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American Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Beheaded by ISIS - Posted September 2, 2014
Two weeks after James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, American journalist ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Cronkite, Ross, Todd - Posted June 26, 2014
KAET-TV will become part of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication next week. The PBS station, which had been run by ASU's Office of Public Affairs, will be the largest media organization operated by a journalism school in the world. ABC's Brian Ross took home a ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Baker Named Senior Broadcast Producer for 'Nightline' - Posted May 9, 2014
Beginning May 27, "Nightline" will have a new senior broadcast producer: Steve Baker, who rejoins ABC News after two years working for "Entertainment Tonight" on the West Coast. "I am confident that Steve's knack for finding compelling narrat... [TVNewser]

CPI Hires Media Relations Specialist in Wake of Pulitzer Controversy - Posted April 28, 2014
Fresh off their controversial Pulitzer win, the Center for Public Integrity announced today the hiring of a new Media Relations Specialist, William G... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan For First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings - Posted April 11, 2014
The broadcast and cable networks will devote special coverage this weekend and next week to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Here's what they have planned. NBC News: Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Ron Steele Celebrates 40 Years with KWWL - Posted March 31, 2014
KWWL news anchor Ron Steele marks his 40th year at the Waterloo, IA, NBC affiliate Tuesday. Steele came to KWWL in April 1974 as sports director, then later made the switch to news. ... [TVSpy]

Newsmagazines Dominate Saturday Night on Broadcast TV - Posted March 16, 2014
The news divisions of the big three broadcasters dominated prime time last night. "20/20" at 10pmET/PT was the night's No. 1 show drawing 5.51 million viewers, and a 1.1 A18-49 rating, more than doubling CBS's "48 Hours" in the time period in viewers and in the demo. The hour featured a... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Wahl, Ross, Ruhle - Posted March 6, 2014
Liz Wahl, the RT anchor who quit at the end of show yesterday will be on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" today. Will Fox News offer Wahl, who once was an intern at the channel, a job? Find out at 4pmET. ... [TVNewser]

ABC Has 'Exclusive' Sochi Report ... Two Days After it Aired on CBS - Posted January 30, 2014
With the Sochi Olympics set to start a week from today, ABC News has been touting an "exclusive investigation" into charges of corruption at the Games. For a report that aired on "World News" and "Nightline" Wednesday, Brian Ro... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ross, Philbin, Kelly-Brown - Posted January 29, 2014
ABC's Brian Ross hit a jaywalking pedestrian outside the network's headquarters Sunday evening. Ross says he was "slowly" pulling up to his parking spot when a 52-year-old former taxi driver walked in front of his BMW. The man suffered a broken arm, bruises and back pain. ... [TVNewser]

'20/20' Repeats Ratings High For Second Time In Two Weeks - Posted November 4, 2013
On Friday night, ABC's "20/20" kept up its ratings momentum, drawing its biggest audience in 18 months, since February, 2012, for the second straight week. The show, airing at 10pmET/9pmCT, was the #1 newsmagaz... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Walters, Olbermann, Tufts - Posted August 8, 2013
Barbara Walters and Brian Ross are following the story of Paul Fronczak, the man who was believed to be a baby stolen from a Chicago hospital 50 years ago, until he took a DNA test. Walters and Ross try to figure out his true background. More below. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Walters, Olbermann, Tufts - Posted August 8, 2013
Barbara Walters and Brian Ross are following the story of Paul Fronczak, the man who was believed to be a baby stolen from a Chicago hospital 50 years ago, until he took a DNA test. Walters and Ross try to figure out his true background. More below. ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Investigative Team Honored For Reports on Factory Conditions in Bangladesh - Posted May 9, 2013
ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross and three investigative producers were presented with the 2013 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism this week. Ross and ... [TVNewser]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama's remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason... [TVNewser]

NBC News Hires Richard Esposito and Mark Schone From ABC News - Posted April 3, 2013
NBC News is expanding its investigative reporting unit with two hires from ABC News, Richard Esposito and Mark Schone. Esposito brings more than 30... [TVNewser]

Disney CEO Defends ABC News, ESPN Standards At Shareholders Meeting - Posted March 7, 2013
The Disney annual shareholders meeting is always an interesting one to listen to. With such a wide range of shareholders, from various public and private groups, from across the country and across all persuasions, some of the questions can be... memorable. There was a question a few years... [TVNewser]

ABC News Praised for Restraint in Menendez Prostitution Reporting - Posted March 6, 2013
On "Good Morning America" today, Brian Ross explained why the network held off for months in reporting the sex allegations against New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez... [TVNewser]

ABC News Wins Five Gracie Awards - Posted February 27, 2013
The winners of the 2013 Gracie Awards have been announced. ABC News leads the way with five Gracies, including for outstanding reporter/correspondent Martha Raddatz, outstanding anchor ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Backtracks Again After Faulty Tony Scott Report - Posted August 21, 2012
[caption id="attachment_142296" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Tony Scott"][/caption] Famed producer and director Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance) committee suicide on Sunday, and Monday morning ABC News had a big exclusive: Scott had inoperable brain cancer, an... [TVNewser]

ABC News Chief: 'Stern and Serious' Talk With Brian Ross After Colorado Mistake - Posted July 27, 2012
ABC News held its panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, and ABC News president Ben Sherwood had plenty to talk about. He was pressed about the mistake made by ... [TVNewser]

How Wrong Was ABC News' Brian Ross? - Posted July 24, 2012
Brian Ross' week ended with a bang Friday. While reporting on the Aurora theater shooting, the ABC News journalist said live on the air that he found someone who shared the same name as the alleged shooter on a local tea party group's... [FishbowlDC]

'The Daily Show' Takes ABC's Brian Ross To Task - Posted July 24, 2012
ABC's Brian Ross was the subject of a segment on "The Daily Show" for his Colorado "Tea Party" comments last week. Host Jon Stewart introduced the new segment "What Story Does a Guy Ha... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: ABC's Brian Ross Gets Story Wrong, 'Morning Joe' Forgoes Shooting for Politics - Posted July 20, 2012
Breaking news events are chaotic affairs, often riddled with mistakes and misinformation as reporters sift through what happened to get at the truth. That said, there were some moments of TV news coverage that caught the attention of viewers this morning... in a very bad way. On ABC's "Good Morning America" chief... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted June 25, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) A book signing not to miss: WaPo Associate Editor and Pultizer Prize-winner David Maraniss will be at Politics & Prose ... [FishbowlDC]

The Morning Ticker: Ross, Rose, Zakaria... - Posted June 7, 2012
Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Unit have won two Deadline Awards in the categories of Best Television Feature and Spot News Reporting. The winning feature piece, "Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed," is also the recipient of five other awards, including a Peabody and a George Polk Award. "CBS This Morning"... [TVNewser]

Al Qaeda Considered Offering Exclusive Bin Laden Interview To a U.S. Network For 9/11 10th Anniversary - Posted May 3, 2012
Back in March, we linked to a Washington Post article that cited internal Al Qaeda memos seized at the home of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Th... [TVNewser]

ABC, CNN Take Home SPJ Awards - Posted April 10, 2012
The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the Sigma Delta Chi awards. ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the Breaking News award for ABC's coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. ABC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC, CNN Take Home SPJ Awards - Posted April 10, 2012
The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the Sigma Delta Chi awards. ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the Breaking News award for ABC's coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. ABC's ... [FishbowlNY]

TaxMasters Bankuptcy Screws CNN, Fox News, MSNBC - Posted April 4, 2012
If you have watched cable news for any extended period of time, you are certainly familiar with TaxMasters, the company that claims that it will help you resolve all of your tax issues. Perhaps TaxMasters could have benefited from its own advice, as it has filed for bankruptcy protection following a... [TVNewser]

CNN, ABC, CBS, The BBC and Al Jazeera Among 2012 Peabody Award Winners - Posted April 4, 2012
The 2012 Peabody Award winners have been announced, and there are lots of winners from the world of TV news. CNN is taking home three Peabodys, one for its coverage of last year's Arab Spring uprising, another for "CNN Heroes" and the last for "F... [TVNewser]

More From Al Qaeda Media Adviser: Mixed Feelings for CNN, Praise for 'Brian Russ' and ABC, Says MSNBC Has Gone Downhill Since Olbermann Left - Posted March 22, 2012
This Al Qaeda media strategy story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Last week we noted that ... [TVNewser]

ABC News, Al Jazeera Among Polk Award Winners - Posted February 21, 2012
Long Island University announced the winners of its prestigious Polk Awards Tuesday morning, and among the winners are ABC News, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg. ABC News' Brian Ross and ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Rossen to Lead New Investigative Unit for 'Today' - Posted January 31, 2012
NBC News correspondent Jeff Rossen is getting a promotion. He's been named National Investigative Correspondent for the "Today" show. Rossen will lead the newly created investigative unit, "Rossen Reports," for the morning program. ... [TVNewser]

Marianne Gingrich Helps 'Nightline' to #1 - Posted January 26, 2012
After a few weeks of landing in second place in late night, "Nightline" was back on top last week, thanks in part to Brian Ross's interview with Marianne Gingrich... [TVNewser]

Cable News Plays up ABC News Exclusive with Newt Gingrich's Ex-Wife - Posted January 19, 2012
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Drudge: ABC News Interviews Gingrich Ex, Debating Whether To Air Before Primary - Posted January 18, 2012
14 years ago this week, a little website called The Drudge Report posted a story claiming that Newsweek had killed a story about President Clinton having an inappropriate affair with an intern. This evening, Drudge has a similar--albeit less explosive--scoop. Drudge... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Drudge: ABC News Interviews Gingrich Ex, Debating Whether To Air Before Primary - Posted January 18, 2012
14 years ago this week, a little website called The Drudge Report posted a story claiming that Newsweek had killed a story about President Clinton having an inappropriate affair with an intern. This evening, Drudge has a similar--albeit less explosive--scoop. Drudge... [FishbowlNY]

Drudge: ABC News Interviews Gingrich Ex, Debating Whether To Air Before Primary - Posted January 18, 2012
14 years ago this week, a little website called The Drudge Report posted a story claiming that Newsweek had killed a story about President Clinton having an inappropriate affair with an intern. This evening, Drudge has a similar--albeit less explosive--scoop. Drudge... [TVNewser]

ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot - Posted October 26, 2011
Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan's West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. "Never in the history of the industry has ther... [TVNewser]

The Late-Night Headache Story - Posted July 19, 2011
At 10:38 p.m. last night, The Daily Caller broke a story by ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Takes Home Top Murrow Award, ABC News, CBS News and CNN Also Honored - Posted June 14, 2011
RTDNA announced the winners of its 2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the broadcast news divisions were once again the big winners. NBC News took home the top prize, the award for "Overall Excellence" fo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Takes Home Top Murrow Award, ABC News, CBS News and CNN Also Honored - Posted June 14, 2011
RTDNA announced the winners of its 2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the broadcast news divisions were once again the big winners. NBC News took home the top prize, the award for "Overall Excellence" fo... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Publishes Enhanced eBook on Osama Bin Laden - Posted June 9, 2011
ABC News has published a video enhanced eBook entitled Target: Bin Laden - The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One. The following writers contributed to this title: chief white house correspondent Jake Tapper, senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, eyewi... [GalleyCat]

ABC News Investigates Regular Cable News Advertiser Accused Of Fraud - Posted April 14, 2011
If you have ever spent an extended period of time watching Fox News or CNN, you have probably seen an advertisement for TaxMasters, a company which promises to help people reduce the amount of money they owe the IRS. On last night's "World News" and "Nightline," ABC News ... [TVNewser]

Former ABC News Staffer Dies At 25 - Posted March 8, 2011
Former ABC News Investigative Unit staffer Rehab El-Buri died on Sunday at the age of 25, after battling cancer. El-Buri started at ABC as a desk assistant, and worked her way up to become a key member of the Investigative Unit led by Brian Ross. She left the unit last year dedicate... [TVNewser]

And the 2011 duPont Awards go to... - Posted December 22, 2010
Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announced the winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards today. Among the 13 winners of a silver baton were ABC News, BBC America, CBS News, and PBS. ... [TVNewser]

WATCH: As Diane Sawyer Turns 65, ABC Colleagues 'Say a Little Prayer' - Posted December 22, 2010
Today marks a milestone for Diane Sawyer: it's her 65th birthday. No word from the network about the anchor's plans for celebrating today, but Sawyer sure got a birthday surprise a few days in advance. Last Friday, during what seemed to be another routine day at ABC News, Sawyer was more than... [TVNewser]

ABC News' Brian Ross & The Newark Airport Threat - Posted December 21, 2010
ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross was the lead on "Good Morning America" Monday morning to report on the 12 men in three British cities who'd been arrested hours earlier for allegedly orchestrating a major bomb plot. But a p... [TVNewser]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [FishbowlNY]

Investigative Reporter, Brian Ross, Latest Investigation Too Close to Home - Posted November 30, 2010
[caption id="attachment_41644" align="alignright" width="240" caption="(Maureen Kirby Dore)"][/caption] ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross wrote up a post on "... [TVNewser]

Brian Ross Home Damaged in Fire - Posted November 30, 2010
A fire gutted part of the Sharon, CT home of ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross Monday afternoon. Ross used the house on weekends and in summers and fronted several live shots from an office in the home (left) which was destroyed in the fire. According to th... [TVNewser]

Brian Ross talks to 'The View' Ladies about Terrorism - Posted November 1, 2010
After working through the weekend covering the cargo plane scare, ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross sat down with the ladies of "The View" this morning to talk about Friday's ... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With HuffPost Hill's Eliot Nelson - Posted October 15, 2010
Say hello to HuffPost Hill's writer Eliot Nelson. He's the humorous voice behind H... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the New TVNewser - Posted September 27, 2010
Molly Stark Dean joins us today as the co-editor of TVNewser. Molly comes to mediabistro.com from Fox News Channel where she was an editor on the Assignment Desk. She's been working in news most of her life beginning in high school where her school was a CNN student bureau. Molly interned in... [TVNewser]

Blago Begins Making the Rounds Post-Trial - Posted August 19, 2010
Three days after being found guilty on one of 24 counts in the case against him -- the jury was hung on the others -- former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will begin making the network news show rounds. Tomorrow, he will be... [TVNewser]

ABC News' Brian Ross Investigating Glenn Beck Advertiser - Posted July 19, 2010
ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross is setting his sights on Fox News Channel host ... [TVNewser]

2010 Gerald Loeb Finalists Announced - Posted May 25, 2010
UCLA's Anderson School of Management announced the honorees for its 2010 Gerald Loeb awards for "journalists who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy." Here are the finalists for the television category: B... [TVNewser]

Report: Toyota Prepped PR Plan To Discredit Witnesses During Recall - Posted May 17, 2010
Given the company's public statements at the time, it's not surprising that Toyota had developed a PR program to discredit two major witnesses in relation to... [PRNewser]

Obama Delivers Statement on Arrest in Attempted Bombing - Posted May 4, 2010
President Obama delivered a statement this morning at 11:06amET on the arrest of a suspect in the weekend's failed Times Square bombing. The president had been scheduled to speak at the Business Council about rebuilding the economy. Diane Sawyer anchored a special report for ABC News with with correspondents Brian Ross... [TVNewser]

ABC News Responds to Toyota's Demands For Retraction, Apology - Posted March 19, 2010
ABC News responded last night to Toyota's demands for a retraction of and apology for a Brian Ross report about the car maker's acceleration issues. Last month, one of Ross's reports featured an acceleration test conducted by Prof. David Gilbert. ... [TVNewser]

Toyota Asks ABC News For Retraction and Apology - Posted March 18, 2010
Toyota is continuing its attack on an ABC News segment by Brian Ross that contained faulty reporting when showing how Toyota cars could produce unintended acceleration. Gawker posted a copy... [PRNewser]

Is It Wise For Toyota PR To Attack ABC News Segment? - Posted March 9, 2010
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Toyota Goes After ABC News Report - Posted March 8, 2010
ABC News and investigative reporter Brian Ross have been delivering the most prominent television reports on Toyota's recent electronic acceleration system issues. Today, Toyota put on a full demonstration and put out a ... [TVNewser]

Toyota & Healthcare on Reliable Sources - Posted February 27, 2010
Tomorrow on Reliable Sources (11amET on CNN), Howard Kurtz talks with ABC News correspondent Brian Ross and his former NBC colleague Fred Francis about the media coverage of the Toyota recalls and congressional testimony. Also, WaPo's Dana Milbank... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview: 02.28.10 - Posted February 26, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), WH Director of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), President and CEO of National Urban League Marc Morial, BBC's Katy Kay and Atlantic Media's Ron Brownstein. &... [FishbowlDC]

Toyota Dealers Pull Ads from ABC Stations for 'Excessive Reporting' - Posted February 8, 2010
ABC News reports that Toyota dealers have decided to remove their television advertisements from ABC affiliates in the Southeast in reaction to recent reporting by the network and ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Investigation Has Major Impact for Toyota - Posted January 27, 2010
The news about Toyota halting sales of eight popular models and the recall of 2.3 million vehicles, has been widely reported across the broadcast and cable news networks today. And it was reporting from ABC News investigative ... [TVNewser]

'20/20' Wins Friday's 10pm Hour Building on Telethon Lead-in - Posted January 23, 2010
According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the "Hope for Haiti Now" concert averaged more than 15 million viewers across the four broadcast networks last night (fast national data). The big three networks spread the viewers rather evenly: ABC averaged 4.65M Total Viewers to NBC's 4.5M, and CBS's 4.47M. FOX added another... [TVNewser]

Investigative Reporting, Without Getting Burned - Posted January 23, 2010
Call it esprit de car. Brian Ross' investigative reports on "runaway Toyotas" have led to two massive recalls, including Thursday's announcement of an additional 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals. For Ross, ABC's chief investigative corresp... [TVNewser]

ABC 'World News' Issues Correction - Posted December 31, 2009
ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross was the first reporter to show the alleged underwear bomber's hiding place -- his unde... [TVNewser]

ABC News Obtains Photos of Flight 253 Explosives Sewn into Suspect's Underwear - Posted December 28, 2009
ABC News has obtained four images of the bomb smuggled onto Northwest Airlines flight 253 last Friday. The photos, first broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" as pa... [TVNewser]

'World News' EP Uses the Web for More 'Real Feel' - Posted December 22, 2009
While the new "World News with Diane Sawyer" premiered on ABC last night, one longtime Web production -- the daily World News Webcast -- is taking a break. "We put the Webcast on hiatus," show EP Jon Banner tells WebNewser. Banner has added new elements to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

After the Show, Party in Times Square - Posted December 11, 2009
After yesterday's "Rock and roll" meeting, as GMA senior EP Jim Murphy called it, which introduced the new anchor team, after today's show, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Expanded 'World News' Tonight - Posted November 6, 2009
"World News with Charles Gibson" will air a special one-hour edition tonight focused on yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood. Bob Woodruff, Terry Moran and Ryan Owens will report from Texas on the investigation, the victims and the heroic first respon... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Shooting at Fort Hood - Posted November 5, 2009
In the 3pmET hour, the cable networks all covered breaking news of a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas near a soldier readiness processing center. (AP story) Early reports had casualties at 7 dead and 20 injured. One suspect was in custody and two others were at large. > Update: As of an Army... [TVNewser]

CBS, NBC Newsers Pick up Murrow Awards - Posted October 13, 2009
The ballroom at New York's Grand Hyatt was packed last night with local and national tvnewsers celebrating the best in the business as recognized by the RTNDA - Radio and TV News Directors Association. At the start of the event, Stacey Woelfel, the chairman of the organization,... [TVNewser]

Brian Ross: 'We Got a Rare Insight into a Chapter of American History' - Posted October 1, 2009
TVNewser dropped by ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book party last night at ABC's Times Square studios. "The Madoff Chronicles" hit store shelves this week and many of Ross' colleagues were on hand to congratulate him last night. ABC "World News" anch... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.29.09 - Posted September 29, 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]

2009 RTNDA Awards Presenters Announced - Posted September 28, 2009
The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced the presenter list for this year's awards: • Hoda Kotb, NBC News • Russ Mitchell, CBS News • ... [TVNewser]

Sept 11th Anniversary Broadcast Network Plans - Posted September 11, 2009
Here are the broadcast network news plans to commemorate the anniversary of September 11th: This morning, "Good Morning America" will have reports from Martha Raddatz and Brian Ross... [TVNewser]

A Look At The Future Of Investigative Reporting, Just In Time For IRE Conference - Posted June 10, 2009
TVNewser contributor Alissa Krinsky's timing sure is good. She has a piece up on the future of investigative journalism just in time for the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference this weekend, held this year in Baltimore. Krinsky also interviews ... [FishbowlDC]

What Does The Future Hold For Investigative TV Reporting? - Posted June 10, 2009
Alissa Krinsky TVNewser Contributor "It's overblown," says CNN Special Investigations Unit correspondent Drew Griffin, responding to those who forecast doom and gloom for investigative TV jo... [TVNewser]

ABCNews's Disappearing Torture Interview - Posted May 4, 2009
After the uproar last week begun by a New York Times story about an ABC News interview with a former CIA officer, an emailer notes a strange coincidence on the ABCNews.com homepage. The video of the "exclusive" interview can't be seen. When you click on what is supposed to be Br... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Short Takes: ABC, CBS, BBC.. - Posted April 30, 2009
• ABC's Brian Ross will file a report on torture tonight for World News and it will include details from John Kiriakou. Ross' use of Kirakou as a source in earlier reporting was the focus of ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List: 100 Days - Posted April 29, 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. It is day 100 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Ross' Reporting Questioned by NYTimes; NYTimes Reporting Questioned by Source - Posted April 28, 2009
The NYTimes' Brian Stelter takes on the reporting of ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross in a front page story in today's paper. And this aftern... [TVNewser]

Investigative Producer Jumps from ABC to CBS - Posted March 16, 2009
12-year ABC News veteran Len Tepper is switching networks, heading to CBS News. For the last three years, Tepper has been a producer with Brian Ross' investigative team. In a farewell email, obtained by TVNewser, Tepper calls Ross, "the hardest working correspondent in the business. His drive and energy motivates people... [TVNewser]

Bernie is the New Britney for News Shows - Posted March 13, 2009
With so many facets to the larger story of this dismal economy (jobs lost, stocks tanked, banks bailed out, states stimulated) there is more of the kind of news to go around that outrages the little guy — the kind of person who loves nothing more than to go home, plunk... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ross, Concorde, Rather... - Posted February 20, 2009
> ABC's Brian Ross, and his team, are on the hunt for Bernie Madoff's billions. The search is leading them to Switzerland and Africa. The report tonight on World News with Charles Gibson.... [TVNewser]

Accused Scammer Told CNBC in May '08 "It Is Fun Being a Billionaire" - Posted February 18, 2009
R. Allen Stanford is currently accused of cheating 50,000 customers out of $8 billion, and has gone missing. In the ABC News story this morning on Good Morning Ameri... [TVNewser]

ABCNews.com's January Boost - Posted February 11, 2009
ABCNews.com has released its January numbers, and like the Websites of other news organizations, ABCNews.com saw a boost thanks to the inauguration. The site had 22.1 million unique visitors in January, up 24% month-over-month. Video views increased 50% year-over-year. ABC News' mobile site, m.abcnews.com, increased 5% in page views versus the previous... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

All Day Donaldson on ABC News NOW - Posted January 15, 2009
As part of ABC's Presidential Inauguration coverage, ABC News Digital will live stream the oath of office and Pres. Obama's inaugural address. This is the first time ABCNews.com has live streamed an event on their homepage and it will be in 16 x 9 widescreen. Oh, and it's sponsored by Audi. The... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC and CNN Win duPont Awards - Posted January 13, 2009
ABC and CNN will pick up two of the 13 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in 2009. The duPont Awards are given out each year for excellence in broadcast journalism. ABC News (... [TVNewser]

Times Square Transformed For ABC Election Night - Posted November 4, 2008
After stopping by the CNN viewing party in Duffy Square we headed a few blocks south to ABC's Times Square studios. As we walked in, GMA Weekend anchor Bill Weir was heading outside to begin live shots for the network's coverage. On the second floor... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.17.08 - Posted October 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. 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. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Sarah Palin Tried to Ban Library Books According to ABC Report - Posted September 11, 2008
This is a Brian Ross report on ... [FishbowlLA]

The Hate Hits Close to Home for ABC News Correspondent - Posted September 9, 2008
The rooftop terrace at New York's Empire Hotel was a fitting location for the launch party of ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto's new book, "Against US." Through stunning interviews and a riveting narrative, Sciutto reports on the growing pan-Arab hatred toward Western im... [TVNewser]

A Ross Raid - Posted September 2, 2008
That was ABC's Brian Ross trying eagerly to get into the Coalition for a Conservative Majority's party at Aqua nightclub last night. We hear that Ross was made to leave the party three times by cops. Ross is reportedly working on a piece on whether staffers and lawmakers are violating ethics... [FishbowlDC]

12 Year Later, Money Trail Still Ruffling Feathers - Posted August 27, 2008
Perhaps the greatest indication of the impact of Brian Ross's investigative work at the Conventions occurred today when Denver police arrested one of his produce... [TVNewser]

Denver Police Arrest ABC News Reporter - Posted August 27, 2008
A reporter with Brian Ross's investigative team at ABC News was arrested today for taking pictures of Democratic Senators and VIP donors as they left a private meeting at the Brown's Palace Hotel in Denver. Police arrested ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. 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. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Edwards Affair: ABC's Ross Followed The Money - Posted August 10, 2008
ABC's Brian Ross was a guest of Howard Kurtz' today on Reliable Sources. Ross talked about how the ABC News investigative unit was able to piece together the details that led to John Edwards admitting his affair with ... [TVNewser]

Rosen Takes On Ross - Posted August 7, 2008
Jay Rosen has been leading the charge in holding ABC News accountable for its earlier reporting on the anthrax case. This week Dan Gillmor and I posted our questions for ABC News about its reporting in October, 2001 linking anthrax attacks in the US to Iraq. ... [FishbowlDC]

Ross Responds to "Vital Questions" About Anthrax Report - Posted August 6, 2008
The ongoing anthrax case appears to be over, as more information is revealed following the suicide of the leading suspect, Army scientist Bruce Ivins. But with the end of the... [TVNewser]

And The Emmy Goes To... - Posted July 15, 2008
The nominations for the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today, and leading the pack is PBS with 38 nods, more than double any other news organization. ABC and CBS are tied for second with 17 nominations and NBC has 14.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.12.07 - Posted November 12, 2007
Good morning Washington. Hooray for hair conditioner. An ABC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 29, 2007, ABC News' 'Nightline' increased among total viewers and Adults 25-54 compared to last year while both CBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.24.07 - Posted October 24, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think global warming is no big deal. An ABC release announced, "For the twenty-fourth time in twenty-six weeks, 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Adults 25-54. The ABC broadcast averaged a 2.1/9 a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.14.07 - Posted September 14, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you open up new web pages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window. And most of you are sorta geeky too. A NBC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' was the No.... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.13.07 - Posted September 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. The "Biggest Tuesday In Hip-Hop History" -- 50 Cent. We hear Savannah Guthrie is a new general bureau correspondent for NBC. Another tipster tells us, "Peter Hamby, who used to be t... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Vet To Oversee Investigative Unit - Posted July 18, 2007
This morning, ABC News president David Westin announced Rhonda Schwartz will now lead the investigative unit. Westin, from the press release: "Rhonda is a wonderful reporter and skilled producer whose work is a source of great pride for ABC News." Before ABC, Schwartz spent more than 20 years at NBC News... [TVNewser]

Did ABC Not Find Sitting, D.C. Madam-Frequenting U.S. Senator Newsworthy? - Posted July 10, 2007
ABC's Brian Ross, after viewing the so-called D.C. Madam's client list, quoted in May: "[The Palfrey clients'] names won't mean anything to our audience," Ross said in an interview. "They just weren't n... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Did ABC Not Find Sitting, D.C. Madam-Frequenting U.S. Senator Newsworthy? - Posted July 10, 2007
ABC's Brian Ross, after viewing the so-called D.C. Madam's client list, quoted in May: "[The Palfrey clients'] names won't mean anything to our audience," Ross said in an interview. "They just weren't n... [FishbowlNY]

DC Madam: ABC News "Did A Tremendous Disservice To The American People" - Posted July 2, 2007
The latest email from Deborah Jeane Palfrey, aka the 'DC Madam,' mentions her deal with ABC News: Simultaneously, during the period when the decision to take the records off the market was made, Senior Executive Producer Rhonda Schwartz for Brian Ross, of ABC News, in New York approached Mr. Sibley and me... [FishbowlDC]

Fallout Over ABC News' Iran Covert Action Report - Posted May 23, 2007
It's not just D.C. Madams slamming ABC News: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemned a lightning rod report by ABC News investigative wunderkind Bri... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fallout Over ABC News' Iran Covert Action Report - Posted May 23, 2007
It's not just D.C. Madams slamming ABC News: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemned a lightning rod report by ABC News investigative wunderkind Bri... [FishbowlNY]

Ross: "television's most visible serious investigative journalist - Posted May 15, 2007
Sure that whole DC Madam thing didn't turn out as juicy as ABC would have liked but whatevs... At the very least, ABC News' Brian Ross figured he'd find a White House official, prominent lobbyist or a congressman when he was handed a stack of phone records from a Washington, D.C. escort... [FishbowlDC]

Hatfill To Subpoena Journos...Again - Posted May 7, 2007
The first time around, scientist Steven Hatfill subpoenaed Newsweek's Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, ABC's Brian Ross, The Washington Post's Allan Lengel, CBS's Jim Stewart, and USA Today's' Toni Locy. But he ain't done yet: This time, Hatfill has subpoenaed eight news organizations, inclu... [FishbowlDC]

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