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Al Jazeera America On The Hunt For Chief - Posted May 6, 2013
TheWrap's Sharon Waxman weighs in on Al Jazeera America, which is currently on the lookout for a chief executive to run the new channel, which will take over the cha... [TVNewser]

Literary Agency Owner Caren Bohrman Passes Away After Long Battle with Cancer - Posted November 20, 2012
The close-knit LA literary agency community is in mourning today following the death over the weekend of Caren Bohrman. She was 56. As owner of The Bohrman Agency, she brokered screenwriter deals for such major Hollywood films as the remake of The Fugitive. Her brother, David, is president ... [FishbowlLA]

Current TV's Convention Coverage Has Heavy Emphasis on Twitter - Posted August 23, 2012
Current TV knows that it is an underdog when it comes to convention coverage. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS and C-SPAN will all be going big in Tampa and Charlotte, so why bother following the pack? Instead, Current will produce its coverage from New York, where ... [TVNewser]

Is 'Unconventional Wisdom' What CNN Needs? - Posted August 6, 2012
Despite the cancellation of CNN's "John King, USA" and the recent announcement by Worldwide CEO Jim Walton that he's a goner by the end of the year, the CNN DC bureau is trying to remain relevant. So last week they... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV Bets on Progressive Radio Stars Bill Press, Stephanie Miller - Posted August 3, 2012
During his time at MSNBC, programming executive David Bohrman took the bold step of giving radio personality Don Imus a TV simulcast. Those would turn out to be the earliest days of what is now a booming cable format, especially at Current, where Bohrman is currently president. ... [GalleyCat]

Current TV Bets on Progressive Radio Stars Bill Press, Stephanie Miller - Posted August 3, 2012
During his time at MSNBC, programming executive David Bohrman took the bold step of giving radio personality Don Imus a TV simulcast. Those would turn out to be the earliest days of what is now a booming cable format, especially at Current, where Bohrman is currently president. ... [FishbowlLA]

David Bohrman Remembers Sally Ride - Posted July 24, 2012
The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, died yesterday at the age of 61. Before she was ever an astronaut, Ride was a teaching assistant at Stanford University. One of her students was a man named David Bohrman, now the president of Current TV, and fo... [TVNewser]

Ex-CNN Executive Busted Putting Dog Poop In Neighbor's Mailbox - Posted May 21, 2012
File this story under "weird." Former CNN political director and CNN Headline News president Bob Furnad was busted by a local CBS affiliate in Atlanta placing dog poop in his neighbor's mailbox. Apparently there was some sort of ongoing feud between Furnad and his neighbors, who caught him, er, brown-handed on... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Gets Serious on David Letterman - Posted April 3, 2012
After his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this evening, Keith Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Watch Out Other TV News Outlets: CNN Wants To Trademark Its 'Magic Wall' - Posted January 27, 2012
CNN has long featured technological gadgetry in its programming, but none has been as successful as its "Magic Wall," popularized by John King during the 2008 primaries. The multi-touch display has been so successful that essen... [TVNewser]

'World News Now' Celebrates 20 Years - Posted January 6, 2012
While NBC celebrates 60 years of "Today" next week, today ABC is marking 20 years of "World News Now." ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls the overnight news show, "the unsung hero of our news division." And to the production team, "You all have the confidence and creativity to take risks... [TVNewser]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [Fishbowl NY]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [FishbowlNY]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Mark Berniker Named EP of Current TV's 'War Room' - Posted December 12, 2011
[caption id="attachment_102193" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Jennifer Granholm"][/caption] Now we know where former Bloomberg TV producer Mark Berniker went... [TVNewser]

With Focus on Progressive Talk, Current TV Cuts 'Vanguard' News Staff - Posted December 5, 2011
With Current TV continuing to pivot its format toward progressive news and opinion, the company's news unit is paying the price. Brian Stelter at the New York Times writes that "Vanguard," the critically-acclaimed if under-watched documentary series on the channel... [TVNewser]

Former Fox Business Network Exec joins Current TV - Posted September 22, 2011
Yet another appointment to tell you about at Current TV. Terry Baker is joining Current as executive VP of production. Until last December, Baker was Executive Producer for primetime and weekend programming at Fox Business Network. He was part of the network's 2007 launch, creating and developing seven of the network's programs.... [TVNewser]

The Guy Who Brought You CNN Holograms, is Going to Current TV - Posted September 21, 2011
Current TV President, David Bohrman has named Jason Odell as Executive Vice President of Technology for the network. Odell, who has worked for CNN and N... [TVNewser]

Current TV Hires New Executive Vice President of Technology - Posted September 21, 2011
Current TV continues to staff up. One day after Cenk Uygur took his online show to Current, the network has announced it's hiring CNN and NBC vet Jason Odell to ... [FishbowlLA]

Current's Joel Hyatt on Why He Stepped Back Into CEO Role - Posted August 12, 2011
Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt spoke to Ad Week a... [TVNewser]

Current TV's David Bohrman on Keith Olbermann, Cable News 'Noise' and The Future of the Channel - Posted August 9, 2011
Before offering David Bohrman the job as president of Current TV, Current CEO Joel Hyatt and Current co-founder ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Bohrman Named Current TV Prez - Posted August 8, 2011
After nearly a decade with CNN, veteran media executive David Bohrman is leaving the network to head up Current TV. News of his seemingly inevitable exit comes only three months after Bohrman was ... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV Taps David Bohrman as President - Posted August 8, 2011
Former CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named president of Current TV, the cable TV channel founded by Al Gore and ... [TVNewser]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media - Posted May 1, 2011
Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours -- not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- often the target of MSNBC's opiniona... [GalleyCat]

CNN Names Bolduan New Capitol Hill Correspondent - Posted April 14, 2011
As we hinted at weeks ago, Kate Bolduan will join CNN's Capitol Hill unit. David Bohrman, senior v... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Kate Bolduan to Capitol Hill - Posted April 14, 2011
FishbowlDC called it last month and now it's official. Kate Bolduan has been named Congressional correspondent for CNN. "[Kate] has excelled at everything from filling in at the White House, to ... [TVNewser]

CNN Searches for DC Bureau Chief, Bohrman Reassigned - Posted March 14, 2011
David Bohrman, CNN's DC Bureau Chief and head of special events has been named senior vice president and chief innovation officer for CNN Worldwide. For the past nine years, Bohrman has served ... [FishbowlDC]

David Bohrman Named 'Chief Innovation Officer' at CNN, Search Underway For New DC Bureau Chief - Posted March 14, 2011
CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named senior VP and "Chief Innovation Officer," reporting directly to CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton. "We ar... [TVNewser]

Keilar Joins CNN's White House Team - Posted March 8, 2011
CNN congressional correspondent Brianna Keilar is leaving Capitol Hill later this month. It was announced today that Keilar has been promoted to the network's newes... [FishbowlDC]

Brianna Keilar Named White House Correspondent for CNN - Posted March 8, 2011
CNN has named Brianna Keilar White House correspondent. Keilar, who is currently a Congressional correspondent for the network, will start her new assignment later this month. "Brianna is an outstandi... [TVNewser]

CNN Combining Domestic, International Desks and Bureaus Under Tony Maddox - Posted December 22, 2010
In a memo to staff this afternoon, CNN/U.S. chief Ken Jautz and CNN International chief Tony Maddox announced a new reporting structure for the domestic and internatio... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: Technology Front and Center for CNN's Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 26, 2010
CNN has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. As in previous elections, new technology will be a major part of the coverage, with returning favorites like the "magic wall" and "data wall' being joined by the "CNN Election Matrix," which will break down data in a visual way. The... [TVNewser]

Coming Soon to CNN: More Visual Gimmickry - Posted September 20, 2010
CNN has long been ahead of its competition when it comes to technological gimmickry. Sometimes the technology is insightful and interesting, like the "magic wall" which has now spread to just about every other news organization. Sometimes it is less-so, as is the case with the "holograms" the network used on election... [TVNewser]

Patricia DiCarlo Named EP of 'The Situation Room' - Posted August 31, 2010
CNN's "The Situation Room" is getting a new executive producer. Patricia DiCarlo, who had been senior producer on the program, is getting bumped up to EP. The program's previous EP, Eric Sh... [TVNewser]

Wolf Blitzer Celebrates 5 years in The Situation Room - Posted August 8, 2010
Five years ago today "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer went on the air -- the once three-hour, afternoon newscast with its wall of video monitors (not always color-corrected), was revolutionary at the time. "When our Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

Wolf Well-Done: CNN Toasts to 20 Years of Blitzer - Posted June 1, 2010
Last week, thirty-nine of Wolf Blitzer's closest colleagues including David Bohrman, Candy Crowley, ... [FishbowlDC]

As Networks Eye the Bottom Line, Presidential Coverage is Cut - Posted May 24, 2010
NYT's Brian Stelter talks with network news bureau chiefs in Washington, DC about the latest cutbacks in coverage: traveling with the President of the United States. There is growing concern within the press corps that the result of all these c... [TVNewser]

Avlon Joins 'Best Political Team on Television' - Posted May 13, 2010
John Avlon, a political columnist who specializes in the analysis of the country's independent movement, is joining the "best political team on television" as a CNN political contributor. The news was announced today by CNN senior V.P. of Washington programming and Bureau Chief David Bohrman. "I'm honored to join CNN as part of... [FishbowlDC]

Correspondents' Dinner: Kim Kardashian holds Court at Tammy Haddad's Power Brunch - Posted May 1, 2010
Kim Kardashian with FNC's Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale at the annual Garden Party at the home of Tammy Haddad ahead of tonight's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. What's a brunch without ... [TVNewser]

Former Nightline EP Gets Top Job on Candy Crowley's Show - Posted February 12, 2010
First on TVNewser: Tom Bettag, the former EP of Nightline during the Ted Koppel days is joining CNN as Senior EP of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Prepare for another Wilsonian Moment at SOTU - Posted January 17, 2010
B&C's Marisa Guthrie talks with TV News execs about the upcoming State of the Union Address, tentatively set for Jan. 26. With the Hill bitterly divided over health care, and a tight Senate race in Massachusetts threatening to scuttle the bill, will there be another (Joe) Wilsonian outburst? "I don't know that... [TVNewser]

Shifting Sked at WH Infuriates Nets & Pool - Posted January 7, 2010
In a game of musical time slots this afternoon, the White House changed President Obama's statement from 1pm to 3pm and now back to 4.30pm. We hear that the cost of the shifting schedule has infuriated the networks and pool. FishbowlDC is awaiting comment from the pool chair. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

Is that a Blitzer in your pocket... - Posted October 23, 2009
Or are you just happy to see me? After an evening of [John] "King Royales" and "Blitzer Spritzers," I got creative with the Wolf bookmarks, one of the gifts in the CNN swag bags from last night's "New Guard" cocktail party at the St. Regis Hotel. The event was... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted September 14, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Definitely worth a look... Roll Call listed its Fabulous 50 and the 50 Richest Members of Congress today. • NYT issued this correction: "An article on Aug. 30 about Josh Harris, whose company Pseudo Programs was a pioneer in Webcasting, referred... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's David Bohrman Is NOT 'Just a Producer' - Posted September 14, 2009
The NY Times Style section has issued this correction for an article regarding web entrepreneur Josh Harris that featured a quote from CNN SVP David Bohrman: An article on Aug. 30 about Josh Harris, whose company Pseudo Programs was a pioneer in Webcasting, referred incompletely to David Bohrman, a former chi... [TVNewser]

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Wash Bureau Chief: "I Think John's Program Will Come to Dominate Sunday Talk" - Posted May 22, 2009
"I think John's program will come to dominate Sunday talk." That was CNN SVP and Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman on the Morning Media Menu earlier today. Listen in below. ... [FishbowlDC]

King: "Let's Not Just Sit in Washington and Be Self-Important" - Posted May 22, 2009
Marketwatch's Jon Friedman continues his series looking at the Sunday morning anchors with a profile of CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 05.22.09 - Posted May 22, 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]

"Decision-Maker Week" Concludes With CNN SVP David Bohrman - Posted May 21, 2009
Tomorrow on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast we finish up our first "Decision-Maker Week" with CNN SVP David Bohrman. The Washington bureau chief is responsible for bringing the "Magic Wall" and other pieces of technology to the CNN audience. We'll talk ... [TVNewser]

CNN SVP on the Future of News: "Everything Needs to be Deconstructed" - Posted February 26, 2009
The Miami Herald's Glenn Garvin is covering the We Media conference at the University of Miami this week. Much of the focus of the three-day seminar has been on how news organizations and individual journalists are using new media and social networking tools for mere survival. "It tells you something about the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Blitzer: We Have "Some New Technology." Cooper: "Is This A Hologram?" - Posted January 17, 2009
The cable nets are filling time today leading up to the big day on Tuesday. Several correspondents are standing on a empty, cold National Mall. Here are some other notes: • Two of the three weekday Fox & Friends were in this morning (Doocy & Kilmeade); Neil Cavuto... [TVNewser]

CNN Inauguration Technology: Security Cams, Synths - Posted January 16, 2009
As we interviewed CNN's Ali Velshi today in the Election Center studio (now used by Campbell Brown's "No Bias, No Bull"), CNN's Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

Sam Feist Upped At CNN - Posted January 8, 2009
CNN political director Sam Feist has been named VP of Washington-based programming for the network. He will continue to report to SVP David Bohrman. "Sam has been a driving force behind the team that led CNN to the most successful ratings year in the network's 28-year history," said Bohrman in the release. Feist... [TVNewser]

Who Was at the White House Christmas Party Last Night? - Posted December 17, 2008
Our spies spotted several tvnewsers at last night's White House Christmas party — from ABC Kathy O'Hearn and Terry Moran; from CBS ... [TVNewser]

Is CNN Still Relying on "Sources"? - Posted December 8, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone writes about the four-hour ... [TVNewser]

Jon Klein On Holograms: "One Day All TV News Will Be Done That Way" - Posted November 5, 2008
More than 27 million people watched the three cable news channels last night between 8-11pm. CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all set viewership records as the 21-month long presidential election came to a climax. CNN was the top rated broadcast in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Last night saw ... [TVNewser]

In Memoriam: Bill Headline - Posted October 22, 2008
From DCRTV: Bill Headline, who was CNN's first DC bureau chief, has passed away. "Bill was one of the legends of Washington journalism, having carved out a successful career in the broadcast network world before coming to the cable upstart CNN," says David Bohrman, CNN's current DC burea... [FishbowlDC]

Bohrman On Palin Snub: "They May Not Like Us...But I Think They Want to Talk to Our Viewers" - Posted October 20, 2008
Broadcasting & Cable's Marisa Guthrie caught up with CNN DC Bureau chief David Bohrman this afternoon. She asked him about the continued pass VP nominee Sarah Palin continues to take on CNN. On some fundamental level, th... [TVNewser]

CNN's Skycam Has Other Nets Up In Arms - Posted August 24, 2008
TVDecoder's Brian Stelter writes about CNN and its plans for a Skycam to be used at Invesco Field during Barack Obama's acceptance speech Thursday night. Stelter reports CNN spent "clos... [TVNewser]

Bohrman Predicts Long Night - Posted August 22, 2008
Uh-oh. This is a good sign for those poll voters who predicted tomorrow morning for the Veep announcement. TVNewser received this email in our tip box from CNN SVP David Bohrman to his staff, getting them ready for what could be a long night of waiting for Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.19.08 - Posted August 19, 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 m... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Adoption, Bohrman, E-Cards... - Posted August 18, 2008
> TVNewser contributor Diane Clehane writes about her experience, and the experience of others, regarding Chinese adoption on Vanityfair.com. She quotes 48 Hours EP Susan Zirinsky, who adopted a baby from China in 1996: "Instead... [TVNewser]

Olbermann and Milbank Respond - Posted August 5, 2008
Keith Olbermann responds to Dana Milbank's statement to TVNewser... [TVNewser]

Thursday Party for Sunday Talker - Posted July 17, 2008
TVNewser hears CNN's Wolf Blitzer will be celebrating his ten-year anniversary as anchor of Late Edition tonight at Marcel's Restaurant in Washington, DC. CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein, political director Sam Feist, DC bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

CNN Rolls With The Denver Punches - Posted July 15, 2008
We were first to tell you about the expensive proposition facing the networks when Sen. Barack Obama's campaign announced they would hold the final night of the DNC... [TVNewser]

TV's Most Powerful - Posted April 14, 2008
Some interesting local tidbits in the annual "TV News' 10 Most Powerful": On Fox..."However, FNC has been oddly low-profile and sotto voce in the most portentous political year in memory despite the presence of Karl Rove in Fox News' pundit pack." On ABC's David Westin: "Westin has become an adroit player/booker and the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.17.08 - Posted March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day Washington. Sunday was Ellen McCarthy's birthday. Today is Tim Burger's and Mark Paustenbach's and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee's. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

More WPCF Notes... - Posted February 15, 2008
Additional coverage from WaPo, Washington Examiner, Washingtonian, ... [FishbowlDC]

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