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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.25.14
Ladies' Home Journal Cuts Entire Staff; Seth Meyers Tapped to Host Emmys

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.25.14
Piers Morgan Live Ending; Tamron Hall Joins Today

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.20.13
Katie's Days Are Numbered; Changes at ABC News

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.03.13
Sam Champion Leaves GMA; Changes at NYT

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.15.13
John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show; Layoffs at Time Out New York

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.12.13
NYT Loses Talent; Good Housekeeping Gets a New EIC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.28.13
Crossfire Returns; Bill Raftery Leaves ESPN

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.11.13
Layoffs at PBS; Troubles at Katie

Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.28.13
Al Jazeera Looks for Talent; Katie Finds A New EP

Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.16.13
The Texas Tribune Lands Funding; David Zinczenko Inks Deal

Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.09.13
Crossfire to Make a Comeback; Time Out Group Buys Time Out Chicago

Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.29.13
A New CEO at Hearst; A New Morning Show at CNN

Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.01.13
Andrew Mason Out At Groupon, Human Events Shutters Print Edition

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.22.13
Soledad O'Brien (Sort Of) Out At CNN; New EIC at DC Magazine

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.12.13
More Changes at the Times; Essence Loses EIC

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.25.13
Several Take Times Buyouts; Layoffs at Meredith

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.08.13
Layoffs at Politico; Exits at Current TV

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.18.12
Promotions at Politico; Layoffs Postponed at The Washington Times

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.14.12
Zucker Ponders Curry for Primetime; Imus Re-signs at FBN

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.11.12
Zucker Looks To Shake Up Mornings at CNN; Layoffs at CQ Roll Call

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.30.12
A New President for CNN; Hundreds of Layoffs at LivingSocial

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.12.12
Cuts at Conde; Hires at Hearst

Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.12.11
60 Minutes Reporter to Replace Couric; Last of the 'Newsweek Six' Departs

Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.15.11
Biz Stone Joins HuffPo; Facebook Poaches Google

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.28.11
White House Lands Press Secretary; Voice Publisher Out

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.24.10
Top Execs Out at CNN, NBC; Architectural Digest Rebuilds

Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.05.10
AOL Poaches Another Googler, Parade EIC Exits, and Rumored Changes at NBCU and American Idol

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.15.10
Top Editors Out in Editor & Publisher Purchase; Meredith Cuts 45 Jobs

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.13.09
Fox News Eyes Lou Dobbs; Yahoo Loses More Execs

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.10.09
NYT Considers Charging for Web Access; Sept. Mag Issues Shrink

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.30.09
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POLITICO's Rachel Smolkin to Join CNN as Executive Editor of CNN Politics Digital - Posted 2 days, 13 hours ago
An email to CNN staff this morning announced that POLITICO managing editor for news Rachel Smolkin is headed to the network to serve as executive editor of CNN Politics Digital. In this role, she'll lead CNNPolitics.com across all platform... [FishbowlDC]

'Pimped Out' Returns. New Clinton Book Details Old Cable News Firestorm - Posted July 22, 2014
"Clinton Inc.," another new book about the former, and perhaps future, White House occupants dredges up a cable news moment that regular readers of this site will recall. In February 2008, as the Democratic primary for president was heating up, then-MSNBC anchor Davi... [TVNewser]

Alisyn Camerota Joins CNN as Anchor - Posted July 14, 2014
Alisyn Camerota is back in the cable news business, joining CNN as an anchor. Camerota, whose first day is today, joins CNN after 16 years at Fox News Channel. She ... [TVNewser]

Bourdain, 'Sixties,' Net Emmy Noms for CNN - Posted July 10, 2014
The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. Some of the usual suspects have been given nods, including Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, ... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 6.20.14 - Posted June 20, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories across Mediabistro. Lost Remote Chelsea Handler to Host Talk Show on Netflix AllFaceb... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker: CNNMoney Able to Bridge TV and Digital 'Incredibly Well' - Posted June 19, 2014
TVNewser was at New York City's Gansevoort Hotel last night as CNN officially celebrated its sole ownership of CNNMoney, which recently ... [TVNewser]

Hey, Isn't That... - Posted June 11, 2014
Hey isn't that former TVNewser editor now host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Brian Stelter and former FishbowlDC editor turned publicist for CNN Worldwide ... [FishbowlDC]

The Biz Ticker: Bloomberg, Bartiromo, Bell - Posted June 11, 2014
Jacki Kelley is joining Bloomberg Media as Chief Operating Officer. Kelley was most recently CEO for IPG Mediabrands. "There is an insatiable and magnetic ambition at Bloomberg," Kelley said in a statement. "After looking at what is being built in the media oper... [TVNewser]

Bush Library 'Had No Editorial Control' Over '41 on 41' - Posted June 11, 2014
TVNewser was at the screening last night for the new CNN Films presentation of "41 on 41," which will air this Sunday, Father's Day, on CNN. The film features 41 people sharing intimate stories about the 41... [TVNewser]

Has the Charismatic, Authoritative TV News Broadcaster Been Lost? - Posted June 9, 2014
USA Today's Michael Wolff gives his take on whether ... [TVNewser]

New CNNMoney 'Will Be More Connected to CNN Television Than Ever' - Posted June 2, 2014
As CNN officially takes control of CNNMoney as part of the Time Inc. spinoff from Time Warner, the network is touting "significant changes" to the site. A new logo, two new verticals, a new app and thre... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: 'Today We Have Seen the True Scope of What CNN is and Can Be' - Posted May 30, 2014
The premiere of CNN's "The Sixties" averaged 1,390,000 total viewers and 284,000 A25-54 viewers Thursday night, according to Nielsen Fast National data. The preliminary numbers indicate the show's premiere won the 9pmET timeslot and the re-air won the 10pmET timeslot in the demo. Final numbers will be in later t... [TVNewser]

MEMO: CNN's Jeff Zucker "Proud" to Work at CNN - Posted May 30, 2014
In an internal memo to CNN and HLN staff this afternoon, CNN President Jeff Zucker explains how proud he is to work at the network. Following this week's launch of the new CNN original series "The Sixties," Zucker highlights the network's reporting on... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Goes Back to 'The Sixties' - Posted May 29, 2014
In celebration of the premiere of "The Sixties," CNN threw a '60s themed party Wednesday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The party was held in the same space where the network's exhibit of '60s artifacts is on display this week. The party included entertainment from Beatles tribute band The... [TVNewser]

CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Carol Costello Move to NYC - Posted May 22, 2014
Two CNN anchors are making the move from Atlanta to New York this summer. Beginning in August, Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello will anchor their respe... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Diaz-Balart to MSNBC | NPR Cuts Tell Me More | Sulzberger Talks - Posted May 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Diaz-Balart to MSNBC | NPR Cuts Tell Me More | Sulzberger Talks - Posted May 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Zucker: CNN Won't be 'Shamed' Into Benghazi Coverage - Posted May 20, 2014
Capital New York reports CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker won't allow CNN to be "shamed" into covering special co... [TVNewser]

CNN Ad Sales EVP on Selling Traditional Newscasts vs. Original Series - Posted May 12, 2014
CNN Worldwide EVP of ad sales Katrina Cukaj talks to Capital New York abo... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on CNN's MH370 Coverage: 'The Audience has Spoken' - Posted May 9, 2014
Mashable's Jason Abbruzzese talks to CNN executives, including Jeff Zucker, about how the network has "embraced data to help understand not ... [TVNewser]

Jamie Horowitz Named SVP/General Manager of 'Today' Show - Posted May 7, 2014
ESPN executive Jamie Horowitz is joining NBC News as SVP and GM of the "Today" show. But his ESPN contract won't allow him to take the job until later this year. Horowitz, who will report to NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN Doubles Down on a Mix of Live News, Original Series and Films - Posted April 10, 2014
CNN wants viewers to "go there." And for CNN, "there" is everywhere. The network announced today it is going to continue pushing the boundaries of traditional cable news by launching more exploratory programs weeknights at 9pmET hosted ... [TVNewser]

As Missing Plane Coverage Continues, 'Crossfire' Vanishes - Posted April 10, 2014
One of CNN's signature political shows remains off the air, despite the easing up of near-nonstop coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Today marks one month since "Crossfire" last aired. But it's not for a lack of political news: the Affordable Care Act ... [TVNewser]

CNN Joins Upfronts in NYC - Posted April 9, 2014
Upfront season is upon us. This is the time of year when the networks come out to pitch their new prime time dramas and sitcoms to advertisers. But in a bid to generate buzz about their lineup, CNN will be in attendance as well. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker... [PRNewser]

CNN Joins Upfronts in NYC - Posted April 9, 2014
Upfront season is upon us. This is the time of year when the networks come out to pitch their new prime time dramas and sitcoms to advertisers. But in a bid to generate buzz about their lineup, CNN will be in attendance as well. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [PRNewser]

Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [FishbowlDC]

Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter - Posted April 1, 2014
CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the ... [TVNewser]

Internal Memo: March Proves Record-Breaking Month for CNN Digital - Posted March 31, 2014
As March comes to a close, CNN has been getting some... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Hits New Digital Heights in March - Posted March 31, 2014
When March cable news ratings come out tomorrow, CNN will show a vast improvement over last March, likely finishing second to Fox News Channel in several measures. This morning, CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker is taking an early victory lap and tha... [TVNewser]

Phil Kent's Turner Exit Interview: Jeff Zucker 'Rebuilding' CNN Fan Base - Posted March 26, 2014
In an exit interview with Jack Myers, outgoing Turner Broadcasting Chairman ... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood's Disney Promotion 'Came Together Between Space Mountain and Dumbo' - Posted March 24, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood will be taking the red eye back to New York tonight from Los Angeles, along with his new title: Co-president of Disney/ABC. In his first interview since ... [TVNewser]

Morgan Spurlock's 'Inside Man' Kicks Off Second Season in April - Posted March 24, 2014
The second season of Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" will debut next month with a show about America's o... [TVNewser]

Wolf Blitzer Honored With National Press Foundation Award - Posted March 8, 2014
Wolf Blitzer was awarded with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism earlier this week from the National Press Foundation. "He's kind of like Cher...people just call him Wolf," CNN Worldwide President ... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade, 12 Years an HLN Anchor - Posted March 6, 2014
"I know that my main job is [to provide] good information, " says HLN anchor Robin Meade about her mission as a morning anchor, "but it's [also] mood enhancement. I am supposed to enhance your mood, so you can go on with your day!" Meade, whose Morning Express show airs weekdays from... [TVNewser]

On CNN, Experimenting at 10, 'AC360' at 11 - Posted March 5, 2014
For the next month, CNN will be trying out a series of different programs each night in the 10pm hour. Starting Monday, CNN anchor Don Lemon returns to primetime with "The Don Lemon Show." The half-hour program will lead in to another new weekly show, ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on CNN's Evolution and His 'Exhilarating' Experience Leading the Way - Posted March 5, 2014
"I think a new lineup will evolve over time," CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker tells TVNewser about the cabler's much-talked-about primetime schedule. "I don't think we're going to have a singular day when we're going to announce a whole new li... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade Returns to Chicagoland - Posted March 5, 2014
HLN anchor Robin Meade returned to Chicago last night for the premiere of CNN's original series CHICAGOLAND. In an interview with TVNewser contributor Alissa Krinksy, Meade talked about her years anchoring at NBC-owned WMAQ. ... [TVSpy]

'Smerconish' to Debut on CNN This Week - Posted March 4, 2014
Michael Smerconish's new CNN show, "Smerconish," is set to debut this Saturday at 9amET, TVNewser has learned. The former MSNBC contributor was announced as a ... [TVNewser]

Rosie O'Donnell Would 'Love' CNN 9pm Slot, But Denies She's Being Considered - Posted February 27, 2014
Former "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter this morning to respond to a NY Daily News report that she's on CNN's short-list to replace Piers Morgan at 9pmET. ... [TVNewser]

February 2014 Ratings: CNN Down in Total Day, Primetime - Posted February 25, 2014
CNN continues to struggle finding its footing without major breaking news: the network lost a quarter of its audience in total day and a third of its audience in primetime in February. This month was the network's third-lowest rated month ever in primetime total viewers. The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen... [TVNewser]

With Piers Morgan Out, Could Larry King Be on His Way Back to CNN? - Posted February 24, 2014
With his replacement at CNN officially out, Larry King says he'd be open to a return to the network he was ... [TVNewser]

'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [Fishbowl NY]

'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [FishbowlNY]

'Piers Morgan Live' to End on CNN - Posted February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan's three-year run as host of CNN's 9pmET hour is set to end as soon as next month, The New York Times David Carr... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker, Al Sharpton Attend White House State Dinner - Posted February 12, 2014
There were a handful of TVNewsers in attendance at last night's White House State Dinner in honor of French president Fran ois Hollande: according to the official guest list, CNN president Jeff Zucker, MSNBC host ... [TVNewser]

Michael Smerconish Joins CNN - Posted February 10, 2014
The staffing and programming changes continue at CNN with the hire of Michael Smerconish, who will host a weekly Saturday morning show from New York. Smerconish, an MSNBC contributor who has served as the guest host of "Hardball with ... [TVNewser]

'AC360 Later' Removed from CNN Schedule - Posted February 7, 2014
CNN's "AC360 Later" and Jay Leno have something in common: they've both signed off for the last time. Staffers were informed this morning the 10pm new... [TVNewser]

CNN Looking to 'Revolutionize' Newsgathering With Twitter/Dataminr Parternship - Posted January 30, 2014
CNN announced a new partnership with Twitter and New-York based technology company Dataminr Wednesday. As our sister-site Lost Remote reports, "Dataminr for News" will offer CNN a leg up on the competition by expanding tradit... [TVNewser]

CNN Partners with Twitter and Dataminr - Posted January 30, 2014
CNN announced its partnership with Twitter and New York-based tech company Dataminr yesterday for ... [Lost Remote]

Larry King: 'CNN's Got Problems' - Posted January 29, 2014
Larry King said he occasionally misses CNN, but he's not ignoring his longtime network's ratings woes. "I miss it when there's big stories but on a day-to-day basis I don't," King said in an interview with HuffPost Live today. The former net... [TVNewser]

January 2014 Ratings: CNN Loses More Than a Quarter of Audience - Posted January 28, 2014
Despite the changes Jeff Zucker has made at CNN over the past year, things are still fairly bleak for the network. January 2014 was CNN's third lowest-rated month ever, with the network losing more than a quarter of its audience in both total day and... [TVNewser]

Fishbowl Five: SOTU with CNN's Peter Hamby - Posted January 28, 2014
Peter Hamby occupies a unique position within CNN. There are now three full time digital correspondents working for CNN, but Hamby was the first -and still the only one covering politics. As such he makes TV hits, and appears in web videos and wr... [FishbowlDC]

At CNN, Balancing Bieber with Baltimore, Bourdain, and More - Posted January 27, 2014
At the opening of the RealScreen Summit in Washington, DC Sunday, CNN president Jeff Zucker defended his network's coverage of the arrest of ... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira's Show Will Have a Band - Posted January 25, 2014
Meredith Vieira talks with THR about why, after several years of several offers, she decided now is the right time to host a daytime talk show. ... [TVNewser]

CNN Has Lowest Rated Week in the Demo in 20 Months - Posted January 22, 2014
This afternoon, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker held a town hall meeting marking his first year on the job. This comes as ratings from the fina... [TVNewser]

Zucker on CNN Primetime: 'We're Not Under Any Pressure' - Posted January 14, 2014
CNN president Jeff Zucker talked with TVGuide Magazine following his TCA appearance ... [TVNewser]

Will Tamron Hall Stay with NBC? - Posted January 14, 2014
It's contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on "Today." TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the thi... [TVNewser]

Gabe Sherman on Roger Ailes: 'He is the Quintessential Man Behind the Curtain' - Posted January 12, 2014
More details from Gabriel Sherman this morning about his forthcoming unauthorized biography of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Sherman was a ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker Fires Back at Roger Ailes - Posted January 11, 2014
Two top generals in the cable news wars are going at it. Following Fox News chief Roger Ailes' comments in a Hollywood Reporter interview... [Fishbowl NY]

Jeff Zucker Fires Back at Roger Ailes - Posted January 11, 2014
Two top generals in the cable news wars are going at it. Following Fox News chief Roger Ailes' comments in a Hollywood Reporter interview... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Zucker Fires Back at Roger Ailes - Posted January 11, 2014
Two top generals in the cable news wars are going at it. Following Fox News chief Roger Ailes' comments in a Hollywood Reporter interview... [TVNewser]

Erin Burnett Gets New EP - Posted January 9, 2014
Wil Surratt, who has been the EP of CNN's "Erin Burnett: OutFront" s... [TVNewser]

Tweet Well | Right Move | Make it Stop - Posted January 7, 2014
AllTwitter: Here are some Twitter tips from The New York Times' social media desk. Tip #45 is "Unless you're famous, keep your selfie to yourself." TVNewser:... [Fishbowl NY]

Tweet Well | Right Move | Make it Stop - Posted January 7, 2014
AllTwitter: Here are some Twitter tips from The New York Times' social media desk. Tip #45 is "Unless you're famous, keep your selfie to yourself." TVNewser:... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Zucker: '2014 Will Be The Year We Shake Up Primetime' - Posted January 7, 2014
In an interview with Ad Age, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker promises big changes in 2014. "It's safe to say 2014 will be ... [TVNewser]

Buildup for Roger Ailes Book Begins - Posted January 6, 2014
With Gabriel Sherman's book on Roger Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" being released on January 21, Capital New York ... [TVNewser]

Christine Romans Named Co-Anchor of CNN's 'Early Start' - Posted January 6, 2014
CNN has announced Christine Romans will join John Berman as the co-anchor of "Early Start." Romans, who will continue in her role as the network's chief ... [TVNewser]

2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC in Total Day, But Hits 20-Year Low in Primetime - Posted January 2, 2014
Jeff Zucker's first year at the helm of CNN produced mixed results for the channel. The good news for CNN comes in total day, where the network edged out MSNBC to come in second for the first time in two years. The bad news: CNN was third in primetime... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser Challege: The Results - Posted December 30, 2013
At the beginning of the year, we asked you to predict what would happen in the television news industry in 2013, and thousands of you responded with your thoughts on the year ahead. We'll have a new set of questions in the 2014 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's... [TVNewser]

'Reliable Sources' Reviews Changes at Fox News, CNN - Posted December 30, 2013
The shakeups at both Fox News and CNN were analyzed on "Reliable Sources" year-in-review show, with the panel agreeing cable news networks are trying to create new buzz to counter shrinking ratings. TalkingPointMemo's Hunter Walker... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker's Holiday Note to CNN Staff - Posted December 23, 2013
As his first year at the helm of CNN Worldwide draws to a close, Jeff Zucker has sent a holiday note to the global staff of CNN and HLN thanking them for their contributions in 2013. "This was a transitional year for CNN Worldwide," writes Zucker ... [TVNewser]

David Zurawik Has 'Lost Faith' in '60 Minutes' and CNN - Posted December 23, 2013
Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik delivers blistering commentary on the state of the news media in his latest column. "After decades of writing about ... [TVNewser]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Katie Canceled | Roberts Inks ABC Deal | Backlash Against A&E - Posted December 20, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Katie Canceled | Roberts Inks ABC Deal | Backlash Against A&E - Posted December 20, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

With CNN Experimenting at 10pm, 'AC360 Later' is MIA - Posted December 18, 2013
If you haven't noticed, "AC360 Later" has not aired on CNN for close to two weeks, with CNN airing documentaries, "AC360" replays, and an Anderson Cooper Newtown special in its place. The show has been off-air for nine consecutive weekn... [Fishbowl NY]

With CNN Experimenting at 10pm, 'AC360 Later' is MIA - Posted December 18, 2013
If you haven't noticed, "AC360 Later" has not aired on CNN for close to two weeks, with CNN airing documentaries, "AC360" replays, and an Anderson Cooper Newtown special in its place. The show has been off-air for nine consecutive weekn... [FishbowlNY]

With CNN Experimenting at 10pm, 'AC360 Later' is MIA - Posted December 18, 2013
If you haven't noticed, "AC360 Later" has not aired on CNN for close to two weeks, with CNN airing documentaries, "AC360" replays, and an Anderson Cooper Newtown special in its place. The show has been off-air for nine consecutive weekn... [TVNewser]

Phil Kent Praises Jeff Zucker's 'Big, Bold Changes' at CNN - Posted December 18, 2013
In his last year-end note to Turner Broadcasting employees before he steps down as CEO, Phil Kent... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Grace, Slime, Willie - Posted December 18, 2013
HLN's Nancy Grace has signed a deal to stay with the network through 2017. Grace tells the NYPost that CNN chief Jeff Zucker approached her in July about a contract extension. ... [TVNewser]

What's Next for Jay Leno? - Posted December 18, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter looks at Jay Leno's future when his run on "The Tonight Show" comes to an end early next year. CNN's... [TVNewser]

CNN Takes Another Step Away From News - Posted December 17, 2013
CNN announced today that they will be adding another documentary development brand to their roster called CNN Films Presents. CNN already established a division in October 2012 called CNN Films that acquires and distributes never-before-seen-on-TV documentary programming. The new Presents brand will aimed at acquiring and distributing fil... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Launches Documentary Acquisition Unit - Posted December 17, 2013
CNN is launching CNN Films Presents, a new unit for acquiring documentary films. All the new brand's documentaries will be acquired films that have previously premiered on other television networks. CNN Films Presents will kick off the year with "March of the Penguins," which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in... [TVNewser]

'It's Jeff Zucker. We Better Get to Business' - Posted December 13, 2013
A funny moment during the 2pmET hour of "CNN Newsroom" this afternoon: Chris Cuomo wandered in for what he called a "jump interview" with Don Lemon, who was anchoring the... [TVNewser]

THR Lands Interview with Pat Kingsley - Posted December 12, 2013
As the specter of Nikki Finke has been to entertainment journalism, so too once was the aura of Pat Kingsley to celebrity PR. And given Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway's wily ways, we're not at all surprise... [Fishbowl NY]

THR Lands Interview with Pat Kingsley - Posted December 12, 2013
As the specter of Nikki Finke has been to entertainment journalism, so too once was the aura of Pat Kingsley to celebrity PR. And given Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway's wily ways, we're not at all surprise... [FishbowlNY]

How Will Jeff Zucker's Programming Moves Impact CNN in 2014? - Posted December 9, 2013
CNN's Jeff Zucker has had a busy first year at the helm at CNN, attempting to bring more "attitude" to the network... [TVNewser]

HLN to Become The 'Social Media Network'? - Posted December 4, 2013
Cable news networks have amped up their use of social media in 2013, but HLN is gearing up to become the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

HLN to Become The 'Social Media Network'? - Posted December 4, 2013
Cable news networks have amped up their use of social media in 2013, but HLN is gearing up to become the... [Lost Remote]

All Staff Meeting to Brainstorm a New HLN - Posted December 4, 2013
The next phase of the HLN makeover begins today. Network president Albie Hecht is in Atlanta for a 2-day network meeting with all production staff, TVNewser has learned. We hear the plan includes making HLN the "social media network," bringing the im... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: 'We Need More Shows and Less Newscasts' - Posted December 3, 2013
After 11 months at the helm of CNN, Jeff Zucker tells Capital New York's Alex Weprin and Mike Allen... [TVNewser]

CNN Experimenting With Late Nights - Posted November 19, 2013
Almost a year into Jeff Zucker's tenure as CNN Worldwide president, and the network continues to experiment with the lineup, this time in late night. CNN will give two new shows three-week trial runs beginning Dec. 2. As w... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter Joins CNN as 'Reliable Sources' Host, Senior Media Correspondent - Posted November 12, 2013
New York Times media reporter -- and founder of this site -- Brian Stelter is joining CNN ... [TVNewser]

CNN Names Stelter Host of Reliable Sources - Posted November 12, 2013
It's official - CNN has named a new host for its DC-based, Sunday morning media criticism show Reliable Sources. The post, vacated by Howard Kurtz back in June, will be filled by New York Times boy wonder and mediabistro alum ... [FishbowlDC]

Christa Robinson to Tribune - Posted November 11, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119510" align="alignleft" width="269"] Photo courtesy of HuffPo.[/caption] Christa Robinson, DC native and longtime head of communications for CNN, has lan... [FishbowlDC]

DC Bureau Spared In Latest Round of CNN Layoffs - Posted November 8, 2013
After a quiet culling at their Washington bureau back in June, CNN has made another round of layoffs -this time at it's New York, LA, and Atlanta bu... [PRNewser]

CNN's Amy Entelis on Why the Network is Doubling Down On Documentaries - Posted November 8, 2013
Jeff Zucker is looking at all remedies for CNN's ratings woes, and he may have found a winning formula: more original series and documentaries. With the success of shows like ... [TVNewser]

Behind the Scenes on Election Night At CNN - Posted November 6, 2013
We have a pretty good idea where you guys went to watch the election results come in. And while we desperately wanted to drink as well, we got an invite we just couldn't refuse: the Crossfire Control Room at CNN. Upon arrivin... [FishbowlDC]

Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin Set to Host CNN's New Years For Seventh Straight Year - Posted November 5, 2013
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be reunited once more on CNN. They are set to co-host CNN's New Year's Eve live from Times Square for the... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin Set to Host CNN's New Years For Seventh Straight Year - Posted November 5, 2013
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be reunited once more on CNN. They are set to co-host CNN's New Year's Eve live from Times Square for the... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin Set to Host CNN's New Years For Seventh Straight Year - Posted November 5, 2013
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be reunited once more on CNN. They are set to co-host CNN's New Year's Eve live from Times Square for the... [FishbowlNY]

CNN Has Lowest-Rated Primetime Week in More Than a Year - Posted November 4, 2013
CNN's primetime programming had its lowest-rated week in more than a year last week, averaging 385,000 total viewers and 95,000 A25-54 viewers. It was CNN's lowest ratings in primetime since August 6, 2012, before Jeff Zucker took over... [TVNewser]

Allison Gollust Named CMO of CNN Worldwide - Posted October 29, 2013
Allison Gollust has expanded her role with CNN Worldwide, adding Chief Marketing Officer to her responsibilities. Gollust will continue as SVP of Communications, the job she's had since March when she joined CNN, and rejoined ... [TVNewser]

Morgan Spurlock's 'Inside Man' Gets a Second Season on CNN - Posted October 28, 2013
The CNN original series "Inside Man," produced and hosted by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, has been renewed for a second season. The new season of eight, one-hour episodes launches in Spring 2014. In season two, Spurlock takes a deep dive into topics including, "Celebrity," the job of satisfying the public's constant... [TVNewser]

'Hard-Nosed' Sports Reporter, Still Hit On in the Locker Room, Gets CNN Back in the Game - Posted October 23, 2013
Women in sports journalism have come a long way, says CNN's Rachel Nichols, but they have a long way to go. "The very fact I'm allowed to go into the locker room after the game, with no one questioning it, shows significant progress," says Nichols, 40, ... [TVNewser]

CNN Sets Premiere Dates for Two New Films - Posted October 20, 2013
CNN will premiere "Blackfish," the story of a performing Orca connected to the deaths of several people in capitivy, on Thursday night at 9pmET. The network acquired the U.S. rights to "Blackfish" at Sundance earlier this year. ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party - Posted October 17, 2013
On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan's book bash. Morgan's "Sh... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric's Future At Disney/ABC: 'It can go either way' - Posted October 16, 2013
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio takes a measured look at the future of Katie Couric's syndicated talk show, and her future with Disney/ABC.... [TVNewser]

Here Are CNN's Top 10 'Heroes' of 2013 - Posted October 10, 2013
CNN has revealed the top 10 "CNN Heroes" for 2013. The cable news channel will fete the top 10 and name one of them "Hero of the Year" at its annual "CNN Heroes" gala. Anderson Cooper is hosting the event from the American Museum of Natural His... [TVNewser]

CNN Taps Geraldine Moriba As VP of Diversity - Posted September 30, 2013
CNN has named Geraldine Moriba VP of diversity and inclusion at the company, and she will become the chairperson of its diversity council. Moriba will report on diversity and inclusion issues directly to CNN president ... [TVNewser]

CNN Renews 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' For Season Three - Posted September 30, 2013
CNN has ordered a third season of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." The travel docu-series is currently in the midst of season two, where it has been performing very well for CNN, particularly in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. W... [TVNewser]

Filmmaker Cancels CNN Hillary Clinton Doc - Posted September 30, 2013
Charles Ferguson has but the kibosh on a planned Hillary Clinton documentary for CNN. Commissioned ... [TVNewser]

CNN Diversity Chair Stepping Aside - Posted September 27, 2013
The chairwoman of CNN's diversity council will be stepping aside from that role, a spokesperson for CNN tells TVNewser. The chairwoman, Johnita Due, is an assistant general counsel for CNN, and was first named chair of the compa... [TVNewser]

Iran's President Woos U.S. Media Outlets - Posted September 25, 2013
The new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is in New York City for the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Along the way, he has been holding something of a media tour for U.S. outlets, talki... [TVNewser]

Hiring Of Albie Hecht Portends Big Changes At HLN - Posted September 20, 2013
With the addition of TV creative executive Albie Hecht this week, CNN Worldwide president ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Zucker, Zuckerberg, Roberts - Posted September 19, 2013
At next week's Advertising Week throughout New York City, CNN's Anderson Cooper will interview his boss Jeff Zucker at a panel presented by, no surprise, Time Warner. They will discuss how social media has impacted the news cycle. At ... [TVNewser]

CNN Partners With Tom Hanks for Docuseries on the 1960s - Posted September 17, 2013
CNN is developing a 10-part docuseries, produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, on the 1960s. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement the series is ... [TVNewser]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Slates Weekly Sports Show 'Rachel Nichols: Unguarded' For Friday Nights - Posted August 19, 2013
CNN has scheduled a weekly half-hour sports show anchored by CNN and Turner Sports correspondent Rachel Nichols. "Rachel Nichols: Unguarded" will debut Friday, September 20 at 10:30 PM. Nichols--a longtime reporter for E... [TVNewser]

CNN Plans 'Complete Overhaul' Of Digital Operation For Fall - Posted August 14, 2013
CNN is planning its most significant changes to CNN.com and the CNN digital platforms in more than a decade for the Fall. The channel is preparing to launch a redesigned site that not only looks different to users, but has a completely new back-end system that its editorial producers can utilize. "Peopl... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Zucker/Waywire, 'Today'/App, USGA/Fox Sports - Posted August 8, 2013
CNN president Jeff Zucker's 15-year old son has resigned from the board of Waywire, an online video start-up co-founded by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the New York Post reports. The younger Zucker was hired as a "millennial adviser" and was granted stock options.... [TVNewser]

Andrew Morse Expected to Leave Bloomberg TV for CNN - Posted August 6, 2013
Bloomberg LP head of U.S. television Andrew Morse is planning to leave the financial news channel for CNN, TVNewser has learned. At CNN Morse is expected be... [Fishbowl NY]

Andrew Morse Expected to Leave Bloomberg TV for CNN - Posted August 6, 2013
Bloomberg LP head of U.S. television Andrew Morse is planning to leave the financial news channel for CNN, TVNewser has learned. At CNN Morse is expected be... [FishbowlNY]

'New Day' Hits Ratings Low - Posted July 25, 2013
CNN's new morning show "New Day" is still, by all accounts, a work in progress, both in terms of content and in ratings. Earlier this month the program topped all of its cable news competition in the adults 25-54 demo thank... [Fishbowl NY]

'New Day' Hits Ratings Low - Posted July 25, 2013
CNN's new morning show "New Day" is still, by all accounts, a work in progress, both in terms of content and in ratings. Earlier this month the program topped all of its cable news competition in the adults 25-54 demo thank... [FishbowlNY]

'New Day' Hits Ratings Low - Posted July 25, 2013
CNN's new morning show "New Day" is still, by all accounts, a work in progress, both in terms of content and in ratings. Earlier this month the program topped all of its cable news competition in the adults 25-54 demo thank... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: CNN To Be 'Digital First' Going Forward - Posted July 23, 2013
CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference today. A good chunk of the conversation (you can see the ... [TVNewser]

Wolf Blitzer May Get 1 PM Timeslot - Posted July 15, 2013
CNN's Wolf Blitzer may be getting a new permanent timeslot on CNN. Blitzer has been filling in regularly during the 1-2 PM hour, and we hear that there is a good chance that this becomes a permanent develo... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 11 - Posted July 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 128 | CNN: 274 | HLN: 288 Primetime: FNC: 339 | MSNBC: 202 | CNN: 273 | HLN: 362 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: CNN Struck 'Right Balance' Of Zimmerman Trial and Egypt Coverage - Posted July 12, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker says that his channel struck the "right balance" when it came to juggling live coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the military coup in Egypt last week. Zucker made hi... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 07.11.13. - Posted July 11, 2013
Why MSNBC's ratings suck -- MSNBC has been the subject of news rather than just a broadcaster of it lately, due to its sharp decline in ratings in the first half of 2013. National Journal's ... [FishbowlDC]

Zucker Expresses Pride for Emmy Nominations - Posted July 11, 2013
CNN's Jeff Zucker is out with another warm and fuzzy memo for employees. This time on account of the fact that the network has been nominated for eight news and documentary Emmy awards. See the memo... July 11, 2013 I am proud to share with you all that CNN has been nominated for eight... [FishbowlDC]

Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News - Posted July 2, 2013
Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime for Fox News Channel, the network announced this afternoon. But to which hour is not known. Since 2010, Kelly has anchored the two-hour afternoon show "America Live." "Megyn is an exceptional talent who ... [Fishbowl NY]

Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News - Posted July 2, 2013
Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime for Fox News Channel, the network announced this afternoon. But to which hour is not known. Since 2010, Kelly has anchored the two-hour afternoon show "America Live." "Megyn is an exceptional talent who ... [FishbowlNY]

Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News - Posted July 2, 2013
Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime for Fox News Channel, the network announced this afternoon. But to which hour is not known. Since 2010, Kelly has anchored the two-hour afternoon show "America Live." "Megyn is an exceptional talent who ... [TVNewser]

With Zimmerman Trial, CNN And HLN Now Competing At 10 PM - Posted July 1, 2013
For the last few years, CNN and HLN have been separate fiefdoms under the Time Warner umbrella. HLN has focused on coverage of court cases, mixed in with lighter entertainment fare (both genres which appeal heavily to female viewers) while CNN continues to base its brand on its breaking news prowess... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Signs Off From CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted June 30, 2013
After 15 years as the host of the program, Howard Kurtz signed off from CNN's "Reliable Sources" today. At the end of the program Kurtz looked back at some of the its most memorable and important moments "I havent changed, and I will be continuing my independent brand of media criticism [at... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz Signs Off From CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted June 30, 2013
After 15 years as the host of the program, Howard Kurtz signed off from CNN's "Reliable Sources" today. At the end of the program Kurtz looked back at some of the its most memorable and important moments "I havent changed, and I will be continuing my independent brand of media criticism [at... [FishbowlNY]

CNN Taps S.E. Cupp, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and Stephanie Cutter For 'Crossfire' - Posted June 26, 2013
CNN has made it official: "Crossfire" will be returning to the channel this Fall. CNN is poaching S.E. Cupp from MSNBC's "The Cycle" to represent the right side of the table, alongside former House Speaker and Fox News con... [TVNewser]

'AC360' After Dark? CNN Plans 10 PM George Zimmerman Trial Specials - Posted June 24, 2013
CNN is planning specials every night at 10 PM this week, focusing on the George Zimmerman murder trial. The specials-- titled "Self-Defense or Murder? The George Zimmerman Trial"-- will be hosted by ... [TVNewser]

The PM Ticker: Women, Wheelock, Wheels Up - Posted June 18, 2013
NBCUniveral's "Women at NBCU" advisory board, which discusses issues surrounding women and marketing to women, has added 19 new women to its advisory board. Among the new board members: NBC Newsers Natalie Morales, Alex Wallace and Maria Shriver... [TVNewser]

'New Day' Review: CNN's New Morning Family Grills, Overdone - Posted June 17, 2013
The debut of CNN's "New Day" this morning can be summed up with my favorite Oscar Wilde quote: "Everything in moderation, including moderation." As promised by senior executive producer Jim Murphy, the hyper-promoted 6-to... [TVNewser]

Kate Bolduan, 'New Day' Get Washington Post Profile - Posted June 14, 2013
An expansive profile in The Washington Post looks at CNN's new morning show "New Day," with a particular focus on its 29-year old co-host, ... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade Rocks Out At 'Count On Me' Album Release Party - Posted June 14, 2013
HLN anchor Robin Meade has a new album dropping this week, "Count On Me," available at Target stores across the country. To celebrate, CNN and HLN honchos hosted a party at The Cutting Room in New York City. Following a cocktail... [TVNewser]

Kelly Wallace Returns to CNN - Posted June 10, 2013
Kelly Wallace is departing iVillage to re-join CNN -- her third stint at the network. Wallace, who got her start as a producer at CNN in 1990 was a correspondent for the NBC News' women's issues site iVillage.com. Wallace will be a Digital Corres... [TVNewser]

CNN Wins RTCA Awards, Livingston Award - Posted June 6, 2013
CNN has won three awards over the past 24 hours. The network won two awards at the Radio/Television Correspondents' Association Dinner last night and a Livingston Award for an online multimedia feature this afternoon. CNN took home two of the four awards presented at RTCA event. Chief congressional corresponde... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker Offers Feel-Good Memo - Posted June 6, 2013
CNN's Jeff Zucker issued yet another warm memo to employees today. This one concerning the awards the network reeled in last night at the Radio and TV Congressional Correspondents' Association Dinner. "There are a lot of ways we know our... [FishbowlDC]

The Hollywood Reporter Poaches Hilary Lewis From The New York Post - Posted June 5, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Hilary Lewis will join the magazine as its New York staff editor of THR.com. Lewis, who comes to THR from the New York Post, where she has worked as a reporter and online produ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Hollywood Reporter Poaches Hilary Lewis From The New York Post - Posted June 5, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Hilary Lewis will join the magazine as its New York staff editor of THR.com. Lewis, who comes to THR from the New York Post, where she has worked as a reporter and online produ... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann Returning To TV... On TBS - Posted June 5, 2013
Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann is returning to air. Olbermann has been named as the studio host for Turner Sports' coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs this Fall. "It's well known that Keith is a fan of the game and wh... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker Offers Pre-Weekend Praise - Posted May 31, 2013
What makes CNN so special? Is it Wolf's new glasses, that delicate moment when Anderson breaks into giggles while reading the Ridiculist or when he interviewed Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey without cracking a smile as Ramsey winked, discussed cheeseburgers and called him "bro," Tapper reeling off the... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker to CNN Staff: 'We are still unequivocally dedicated to quality journalism' - Posted May 31, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker sent an email to CNN staffers this afternoon, honoring the channel's 33rd anniversary tomorrow, June 1. In 1980, Ted Turner launched a revolutionary idea in news, and CNN was born. A lot has changed since then - from the way we gather the news to the countless... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker On Competitors, New Viewers And The 'Human Drama' Of The Cruise Coverage - Posted May 30, 2013
CNN president Jeff Zucker appeared on a panel with IAC's Barry Diller at the AllThingsD conference yesterday evening. While Diller's broa... [TVNewser]

'It's a Free Over The Air Signal': Diller Defends Aereo at D11 Conference - Posted May 30, 2013
Speaking at the D11 executive conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, IAC founder and chairman Barry Diller defended his new venture Aereo as a way to open up what he says is a closed system. Sitting next ... [TVSpy]

Cutter, Madden Join CNN - Posted May 29, 2013
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Rachel Miskowiec Named EP of 'Katie' - Posted May 26, 2013
Daytime talk show "Katie" continus to have changes in its senior production ranks, with former EPs Jeff Zucker and Michael Bass now at CNN. Disney/AB... [FishbowlLA]

Rachel Miskowiec Named EP of 'Katie' - Posted May 26, 2013
Daytime talk show "Katie" continus to have changes in its senior production ranks, with former EPs Jeff Zucker and Michael Bass now at CNN. Disney/AB... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo Surprises Michaela Pereira On Her Last Day at KTLA - Posted May 25, 2013
With the launch of CNN's "New Day" just three weeks away, Michaela Pereira is packing her bags and moving to New York. But there was one last surprise in store for the KTLA morning anchor on her last Los Angeles broadcast: a surprise visit... [TVNewser]

The New Set For 'New Day' Takes Shape - Posted May 19, 2013
CNN is hard at work constructing a brand-new set for "New Day," the channel's new morning show, which will debut June 17. CNN senior producer John Griffin tweeted a few photos of the set under construction. So far there isn't much to see, except for one big design choice: exposed... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade's 'Count on Me' Set for Release - Posted May 14, 2013
Remember that album Robin Meade was just starting to work on when we talked with her last year? Well, "Count on Me" drops June 1... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on How Quickly CNN Can Be No. 1: 'Come Back to Me in Three Years' - Posted May 10, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has been mostly quiet on his plans for CNN. Save for a few public appearances, and a press call when he was first announced, he has not given any interviews to the media that covers the media. ... [TVNewser]

CNN Gets Ready For A 'New Day' - Posted May 10, 2013
It was a long few months work to get to "New Day," CNN's new morning show, which will launch on June 17th. In the mornings, chemistry between the hosts plays an enormous role in a show's success. If viewers don't like the hosts, they won't turn them on when they roll out... [TVNewser]

Bart Feder Leaving CNN - Posted May 7, 2013
First On TVNewser: CNN senior VP of current programming Bart Feder is leaving the cable news channel, TVNewser has learned. His last day at the company will be May 24. "Bart Feder and I have been in discussions over the last couple of ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz's apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren't. On his CNN media news program "Reliable Sources," Kurtz off... [FishbowlDC]

How Howard Kurtz Came to be Interrogated on His Own CNN Show - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz' mea culpa on his own "Reliable Sources" yesterday made for an ... [TVNewser]

The Daily Beast And CNN 'Reliable Sources' Host Howard Kurtz 'have parted company' - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast has "parted company" with Washington bureau chief Howard Kurtz. Kurtz of course also hosts "Reliable Sources" on CNN every Sunday. The move comes just a day after Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

Time Warner CEO Talks About CNN's Gameplan Under Jeff Zucker - Posted May 1, 2013
During a conference call with investors this morning, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was asked about CNN. It was the first quarterly earnings call since new CNN president ... [TVNewser]

Zucker to Staff: CNN is Now #2 - Posted April 30, 2013
This just in from CNN President Jeff Zucker to CNN staff -- a feel-good memo in which he cites numbers showing that the network is on the up and up: April 30, 2013 It's a new day at CNN...and a busy one as well.... [FishbowlDC]

'Today' Gets Backstage at TIME 100 - Posted April 24, 2013
The "Today" show had a backstage pass for last night's TIME 100 gala in New York. Matt Lauer cond... [TVNewser]

David Carr: 'We Want CNN to Be Good' - Posted April 22, 2013
In his latest column, The New York Times' David Carr takes on ... [Fishbowl NY]

David Carr: 'We Want CNN to Be Good' - Posted April 22, 2013
In his latest column, The New York Times' David Carr takes on ... [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]

CNN Focuses on Gap between News and Life - Posted April 16, 2013
There was a day when a 24-hours news network sounded like a brilliant idea. We live in a complex world full of complicated events that highlight the worst and best of humanity. From violent wars and corrupt politicians to heroic deeds and acts of selflessness, how could a network not fill its... [PRNewser]

Jeff Zucker on Diversity, His Golf Game and What He Wants CNN to Be - Posted April 16, 2013
In his first public comments since taking over as president of CNN Worldwide, Jeff Zucker spoke at a packed Atlanta Press Club luncheon Monday. Of CNN, Zucker says the network needs to be more than "a spare tire in the tru... [TVNewser]

Michael Bass Joins CNN - Posted April 15, 2013
On his morning editorial call, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced that Michael Bass is joining the network later this week. Bass joins from the syndicated "Kati... [TVNewser]

'America's Most Wanted' On CNN? - Posted April 11, 2013
The creator and host of "America's Most Wanted" says that he has a meeting with CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker in a few weeks. John Walsh ... [TVNewser]

Zucker: 'Parts Unknown' 'The True Measure of What We Want This Network to Be' - Posted April 11, 2013
Calling it a "huge part of what CNN is going to to be," CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker welcomed hundreds of guests to Porter House at Time Warner Center for a launch event for the network's newest show hosted by ... [TVNewser]

CNN, PBS, Univision Win IRE Awards - Posted April 10, 2013
CNN, PBS and Univision represent TV news on the list of the 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards. CNN international correspondent Arwa Damon and photojournalist ... [TVNewser]

CNN's One Big Advantage As Jeff Zucker Takes Over - Posted April 10, 2013
The Washington Post's Paul Farhi pens a long piece on the state of CNN, now that ... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

Anthony Bourdain Talks 'Parts Unknown' - Posted April 8, 2013
CNN's Anthony Bourdain is making the rounds this week promoting "Parts Unknown," his new CNN show which will debut on Sunday. Bourdain sat in on CNN's editorial meeting today, TVNewser hears, and was given a warm introduction by Jeff Zucker. Wednesday, the channel will fete Bourdain at a party in Time... [TVNewser]

CNN.com Getting New Homepage And Organizational Structure - Posted April 4, 2013
In a sign of just how quickly new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is moving to change the company, the CNN.com homepage will be getting a new look this afternoon, as well as a new organizational structure. The moves carry Zucker's fingerpr... [TVNewser]

Ali Velshi Leaving CNN - Posted April 3, 2013
CNN's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi is leaving the channel, TVNewser has learned. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker noted the change in a meeting with CNN ... [TVNewser]

Q1 2013 Ratings: Key Shows At CNN See Some Growth - Posted April 2, 2013
The first quarter of 2013 marks Jeff Zucker's first in charge of CNN Worldwide. Many of his changes haven't been reflected yet in the ratings (a new morning show, an experimental 10 PM show, etc) but there are a few things included in... [TVNewser]

CNN Anchor Josh Levs Gets Nice Laguna Beach Shout Out - Posted March 29, 2013
The slick one-page write-up of CNN anchor Josh Levs appears in Modern Luxury's The Atlantan magazine. But thanks to the magic o... [FishbowlLA]

Zucker's Bold Morning Show Announcement: Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan - Posted March 28, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker sent a quick note to staff this morning, filling them in ... [FishbowlDC]

Kate Bolduan Named CNN Morning Show Co-Anchor, Net Hires Michaela Pereira from KTLA - Posted March 28, 2013
First on TVNewser: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker... [TVNewser]

KTLA's Michaela Pereira Graduates to CNN - Posted March 28, 2013
Big, BIG news this morning out of KTLA. Nine-year station vet Michaela Pereira will not be hanging around to see how the whole Trib... [FishbowlLA]

The Short List of CNN Morning Anchors - Posted March 27, 2013
Sources tell us Jeff Zucker is closing in on his choice for co-anchor on the revamped CNN morning show. One of the top names is Kate Bolduan (left), CNN's congressional ... [TVNewser]

Zucker Congratulates CNNers on Peabody Awards - Posted March 27, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker gave a warm shout-out to the network this morning for winning a Peabody Award as well as the David Kaplan Award. He also complimented Chris Cuomo for his winning a Peabody for coverage of Hurricane Sandy while at ABC. See the internal memo. March 27, 2013 I'm pleased to... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Nearly Won TV Rights To Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus' - Posted March 26, 2013
Following the ratings success of "Killing Lincoln" on Nat Geo, the News Corp.-owned cable channel ... [TVNewser]

Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent On Jeff Zucker And 'Fixing' CNN - Posted March 25, 2013
Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent has a good idea of that CNN's problems have been and what new CNN president ... [TVNewser]

Did You Hear About the Time MSNBC's President Interviewed for a Job at Fox News? - Posted March 25, 2013
While a lot of you are buzzing about Joe Hagan... [TVNewser]

Ratings for 'The Lead' as Jeff Zucker Calls Jake Tapper 'the Face of the New CNN' - Posted March 19, 2013
The lead to the story about the ratings for "The Lead" is this: New CNN Show Leads from Behind. "The Lead with Jake Tapper" drew 400,000 total viewers and 87,000 in the A25-54 demo Monday -- its debut episode. The show was down in total v... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin Out At CNN - Posted March 19, 2013
CNN's new president Jeff Zucker continues to shake things up at the channel, particularly when it comes to the network's political contributors. The latest news is that longtime contributor Roland Martin will be leaving the channel when his contract expires in early April. .@... [TVNewser]

CNN's Tapper Already 'Face of New CNN' - Posted March 19, 2013
Wait. How did that happen so fast? Mere hours had passed after the debut of CNN Jake Tapper's The Lead, and already, Jeff Zucker was ecstatic. At a party for Tapper last night at the Sixth Engine, as reported by Poli... [FishbowlDC]

Pew: MSNBC Most Opinionated Cable News Channel - Posted March 18, 2013
Within Pew's State of the News Media 2013 report, the topic of opinion versus reporting on cable news came up. As ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper: Jeff Zucker 'A Big Part' Of Why He Jumped - Posted March 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_170839" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: CNN[/caption] CNN's Jake Tapper gives a series of interviews previewing his new show "The Lead," which debuts Monday at 4 PM. Tapper tells TV Guide's ... [TVNewser]

Meg Ryan and Judith Regan "Below the Radar" on Table One - Posted March 13, 2013
The spring power lunch season has officially begun at Michael's with plenty of famous faces and talking heads (Charles Grodin, Star Jones, ... [FishbowlLA]

Rupert Murdoch: CNN Has 'Sharpened Up' Since Zucker - Posted March 8, 2013
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch sits down with "WSJ Live" to talk about the state of media. Along the way, cable news comes up in the conversation. When asked about Fox News Channel's ratings dominance compared to its competition, Murdoch said that he was impressed by some of the recent goings-on... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Tamron Hall To CNN? Not In The Near Future - Posted March 4, 2013
The NY Post's Page Six, which has been mostly accurate with its Jeff Zucker/CNN predictions, reports today that Zucker is eyeing MSN... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker to Meet With Hispanic Journalists - Posted March 1, 2013
Earlier in the week, TheWrap's Alexander Kaufman reported that CNN President Jeff Zucker will meet with the National Assoc. of Hispanic Journalis... [FishbowlDC]

Covering a Once-Every-600-Years Story - Posted February 28, 2013
Unprecedented in modern times, the Papal departure was covered by a thoroughly modern media. From the complex (multiple live cameras and locations) to the simple (Twitter.) As Pope Benedict XVI began his final day as the leader of the Roman Catholic church, the broadcast networks produced special reports early this morning,... [TVNewser]

Jim Murphy To EP New CNN Morning Show - Posted February 28, 2013
CNN has named Jim Murphy the senior executive producer of its new morning block, including its still-unannounced morning show, which will be co-anchored by Chris Cuomo. C... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker to Meet with NABJ Reps - Posted February 25, 2013
FishbowlDC reports CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will meet with representatives from the National Association of Black Journalists today: ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker to Meet With NABJ to Discuss Network's State of Black Journalists - Posted February 25, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker is scheduled to meet today in Atlanta with the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the state of black journalists at the network, FishbowlDC has learned. ... [FishbowlDC]

Soledad O'Brien Out At CNN... Sort Of - Posted February 21, 2013
Well that was fast, after saying that she and CNN were "talking about" her role at the channel earlier, Soledad O'Brien... [Fishbowl NY]

Soledad O'Brien Out At CNN... Sort Of - Posted February 21, 2013
Well that was fast, after saying that she and CNN were "talking about" her role at the channel earlier, Soledad O'Brien... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker Returns to CNN - Posted February 18, 2013
The Ticker, which was replaced years ago by the Flipper, has returned to CNN. The lower third scroll of news returned at NoonET on "Newsroom International." Insiders tell us this is another ... [TVNewser]

'Poop' Gets Flung Around Twitter - Posted February 15, 2013
A Carnival Cruise ship that was stuck out at sea, unable to port for several days finally made it to land Thursday. A large portion of the TV news coverage of the story centered on the ship's sewage problems. It was an event all but designed for Twitter. "If only CNN had smell-o-vis... [FishbowlDC]

Allison Gollust Joins CNN Worldwide, Reunited with Jeff Zucker - Posted February 15, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's communications director, Allison Gollust, has quit after only four months to become the head of communications for CNN Worldw... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough, Jon Stewart Among the CNN Cruise Ship Coverage Critics - Posted February 15, 2013
CNN's decision to go wall-to-wall with the wayward Carnival Triumph making its way to port has become a story itself, as we pointed out in today's Mediabistro Morning Media Newsfeed. ... [TVNewser]

John King is Safe on CNN Survivor - Posted February 5, 2013
CNN's John King, long thought to be on the outs with the network after "John King USA" went belly up and personal issues marred internal relations, has had his contract renewed. In the game of CNN Survivor, under the new regime of Pr... [PRNewser]

The Morning Ticker: 'Katie', King, Esposito - Posted February 4, 2013
Katie Couric's daytime talk show is adding to its executive ranks after losing EP Jeff Zucker to CNN, according to THR's Marisa Guthrie. ... [TVNewser]

Who's In Line to Take Over at NBC News? - Posted February 1, 2013
In his farewell note to staff, departing NBC News president Steve Capus writes, "I have much I hope to accomplish in the next phase of my career." So, too, do the men and women vying to replace Capus. Capus says NBCU News group Ch... [TVNewser]

Today In CNN News - Posted January 31, 2013
Following the bombshell day on Tuesday, more rumors, news and opinions continue to trickle in regarding CNN. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Being Jeff Zucker | Phoenix Shooting | Catching Up with Cody - Posted January 30, 2013
TVNewser: New CNN chief Jeff Zucker is already putting his footprint on the network. The ink is barely dry on the contracts, but the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Being Jeff Zucker | Phoenix Shooting | Catching Up with Cody - Posted January 30, 2013
TVNewser: New CNN chief Jeff Zucker is already putting his footprint on the network. The ink is barely dry on the contracts, but the ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN 'Starting Point' Staffers Brace Themselves - Posted January 30, 2013
The announcement that CNN is totally revamping its morning show and scrapping Soledad O'Brien's "Starting Point" has sent shivers through her staff. Insiders tell us Executive VP ... [FishbowlDC]

Analyzing Jeff Zucker's Moves - Posted January 30, 2013
New CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has made quite the impact in his week and a half at CNN. Following ... [TVNewser]

CNN: Which Shoe Will Drop Next? - Posted January 30, 2013
On Tuesday we broke the news that CNN Contributors James Carville, ... [FishbowlDC]

January 2013 Ratings: A Mixed Bag For CNN To Start The Year - Posted January 29, 2013
CNN has already undergone two major management changes this year -- president Jeff Zucker's installation and managing edito... [TVNewser]

A Tough Road Ahead For Jeff Zucker, Chris Cuomo And CNN In The Morning - Posted January 29, 2013
The day he was announced as CNN's new worldwide president, Jeff Zucker and his new boss Turner Broadcasting chairman Phil Kent ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Chris Cuomo Leaves ABC For CNN - Posted January 29, 2013
CNN and ABC News have made it official: ABC anchor Chris Cuomo is joining the cable channel to host a new morning program. "Chris is an accomplished anchor who is already an established name in morning television, as... [TVNewser]

Mark Whitaker Leaving CNN - Posted January 29, 2013
CNN executive VP and managing editor Mark Whitaker is leaving the network, multiple people familiar with the decision tell TVNewser. Whitaker... [TVNewser]

What's Next For Sarah Palin? - Posted January 28, 2013
Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a free agent. Now that her deal with Fox News Channel is done, the prominent conservative is free to seek ... [TVNewser]

What Kind of Anchorman Will Jake Tapper Be? 'They Don't Want Me to be Ron Burgundy' - Posted January 25, 2013
Former ABC ace Jake Tapper, who debuted on CNN Tuesday, says that his being passed over -- twice -- as 'This Week' anchor was not the reason he left the network. When ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Nichols Leaves ESPN For CNN, Turner Sports - Posted January 24, 2013
CNN and Turner Sports are adding ESPN correspondent Rachel Nichols to their ranks. Nichols will anchor a weekend sports program for CNN, and will cover sports as a correspondent for CNN and Turner Sports. Her first assignment will be the... [TVNewser]

2013 Inauguration Ratings Down Substantially From 2009 - Posted January 22, 2013
New-CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker saw his network win the day in ratings on day one, according to Fast Nationals data from Nielsen. Of course, it wasn't exactly a typical day. On Inaug... [Fishbowl NY]

2013 Inauguration Ratings Down Substantially From 2009 - Posted January 22, 2013
New-CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker saw his network win the day in ratings on day one, according to Fast Nationals data from Nielsen. Of course, it wasn't exactly a typical day. On Inaug... [FishbowlNY]

2013 Inauguration Ratings Down Substantially From 2009 - Posted January 22, 2013
New-CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker saw his network win the day in ratings on day one, according to Fast Nationals data from Nielsen. Of course, it wasn't exactly a typical day. On Inaug... [TVNewser]

Shaky Deck | Loud and Clear | Moving On - Posted January 22, 2013
AllTwitter: If the people at TweetDeck don't get their act together it will be shut down and users (like us) will have to find another Twitter client. If we have to find another one we will whine, so hopefully t... [Fishbowl NY]

Shaky Deck | Loud and Clear | Moving On - Posted January 22, 2013
AllTwitter: If the people at TweetDeck don't get their act together it will be shut down and users (like us) will have to find another Twitter client. If we have to find another one we will whine, so hopefully t... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker to CNNers: 'Think More Broadly...' Don't 'Be Bound By What Has Come Before Us' - Posted January 22, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is now officialy on the job. As we reported last week, he spent his first day in Washington yest... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker: 'We Must Not Always Be Bound By What Has Come Before Us' - Posted January 22, 2013
CNN's new head honcho Jeff Zucker checked in with staff this morning at 9:05 a.m. with a quick memo: Just a quick note to say I am excited to finally be here, with you. I spent Monday, my first official day with CNN, at our bur... [FishbowlDC]

Early Edition | Smart Start | Zuck to The Future - Posted January 18, 2013
AppNewser: Want your Hearst magazine before it hits newsstands? Grab an iPad. UnBeige: Betsey Johnson crafted ... [Fishbowl NY]

Early Edition | Smart Start | Zuck to The Future - Posted January 18, 2013
AppNewser: Want your Hearst magazine before it hits newsstands? Grab an iPad. UnBeige: Betsey Johnson crafted ... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Zucker Giving Input on CNN's Inauguration Coverage - Posted January 18, 2013
Jeff Zucker officially joins CNN on Monday, but he's already making his mark. Insiders tell us the new CNN Worldwide president and uber producer has been giving input on CNN's Inauguration Day plans. It was Zucker's idea to incorporate HLN ta... [TVNewser]

Where Do The Young Turks Go from Here? - Posted January 4, 2013
As The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur reminded this week in the aftermath of the acquisition of Current TV by Al Jazeera, a key portion of the enterprise is not part of the deal. The separate online half of the weekday political analysis program is independently... [GalleyCat]

Where Do The Young Turks Go from Here? - Posted January 4, 2013
As The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur reminded this week in the aftermath of the acquisition of Current TV by Al Jazeera, a key portion of the enterprise is not part of the deal. The separate online half of the weekday political analysis program is independently... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Affiliates Post Story About Ann Curry's Struggles with the Mothership - Posted January 2, 2013
In what may be more of a sign of the times than a break with protocol, at least two NBC affiliates have posted the recent story about former "Today Show" co-anchor Ann Curry allegedly ... [SocialTimes.com]

NBC Affiliates Post Story About Ann Curry's Struggles with the Mothership - Posted January 2, 2013
In what may be more of a sign of the times than a break with protocol, at least two NBC affiliates have posted the recent story about former "Today Show" co-anchor Ann Curry allegedly ... [TVSpy]

News Pro Names '12 To Watch in TV News' - Posted December 21, 2012
TV Week's News Pro magazine has assembled a list of "12 to Watch in TV News." Unsurprisingly, incoming CNN president Jeff Zucker, who says "just beca... [TVNewser]

Jim Walton Sends Farewell Memo To Staff - Posted December 21, 2012
After 31 years with the company, today is Jim Walton's last day as the president of CNN Worldwide. Come early next year, ... [TVNewser]

Soledad O'Brien is Betting on CNN Staying Hard News Focused - Posted December 18, 2012
Soledad O'Brien is profiled in next Sunday's New York Times Magazine, online now. And she's betting her h... [TVNewser]

Craig Kilborn Shoots CNN Pilot - Posted December 17, 2012
Actor and comedian Craig Kilborn shot a pilot recently for CNN, someone close to the actor confirmed to TVNewser. Don Kaplan ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Late Night, Discovery, Barnes - Posted December 14, 2012
The "What Will CNN Do Once Jeff Zucker Starts?" rumor mill continues, this time with a contribution from the New York Daily News' Don Kaplan. Kaplan reports that Zucker has been "sending out feelers" to talent agents, asking about po... [TVNewser]

The CNN Ticker: Curry, Burnett, Gupta - Posted December 12, 2012
The New York Post's Page Six is at it again with another speculative piece about CNN. This time the paper speculates that incoming president Jeff Zucker may try to poach Ann Curry from NBC an... [Fishbowl NY]

The CNN Ticker: Curry, Burnett, Gupta - Posted December 12, 2012
The New York Post's Page Six is at it again with another speculative piece about CNN. This time the paper speculates that incoming president Jeff Zucker may try to poach Ann Curry from NBC an... [FishbowlNY]

Talk It Out | Discussing The Dynamic Duo | Car Wish - Posted December 10, 2012
TVNewser: There's a rumor floating around that Jeff Zucker is cons... [Fishbowl NY]

Talk It Out | Discussing The Dynamic Duo | Car Wish - Posted December 10, 2012
TVNewser: There's a rumor floating around that Jeff Zucker is cons... [FishbowlNY]

NY Post: Zucker Eyes Burnett For CNN Morning Slot - Posted December 10, 2012
Former The Daily gossip guru Richard Johnson returns to his old stomping ground at the New York Post to report that incoming CNN president ... [TVNewser]

Losing in the Ratings, Soledad O'Brien Longs 'To Be On a Team that Strategizes How to Win' - Posted December 9, 2012
Safe to say CNN's Soledad O'Brien is excited about her new boss. When she heard that Jeff Zucker -- also her old boss -- had been named p... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Brokaw and Arianna Huffington Turn Out for CURE - Posted December 7, 2012
Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spent his final night with his mustache at New York's Four Seasons Restaurant raising ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper On Being Blinded, Jeff Zucker - Posted December 6, 2012
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was a guest on "CBS This Morning" this morning. Cooper is also a contributor to "60 Minutes," and he tapes his daytime talk showing the CBS Broadcast Center just a few hundred feet from Studio 57, where "CTM" originates. Cooper spoke about his injury on assignment that... [TVNewser]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted December 4, 2012
TV One's Roland Martin tweets A LOT. He's approaching his 100,000th tweet. Sure, he's gotten in trouble for his tweets in the past, but... [PRNewser]

Les Moonves: 'I learned a long time ago not to give Jeff Zucker advice' - Posted December 4, 2012
TVNewser was at this morning's Viewpoints breakfast sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and headlined by CBS CEO Les Moonves. M... [TVNewser]

CNN's Howard Kurtz Talks About CNN's Big Hire On CNN - Posted December 3, 2012
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, Howard Kurtz spoke to critic David Zurawik, former CNN DC bureau chief Frank Sesno and former NBC News correspondent Fred Francis about CNN's ... [TVNewser]

CNNers Past and Present Think Jeff Zucker is Just What the Network Needs - Posted December 3, 2012
Former CNN president Jonathan Klein began hearing tales about "whiz kid" Jeff Zucker in the late '80s. It was a family thing. Zucker's mother was a tea... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker's First Email to CNN Employees - Posted November 30, 2012
He won't officially join the network until late January, but new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has already reached out to the entire staff of CNN and CNN International. TVNewser obtained his first email to the global staff of 4,000 , ... [TVNewser]

Analyzing Jeff Zucker - Posted November 30, 2012
Following the news that Turner Broadcasting is appointing Jeff Zucker the president of CNN Worldwide, the pu... [TVNewser]

Zucker: 'I Don't Have All the Answers, No One Does' - Posted November 30, 2012
CNN Worldwide's new President Jeff Zucker sent a warm note out to staff this morning, expressing his excitement for the future of the network. He also said bluntly that he doesn't have all the answers. This, despite the large volume of repor... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker And Conan O'Brien, Together Again - Posted November 30, 2012
Incoming CNN president Jeff Zucker and TBS "Conan" host Conan O'Brien have a long and not particularly friendly history. When they were both student... [TVNewser]

Odd Direction | Battle of The Babes | Memory Time - Posted November 29, 2012
TVNewser: Jeff Zucker, the brand new head of CNN, said his vi... [Fishbowl NY]

Odd Direction | Battle of The Babes | Memory Time - Posted November 29, 2012
TVNewser: Jeff Zucker, the brand new head of CNN, said his vi... [FishbowlNY]

Roger Ailes on Jeff Zucker joining CNN - Posted November 29, 2012
Fox News co-founder and chairman Roger Ailes has this statement about Jeff Zucker ... [TVNewser]

At CNN, Jeff Zucker Will Reunite with Former NBCers - Posted November 29, 2012
... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker's Vision For CNN: 'Broaden The Definition Of What News Is' - Posted November 29, 2012
Soon-to-be CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and his new boss, Turner Broadcasting chairman Phil Kent, held a conference call with reporters this mornin... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric on Jeff Zucker's Move to CNN - Posted November 29, 2012
Their relationship -- both personal and professional -- goes back more than 20 years. Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker both joined NBC's "Today" show in 1989... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Jeff Zucker Named President Of CNN Worldwide - Posted November 29, 2012
Time Warner has made it official: former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker will be the new president of CNN Worldwide, replacing outgoing president Jim Walton. Zucker wi... [TVNewser]

Jeff Bewkes Has No Comment On Zucker, But Says CNN Will Be 'One Of The Fastest Growing Networks' - Posted November 28, 2012
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes declined to talk about the rumors of ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker to Become President of CNN - Posted November 28, 2012
Jeff Zucker is getting another shot at running a network. Zucker, the former CEO of NBC Universal, is going to be named the new president of CNN soon, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jeff Zucker to Become President of CNN - Posted November 28, 2012
Jeff Zucker is getting another shot at running a network. Zucker, the former CEO of NBC Universal, is going to be named the new president of CNN soon, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Zucker In Advanced Talks To Take Over CNN Worldwide - Posted November 27, 2012
Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker is in talks to become president of CNN Worldwide, someone close to Zucker tells TVNewser. Zucker would replace Jim Walton, who annou... [Fishbowl NY]

Jeff Zucker In Advanced Talks To Take Over CNN Worldwide - Posted November 27, 2012
Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker is in talks to become president of CNN Worldwide, someone close to Zucker tells TVNewser. Zucker would replace Jim Walton, who annou... [FishbowlNY]

Former Dick Clark CEO Mark Shapiro In Running For Top CNN Gig - Posted November 16, 2012
Former ESPN programming executive and Dick Clark Productions CEO Mark Shapiro has emerged as one of the contenders for the top job at CNN, a source in the agent community confirmed to TVNewser. The ... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan On Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, and Bill O'Reilly - Posted October 31, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan gives an interview to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker To CNN: The Argument Against - Posted October 17, 2012
Earlier we noted how former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker is preparing to leave the syndicated talker "Katie," which he currentl... [TVNewser]

Michael Wolff Tackles CNN's CEO Search - Posted October 15, 2012
[caption id="attachment_150245" align="alignright" width="222"] Gary Ginsberg[/caption] Michael Wolff takes to USA Today to write about CNN's search for a new CEO. He trots out a n... [TVNewser]

Howard Stringer, Jeff Zucker Among Those Considered For Top CNN Post - Posted September 25, 2012
CNN is still actively searching for its new worldwide president, who will replace Jim Walton when he steps down at the end of the year. As... [TVNewser]

Between the Morning and the Evening, Katie Couric Settles In to Her Comfort Zone - Posted September 10, 2012
If today's long-awaited debut of Katie Couric's syndicated talk show resembled an infomercial for Weight Watchers, that's because it was. The first three segments of Couric's Disney chatfest were devoted almost entirely to guest ... [TVNewser]

'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]

Former 'Today' Producer and 'Early Show' EP Michael Bass Joining 'Katie' - Posted June 18, 2012
The former EP of CBS' "The Early Show," who was also Jeff Zucker's top deputy at the NBC morning show "Today," is reuniting with his old boss at the upcoming talk show "Katie." Mich... [TVNewser]

KatieCouric.com gets Overhaul In Advance Of Talk Show Debut - Posted June 12, 2012
The team at Katie Couric's eponymous daytime talk show continues to gear up for launch on September 10. Their latest effort is a redesigned KatieCouric.com, including a promo video for the new talker. Among those appearing: Couric's new ABC colleague Kelly Ripa, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Could Jeff Zucker be Headed to CNN? - Posted June 8, 2012
Former NBCU CEO and one-time EP of the "Today" show Jeff Zucker is again being mentioned as someone who might be in the running to right a struggling media company. This time CNN. The New York Post's Claire Atkinson ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on Short List for Top Tribune Job - Posted June 5, 2012
The New York Post reports former NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker is a top candidate for the CEO post at beleagured Tribune Company, owner of ... [TVNewser]

What Bryant Gumbel Watches in the Morning. (Hint: It's Not the Shows He Once Anchored) - Posted June 4, 2012
When "Good Morning America" recently snapped "Today's" 16-year winning streak, former "Today" star Bryant Gumbel was underwhelmed. "I didn't really have much of a reaction," says Gumbel, 63, "Today" co-anchor from 1982 to '97. "[The streak] is a... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Breaks 'Today' Show's 16-Year Winning Streak - Posted April 19, 2012
With final Nielsen numbers now out, ABC's "Good Morning America" has topped NBC's "Today" for the first time in more than 16 years. The win was projected Monday with the release of Friday's preliminary numbers. I... [TVNewser]

'Katie' Sets Premiere Date, Unveils New Logo - Posted March 15, 2012
Former CBS and NBC anchor Katie Couric has a launch date for her eponymous talk show. "Katie" will launch in 94% of local markets on Monday September 10, 2012. Along with the premiere date, ABC also unveiled a new logo for the program (pictur... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Wood, Al Jazeera, Samuels - Posted March 14, 2012
B&C's Paige Albiniak reports that former CBS Television Distribution president Terry Wood is working as a consultant to ABC News. "Wood has a good working relationship with ABC after years of collaborating with ABC's owned television st... [TVNewser]

Game Change Premiere Hits NYC - Posted March 8, 2012
Julianne Moore and Tom Hanks (Credit: StarPix) ... [FishbowlLA]

Game Change Premiere Hits NYC - Posted March 8, 2012
Julianne Moore and Tom Hanks (Credit: StarPix) ... [Fishbowl NY]

Game Change Premiere Hits NYC - Posted March 8, 2012
Julianne Moore and Tom Hanks (Credit: StarPix) ... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Couric Makes The Rounds at NATPE - Posted January 24, 2012
Soon-to-be ABC talk show host Katie Couric, along with her EP Jeff Zucker are making the rounds at NATPE this week. We spotted Couric by the pool being intervi... [TVNewser]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan and the Shy Divorcee - Posted November 16, 2011
It was SRO at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed every sqaure inch was occupied by a mogul (Mel Karmazin!), media heavyweight (Tom Brokaw, ... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Channels, Anchors and Reporters Pay Tribute to CNBC's Mark Haines - Posted May 25, 2011
The news of CNBC anchor Mark Haines' death has been reverberating through the TV news business, and a number of other cable news channels took time out of their programming to pay tribute. ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Jeff Zucker Talking TV Reunion? - Posted April 11, 2011
The NY Times and Wall Street Journal both report that "CBS Evening News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [FishbowlNY]

The Latest From the Katie Couric/CBS Saga, and Who Should Replace Her on the Evening News? - Posted April 4, 2011
Politico's Mike Allen writes about the latest in regards to "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric: CBS News soon will announce a transition from... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric talks with ABC News - Posted March 15, 2011
Two new reports on the future of Katie Couric, including a meeting held with ABC News president Ben Sherwood last month, ... [TVNewser]

The NY Post's Phil Griffin Story-Line By Line - Posted February 23, 2011
The New York Post's Page Six ran a very brief item about MSNBC's Phil Griffin. It would be a juicy item, were it... [TVNewser]

Is Jeff Zucker Planning His TV Comeback with Katie Couric? - Posted January 28, 2011
The New York Post's Claire Atkinson reports today that if "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric does make a play for her own syndicated ... [TVNewser]

What David Shuster got wrong on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted January 24, 2011
Former MSNBC correspondent/anchor David Shuster went on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday to talk... [TVNewser]

Zucker on TV on the Web: 'Can we go back to the Keith Olbermann question?' - Posted January 24, 2011
When outgoing NBCU chief Jeff Zucker was asked about the controversial moves his, and other networks have made the last few years of putting TV programming on the Web, therefore potentially hurting the syndication market, Zucker joked, "Can we go back to the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Zucker on Olbermann: 'Keith was an incredible talent' - Posted January 24, 2011
As a former news producer, Jeff Zucker knew the question was coming and it didn't matter that the guy asking the question is his brother-in-law. The outgoing NBCU CEO was interviewed this morning at the annual NATPE conference in Miami Beach by ... [TVNewser]

How important is the NFL to NBC? 'I shudder to think about NBC without it' - Posted January 24, 2011
This morning at the NATPE conference in Miami Beach, outgoing NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker was asked about what the NFL means to NBC. Questioned by ... [SportsNewser]

Olbermann Departure Changes NATPE Plans - Posted January 23, 2011
Friday night's bombshell has altered the plans of some of Keith Olbermann's former MSNBC colleagues. La... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker's Goodbye Memo to Staff: 'I Leave You In Good Hands and Have No Doubt That You Will Continue to do Great Things' - Posted January 21, 2011
General Electric reported its fourth quarter financial performace this morning, the last quarter in which it will own a majority stake in NBC Universal. Outgoing NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker sent a memo to staff outlining the company's financial p... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [Fishbowl NY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams to Interview Steve Burke in Comcast-NBCU Town Hall All-Staff Meeting - Posted January 19, 2011
TVNewser hears that "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will interview the new CEO of NBC Universal, Steve Burke, (pictured right) in a company town-hall meeting n... [TVNewser]

Done Deal: FCC, Department of Justice Approve Comcast-NBC Universal Acquisition - Posted January 18, 2011
More than a year after it was first proposed, the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice have signed off on the Comcast-NBC Universal deal. The takeover will go into effect January 28, following the compan... [TVNewser]

Zucker's Letter To NBC Universal Staffers - Posted December 23, 2010
With the news of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski giving the nod to Comcast acquiring NBC Universal breaking today, we thought we'd give outgoing NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker... [FishbowlLA]

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 ... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Oh To Be a Fly On That Wall... - Posted December 15, 2010
From the official Twitter feed for media hangout Michaels Restaurant here in New York City: Yes, "Parker Spitzer" co-host Eliot Spitzer and former "CBS Evening ... [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]

Who Gets Credit for 'Today' Show's 15-year Win Streak? - Posted December 11, 2010
It's a major TV milestone, that will be celebrated in a low-key way. Today NBC's "Today" show celebrates 15 years as the nation's #1 morning show. Look for a promo to air Monday during the show which will thank viewers for sticking with the program all these years. So who gets the credit... [TVNewser]

'Today' Poised to Mark 15 Years as Nation's #1 Morning Show - Posted December 9, 2010
On Saturday, NBC's "Today" show will celebrate 15 uninterrupted years as the nation's #1 morning broadcast. The streak began December 11, 1995 when Bryant Gumbel and Katie Cour... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood: 'An insider and outsider there, and that's what ABC was looking for' - Posted December 4, 2010
While most industry types were surprised by yesterday's announcement of Ben Sherwood as ABC News president, ... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw Fills in For Brian Roberts... er, Brian Williams, at CPJ Awards Dinner - Posted November 24, 2010
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its 20th annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was scheduled to host the evening, but... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly: 'Simpsons' are 'Pinheads' for Fox News Jab - Posted November 23, 2010
Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly did not take too kindly to the light jabbing by "The Simpsons" on corporate sibling Fox. As we wrote yesterday, Sunday's episode featured two jokes about the top-rated news channel, as well as some jokes about NBC and its outgoing CEO ... [TVNewser]

'The Simpsons' Mocks Fox News, NBC's Jeff Zucker - Posted November 22, 2010
Fox's "The Simpsons" has never been afraid to make fun of its corporate cousins at Fox News Channel, and last night's episode was no exception. In true "fair and balanced" fashion, the FNC joke quickly led to an NBC/Jeff Zucker gag that probably made the media-watchers in the viewing audience smile: ... [TVNewser]

Why Was MSNBC President Phil Griffin Not Included in the Comcast/NBCU Executive Memo? - Posted November 18, 2010
After Comcast announced its new senior executive structure for NBC Universal, some inside NBC News and MSNBC have been asking why MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Gollust and Pilot to Leave NBC After Acquisition - Posted November 18, 2010
Comcast has announced the leadership team that will be in place once its acquisition of ... [PRNewser]

Steve Capus, Mark Hoffman to Remain in Place Once Comcast Completes NBC Universal Acquisition - Posted November 18, 2010
Comcast has officially announced the senior leadership team for the new company that will be formed when it completes its acquisition of NBC Universal. For the news divisions the changes appear to be minimal, with both NBC News president Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on Olbermann Suspension: 'We Have Guidelines in Place and You Need to Follow Them' - Posted November 18, 2010
In a wide-ranging conversation at the Paley Center for Media's International Council this morning, outgoing NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker was interviewed by one of his employees, "CNBC "Mad Money" host ... [TVNewser]

Comcast 'Not in Any Way Involved' in Keith Olbermann Suspension Decision - Posted November 8, 2010
Comcast, which is attempting to acquire a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric, says it was "not in any way involved" with the decision to suspend Keith Olbermann last week. When news of the suspension first broke on Friday, Comcast was... [TVNewser]

NBC Universal's Allison Gollust Leaving Company - Posted November 2, 2010
Allison Gollust, NBC Universal's EVP of corporate communications, announced Friday that she was leaving the company, according to Variety. While she has been VP of corporate communi... [PRNewser]

Jeff Zucker at his Roast: 'I haven't felt so much love since I sat down with Steve Burke' - Posted November 1, 2010
Outgoing NBC CEO Jeff Zucker was roasted at the Center for Communication's annual luncheon today by tvnewsers ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: TV News Viewers More Engaged Today - Posted October 31, 2010
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was interviewed at the Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel New... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Asks Guests to 'Lean Forward' at Launch Party - Posted October 29, 2010
Last night MSNBC held a launch party for its "Lean Forward" branding campaign at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Held on the 49th floor of the building, the room had floor to ceiling windows that offered a beautiful unobstructed view of the midtown skyline and a more sobering one... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Juan Williams, Rick Sanchez: 'Media Organizations are Exerting Their Own Right to Employ or Not Employ These Folks' - Posted October 23, 2010
NBC's Brian Williams is in the Windy City today, anchoring Friday's Nightly News from along the Chicago River on a balmy October night. Williams, who serves on the Board of Directors of the ... [TVNewser]

CNBC a Bright Spot in NBCU's Third Quarter Earnings - Posted October 15, 2010
General Electric announced its third quarter earnings this morning, and its NBC Universal division delivered solid numbers. Earnings were down 15% compared to Q3 last year, but that was due to one-time events and transactions that happened in that quarter, including NBCU's change in ownership interest at A&E Netwo... [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]

Media Moguls Rupert Murdoch, Les Moonves and the Jeffs (Bewkes & Zucker) Walk into a Room... - Posted October 10, 2010
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: 'PR Has Always Been Two-Way' - Posted September 28, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5267" align="aligncenter" width="489" caption="Left to right: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media; Debora Spar, President, Barnard College; Tina Brown, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast; Lauren Zalaznick, President, NBCU Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks; Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills; Kim Brink, Executive Director, Advertising... [PRNewser]

Women@NBCU Hosts Power of the Purse Breakfast for Advertising Week - Posted September 28, 2010
(L to R): Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media; Debora Spar, President, Barnard College; Tina Brown, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast; Lauren Zalaznick, President, NBCU Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks; Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills; Kim Brink, Executive Director, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Cadillac;... [Fishbowl NY]

Women@NBCU Hosts Power of the Purse Breakfast for Advertising Week - Posted September 28, 2010
(L to R): Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media; Debora Spar, President, Barnard College; Tina Brown, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast; Lauren Zalaznick, President, NBCU Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks; Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills; Kim Brink, Executive Director, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Cadillac;... [FishbowlNY]

Nancy Pelosi: 'I Fully Expect to Be Speaker After Midterm Elections' - Posted September 28, 2010
When Nancy Pelosi sat down for her keynote address at Women@NBCU's annual Power of the Purse Breakfa... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker, Nancy Pelosi at Women@NBCU's Power of the Purse Breakfast - Posted September 28, 2010
Jeff Zucker may be leaving his post as NBC Universal President ... [TVNewser]

Breaking: Steve Burke to become CEO of NBC Universal After Comcast Deal Closes - Posted September 26, 2010
Stephen Burke will become chief executive officer of NBC Universal upon the close of Comcast's acquisition of 51% of NBCU from GE, both companies announced today. The news comes two days after current NBCU CEO Jeff Zucke... [TVNewser]

Cond Nast Fails a Drill While 30 Rock Has More Plotline Fodder, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 24, 2010
- Cond Nast employees received quite the email today, when a company-wide alert was sent out saying "We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 building, 3rd Avenue in New York. If you are in a safe location, remain where... [MediaJobsDaily]

Cond Nast Fails a Drill While 30 Rock Has More Plotline Fodder, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 24, 2010
- Cond Nast employees received quite the email today, when a company-wide alert was sent out saying "We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 building, 3rd Avenue in New York. If you are in a safe location, remain where... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: Jon Klein on his dismissal: 'It came out of left field' - Posted September 24, 2010
Getting shot as a way of being fired isn't always a bad thing, says Jonathan Klein. "It's like a sudden 'Sopranos' ending to your job," says Klein, who earlier today had compared his sudden departure as CNN/U.S. president to getting shot. "There's something to be said for quick an... [TVNewser]

Media News Friday Frenzy - Posted September 24, 2010
Today started with the massive media news about the departures of CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and the news keeps coming. PRNewser colleagu... [PRNewser]

NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker's Departure: How the Business Networks Covered It - Posted September 24, 2010
Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business Network all covered the announcement that NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker would step down once Comcast completed its acquisition of the company. Two of the networks delivered particularly interesting coverage: CNBC and FBN. CNBC reported the news at... [TVNewser]

NBC's Zucker Out, CNN's Klein Fired - Posted September 24, 2010
(L to R): Jonathan Klein and Ken Jautz Two huge changes today in major network news -- NBC's Jeff Zucker... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker to Leave NBCU Once Comcast Closes Deal - Posted September 24, 2010
NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker has confirmed that he will leave the company once Comcast closes its deal to acquire it. "It has not been an easy or simple decision," Zucker told NBC universal employees in a memo this morning. "I have spent my entire adult li... [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]

Will Steve Capus Add CNBC to his Portfolio? - Posted September 17, 2010
Comcast is awaiting regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of NBC Universal. Once it gets the go-ahead from the DOJ and FCC, the cable company will own a majority stake in NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. In Today's New York Post, Claire Atkinson ... [TVNewser]

NBC News to take over 'Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien' Studio - Posted September 16, 2010
It was the home of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" for seven months, now Stage One on the Universal Studios lot is being put to use once again. The facility will be the new home of both the Los Angeles bureau of NBC News and NBC's local station KNBC. Both are... [TVNewser]

Today's Must-Read: Dick Ebersol on All Things Sports Media - Posted September 13, 2010
In a must-read interview, Broadcasting & Cable's Jon Lafayette speaks to NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol... [SportsNewser]

Media Executives Make The Vanity Fair 100 - Posted September 5, 2010
Vanity Fair has released its Vanity Fair 100 list, which purports to count down the 100 most influential people of the information age. Not surprisingly, plenty of boldface media names make the cut. Among them: #4: News Corp. CEO ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Criticized for University of Phoenix Participation in Education Event - Posted September 2, 2010
In June, NBC News announced its "Education Nation" event, which NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said would help "jump-start a national dialogue on education in America."... [TVNewser]

Friedman: Katie Couric Should Return to NBC - Posted September 1, 2010
MarketWatch media columnist Jon Friedman has a suggestion for NBC News: bring back Katie Couric when her deal with CBS expires next... [TVNewser]

Report: Dick Ebersol Takes a Tour of Golf Channel - Posted August 24, 2010
NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol was seen taking a tour of Golf Channel's headquarters last week, according to Sports Business Journal's... [SportsNewser]

Ted Turner as You Have Never Seen Him Before - Posted July 31, 2010
CNN founder Ted Turner was a guest on the season premiere of "The Valley Girl Show" a web series starring actress Jesse Draper. While CNN only comes up fleetingly in the discussion, you get to see a side of Turner that we aren't normally privy to. For example: Turner sings the "Captain Planet"... [TVNewser]

'America's Most Powerful' Woman to Keynote NBCU Breakfast, Locale a Mystery - Posted July 27, 2010
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will keynote a breakfast in Manhattan on Sept. 28 with NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker. The event is a "Power of the Purse" breakfast and will be held on Tuesday, September 28. The exact location of the breakfast, however, is still secret. "It's obviously going to... [FishbowlDC]

Zucker Lobbied Senator Franken About NBC/Comcast Merger - Posted July 26, 2010
The clip above is TheUptake's Michael McIntee interviewing Senator Al Franken at Netroots Nation this past Saturday. Franken, a SNL alumn, admits that ... [FishbowlLA]

CNN Closing In on Piers Morgan For 9 PM Slot - Posted July 14, 2010
According to multiple reports, CNN is close to hiring "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan to replace Larry King at 9 p.m. The news is not totally unexpected. Rumors of Morgan jumping t... [TVNewser]

One TV News Executive's Second Act - Posted May 20, 2010
Times are tough for many in TV news-land. ABC and CBS News have gone through painful layoffs, and even the cable networks have felt the sting of a depressed advertising market. But take note kids, even when life gives you lemons, you can still find a way to make lemonade. Take the... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien: 'I don't know how thought-out this whole thing was' - Posted May 3, 2010
On CBS' "60 Minutes," former NBC "Tonight" show host Conan O'Brien sat down with Steve Kroft for his first full interview to since leaving the network and being replaced by his predecessor, Jay Leno. When Kroft asked if he thought Leno had "acted hon... [TVNewser]

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

Charlie Gasparino Reports on Jeff Zucker, NBCU Financials - Posted April 29, 2010
Charlie Gasparino, formerly of CNBC, appeared on his new home Fox Business Network this afternoon to deliver the latest information regarding the salary details of his former boss, NBC Universal CEO J... [TVNewser]

Maria Bartiromo Takes 'Enduring Success' to the Empire - Posted April 20, 2010
Maria Bartiromo greets the crowd at her book party tonight. As CNBC president Mark Hoffman, correspondent Scott Wapner and anchor Trish Regan look on. We're just back from the Empire Hotel on Manhattan's Upper West Side where CNBC threw a party for anchor ... [TVNewser]

TV News Top 10: Roger Ailes #1; Three NBC Execs Share #2 - Posted April 14, 2010
In concert with the NAB/RTDNA conference going on this week in Las Vegas, TVWeek has unveiled its annual Top 10 list of The Most Powerful in TV News. Fox News chairman and co-founder Roger Ailes... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker Presents NBCU's Got Talent - Posted March 17, 2010
•As part of NBC's Diversity Week this week, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker kicking off an event tonight for employees called NBCU's Got Talent (apparently, NBCU Idol was taken). The informal networking event will include a performance from Nightly News producer Amber Payne. ... [TVNewser]

Jim Cramer Broadcasts from 8H for Anniversary Show - Posted March 16, 2010
This evening, CNBC's Jim Cramer hosts "Mad Money" from studio 8H -- where "Saturday Night Live" originates -- at Rockefeller Center in New York. Cramer, who has the honor of broadcasting from a stage once graced by such legendary performers as Ed... [TVNewser]

Book Party for Mika B. - Posted February 11, 2010
Barbara Walters was among the guests the other night at New York's Kouros Gallery for Mika Brzezinski's new book "All Things At Once." Brzezinski's book is dedicated to her mother, the ... [TVNewser]

Former NBC Employee Turned Senator 'Very Concerned' About Comcast/NBCU Deal - Posted February 5, 2010
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is getting the most ink this morning for his role at yesterday's Senate Subcommittee hearing into the prposed Comcast/NBCU merger. NBCU president Jeff Zucker and Comcast CEO Bria... [TVNewser]

Which NBC Execs Will Get The Ax?|Radio Comeback|Jobs And Times|New E&P Should Update Its Promotional Material - Posted February 4, 2010
New York Post: As ... [Fishbowl NY]

Which NBC Execs Will Get The Ax?|Radio Comeback|Jobs And Times|New E&P Should Update Its Promotional Material - Posted February 4, 2010
New York Post: As ... [FishbowlNY]

C-SPAN3 to Carry Comcast/NBCU Hearings - Posted February 3, 2010
•C-SPAN3 (the tres) will be carrying tomorrow's Comcast/NBCU deal hearing before the House Communications and Internet Subcommittee. Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts and NBCU President Jeff Zucker and others will be testifying on the proposed joint venture. Coverage b... [TVNewser]

Capus Dicusses NBC News' Success Amid Network's Primetime Woes - Posted February 1, 2010
HuffPost's Danny Shea takes a look at the strong run NBC News had throughout 2009 -- "Nightly News," "Today," and, for the most part, "Meet the Press" all topped their competition -- and talks with NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker Goes to Capitol Hill This Week - Posted January 31, 2010
NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker will go before congress Thursday. B&C reports Zucker and Comcast chairman Brian Roberts will headline the House Communications and Internet Subcommittee on their proposed dea... [TVNewser]

NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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Broadcast Networks Stay Focused on Haiti, Not 'The Sideshow' of Late Night - Posted January 21, 2010
If Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were to suddenly relocate to Haiti, Steve Capus would need a defibrillator. Thus far, NBC News chief Capus has been able to sidestep the network's nasty late-night melodrama to focus on the earthquake disaster in Haiti. ... [TVNewser]

The End Of The Late Wars -- Conan Exits Tomorrow Evening - Posted January 21, 2010
It's been a long, strange journey into the (late) night, but the moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived: Conan O'Brien is exiting The Tonight Sho... [Fishbowl NY]

The End Of The Late Wars -- Conan Exits Tomorrow Evening - Posted January 21, 2010
It's been a long, strange journey into the (late) night, but the moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived: Conan O'Brien is exiting The Tonight Sho... [FishbowlNY]

Stephen Colbert Takes On Jeff Zucker/Speed Skating - Posted January 20, 2010
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=�... [FishbowlLA]

NBC's Jeff Zucker: "Leadership Is About Taking Chances" - Posted January 19, 2010
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NBC's Jeff Zucker: "Leadership Is About Taking Chances" - Posted January 19, 2010
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Couric Discusses the Importance of Anchors on the Ground in Haiti with Charlie Rose - Posted January 19, 2010
On "Charlie Rose," CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric discussed her experiences and many of the scenes she witnessed during the three days she spent in ... [TVNewser]

NBC Head Zucker's First Interviews To Address Late Night Fiasco: NY Times and Charlie Rose - Posted January 19, 2010
NBC Universal president & CEO Jeff Zucker is beginning to speak, after weeks of damaging media coverage and public battling between the network's two main late night talents, Jay Leno and ... [PRNewser]

Jeff Zucker: 'At the End of the Day Jay at 10 O'clock Didn't Work, and I Take Responsibility for That' - Posted January 16, 2010
The NYTimes' Tim Arango sat down with NBCU president Jeff Zucker Friday -- the end of a week during which his network's late-night misfortune, and his running of the 84-yea... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno to Return to 'Tonight Show;' Conan O'Brien Free to Go - Posted January 15, 2010
The Washington Post, and other publications, report NBC is prepared to return Jay Leno to "The Tonight Show" while allowing Conan O'Brien to leave NBC with the freedom to work for another network. Last night in a promo, O'Brien joked the show could be the final Thursday episode and, later in... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Lineup Debacle Could Get Expensive - Posted January 14, 2010
This Jeff Zucker created snafu is going to cost NBC a lot of money according to Bloomberg.com: Fixing NBC's prime-time schedule will cost at least $200 million, David Bank, an analys... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Walters Reveals Offer "To Come Back to NBC News" - Posted January 11, 2010
As the ladies of The View discussed the Leno-Conan situation this morning, Barbara Walters dropped a bombshell: she says that last June, NBCU CE... [TVNewser]

NBC Needs To Solidify New Plans Fast After Late-Night Shake Up - Posted January 11, 2010
After just several days of rumors and speculation, NBC confirmed Sunday a change to the network's late-night line up. Now, the question is, will all parties involved except it? The changes -- moving Jay Leno... [PRNewser]

Industry Moves And Media People: NBCU Announces Transition Team, People Are Hired All Over The Place - Posted December 17, 2009
Some moves in TV, advertising, and magazines today: NBCU is prepping to be taken over by Comcast; CEO Jeff Zucker has announced the transition team. As TVNewser reports: "The Operational Transition Team will be led by Salil Mehta... [MediaJobsDaily]

Zucker Announces NBCU/Comcast Transition Teams - Posted December 17, 2009
In a memo obtained by TVNewser, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker announced the NBC and Comcast executives who will head up the transition teams as the two companies enter a joint venture announced earlier this month. The Operational Transition Team will be led by Salil Mehta, NBCU's President of Business Operations, Strategy and... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Comcast Deal: 'So This is My Fault' - Posted December 4, 2009
The LATimes' Joe Flint has a brief readout on Jeff Zucker's town hall meeting yesterday at 30 Rock with his soon-to-be new bosses from Comcast: the Roberts -- father and son -- Comcast COO Steve Burke, to... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Comcast Acquires NBCU Stake - Posted December 3, 2009
Well the big media deal that has been much talked about all fall has finally been officially announced. This morning, Comcast and General Electric announced that they are entering a joint venture that will in... [Fishbowl NY]

It's Official: Comcast Acquires NBCU Stake - Posted December 3, 2009
Well the big media deal that has been much talked about all fall has finally been officially announced. This morning, Comcast and General Electric announced that they are entering a joint venture that will in... [FishbowlNY]

Comcast to Gain Control of NBCU. Meredith Vieira on 'Today:' 'We've Been Sold!' - Posted December 3, 2009
"Good Morning. We've been sold." That's how Meredith Vieira opened the Today show this morning with the news that General Electric had signed an agreement to sell control of NBC Universal to Comcast. NBCU head honcho Jeff Zucker will hold a town hall meeting for employees at 1pmET, answering questions about what... [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]

Zucker To Lead Comcast-NBCU Venture - Posted November 11, 2009
If Comcast ends up with a controlling interest in General Electric-owned NBC Universal, it looks like NBCU CE... [Fishbowl NY]

Zucker To Lead Comcast-NBCU Venture - Posted November 11, 2009
If Comcast ends up with a controlling interest in General Electric-owned NBC Universal, it looks like NBCU CE... [FishbowlNY]

Where Rupert Murdoch & Jeff Zucker Spent their Sunday - Posted October 26, 2009
Media titan Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng, along with Barbara Walters, NBCU chief Jeff Zucker, Joy and ... [TVNewser]

Bon Jovi's Unusual Arrangement with NBC - Posted October 15, 2009
Jon Bon Jovi is coming to NBCU in a multi-network arrangement. For the next two months he'll be an "artist in residence" while promoting ... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Mocks CNN|LAT Mag Names New Editor|Star-Ledger Faces More Cuts|The Atlantic Names Brave Thinkers - Posted October 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [Fishbowl NY]

Jon Stewart Mocks CNN|LAT Mag Names New Editor|Star-Ledger Faces More Cuts|The Atlantic Names Brave Thinkers - Posted October 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlNY]

Comcast Purchase Of NBCU Stake A Done Deal? - Posted October 13, 2009
The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, who first reported that a deal between cable provider ... [Fishbowl NY]

Comcast Purchase Of NBCU Stake A Done Deal? - Posted October 13, 2009
The Wrap's Sharon Waxman, who first reported that a deal between cable provider ... [FishbowlNY]

Nikke Finke on New Yorker Profile: Story "Manipulated By Hollywood" - Posted October 5, 2009
Is Nikke Finke Hollywood's most powerful scribe? Certainly many in the industry seem to think so, and she has been the center of feature stories in both ... [PRNewser]

Will Comcast Buy NBC Universal From GE? - Posted October 1, 2009
Rumors, theories and conjectures have been swirling since The Wrap reported yesterday that a deal between cable provider ... [Fishbowl NY]

Will Comcast Buy NBC Universal From GE? - Posted October 1, 2009
Rumors, theories and conjectures have been swirling since The Wrap reported yesterday that a deal between cable provider ... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker on NBCU: "There Are a Number of Possible Things That Could Happen" - Posted October 1, 2009
You may have seen the stories first claiming, then shooting down the notion that Comcast is in negotiations to buy all or part of NBC Univ... [TVNewser]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [FishbowlNY]

Allbritton and VandeHarris Make VF's "New Establishment 2009" List - Posted September 2, 2009
Politico's Robert Allbritton, John Harris, and Jim VandeHei join the ranks of Steve Jobs, ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly on NBC: 'Pinhead Doesn't Begin to Cover It' - Posted August 26, 2009
Here we go. Tonight at the end of his show, Bill O'Reilly put NBC & MSNBC in his Pinheads category after Keith Olbermann put O'Reilly in "Best Persons" last night. Yes, best persons, calling him "factually challenged." ... [TVNewser]

Williams to Host B&C Hall of Fame - Posted August 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been named the host of Broadcasting & Cable's 19th Annual Hall of Fame dinner. ... [TVNewser]

FNC vs. MSNBC: Immelt and Ailes Meet; Agree to End Personal Attacks. Source: "Zucker Prolonged the Assault on Immelt for Another Year" - Posted August 3, 2009
Exclusive: TVNewser has learned talks of a cease-fire between Fox News and MSNBC, reported in both the Los Angeles Times and New York Times Friday afternoon, actually began in early 200... [TVNewser]

Rupert Murdoch: "I'm Not Talking About That Issue at All Today" - Posted July 9, 2009
All the media moguls are in Sun Valley, Idaho this week for the annual Allen & Co. conference. NBCU's Jeff Zucker has already been on CNBC saying... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Gollust, McCarthy, Garrett... - Posted July 9, 2009
> PRNewser reports longtime NBC News spokesperson Allison Gollust is moving up -- several dozen floors at 30 Rock. NBCU boss Jeff Zucker promoted Gollust to the executive suite. The move take... [TVNewser]

Did NBCU Freeze Out Nielsen Business Media After Unfavorable Report? - Posted June 8, 2009
DeadlineHollywoodDaily's Nikki Finke writes ... [TVNewser]

How Many Media Moguls Can Fit Onto A NYC Rooftop? - Posted June 5, 2009
Valleywag's Ryan Tate has the wrap on last night's Founder's Club Internet Week bash here in New York: There were so many old-media bigwigs at the Internet Week event, it's surprising there were any admission badges left for Web startups. Bonnie Fuller, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Internet Week's High-Speed Connections - Posted June 4, 2009
If you haven't heard, it's Internet Week in New York City, put on by Mayor Bloomberg and the IADAS. NYC companies, including ours, are putting on events, hosting parties and otherwise celebrating New York's Internet community. There's even an awards sho... [TVNewser]

NBCU Exec: It's As Bad As It's Gonna Get - Posted May 29, 2009
NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego today: "We have bottomed out." He says broadcasters may post better-than-expected sales for the upcoming season. Not time to start celebrating just yet: analysts project broadcast network ads will fall another 10 perce... [MediaJobsDaily]

What Were Bolling and Cramer Chatting About? - Posted May 13, 2009
Monday we wrote about competing biznewsers Jim Cramer and Eric Bolling... [TVNewser]

Celebrating The "Superior Species" - Posted April 27, 2009
Meredith Vieira is a BFOM: a "Big Fan of Matrix." The Today show anchor not only emceed this year's Matrix Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements by women in the communications industry, she is also a past winner. "This is a room full of such accomplished women, it's a little mind-boggling," Vieira told TVNewser... [TVNewser]

MSNBC, CNBC Hot Topic at GE Shareholder Meeting - Posted April 22, 2009
THR's Paul Bond reports things got "testy" at today's GE shareholder meeting. When it came time for shareholders to question CEO Jeff Immelt many wanted to ask about MSNBC and CNBC. First up was a woman asking about a reported meeting in which Immelt and NBC Uni CEO ... [TVNewser]

"NBC News Team" Tops TV Week's "10 Most Powerful" - Posted April 20, 2009
For the 2nd year in a row, NBC News president Steve Capus occupies the #1 spot in TV Week's "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list. This time he's joined at the top by ... [TVNewser]

CNBCers Gather for Closing Bell - Posted April 17, 2009
The NYSE closing bell was marked, not from New York today, but from New Jersey and CNBC's Global Headquarters to mark the business channel's 20th anniversary. Joining CNBC president Mark Hoffman to close the session - more than 200 c... [TVNewser]

CNBC Celebrates 20th Anniversary Today - Posted April 17, 2009
CNBC celebrates its 20th anniversary today, kicking things off by ringing the opening bell at the NYSE this morning. CNBC President Mark Hoffman actually rang the bell, with NBC President Jeff Zucker and anchors Maria Bartiromo, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.17.09 - Posted April 17, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 88 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

CNBC Dinner: To Quell "Obama-Bashing" or Celebrate "Outstanding "? - Posted April 16, 2009
The New York Post reports on a "top-secret meeting" recently at 30 Rock between GE CEO Jeff Immelt, NBCU President Jeff Zucker and "the top suits and some of the on-air talent at CNBC." "There was a long discussi... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly Attacks Zucker, Ambushee To Guest On Olbermann - Posted March 24, 2009
Bill O'Reilly spent his "Back of the Book" segment last night playing clips of the Amanda Terkel ambush and addressing the controversy that came from his Alexa Foundation appearance. Sh... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.19.09 - Posted March 19, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Zucker on Stewart: "Incredibly Unfair to CNBC and the Business Media" - Posted March 18, 2009
NBCU president Jeff Zucker leapt to Jim Cramer's defense this morning while speaking at the McGraw Hill Media Summit in New York. B&C's Claire Atkinson ... [TVNewser]

Breaking: Google Exec Named Chairman/CEO of AOL - Posted March 12, 2009
The NYTimes' Brian Stelter Tweets: • FLASH: The CEO and COO of AOL are out; Tim Armstrong of Google is in as chairman and CEO. Marketwatch.com has more: Time Warner Inc. said late Thursday it named Google Inc Senior Vice President Tim Armstrong... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Zucker on Olbermann's O'Reilly Feud: "He Knows That I Wish It Weren't So Personal" - Posted February 5, 2009
Newsweek's Johnnie L. Roberts talks to NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker in a web exclusive Q&A about MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Brown, Zucker, Regan... - Posted February 4, 2009
> CNN's Campbell Brown will be honored with a Matrix Award in the broadcasting category on April 27. The annual awards recognize "exceptional women who have established themselves in communications fields such as, advertising, arts & entertainment, broadcasting, digital media, magazines, marketing, newspapers and public relations." ... [TVNewser]

2009 MBA Media & Entertainment Conference Featuring Jeff Zucker - Posted February 4, 2009
Interested in learning from and networking with media and entertainment executives and MBAs from all over the country through keynote speeches, a networking lunch, industry panels, and a cocktail reception? The 2009 MBA Media & Entertainment Conference is being held at the Columbia Business School, Columbia University Friday, February 27, 2009 and... [Fishbowl NY]

2009 MBA Media & Entertainment Conference Featuring Jeff Zucker - Posted February 4, 2009
Interested in learning from and networking with media and entertainment executives and MBAs from all over the country through keynote speeches, a networking lunch, industry panels, and a cocktail reception? The 2009 MBA Media & Entertainment Conference is being held at the Columbia Business School, Columbia University Friday, February 27, 2009 and... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker on Layoffs: "I Think We've Taken the Necessary Steps" - Posted December 8, 2008
CNBC's David Faber sat down with NBU president Jeff Zucker this morning at the UBS Media & Communications conference at the Grand Hyatt ... [TVNewser]

NBCU To Cut 500 Jobs, Layoffs Begin at NBC News Bureaus - Posted December 4, 2008
Breaking: TVNewser has learned NBC Universal will be cutting up to 500 jobs in a round of layoffs which are now underway at all levels of the company — television, film and parks. That amounts to about 3% of the workforce. An insider with knowledge of the situation says the cuts... [TVNewser]

Vivendi Will Hold Onto NBC/Universal For The Time Being - Posted December 3, 2008
Vivendi has decided to abandon its sale of its 20% stake in NBC Universal, the Hollywood Reporte... [FishbowlLA]

'Lipstick Jungle' May Get The Boot, But Not If Bushnell Fans Rally - Posted December 1, 2008
NBC's new series "Lipstick Jungle," from the pen of urban chic Boswell Candace Bushnell, looked like it was getting dropped by NBC. Only nine of 13 episoded made had aired and the ratings looked... [FishbowlLA]

Names the Same, But A Date More Certain For Meet the Press Announcement - Posted November 25, 2008
Mark it on your calendars, newsies. It appears Dec. 7 may be the day we learn who the new moderator, or moderators, of Meet the Press will be. The LATimes' Matea Gold reports, "According to network sources, that may be ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: The Special Post-Election Edition - Posted November 5, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE The Michael's crowd was in full party mode today as television titans, media mavens and talking heads mingled gleefully with politicos who were celebrating Barack Obama's historic victory. "Fina... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: The Special Post-Election Edition - Posted November 5, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE The Michael's crowd was in full party mode today as television titans, media mavens and talking heads mingled gleefully with politicos who were celebrating Barack Obama's historic victory. "Fina... [FishbowlNY]

Lauer Roasted At Friar's Club - Posted October 25, 2008
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was the butt of many jokes during his roast at the Friar's Club, as were many others in attendance. From the TV news crowd, joining Lauer were Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Ailes, Lauer, 60 Minutes Set For Hall of Fame - Posted October 20, 2008
10 new members to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame will be inducted tomorrow night, spanning the tube from Showtime to ESPN. A few will be from the TV news world as well, and each of the inductees are profiled on the B&C site: • ... [TVNewser]

Hulu, Redlasso, and "Buckets of Sand" - Posted October 20, 2008
We attended the "Media and Money" conference last week, and were interested in finding out more from one of the panelists, George Kliavkoff, Chief Digital Officer of NBC Universal. Kliavkoff was the i... [TVNewser]

NBCU Cutting $500 Million From Budget: Report - Posted October 20, 2008
NBC Universal plans to cut $500 million from its 2009 budget, FierceMobileContent reports, in what is billed as the first major cut by a U.S. media giant in the face of a rapidly shrinking economy. "We are living in a ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

NBCU To Cut $500 Million From Budget - Posted October 17, 2008
Despite propping up GE's third quarter results, some feathers are being plucked from the NBC peacock. NBCU is getting out in front of what could turn out to be bleak 2009 by cutting up to $500 million from the budget. TVNewser has obtained an internal memo from NBC... [TVNewser]

Not That Jeff Zucker... - Posted October 1, 2008
Following up on some emailers asking why NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker was involved in the making of a somewhat-creepy video featuring children singing about Sen. Barack Obama and "change," here's your ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.01.08 - Posted October 1, 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]

The Ticker: Couric, Lehrer, Logan... - Posted September 22, 2008
> The New York Times' Steven McElroy reports Katie Couric will be participating in the upcoming roast of Matt Lauer. Other ro... [TVNewser]

Zucker Stops By On CNBC's Best Week - Posted September 19, 2008
CNBC's four-day average is shaping up to give it its best week of all time in Total Viewers (502,000) and best week since the week of April 16, 2001 in the A25-54 demo (147,000). We hear NBC CEO Jeff Zucker traveled to CNBC HQ this morning and addressed CNBC employees in the... [TVNewser]

Matthews Target of Women's Rights Group's Letter - Posted September 17, 2008
In January it was Media Matters. Now it is The New Agenda taking aim at MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews for "on-air degradation of girl... [TVNewser]

Zucker "Incredibly Comfortable" With Countdown - Posted September 16, 2008
FishbowlNY's Noah Davis writes about this morning's Conde Nast Portfolio-organized breakfast, in which NBC CEO ... [TVNewser]

Moonves Talks NBC, Network TV on CNBC - Posted September 5, 2008
CBS CEO Les Moonves appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, and talked about his network and others. He said he was impressed by how well NBC did in the ratings, and emailed NBC CEO Jeff Zucker after. "We emailed a few times, and I congratulated him on the great job th... [TVNewser]

GE's Immelt: "We're Not Done Doing Cable Deals" - Posted August 18, 2008
Last week, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker was on Squawk Box. Today his boss, GE Chairman Jeff I... [TVNewser]

Iceberg Ahead?: Jeff Zucker on Why NBC's Olympic Coverage is Genius - Posted August 15, 2008
Jeff Zucker, Portfolio cover boy, and president & CEO of NBC Universal — also known as the company scurrying furiously around tryin... [Fishbowl NY]

Iceberg Ahead?: Jeff Zucker on Why NBC's Olympic Coverage is Genius - Posted August 15, 2008
Jeff Zucker, Portfolio cover boy, and president & CEO of NBC Universal — also known as the company scurrying furiously around tryin... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker on News, Weather, Sports and, Yes, GE - Posted August 15, 2008
In a wide-ranging interview this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker talked about the success of the Olympics, the challenges ahead for the network and the question that never seems to go away: the future of NBCU within GE. Zucker: ... [TVNewser]

Two Concerts, Six Blocks and Seven Million Viewers* - Posted July 25, 2008
Within just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC's Today show, singer-songwriter ... [TVNewser]

Miley Cyrus Plays The Plaza - Posted July 25, 2008
We're on our way to the Good Morning America concert by Feist, after sticking around for the first song of what might end up being the concert of the summer: Miley Cyrus. We ran in to NBC Universal CEO ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: Family Man, Deal Maker - Posted July 10, 2008
FishbowlLA's Dan Cox, reporting from the Sun Valley Media Conference, ran into NBCU head honcho ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker's NBCU Deal Denial and A Surprise Visit From Bill Gates - Posted July 10, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Universal Studios CEO Ron Meyer was standing with NBCU head ... [FishbowlLA]

NBCU Acquires The Weather Channel - Posted July 6, 2008
Breaking: From CNBC.com: NBC Universal, along with private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, said Sunday they will buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be run as a separate entity based in Atlanta with management pr... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.08 - Posted March 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.21.08 - Posted March 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.03.08 - Posted March 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. One year ago we said goodbye to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and AP said hello (again) to Ron Fournier. It's the birthday of Al... [FishbowlDC]

Former NBC Page To Head Stations Division - Posted July 18, 2007
John Wallace, a 19-year NBC veteran, is being tapped to take over the NBC Universal TV stations division. Wallace began his career as an NBC Page and will immediately oversee the 10 NBC owned-and-operated stations. From NBCU CEO Jeff ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on Checkbook Journalism: There's A Way - Posted June 29, 2007
Jeff Zucker in the Financial Times View from the Top video segment dances around the "pay for Paris" question. FT: Is that kind of "chequebook journalism" creeping in? And is that a bad thing? MR ZUCKER: Well, look, I think the key thing anytime... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 06.19.07 - Posted June 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. An ABC News release announced that the network received seven Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. "ABC News Radio was recognized with six awards and 'World News with Charles Gibson' won for best feature reporting." An NBC release announced, "NBC News has been honored with seven... [FishbowlDC]

Nikki Finke Rankles Ben Silverman - Posted June 4, 2007
James Hibbard, at TV Week.com, reports that Nikki Finke got under the skin of NBC's newly anointed Ben Silverman with all that ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke on Ben Silverman's Sweet Deal with NBC and All That Have Gone Before - Posted May 30, 2007
While we've not always agreed with Nikki Finke, her latest post is a work of genius, if only for her skill with Google Images. Never have so many people looked so dreadful--and with good reason. Writing about NBC's cozy deal with Ben Silverman, Fi... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Snags Reveille's Silverman, Blows Taps for Reilly - Posted May 29, 2007
FBLA's anonymous tip turned out to be true: NBC is trying to ditch Kevin Reilly, and right before prom, too. News of Reilly... [FishbowlLA]

Changes At WSJ, NBC - Posted May 28, 2007
Some Memorial Day weekend job shuffling of note. First, from our own Revolving Door: Brian Steinberg, Wall Street Journal ad columnist, is headed to AdAge where he'll be the TV editor. And some big holiday weekend hustling at NBC, where Jeff Zucker has tapped reality mogul ... [Fishbowl NY]

Changes At WSJ, NBC - Posted May 28, 2007
Some Memorial Day weekend job shuffling of note. First, from our own Revolving Door: Brian Steinberg, Wall Street Journal ad columnist, is headed to AdAge where he'll be the TV editor. And some big holiday weekend hustling at NBC, where Jeff Zucker has tapped reality mogul ... [FishbowlNY]

GE CEO On New York Post NBCU Sale Story: 'Made-Up Stupid Drivel' - Posted February 8, 2007
Media quote of the day number two, via Fortune: "That was more or less made-up stupid drivel," says General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt about a story i... [Fishbowl NY]

GE CEO On New York Post NBCU Sale Story: 'Made-Up Stupid Drivel' - Posted February 8, 2007
Media quote of the day number two, via Fortune: "That was more or less made-up stupid drivel," says General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt about a story i... [FishbowlNY]

Zucker To YouTube: Drop Dead! - Posted February 7, 2007
Corporate chromedome Jeff Zucker wastes no time in establishing himself and NBC as the aging dinosaurs that they are. The Financial Times reports: "YouTube needs to prove that it will implement its filtering technology across its onl... [FishbowlLA]

Welch Apologizes For Dissing Zucker - Posted February 6, 2007
Welch kisses and makes up Remember Jack Welch's diss of Jeff Zucker last week? If NBC isn't doing so well, why is Jeff Zucker still in his job? JACK: 'Cause I'm retired. [Pause.] And I think they've got a little turnaround going on now. Heroes. And Sund... [Fishbowl NY]

Welch Apologizes For Dissing Zucker - Posted February 6, 2007
Welch kisses and makes up Remember Jack Welch's diss of Jeff Zucker last week? If NBC isn't doing so well, why is Jeff Zucker still in his job? JACK: 'Cause I'm retired. [Pause.] And I think they've got a little turnaround going on now. Heroes. And Sund... [FishbowlNY]

News Corp. | Jack Welch | Timesman's 'Vindication' | Voice's Search For One | $3.5 Billion For Times Co. - Posted January 29, 2007
News Corp.: Shuffles newsrooms. [Daily News] Times Keller: Feels 'vindicated' after elections. [... [Fishbowl NY]

News Corp. | Jack Welch | Timesman's 'Vindication' | Voice's Search For One | $3.5 Billion For Times Co. - Posted January 29, 2007
News Corp.: Shuffles newsrooms. [Daily News] Times Keller: Feels 'vindicated' after elections. [... [FishbowlNY]

TV People Act Like Children - Posted January 19, 2007
HBO's Bill Maher on Fox News' Bill O'Reilly: "Fox doesn't want Bill or any of their people to do my show. And some of the people who we would like to have on our show, like Sean Hannity -- I've done his show many, many times, but he's never done my... [FishbowlDC]

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