Griffin, who had just wrapped a performance at the Kennedy Ce... [TVNewser]

Fischer to Host "Meet the Press Rep" Party - Posted February 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_31703" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="MTP's Erika Masonhall"][/caption] Betsy Fischer, Executive Producer of NBC's "Meet the Press" wi... [FishbowlDC]

Verdugo Named Senior Producer of MTP - Posted February 17, 2011
New NBC Washington Bureau Chief Antoine Sanfuentes and MTP E.P. Betsy Fischer announced today that Adam Verdugo has been named Senior Producer of "Meet the Press." Memo announcing Verdugo's big up below. Congrats to Adam! Pl... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the new Senior Producer of 'Meet the Press' - Posted February 17, 2011
Executive producer of NBC's "Meet the Press" (and birthday girl) Betsy Fischer just announced some news via Twitter. So excited to have @AdamVerdugo on our #mtp team as Sr. Producer. He's been a star... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meet the new Senior Producer of 'Meet the Press' - Posted February 17, 2011
Executive producer of NBC's "Meet the Press" (and birthday girl) Betsy Fischer just announced some news via Twitter. So excited to have @AdamVerdugo on our #mtp team as Sr. Producer. He's been a star... [FishbowlNY]

Meet the new Senior Producer of 'Meet the Press' - Posted February 17, 2011
Executive producer of NBC's "Meet the Press" (and birthday girl) Betsy Fischer just announced some news via Twitter. So excited to have @AdamVerdugo on our #mtp team as Sr. Producer. He's been a star... [TVNewser]

The Couple That Retweets Together Stays Together - Posted February 3, 2011
Washington D.C. power couple Executive NBC "MTP" Producer Betsy Fischer and Politico reporter Jonathan Martin support each other on Twi... [FishbowlDC]

Love is in the Journo Air: Frisky Whisky Edition - Posted December 8, 2010
Blind item. Love was in the lusty air last night at a holiday party co-hosted by UrbanDaddy and Johnnie Walker at AGAINN. Media types turned out to sip JW and toast the winter season but no one celebrated quite like two undisclosed media types - a newspaper gal and pr... [FishbowlDC]

Romance in the Woods - Posted November 30, 2010
Romance is always more interesting when guns are involved. FishMart (as in MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer and Politico's Jonathan Martin) romanced their way through the Thanksgiving holiday late last week by taking to the woods. With guns. Martin deferred to his girlfriend over ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's 'Meet the Press' Hosts Pre-Election Web Show - Posted November 1, 2010
Political junkies that can't wait until Tuesday night to get their David Gregory fix now have another option. NBC's "Meet the Press" has produced a special web show "The Final Countdown," previewing the midterms. Gregory moderates the program, and is joined by National Journal's Charlie Cook, Politico's Jonathan Martin... [WebNewser -]

TIME Toasts "40 Under 40" - Posted October 15, 2010
Gloria Borger, Michael Crowley, Mike Allen Despite election distractions, TIME's "40 Under 40" party brought out a surprisingly charming and interesting crowd last night. Nearly half of the mag's 40 featured rising stars and roughly 200 attendees joined TIME... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Flock to Conde Nast Traveler Fete - Posted June 25, 2010
L: Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy, Christina Sevilla and Jay Newton-Small R: Valerie Jarrett. Hoards of journalists came out to the Washington Hilton last night to celebrate DC with Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The fete ... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory: 'Imagine if we Didn't Have Newspapers' - Posted June 16, 2010
Nick Clooney, Betsy Fischer and David Gregory A scene from "State of PLay" Earlier this week, American University alumni David Gregory and ... [FishbowlDC]

Where Are the Women on Sunday? - Posted June 14, 2010
Politico's Erika Lovley writes today about the disproportion of Male guests to female guests on the Sunday public affairs shows. Examining ABC's "This Week," CBS' "Face the Nation," CNN's "State of the Union," NBC's "Meet the Press," and "FOX News Sunday," American Universi... [TVNewser]

Fred Feted: A Toast to Thompson's Memoir - Posted June 13, 2010
Presidential candidate of yesteryear and former GOP Senator Fred Thompson and his new memoir "Teaching the Pig to Dance" were celebrated at the home of Juleanna Glover on Saturday evening. Despite intense weekend heat and humidity (Note: Thompson was not rocking a ... [FishbowlDC]

Gregory, Fischer Get Reel - Posted June 6, 2010
•They're just wrapping up today's "Meet the Press", but tomorrow night David Gregory and the show's EP Betsy Fischer will take part in the Newseum's "Reel Journalism With Nick Clooney" discussion. "Reel Journalism" is a forum which discusses the role of the press i... [TVNewser]

MTP Slated for "Reel Journalism" Season Finale - Posted June 2, 2010
"Meet the Press" host David Gregory and EP Betsy Fischer will join Nick Clooney on Monday June 14th for the grand finale of the Newseum's 2010 "R... [FishbowlDC]

Note to PR Pros: Don't Cancel on 'Meet the Press' - Posted May 24, 2010
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Courtovich Hosts Journos For Annual Gaucho - Posted May 24, 2010
Courtovich took this pic of Gaucho decorations. Jim Courtovich, managing partner of Kearsarge Global Advisers, hosted his annual Gaucho party Saturday night. And he delivered with a great m... [FishbowlDC]

Rand Paul Cancels Meet The Press Appearance - Posted May 21, 2010
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul has canceled his scheduled appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" this Sunday. MTP's executive producer Betsy Fischer ... [TVNewser]

NBC Gregory's Emotional Beginning to a New MTP Set - Posted May 2, 2010
TVNewser, our Manhattan-based sister site, got an inside look at the new set of MTP as well as host David Gregory's emotional speech to the crew responsible for building the new set and to Executive Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

Meeting the new 'Meet the Press' Studio: 'However it Looks the Mission of the Program Does Not Change' - Posted May 2, 2010
This morning we headed to NBC's Nebraska Ave. headquarters here in Washington as NBC's David Gregory, "Meet the Press" EP Betsy Fischer, NBC DC Bureau Chief ... [TVNewser]

Swag Bags Like Whoa @Time & People Magazine Party - Posted May 1, 2010
More on the party to come but we couldn't help but gush over Time and People magazines celeb-caliber swag bags that guests walked with after last night's swanky party at the St. Regis Hotel. Media-types like CNN's Edie Emery, ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Meets Miss America @ Milano - Posted April 19, 2010
Glamour's Linda Kramer Jenning, Reliable Source's Amy Argetsinger, Examiner's Tara Palmeri, MTP's ... [FishbowlDC]

Oops: F-Mart Mislabeled - Posted April 19, 2010
Washington Life Magazine's Young & Guest Party last week was filled with perfectly coiffed women in strapless bright-colored dresses and made-up faces. In the mix was MTP's Executive Producer Betsy Fischer and... [FishbowlDC]

A Good Night to be on the Guest List - Posted April 16, 2010
The Hill's Jared Allen and Roll Call's Jackie Kucinich with Sarah Taylor. Last night, movers and shakers of all ages gathered at the Washington Club in Dupont Circle to toast Washington Life's annual "Young and the Guest List." From the swanky digs and the guests' stylish threads to the truly superb swag bags... [FishbowlDC]

'Meet the Press' to Get New Set; Go HD - Posted April 12, 2010
•NBC's "Meet the Press" is going HD and getting a new studio in the process. "This new set offers a fresh look and added versatility that will enhance our interviews and better engage our viewers," said executive producer Betsy Fischer in a press release. The new set will make its debut... [TVNewser]

So Far, MTP's New Look is a Mystery - Posted April 12, 2010
On Sunday May 2, during WHCA's high-profile prom weekend, MTP will broadcast in high definition for the first time and unveil its new set. What will the new set look like? Host David Gregory and Executive Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper's Latest Experiment: Fact Checking 'This Week' - Posted April 8, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper has invited Politifact's Bill Adair to fact check the interviews on Sunday's ... [TVNewser]

Inside the Book Party of Time Editor Richard Stengel - Posted April 2, 2010
Photo credit: Julie Fischer Photography An intimate party was held Thursday night celebrating the release of Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel's tome Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage. The Aspen Institute's W... [FishbowlDC]

Big Night for BBC - Posted March 18, 2010
Just after BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was awarded the prestigious David Bloom Award, Doucet, Katy Kay and the rest of the BBC team held court at the Hi... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2010: EP Edition - Posted March 18, 2010
It's time for some College Basketball March Madness and while you've been asking your colleagues (or are being asked by your colleagues) to join a bracket pool, we've been asking your bosses (or your favorite show's bosses) to join ours. In this, the second annual TVNewser Bracket Challenge, we've asked... [TVNewser]

Labash Blowout Book Party: Marion Barry Has Arrived! - Posted March 11, 2010
The Weekly Standard/Daily Caller Matt Labash's book, Fly Fishing With Darth Vader: And Other Adventures With Evangelical Wrestlers, Political Hitmen, And Jewish Cowboys came to life Thursday night as characters from his anthology filed in one by one to the beautifu... [FishbowlDC]

Love is in the Journo Air - Posted February 18, 2010
We're hearing about a budding romance between Politico's Jonathan Martin and NBC MTP executive producer Bet... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Life's "YGL" Issue Hits Newsstands - Posted February 9, 2010
"Young & the Guest List," Washington Life's annual roundup of roughly 200 (more this year) of the metro area's top innovators under the age of 40 just hit newsstands. This year's list includes 152 men, 112 women, 2 diplomats 35 CEOs and 44 folks from the White House and Cap... [FishbowlDC]

MTP's Betsy Fischer Spotted in New Orleans - Posted February 8, 2010
Politico's Aime Parnes on MTP's Betsy Fischer in New Orleans: Spotted: "Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer in New Orleans. Fischer, who flew out to the Big... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory Does Not Like Getting Beat - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove interviews NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory about what he's learned so far, hi... [TVNewser]

Sunday Morning Shows Take a Beating - Posted December 29, 2009
Online media writers have taken a baseball bat to Sunday morning's roster of political talk shows, but most brutally, to NBC's "Meet the Press", hosted by David Gregory. First, by Jay Rosen... [FishbowlDC]

Quinn, Gillespie & Associates Ring in the Holiday Season in Style - Posted December 9, 2009
VandeHei, Stoddard, Allen, Quinn and kiddies. Last night was a big night for holiday parties - the Brunswick Group held court at L2, Scene Bisnow celebrated at Public Bar but the evening's big ticket event was hosted by Quinn, Gillespie & Associates on the... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project - Posted November 16, 2009
Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project's Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest. Juleanna Glover ope... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Betsy Fischer, Gwen Ifill, 98 Others Feted at DC Power Lunch - Posted October 9, 2009
•NBC's Betsy Fischer was among 100 women honored this afternoon at a lunch for Washingtonian's 100 Most Powerful Women edition. The "Meet the Press" EP along with PBS' ... [TVNewser]

W is for Wow! What a Night... - Posted October 9, 2009
The uber-fab fete for last night's opening of the W Hotel ranks as one of the most exciting events this year. The old Hotel Washington wore subtle pinstripes and bold lace. "Everyone thinks of Washington power as pinstripes, but the truth is -- the real power is in a lacy negligee," said... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Turn Out for Meridian Ball - Posted October 5, 2009
George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, ... [FishbowlDC]

News Notes: Yeas & Nays Photo Shoot, Washingtonian's Most Powerful and Stylish - Posted September 30, 2009
• Last time we checked, "Yeas & Nays" had yet to update its Twitter page photo, but now the Examiner makes it official. ... [FishbowlDC]

Fran Drescher Comes to Washington - Posted September 1, 2009
Fischer and McCormick with Drescher. Photo courtesy of Donovan. Actress Fran Drescher was in town last week to promote some of the work she's doing with her charity Can... [FishbowlDC]

DC Journos Reflect on Senator Kennedy's Life and Legacy - Posted August 26, 2009
There were many remembrances today of Senator Ted Kennedy. Here are just some from DC journos that caught our eye... ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Remembers Novak, And More - Posted August 18, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video CNN shared this memorial to Robert Novak today and CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton released this statement: "We are saddened by the passing of Robert Novak. He was a journalist of the old school, hard-working, practical and passionate about our p... [FishbowlDC]

Billie Jean King on Bret Baier: "He's a Wild Man" - Posted July 28, 2009
Just hours before the Washington Kastles defeated the Springfield Lasers to win the World Team Tennis championship, some of DC's top media personalities showed off their own skills in a celebrity match. If you were brave enough to kick it court-side in Sunday's sweltering heat, you would have caught Bret... [FishbowlDC]

John Carroll University Remembers Alum Tim Russert - Posted July 22, 2009
Photo by Betsy Fischer. John Carroll University has recently named its Department of Communications and Theatre Arts after the late Tim Russert. The university has also started ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Night With The Washington Kastles - Posted July 15, 2009
Well, it may not have officially been media night at the Washington Kastles match, but plenty of journos came out last night to see Serena Williams... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.09.09 - Posted July 9, 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. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

'Meet the Press' MSNBC Re-Air Moves Up - Posted July 9, 2009
Meet the Press EP Betsy Fischer (@BetsyMTP) Tweets: If you like to catch the MTP repeat on MSNBC - we'll be reairing at a NEW time starting this Sunday - 2pmET. This replaces the 5pmET repeat. ... [TVNewser]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 5, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" airs on Comedy Central next week. • Margaret Carlson hosted a ... [FishbowlDC]

Moving And Shaking At "Meet The Press" - Posted June 4, 2009
Ilana Drimmer, a booker for ABC's "This Week" for eight years, is moving to NBC's "Meet the Press." She'll be working part-time at "Meet" as a contributing producer and TVNewser hears she was looking for a gig that would allow her to spend more time with her family. "Meet" executive produce... [FishbowlDC]

"This Week" Booker Moves to "Meet the Press" - Posted June 4, 2009
TVNewser hears that Ilana Drimmer is leaving her full-time booking job at ABC's "This Week" and heading to a part-time position for NBC's "Meet the Press." Drimmer had been with the ABC show for eight years and was looking for a role that would allow her to spend more time with... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.02.09 - Posted June 2, 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. That's the top of a ferry boat on the shore... [FishbowlDC]

Meet Gregory And Fischer - Posted May 13, 2009
Meet the Press host David Gregory and executive producer Betsy Fischer are profiled by American University's Magazine-- did you know they're both alum and friends from their undergraduate days? The duo didn't have far to go fro... [FishbowlDC]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad Hosts Annual WHCD Brunch - Posted May 10, 2009
This was the scene at Tammy Haddad's annual pre-WHCD garden brunch. Who wasn't there? To name a few we saw... ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash: WHCD Edition - Posted May 8, 2009
What we almost missed today... • CNN reports Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will not actually be attending the WHCD tomorrow as a guest of Fox News. • C-SPAN isn't the only place you can catch the WHCD dinner. CNN and MSNBC will both be airing it. And according to a release, CNN's Kate... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Burnett, Lehrer, Wallace... - Posted May 8, 2009
> Meet the Press EP Betsy Fischer and CNBC's Erin Burnett were two of the award recipients at this week's Women To Watch Awards. Politico has video of the duo telling very different student government stories.... [TVNewser]

"Meet's" Betsy Fischer & CNBC's Erin Burnett Honored - Posted May 4, 2009
Meet the Press' Betsy Fischer and CNBC's Erin Burnett are just two of the five ladies being honored tomorrow evening at Running Start's annual "Women to Watch Awards." The event will be held at the National Press Club to honor some of the most impressive young women in the country. Other... [FishbowlDC]

Awards, Panel & DC Journo A-Listers At The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 28, 2009
There were more than plenty DC journos on hand last night at the St. Regis Hotel to see David Axelrod introduce David Brooks as The Week's ... [FishbowlDC]

Young and the Press List - Posted April 17, 2009
Some on the "press list" and some on the "guest list," journos came out in swarms to last night's Young and the Guest List party hosted by Washington Life Magazine. The super-chic soiree was held at last year's site for ARTOMATIC - a soon-to-be occupied office building on 1st St.... [FishbowlDC]

Photo Exhibit "Character Project" Opens In DC In Style - Posted April 3, 2009
From photo exhib... [FishbowlDC]

It's Here. Washington Life's 2009 The Young & The Guest List - Posted March 9, 2009
And now the moment we've all been waiting with bated breath for... Washington Life Magazine's 2009 The Young & the Guest List is here. The annual collection of 250 of the "mo... [FishbowlDC]

Anchor Dad - Posted March 6, 2009
The new People Magazine has a two-page spread on Meet the Press' David Gregory. Excerpts from this morning's Playbook: "The host of 'Meet the Press' unwinds at home, where talk of politics isn't nearly as important as what's for breakfast," by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall: "The interviewer whose talent Gregory most admires isn't... [FishbowlDC]

Journos' Picks for Restaurant Week - Posted February 19, 2009
It's Restaurant Week in DC so we checked in with a few DC media-types for their picks of favorite local restaurants and dishes... CBS' Steve Chaggaris: The Parthenon in Chevy Chase DC. It took me years to find authentic Greek food in this town that tastes as good as homemade- and aside... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.17.09 - Posted February 17, 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 or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

"Getting There is Half the Fun; Being There is All of It!" - Posted February 11, 2009
Did you know Bob Schieffer's favorite film is Being There? Quite fittingly, it's the story of a man who simply regurgitates everything he's heard on TV, and in doing so, becomes the st... [FishbowlDC]

On Day One, Moderator Meets the Press That Will Cover Him - Posted December 7, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist For a guy who has busted moves with Karl Rove and Mary J. Blige, Davi... [TVNewser]

NBC Makes It Official: Gregory Is New "Meet" Host - Posted December 7, 2008
Discuss amongst yourselves. Betsy Fischer remains on as executive producer. David Shuster will fill in on Gregory's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory Named Moderator of Meet the Press - Posted December 7, 2008
After a week of speculation, NBC's Tom Brokaw made it official this morning — David Gregory will become the next moderator of Meet the Press, the longest running show on telev... [TVNewser]

HuffPo, Gregory and "Meet" - Posted December 2, 2008
>UPDATE: Politico's Mike Allen hears what Danny Shea is hearing, adding another layer of credibility to the Gregory story. ("Enjoying a gravitas boost from his prematurely salt-and-pepper mane and friendships with Tom Brokaw and other of the legendary figures of NBC News, Gregory quickly became one of the biggest network stars... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.26.08 - Posted November 26, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Email us and give us your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort... [FishbowlDC]

About Tonight... - Posted November 4, 2008
(Photo Credit) Where will you be watching tonight's election results? We've asked all sorts of journos for their evening plans and they include an Atlanta hotel room, the Phoenix Biltmore, and Champs Sports Bar in Cincinnati. Join us after the jump... ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Is This 40 year old? - Posted October 14, 2008
Find out after the jump... ... [FishbowlDC]

Fischer Remembers Russert - Posted July 29, 2008
In the latest Washington Life magazine, Betsy Fischer's remembrance of Tim Russert (she also delivered these remarks at the Kennedy Center memorial service) is featured. See the text aft... [FishbowlDC]

Party Video: A Dinner For Katherine O'Hearn - Posted July 11, 2008
At The Palm restaurant Thursday night, Washingtonians came out to toast Katherine O'Hearn, who has taken a new position at ABC News. Attendees: Katherine O'Hearn, Tammy Haddad, ... [FishbowlDC]

Congrats Betsy! - Posted March 11, 2008
"Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer has been named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tammy Haddad's 50th: The Video - Posted December 14, 2007
At tonight's 50th birthday party for Tammy Haddad (held at Hilary Rosen's Kalorama home), the highlight (save the late night dancing) was a tribute video put together by "Meet the Press"'s Betsy Fischer that featured tributes from all sorts of media notables. We're working on getting the full video posted later, but... [FishbowlDC]

A Toast For Betsy's 16th - Posted November 15, 2007
Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham hosted a lunch for "Meet the Press"'s Betsy Fischer yesterday, to celebrate Fischer's 16 years with the program. VIPs included Mary Matalin, Andrea Mitchell, Tammy Haddad, Dee Dee Myers, Capricia Marshall, Katie Thompson, Susan Hi... [FishbowlDC]

Katherine O'Hearn: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted August 16, 2007
Say hello to ABC's "This Week" Executive Producer Katherine O'Hearn, whose "McSteamy v. McDreamy" answer may be the finest yet in our FishbowlDC interview series. What word do you routinely misspell? THE. It always comes out TEH on the Blackberry. Every. Single. Time. What's the name of your cell phone ring? Ring Tone... [FishbowlDC]

Betsy Fischer: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted August 14, 2007
Say hello to "Meet the Press"'s Betsy Fischer. What word do you routinely misspell? Millennium. I had a rough 1999. What's the name of your cell phone ring? It's called "free" - not sure why. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30am When did you last cry and why? Last week when... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 06.13.07 - Posted June 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. Third party in '08? You think it is not going to happen. An ABC release announced, "For the seventh consecutive week, ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the Press's 60th Anniversary - Posted April 16, 2007
Betsy Fischer, executive producer, and Tim Russert, moderator, "Meet the Press." Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press. TVWeek marks "Meet the Press"'s 60th Anniversary with several interesting features. A Q&A with Tim Russert. TVWeek: How doe... [FishbowlDC]