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THR 'Most Powerful Women in Hollywood' Is a PR Free-for-All - Posted December 11, 2014
First, here's Joel McHale and Hoda Kotb "roasting" NBCUniversal chairman Bonnie Hammer at this week's Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast: ... [PRNewser]

NBC News Boss on US Weekly 'Today' Show Story: 'The Rumors are Wrong -- Period' - Posted November 19, 2014
This is NOT the "Today" show's week. US Weekly went waaaaay out on a limb this morning with a piece claiming that two "Today" show hosts were fired. Co-hosts ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Staffers Moved to Tears Over Hoda Kotb, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles Video - Posted September 27, 2014
"Today" show anchor Hoda Kotb, along with singers/songwriters Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper are joining forces as part of the "Today" show's "Shine a Light" outreach campaign. With the song "Truly Brave," a mashup of Bareilles' "Brave" and Lauper'... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira Gets Big Surprise On Her First Show - Posted September 8, 2014
Meredith Vieira's new daytime show debuted today with Jennifer Lopez as the headliner, and cameos by the cast of "Aladdin," the "Rockettes," ... [TVNewser]

Joan Rivers Funeral: 'I Have Never Seen Anything Like It' - Posted September 8, 2014
Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Rose, ... [TVNewser]

It's Homecoming Week at 'Today' - Posted September 7, 2014
As Savannah Guthrie continues her maternity leave, "Today" is calling up some other NBCNewsers to fill in. As we've reported, Meredith Vieira subs... [TVNewser]

Networks to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers - Posted September 5, 2014
Networks will remember legendary comedian Joan Rivers this weekend. Tonight, the newsmagazines pay tribute. At 9pmET, NBC's "Dateline" will present "Celebrating Joan Rivers." The hour-long special, co-anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Bill Wolff Named EP of 'The View;' Brian Balthazar Joining ABC Show as co-EP - Posted August 28, 2014
A week after signing off as EP of "The ... [TVNewser]

Who's That Guy Roaming the 'Today' Show Plaza? - Posted July 26, 2014
Twelve years ago, Alex Ficquette was a teenager shouting at the back of a "Today" show concert featuring Mary J. Blige. "I randomly saw Al Roker buying a... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Throw Savannah Guthrie a Baby Shower - Posted July 9, 2014
Savannah Guthrie's "Today" show colleagues -- Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Tamron Hall and ... [TVNewser]

Why Was the 'Today' Show Preempted in New Orleans Friday? - Posted June 29, 2014
The fourth hour of the "Today" show was preempted on NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans Friday, because of who was co-hosting. With Kathie Lee Gifford off, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Why Was the 'Today' Show Preempted in New Orleans Friday? - Posted June 29, 2014
The fourth hour of the "Today" show was preempted on NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans Friday, because of who was co-hosting. With Kathie Lee Gifford off, ... [FishbowlNY]

Why Was the 'Today' Show Preempted in New Orleans Friday? - Posted June 29, 2014
The fourth hour of the "Today" show was preempted on NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans Friday, because of who was co-hosting. With Kathie Lee Gifford off, ... [TVNewser]

VIDEO: Career Advice From Kathie Lee and Hoda at the Matrix Awards - Posted June 6, 2014
TVNewsers were out in force at this year's Matrix Awards, held recently at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Mediabistro's Vicki Salemi caught up with some of the attendees -- including Queen Latifah, Gloria Steinem and the event's emcees, ... [TVNewser]

Gloria Steinem, Queen Latifah Talk Careers at the 2014 Matrix Awards - Posted June 5, 2014
The New York Women in Communications held its annual Matrix Awards in April, and our MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi was on hand to chat with powerfu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gloria Steinem, Queen Latifah Talk Careers at the 2014 Matrix Awards - Posted June 5, 2014
The New York Women in Communications held its annual Matrix Awards in April, and our MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi was on hand to chat with powerfu... [FishbowlNY]

Gloria Steinem, Queen Latifah Talk Careers at the 2014 Matrix Awards - Posted June 5, 2014
The New York Women in Communications held its annual Matrix Awards in April, and our MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi was on hand to chat with powerfu... [GalleyCat]

Bret Baier Stops By 'Today,' 'O'Reilly Factor' on Book Tour - Posted June 3, 2014
Bret Baier's book about his son's heart problems, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love," is out today. The Fox News Channel anchor stopped by the fourth hour of the "Today" show this morning with his wife Amy and his two sons, Paul and Daniel, to share their... [TVNewser]

Is Willie Geist 'the Next Matt Lauer'? - Posted May 31, 2014
Since Willie Geist joined the "Today" show in 2012, ... [TVNewser]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [FishbowlNY]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [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]

Media Powerhouses Dish Career Inspiration at 2014 Matrix Awards - Posted May 2, 2014
As this week comes to a close, we can't help but recall one of the highlights in Manhattan: The Matrix Awards. MediaJobsDaily was front row and center (okay, more like table 8 near the stage but still...) at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown. Regardless, the annual Matrix Awards presented by ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie's Baby to Receive the Non-Stop Coverage America Deserves - Posted April 14, 2014
Oh joy! Just like in that dream we had that one time, ex-DC journo Savannah Guthrie is starting ... [FishbowlDC]

David Zaslav, John Sykes, Susan Spencer and the Dish on What Bill Clinton Did Last Night - Posted February 12, 2014
It turns out the third time was the charm for my long-delayed lunch with Woman's Day EIC Susan Spencer. Having been kept away from Michael's first by the onset of the polar vortex and then, a few weeks later, by the snowstorm of th... [GalleyCat]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [FishbowlNY]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [TVNewser]

Hoda and Kathie Lee on New Year's Eve - Posted December 20, 2013
It's pretty much New Year's Eve every day on the FHOTS (Fourth Hour of the 'Today' Show), but now Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are bringing their schtick... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Hoda & Al, Rupert, Team USA - Posted December 17, 2013
Al Roker will host his 17th Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day alongside Hoda Kotb, who will be hosting her first Tournament of Roses parade. NBC's coverage begins at 11:30amET. Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshal... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Stelter Joins CNN | Furor Over Cohen Column | Kotb Renews Contract - Posted November 13, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Stelter Joins CNN | Furor Over Cohen Column | Kotb Renews Contract - Posted November 13, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: Kotb, Baier, Donaldson... - Posted November 12, 2013
Hoda Kotb has signed a new contract with NBC News where she will remain the co-host of the 4th hour of "Today." Kotb has been with NBC since 1998. Bret... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Dress Up as TV Icons For Halloween - Posted October 31, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="201859,201860,201861,201862,201871"] After last year's on-air parties were canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Halloween was back in full swing today on the morning shows. On "Today," Al Roker was Mr. T from "The A-Team," ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford: 'I'm Going to Have Something Called a Podcast' - Posted October 21, 2013
For the debut of her Podcast one program this week, Kathie Lee Gifford will have Regis Philbin as her first guest. Gifford talked about the debut on the fourth hour of "Today" t... [TVNewser]

Good Luck | Drunken Words | Me, Me, Me - Posted September 24, 2013
AgencySpy: Heineken's new ad campaign shows the world that Heineken drinkers are adventurous and accepting of mediocre beer. TVNewser:... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Good Luck | Drunken Words | Me, Me, Me - Posted September 24, 2013
AgencySpy: Heineken's new ad campaign shows the world that Heineken drinkers are adventurous and accepting of mediocre beer. TVNewser:... [FishbowlNY]

Afternoon Reading List 09.19.13. - Posted September 19, 2013
Reuters' reconsiders developing their new direct-to-reader platform: In a NYT story written Wednesday by Leslie Kaufman, she ... [FishbowlDC]

Samsung Gadget Segments Reveal Hoda Kotb, Michaela Pereira's Phone Numbers - Posted September 5, 2013
Note to TV anchors and producers: if you are doing a segment on a gadget that hooks into your phone number or email, be prepared for those things to appear on-air. NBC's Hoda Kotb and CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Here Are The Highest Paid News Anchors At Each Network - Posted August 23, 2013
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider tally up the highest-paid talent in television for this week's magazine. The highest paid on-air individual in all of TV is syndicated judge "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, who rakes in an estimated $45 million a year for her eponymous ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Wants To 'Hoda On Your Kotb' - Posted August 10, 2013
It was Hoda Kotb's birthday Friday, and her "Today" fourth-hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford decided to put together a special present for her colleague. The result: a music video and an original song "I Want to Hoda on Your Kotb." Matt Lauer, ... [TVNewser]

Sara Haines Leaving NBC News for ABC News - Posted August 2, 2013
Sara Haines, a contributing correspondent for NBC News who appears mostly on the fourth hour of the "Today" show, is leaving NBC to join ABC News where she will be a New York-based correspondent. Haines has been with "Today" since 2002, after a... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Cumulus to Drop Limbaugh | The View Wants Kotb? | Atlantic Exec Departs - Posted July 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Cumulus to Drop Limbaugh | The View Wants Kotb? | Atlantic Exec Departs - Posted July 29, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Team Tackles 'Tough Mudder' - Posted June 1, 2013
The anchor team at NBC's "Today" got down and dirty--quite literally--this week, as they tackled an abbreviated version of the infamous "Tough Mudder" obstacle course. The course makes for great TV, which might explain why the team from "Fox & Friends" ran through a similar version just two weeks ago, but... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Execs Tried to 'Nudge Curry Off the Co-Host Track' as Early as 2003 - Posted April 18, 2013
The first excerpts of Brian Stelter's upcoming book Top of the Morning, went online this morning, and will be featured in Sunday's New Yo... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Celebrate Five Years At 'Today' - Posted April 7, 2013
On Friday Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb celebrated five years of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today." In honor of the anniversary, the pair looked back at some highlights from the first five years. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Access, Iraq, Hoda - Posted April 5, 2013
Saturday at 3 PM, CNN and Turner Sports will air a one-hour special tied to the Final Four. "CNN All Access at the Final Four" will be hosted by Rachel Nichols and Reggie Miller. Turner Sports and CBS Sports share the TV rights to the March Madness tourney. The American Journal... [TVNewser]

Tension During The Fourth Hour Of 'Today'? - Posted February 15, 2013
The fourth hour of "Today" is a very different beast than the first three hours, focusing less on news and more on banter between the hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda... [TVNewser]

Kerri Kolen Heads to G.P. Putnam's Sons - Posted January 24, 2013
Kerri Kolen will be moving to G.P. Putnam's Sons at Penguin Group (USA). Kolen will serve as executive editor and specialize in popular nonfiction. She will start her new position on February 25th. Throughout Kolen's career, she has worked at Simon & Schuster and Hyperion. Some of the titles on her list... [GalleyCat]

Hoda Kotb on Life 'Working Out the Way It's Supposed to' - Posted January 22, 2013
In a business known for big egos and petty jealousies, Hoda Kotb is a dose of Zen. Life "is working out the way its supposed to work out," Kotb tells TVNewser, reflecting on her 15th anniversary with NBC News. Co-anchoring the fourt... [TVNewser]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlLA]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 14, 2013
Quotes of the Day "My little nugget gained 1.5 lbs in two weeks." -- Tim Wong, WaPo designer. After last week's televised tenseness in whic... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Holidays! Here's 'Dateline' Correspondent Keith Morrison Reading 'The Night Before Christmas' - Posted December 14, 2012
Tonight NBC's primetime newsmagazine "Dateline" is having a "Holiday Survival" special. The special will give gifting advice, office party etiquette and holiday tips from people like Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Bravo's Andy Cohen. ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Gets Drunk with Hoda and Kathie Lee on his Show: 'I should never have agreed to this' - Posted November 21, 2012
Before Anderson Cooper left for the Middle East where he's been ducking from bombs, he welcomed NBC's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to his syndicated show, which aired Tuesday. Naturally, there was alcohol. And, yes, there was alcohol. "I'... [TVNewser]

Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis' Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter - Posted November 9, 2012
Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, "Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter," she's on he... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican's Response to the Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
After last week's head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you've got my vote), I thought I'd pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael's crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with P... [FishbowlLA]

Puppy Slips Out of Kathie Lee Gifford 's Arms and Onto Its Head - Posted October 11, 2012
Kathie Lee Gifford just wan... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Could Use Some Sleep - Posted August 17, 2012
MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Is Hoda Kotb An Emergency 'Today' Olympics Replacement? In A Word: No - Posted July 31, 2012
The New York Daily News splashed NBC "Today" anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on its front page this morning, ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gives a Little RESPECT, and Apology, to Aretha Franklin - Posted July 18, 2012
Aretha Franklin says she'd be a good judge on "American Idol," despite what Kathie Lee Gifford thinks. On Tuesday's ... [TVNewser]

Dateline Chatline Incorporates Facebook, Twitter Into NBC News' 'Dateline' - Posted July 9, 2012
NBC News primetime newsmagazine "... [AllFacebook]

Which Job Was Hoda Kotb Up For at 'Today'? - Posted July 5, 2012
There was a very curious moment on the fourth hour of "Today" this morning, during a segment which saw Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford discussing competition among friends when a job becomes available. In an unscripted moment, Gifford talked about being happy for Kotb when she was up for a... [TVNewser]

'CBS This Morning,' 'Today's Professionals' Talk Anderson Cooper - Posted July 3, 2012
Two of the morning shows have acknowledged Anderson Cooper's gay acknowledgment. "CBS This Morning's" Erica Hill, a friend of Cooper's from her days at CNN, discussed his coming out with country music ar... [TVNewser]

A Tribute to Ann Curry, and a Rap From Lester Holt, at 'Dateline' 20th Anniversary Celebration - Posted June 29, 2012
NBC News threw a party last night, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its primetime newsmagazine "Dateline." While the mood was celebratory, it was hard to escape the elephant in the room. In an address to guests at the event, senior EP Davi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Tribute to Ann Curry, and a Rap From Lester Holt, at 'Dateline' 20th Anniversary Celebration - Posted June 29, 2012
NBC News threw a party last night, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its primetime newsmagazine "Dateline." While the mood was celebratory, it was hard to escape the elephant in the room. In an address to guests at the event, senior EP Davi... [FishbowlNY]

Natalie Morales Is Preferred Choice to Replace Ann Curry on 'Today' - Posted June 25, 2012
Natalie Morales is the preferred pick to replace Ann Curry on NBC's "Today" show, at least among TVSpy readers. According to ... [TVSpy]

'Today' Co-Host Hoda Kotb Speaks in New Orleans: 'You Can be Stronger in the Broken Places' - Posted June 25, 2012
Hoda Kotb, fourth hour co-host of Today, came home to her roots in New Orleans on Friday. (Kotb worked as a reporter and anchor of WWL-TV, a CBS affiliate, before landing a job at Dateline in 1998.) Kotb was the keynote s... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hoda Kotb: 'I'm actually joyful where I am' - Posted June 23, 2012
Who should replace Ann Curry if she does end up leaving "Today." The New York Post's Linda Stasi ... [TVNewser]

Business As Usual--At Least On-Air--On NBC's 'Today' This Morning - Posted June 21, 2012
Despite the leaks last night about NBC's intention to move Ann Curry off of the "Today" anchor's desk, it was business as usual this morning on the program... at least on-air. Ann read the pre-credit headlines, and after welcoming viewers to the program, she and ... [TVNewser]

Regis and Kathie Lee Reuniting on 'Today' - Posted June 18, 2012
Before there was "Live! with Kelly," there was "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee." On Wednesday, for the first time in 12 years, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford will be co-hosts once again, as Philbin fills in for Hoda Kotb during the fo... [TVNewser]

Joy Bauer Feted For 'Joy Fit Club' Book - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_131663" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford along with author and 'Today' contributor Joy Bauer and EP Jim Bell"][/caption]TVNewser dropped by the Eventi Hotel the other evening for a book party thrown by "Today" show EP ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Celebrates 20 Years of 'Dateline' - Posted May 16, 2012
"Dateline," formerly known as "Dateline NBC", will mark 20 years on the air with a primetime special next week. The show's host, Lester Holt will present highlights of the last 20 years, including new interviews from some of the most memorabl... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee and Hoda Get Work Done On Live TV - Posted May 3, 2012
Morning news and medical procedures are clearly made for one another. Former "Today" anchor Katie Couric famously got a colonoscopy on the morning show with the cameras rolling, and this morning Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb decided to go ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [FishbowlNY]

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: King, Kotb & Gifford, Semper Fi... - Posted February 9, 2012
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards. King will also be live Monday for a Grammy wrap-up. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Ticker: King, Kotb & Gifford, Semper Fi... - Posted February 9, 2012
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards. King will also be live Monday for a Grammy wrap-up. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Hypes Super Bowl: Al Roker Ziplines Over Indy, Kathie Lee and Hoda Test QB Skills - Posted February 4, 2012
While Matt Lauer stayed in New York ahead of his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama, his "Today" show pal Al Roker is preparing for the big game in a different way. Roker ziplined over Lucas Oil Stadium, th... [TVNewser]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors at Book Signing - Posted November 16, 2011
Stephen Battaglio's new coffee table book, From Yesterday to TODAY is in bookstores now. The book looks back on the NBC News program's 60 years -- when, in 1952, Dave Garroway ushered in a new era in morning broadcasting. (A sentiment heard this week ... [TVNewser]

'Today' EP on 'Early' moves: 'We'll take it seriously, as we have with each of the previous changes there' - Posted November 11, 2011
With the news of an overhaul at CBS's morning show, here's more from Brian Stelter's New York Times story on the revamp, from a cross-town rival. ... [TVNewser]

Kris Jenner tells Ann Curry Kim Kardashian Made No Money on TV Rights for her Wedding - Posted November 2, 2011
Kris Jenner was booked on the "Today" show to talk about her new book, but Monday's news that daughter Kim Kardashian was divorcing after 72 days marriage, was topic A, and B and C and most of D. During the 8-minute live interview Jenner dispelled rumors about how much money Kardashian... [TVNewser]

Media to Honor Kotb at Komen Gala - Posted October 27, 2011
This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual "Honoring the Promise" gala. In addition to the swanky affair, the organization's Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host Hoda Kotb. Now in it... [PRNewser]

Media to Honor Kotb at Komen Gala - Posted October 27, 2011
This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual "Honoring the Promise" gala. In addition to the swanky affair, the organization's Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host Hoda Kotb. Now in it... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Kotb Hits DC Tonight - Posted October 7, 2011
NBC "Today" anchor Hoda Kotb will address the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Signature Program at the Hilton McLean - Tyson's Corner tonight. Appropriately titled "Lessons in Success & Survival, An Evening with Hoda Kotb," the program al... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's 'Dateline' Celebrates 20th Season With Mystery-Themed Party - Posted October 5, 2011
TVNewser stopped by an event in celebration of the 20th season of NBC's "Dateline" last night. The party, which had a mystery theme, was held at Manhattan's Hotel Griffou. Attendees -- including Chris Hansen, ... [TVNewser]

Kris Jenner to Co-Host NBC's 'Today' - Posted August 26, 2011
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Kris Jenner has landed a new gig: guest co-hosting NBC's "Today." The Hollywood Reporter ... [TVNewser]

Which NBC 'Today' Co-Anchor Was on 'GMA' This Week? - Posted August 20, 2011
ABC "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts was featured in a segment seeing her appear in a music video for singer Martina McBride. Roberts was not the only morning anchor to appear in the video, however. Which NBC "Today" anchor made a special appearance? Find out in the video below, or... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno goes there about Chris Hansen - Posted July 9, 2011
Fourth hour of the "Today" show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were on the "Tonight Show" Friday night. They talked about a bunch of things: taking the show to Montreal next week, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Leno goes there about Chris Hansen - Posted July 9, 2011
Fourth hour of the "Today" show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were on the "Tonight Show" Friday night. They talked about a bunch of things: taking the show to Montreal next week, ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira's 'Today' Show Sendoff - Posted June 8, 2011
Meredith Vieira's final "Today" show was filled with laughs, tears, surprises -- and a lot of music. Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" was a sort of theme song for the two hours. Vieira also got a serenade from Carole King singing "You've Got a Friend," then, in the following segment,... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today:' The News Conference - Posted May 9, 2011
There's a news conference happening right now on the anchor changes coming to "Today." Taking part: Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Joan Collins, Dennis Basso And The Media Mob - Posted May 4, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain didn't keep the crowds away from Michael's today. The media mavens were networking at warp speed (Bonnie Fuller, we mean you) while the social swans and style set enjoyed their us... [FishbowlLA]

NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC All Particpating in NBCU's 2011 'Earth Week' - Posted April 14, 2011
The networks of NBC Universal, including CNBC, MSNBC and NBC News, are all lining up green-themed programming for the 2011 installment of the company's Green is Universal "Earth Week" April 17-24. On "Today" Kathie Lee Gifford... [TVNewser]

Which Late Night Host First Convinced Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee To Drink On-Air at 'Today'? - Posted March 25, 2011
The hosts of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford get profiled in people magazine this week. ... [TVNewser]

It's St. Patrick's Day! What's a 4th Hour of 'Today' Host to Do? - Posted March 17, 2011
You know the saying on the set of FHOTS (fourth hour of the "Today" show): eat, drink and drink some more. But today, St. Patrick's Day, was extra potable. While the 250th New York St. Patrick's Day parade was going on around the corner -- FHOTS guest co-host and star of the... [TVNewser]

From 'Late Night' to Mid-Morning - Posted January 13, 2011
"Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon got up a little earlier today to co-host FHOTS with Hoda Kotb. The chat: Fallon on the cover of Rolling Stone, Hoda's overstuffed wallet and a c... [TVNewser]

One Golden Ring - Posted January 8, 2011
Former NBC News special projects EP Phil Alongi and his wife are going to be planning a wedding in 2011. Their son, Philip Jr., who's an opera singer, had a backup plan when his engagement proposal was delayed by the blizzard of 2010. Hoda Kotb and Kathie ... [TVNewser]

As Hoda & Kathie Lee Host 'Today' on a Ellipticals, Brian Williams Enjoys a Jelly Doughnut - Posted January 7, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headed across 49th St. to cheer on Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford as they hosted the fourth hour of the 'Today' show on treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. ... [TVNewser]

Who Wants A 'Zucker Punch'? - Posted December 13, 2010
The "Today" show holiday party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers brought in some holiday cheer and celebration for 15 years as the ... [TVNewser]

Joel McHale + Hoda Kotb + Kathie Lee Gifford + Scotch =...? - Posted November 27, 2010
Thanksgiving is a day for thanks. So what are we thankful for? Moments like this: "The Soup" host Joel McHale went on the fourth hour of the "Today" show Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to promote his NBC show "Community." The fourth hour of "Today" has been one of McHale's... [TVNewser]

'Spirit Day' Turns tvnewsers Purple - Posted October 20, 2010
Millions of Americans wore purple today for 'Spirit Day' to commemorate the kids who were tormented for being or suspected of being homosexual. All day long, tvnewsers wore purple in support of this anti-bullying cause, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' EP Jim Bell loses 50 pounds - Posted October 18, 2010
Executive Producer of "Today," Jim Bell, has lost 50 pounds with the help of the show's nutrition expert, Joy Bauer, according to the NY Post's Page Six. Bauer advised... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb Book Party: Matt Lauer, Suze Orman, the Giffords & Jeff Zucker on his future: 'Relax and wait for the next endeavor.' - Posted October 12, 2010
TVNewser dropped in on Hoda Kotb's book party at Donny Deutsch's townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side last night. The longtime NBC News correspondent and co-host of the 4th h... [TVNewser]

Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host - Posted September 23, 2010
This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, "Today," "Morning Joe," and "Squawk Box" to advertisers, media buyers and the press. Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Does SNL Have a Hoda Kotb Curse? - Posted September 12, 2010
"Saturday Night Live" has been lampooning news anchors since Lorne Michaels created the show back in 1975. In its recurring skits about fellow NBC program "Today" Kristen Wiig plays Kathie Lee Gifford, and is paired with another actress,... [TVNewser]

Country Comes to the City on 'Today' - Posted August 22, 2010
Martina McBride joins other country stars filling in on the fourth hour of the Today show next week. With Kathie Lee Gifford on vacation next week, "Today" show fourth hour co-host ... [TVNewser]

Hoda & Kathie Lee Celebrate 600 Shows - Posted July 26, 2010
USA Today's Olivia Barker chats up Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of FHOTS as they celebrate the show's 600th episode... [TVNewser]

Gwen Ifill Accepts First Amendment Award - Posted June 15, 2010
PBS "Washington Week" moderator and "NewsHour" correspondent Gwen Ifill was honored Monday by Quinnipiac University with the 17th Fred Friendly First Amendment Award at a luncheon in New York. Former recipients of the award include ... [TVNewser]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [FishbowlNY]

Hoda & Kathie Lee's No Makeup Zone: 'So glad we did it...and so glad we are NOT doing it tomorrow!' - Posted May 14, 2010
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford did something on the 4th hour of NBC "Today" show yesterday that most people are not used to seeing on-air talent do: hosted... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee, Hoda Sans Make-Up - Posted May 12, 2010
•Tomorrow morning, "Today" show fourth hour co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will go without make-up. From the NBC release: "Gifford and Kotb want to lift the painted veil, and show viewers what they look like au naturel." Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: The MSNBC After Party - Posted May 4, 2010
Okay... we finally got around to pulling these pictures from our camera. They are from MSNBC's White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party. The boldfacers we saw: Alec Baldwin, FBN's Charlie Gasparino, the enti... [TVNewser]

Best TwitPics from the WHCD - Posted May 3, 2010
Washington was buzzing this weekend with the White House Correspondents' Dinner and associated festivities. TVNewser had coverage of the dinner, the cocktails, and ... [TVNewser]

Hoda and Kathie Lee to Host Annual NLGJA Benefit - Posted March 23, 2010
The Today show's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will host the 15th Annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit this Thursday night in New York. Some of the other TV types in attendance: From Fox New... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [FishbowlNY]

Only One Broadcast News Hour Is Up Double Digits in 2009 - Posted December 23, 2009
And it's the fourth hour of the "Today" show. The fourth hour, which is hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, averaged 1.9 million viewers this year, up 10% from 2008... [TVNewser]

Media -- Old and New -- Gather at The Plaza for Mediaite Party - Posted December 9, 2009
Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Hoda Kotb, Ann Curry, Deborah Feyerick, and ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Al Roker Murder Next? Matt Lauer: 'We Were Wondering Why He Didn't Kill Ann' - Posted November 25, 2009
Last night, TVNewser headed out Greenwich Village for the release party for Al Roker's new mystery novel, "Morning Show Murders." Matt, Meredith and Ann were there, as were Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Black Eyed Peas v. Kathie Lee Gifford. Plus, Lou Dobbs on John King's 'Latin Tinge' - Posted November 15, 2009
The fourth hour of the Today show got the SNL treatment again last night, with new castmember Jenny Slate taking over for Michaela Watkins playing Hoda Kotb. ... [TVNewser]

'Has it occurred to you that men's balls are as vulnerable as women's ovaries?' - Posted October 15, 2009
•NBC News' Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow sit down for a new series of promo videos for NBC's "A Woman's Nation," which begins next week and is guest edited by Maria Shriver... [TVNewser]

Lauer's CVS Double on 'Today' - Posted October 14, 2009
You may remember that we noticed a funny similarity between a CVS ad and a certain morning show host yesterday. On NBC's "Today" show, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford showed the photos and gave us a shout-out: ... [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]

Kathie Lee Reserves Butt Bumping For Bloggers - Posted October 13, 2009
Yesterday, when we met Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show's fourth hour, she informed us she wasn't shaking hands because of the threat of swine flu. Apparen... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kathie Lee Reserves Butt Bumping For Bloggers - Posted October 13, 2009
Yesterday, when we met Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show's fourth hour, she informed us she wasn't shaking hands because of the threat of swine flu. Apparen... [FishbowlNY]

Today's Reading List 10.12.09 - Posted October 12, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video Hope you're enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post... NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AW... [FishbowlDC]

No Shaking Hands for Hoda Kathie Lee. Bumping Butts Will Have to Do - Posted October 12, 2009
Amanda Ernst, editor of FishbowlNY, was on the FHOTS (Fourth Hour of the "Today" show) this morning as the subject of a ... [TVNewser]

What It's Like To Go On The "Today" Show - Posted October 12, 2009
Once you commit yourself to going on a show like the "Today" show, especially when you've decided to open up about something as private as your finances, you just have to give in and go with it. Even if you end up getting teased about it on Gawker. Ever since I was... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What It's Like To Go On The "Today" Show - Posted October 12, 2009
Once you commit yourself to going on a show like the "Today" show, especially when you've decided to open up about something as private as your finances, you just have to give in and go with it. Even if you end up getting teased about it on Gawker. Ever since I was... [FishbowlNY]

Newsers Step Out for Byron Pitts Book Party - Posted September 30, 2009
After dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts' book "Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer ... [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]

Party For Joy. Walters, Whoopi and More Gather at the Oak Room - Posted September 24, 2009
"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Barabara Walters celebrate Behar's new HLN show at the Plaza Hotel last night. The famed Oak Room at New York's Plaza Hotel was the setting for a party last night to celebrate the launch of HLN's "... [TVNewser]

Talking Money With Katie And Hoda - Posted August 6, 2009
CBS's Katie Couric and NBC's Hoda Kotb were both in the house — or, more specifically, at Joan Rivers' pent... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb Tells Us Her Story - Posted July 22, 2009
FishbowlNY Contributing Editor Diane Clehane conducted a lengthy interview with ... [TVNewser]

For Meredith Vieira - If It's Monday, It's Washington - Posted July 20, 2009
Last week, the Today show's Meredith Viera was in Los Angeles sitting down with Susan Boyle (airing Wednesday), today Vieira was in Washington sitting down with Pres. Obama (airing tomorrow) and by next Monday she'll be sitting in a canoe in Lake George, NY as part of "Today Takes a Vacation." But... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Blitzer, Koppel, Spelling... - Posted July 17, 2009
> CNN'S Wolf Blitzer will anchor a one-hour special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Monday at 4pmET, Blitzer will guide viewers through the historic moments leading up to the moonwalk. And at 4:17pmET, the exact time of the lunar landing, Blitzer will speak with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee and Hoda Make "Must" List - Posted June 25, 2009
Entertainment Weekly's current issue is the Summer Must List: "The 115 stars, styles, and supercool things we're excited about right now." Co-host Kathie Lee ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Gregory, Champion, Kotb... - Posted June 11, 2009
> Beginning July 13 you can catch David Gregory and Meet the Press on Retirement Living TV. The NBC program will be rebroadcast Mondays at 7 and 10pmET. > GMA's Sam Champion will serve as Master of Ceremonies tonight at the IREO Renewable Ene... [TVNewser]

Page Six's Paula Froelich On Her Novel's Inspiration: "All Three Main Characters Are A Part Of Me" - Posted May 27, 2009
Last night, we hit the ritzy party celebrating the launch of Page Six deputy editor Paula Froelich's first novel, "Mercury in Retrograde." The party, hosted by Estee La... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Page Six's Paula Froelich On Her Novel's Inspiration: "All Three Main Characters Are A Part Of Me" - Posted May 27, 2009
Last night, we hit the ritzy party celebrating the launch of Page Six deputy editor Paula Froelich's first novel, "Mercury in Retrograde." The party, hosted by Estee La... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Barry Diller & Dana Perino - Posted April 15, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE I'm glad I got to Michael's early today because by 12:30 they were literally lining up outside the front door to get in the joint. Even the Garden Room (Siberia to the uninitiated) was SRO. The groups of wannabe diners at the bar and in the lounge were enviously... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Barry Diller & Dana Perino - Posted April 15, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE I'm glad I got to Michael's early today because by 12:30 they were literally lining up outside the front door to get in the joint. Even the Garden Room (Siberia to the uninitiated) was SRO. The groups of wannabe diners at the bar and in the lounge were enviously... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Giffords, Pelley, B-Cast... - Posted March 12, 2009
> For the first time in more than 15 years, Kathie Lee Gifford will be joined by her husband, Frank Gifford, to host a morning show. Frank fills in for Hoda Kotb (who's back Monday) tomorrow for the 10am hour of the Today show. ... [TVNewser]

Hoda, Kathie Lee...and Cramer - Posted February 8, 2009
The Today show's fourth hour was parodied for the second time this year last night on Saturday Night Live, with Kristin Wiig playing ... [TVNewser]

About That Today Show Interview with the Hero Pilot: Delayed "A Couple Days" - Posted January 19, 2009
This morning, the Today show's Matt Lauer explained the booking of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot of USAirways flight 1549. NBC News announced Saturday afternoon that Capt. Sully would give his first interview to "Today" this morning. He was scheduled to be with us this morning for his first interview s... [TVNewser]

"Maddow" Premieres on SNL - Posted January 11, 2009
They've done it for Keith Olbermann. Tom Brokaw. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Bloomberg, BBC, CBS... - Posted January 8, 2009
> Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson will appear in an exclusive interview tomorrow on Bloomberg during the NoonET hour. He'll be asked about the latest jobs report, the state of the economy and his legacy. > Tonight's installment in BBC World News America's "Notes to Obama" series comes from Univision anchor ... [TVNewser]

Drudge: Coulter "Banned" From NBC; NBC Denies It - Posted January 5, 2009
Drudge Report says Ann Coulter has been "banned for life" from NBC, quoting an anonymous NBC source saying, "We are just not going to have her on any more." Late today, NBC News denied the story with... [TVNewser]

Seven Powerful TVNewsers in One Room - Posted December 5, 2008
What happens when you get seven successful women TV journalists in one room? This is what. The Hollywood Reporter assembled a roundtable of powerful women in TV at the Extreme Wow Suite at the W New York. Cynthia McFadden, co-anchor of ABC's "Nightline"; ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (NBC edition): Williams, Burnett, Gifford.. - Posted November 14, 2008
> Brian Williams joined Suze Orman, Seth Meyers, Elizabeth Edwards and others on a panel to discuss who would be Time Magazine's Person of the Year (hmm, I... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (The Morning Show Edition): CNN A.M., 4th Hour, Joe-Prah... - Posted November 6, 2008
> The morning after the election, viewers flocked to CNN. From 6am-9amET, American Morning topped the other cable news networks with 2.124 million Total Viewers. That compares to Fox and Friends' 2.103 million and Morning Joe's 1.212 million. Among A25-54 viewers, CNN remained #1 with 1.021 million, followed by Fox and... [TVNewser]

The "Brassy and Boozy" Host of Today's Fourth Hour - Posted September 5, 2008
Karl Taro Greenfeld writes a lengthy profile of Today show co-host Kathie Lee Gif... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brown, Iger, Gifford... - Posted July 31, 2008
> CNN anchor Campbell Brown will anchor, "Roads to Ruin: Why America is Falling Apart," tomorrow at 8pmET. The program looks at the nation's crumbling highways and bridges, with guests from across the country (New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California governor ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [FishbowlNY]

Kotb to Host Baby Borrowers Special - Posted July 30, 2008
NBC's summer series/teenager's worst nightmare, "The Baby Borrowers," has led to a town hall meeting produced by NBC News. The New York Times' Brian Stelter reports ... [TVNewser]

"Black in America" Packs Time Warner Center - Posted July 16, 2008
The 10th floor theater at the Time Warner Center was packed with hundreds of guests last night for a preview of CNN's new Black in America series — so much so, two overflow rooms were needed. Before the crowds watched a 30-minute preview of three upcoming specials, ... [TVNewser]

Today Show, USA Today Team up for Summer - Posted July 12, 2008
This weekend marks the beginning of a four-week partnership between USA Today Weekend and the Today show's fourth hour. On the cover of the USA Weekend magazine, co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [FishbowlNY]

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