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Walter Isaacson, Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Weir I Linda Fairstein Emcees Authors In Kind - Posted April 9, 2014
Hallelujah! What better way to celebrate the first day when it actually felt like springtime in the city than to dine and dish at two jammed packed Manhattan power lunches. This being Wednesday, we of course made our weekly pilgrimage to Michael's to observe the famous and fabulous in their natural... [GalleyCat]

Walter Isaacson, Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Weir I Linda Fairstein Emcees Authors In Kind - Posted April 9, 2014
Hallelujah! What better way to celebrate the first day when it actually felt like springtime in the city than to dine and dish at two jammed packed Manhattan power lunches. This being Wednesday, we of course made our weekly pilgrimage to Michael's to observe the famous and fabulous in their natural... [Fishbowl NY]

Walter Isaacson, Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Weir I Linda Fairstein Emcees Authors In Kind - Posted April 9, 2014
Hallelujah! What better way to celebrate the first day when it actually felt like springtime in the city than to dine and dish at two jammed packed Manhattan power lunches. This being Wednesday, we of course made our weekly pilgrimage to Michael's to observe the famous and fabulous in their natural... [FishbowlNY]

Tom Brokaw Hosts 'Space Race' Special Today - Posted February 15, 2014
Following today's dramatic shootout Team USA win over Russia in Olympic Hockey, NBC News special correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Will Be Back For Third Night of Olympics Coverage - Posted February 13, 2014
Matt Lauer will host a third night of NBC's Olympics primetime and late night for the ailing Bob Costas as Costas continues to battle an eye infection. Before Wednesday's primetime, Jim Bell, who is running the show in Sochi for NBC, and worked with Lauer ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Will Be Filling in for Bob Costas, As Eye Infection Spreads - Posted February 11, 2014
Bob Costas's eye infection, most likely pink eye, is getting worse. So much so, that Matt Lauer will be filling in for him on NBC's primetime... [TVNewser]

Human Rights Campaign to Track NBC's Sochi Coverage - Posted February 5, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie reports that the Human Rights Campaign will be monitoring NBC's coverage of Russia's... [TVNewser]

David Remnick Joins NBC for Sochi Olympics - Posted December 9, 2013
David Remnick, the editor of the The New Yorker, has been hired by NBC Olympics boss and former "Today" EP Jim Bell... [TVNewser]

David Remnick Joins NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted December 9, 2013
NBC just made its Olympics coverage more interesting. David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, is joining the network's 2014 Olympic Winter Games team. He'll contribute during the Opening Ceremony and througho... [Fishbowl NY]

David Remnick Joins NBC's Olympic Coverage - Posted December 9, 2013
NBC just made its Olympics coverage more interesting. David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, is joining the network's 2014 Olympic Winter Games team. He'll contribute during the Opening Ceremony and througho... [FishbowlNY]

2020 Summer Olympics Go to Tokyo - Posted September 7, 2013
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, it was announced this afternoon by outgoing IOC president Jacques Rogge. Tokyo beat out Istanbul and Madrid as the other two possible host cities. Tokyo last held the S... [Fishbowl NY]

2020 Summer Olympics Go to Tokyo - Posted September 7, 2013
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, it was announced this afternoon by outgoing IOC president Jacques Rogge. Tokyo beat out Istanbul and Madrid as the other two possible host cities. Tokyo last held the S... [FishbowlNY]

2020 Summer Olympics Go to Tokyo - Posted September 7, 2013
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, it was announced this afternoon by outgoing IOC president Jacques Rogge. Tokyo beat out Istanbul and Madrid as the other two possible host cities. Tokyo last held the S... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [Fishbowl NY]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter On NBC's Response to 'Top of the Morning,' Negative Reviews - Posted April 29, 2013
Though the critics have skewered his first book, Brian Stelter chooses to see the coffee cup as half full. "Honestly, I appreciate the feedback," says Stelter, 27, author of Top o... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Battles to Heat Up with Summer Concerts - Posted April 25, 2013
"Good Morning America" is out with its Summer concert lineup, complete with #hashtags. The 2013 Summer Concert Series kicks off May 24 at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield with: May 24 - Mariah Carey - #GMAMariah May 31 -Pitbull - #GMAPitbull June 7 -Little Mix and Emblem3 - #GMALittleMix / #GMAEmblem3 June 14 - Carly ... [TVNewser]

What Kind of Inside Access Did Brian Stelter Get for 'Top of the Morning?' - Posted April 22, 2013
Brian Stelter's new book "Top of the Morning," about the morning show wars, excerpted ... [TVNewser]

Today Show 'Focused on Major News' Not 'Year-old Gossip' - Posted April 21, 2013
NBC News is responding to excerpts from Brian Stelter's new book "Top of the Morning" in this weekend's The New York Times ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry, Jim Bell and 'Operation Bambi' - Posted April 19, 2013
As we told you yesterday, the first excerpts -- and, in fact, the first several chapters -- of Brian Stelter's Top of the Morning deals with ... [TVNewser]

The Today Show Sounds Like an Awful Place to Work - Posted April 18, 2013
The drama enveloping the Today show gets another indepth look today, courtesy of an excerpt from Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, by ... [FishbowlLA]

Palace Intrigue During 'Today' Show Changes - Posted March 25, 2013
Joe Hagan's 6,400-word New York magazine cover story on the "Today" show's troubles includes intriguing behind-the-scenes details that TV producers would love to dramatize for an audience -- if so many TV producer... [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]

Female Debate Moderators Candy Crowley, Martha Raddatz Make THR's 'Rule Breakers' List - Posted December 19, 2012
CNN's Candy Crowley and ABC's Martha Raddatz were the female moderators of this year's Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates, landing the pair on The... [TVNewser]

'Today' Toasts Jim Bell - Posted December 3, 2012
The cast and crew of NBC's "Today" (including former co-anchor Meredith Vieira) held an on-air toast to honor executive producer Jim Bell today. Bell is moving to NBC Olympics, where he will lead the network's coverage of the Games. NBC has the rights to the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 games. "He... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of November 19 & November Sweeps - Posted November 30, 2012
"Good Morning America" has won its first November sweeps in more than 18 years ranking as the #1 morning show in total viewers (first since Nov. 1995) and A25-54 viewers (first since July 1994). "GMA" led "Today" by +467,000 total viewers and +28,000 younger viewers for the month. Compared to the... [TVNewser]

Jim Bell Talks About Olympics Gig - Posted November 17, 2012
Former NBC "Today" EP Jim Bell talks to Sports Business Daily about his jump to running NBC's Olympics coverage full-time. Bell j... [TVNewser]

Libby Leist Named 'Today' DC Senior Producer - Posted November 16, 2012
NBC News senate producer Libby Leist has been promoted to DC senior producer for "Today." Leist replaces Meaghan Rady, who was recently named... [TVNewser]

Don Nash Named EP of 'Today' - Posted November 14, 2012
Following the news that Jim Bell would be leaving NBC's "Today" for a job at NBC Olympics, the network has promoted senior broadcast producer ... [TVNewser]

NBC Announces Jim Bell's Return to Sports - Posted November 13, 2012
NBC has officially announced that Jim Bell is leaving as EP of the "Today" show and will return to NBC Sports as executive producer of NBCU's coverage of the Olympics. Bell, who reports to NBC Sports Group Chairman ... [TVNewser]

NBC Affiliates Express 'Today' Concerns - Posted November 13, 2012
Yesterday evening NBC announced a new role for "Today" executive producer Jim Bell at NBC Sports, and reports trickled out about new leadership at ... [TVNewser]

Jim Bell Leaving 'Today,' Returning to NBC Sports - Posted November 12, 2012
Jim Bell, the executive producer of the "Today" show will be leaving his post and returning to his roots at NBC Sports. The New York Times' Brian Stelter ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jim Bell Leaving 'Today,' Returning to NBC Sports - Posted November 12, 2012
Jim Bell, the executive producer of the "Today" show will be leaving his post and returning to his roots at NBC Sports. The New York Times' Brian Stelter ... [FishbowlNY]

What's Behind the Growth at 'Good Morning America?' - Posted September 27, 2012
NBC's "Today" show is experiencing some cold comfort today. The morning program has won the just-finished 2011-2012 season, but is on a path that puts winning next season in peril. ABC's "Good Morning America" won the third quarter -- the first time in 18 years the ABC show has come in... [TVNewser]

'Today' EP: Matt Lauer 'Should not bear any of the blame' for Ann Curry Transition - Posted September 26, 2012
THR's Marissa Guthrie peppered "Today" show EP Jim Bell with questions ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show's New Foe: the Daily News - Posted September 21, 2012
There are few things newspaper editors like more than to write about troubled TV. Antenna envy, a former news director of mine used to call it. For the past few months the New York Daily News, which, earlier this year, hi... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: 'Please print this story -- it's the most interesting and dangerous I've ever sounded!' - Posted September 19, 2012
The New York Post's Page Six has an item today alleging that NBC "Today" anchor Matt Lauer has suddenly become ratings-obsessed and me... [TVNewser]

'Today' EP: Olympics a 'Cleansing Moment' For The NBC Morning Show - Posted August 15, 2012
The excutive producer of NBC's "Today" and the network's Olympics coverage, Jim Bell, speaks to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie ... [TVNewser]

Jim Bell on Savannah Guthrie, Olympic Ratings, and Tape Delays - Posted August 1, 2012
SiriusXM host Chris Russo spoke with "Today" show EP Jim Bell, who is also executive producer for NBC's coverage of the London Olympics. Russo and Bell ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jim Bell on Savannah Guthrie, Olympic Ratings, and Tape Delays - Posted August 1, 2012
SiriusXM host Chris Russo spoke with "Today" show EP Jim Bell, who is also executive producer for NBC's coverage of the London Olympics. Russo and Bell ... [FishbowlNY]

Jim Bell on Savannah Guthrie, Olympic Ratings, and Tape Delays - Posted August 1, 2012
SiriusXM host Chris Russo spoke with "Today" show EP Jim Bell, who is also executive producer for NBC's coverage of the London Olympics. Russo and Bell ... [TVNewser]

There Are Spoiler Alerts, and Then There are Spoiler Alerts - Posted July 30, 2012
"Today" show EP Jim Bell has turned his full attention to the Olympics. While racking up ratings gold as the executive producer of NBC's primetime coverage, (28.7 million watched Saturday night, the most ever for the first day of competit... [TVNewser]

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Most Watched Ever For NBC, More Than 40 Million Tune In - Posted July 28, 2012
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was the most watched opener ever, with an average of over 40 million Americans tuning in. This was despite (or due to?) a tape delay that meant that U.S. viewers would see the events unfold hours after they actually happened in... [FishbowlLA]

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Most Watched Ever For NBC, More Than 40 Million Tune In - Posted July 28, 2012
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was the most watched opener ever, with an average of over 40 million Americans tuning in. This was despite (or due to?) a tape delay that meant that U.S. viewers would see the events unfold hours after they actually happened in... [TVNewser]

The Technology, And The People, Behind This Year's Olympics - Posted July 26, 2012
[caption id="attachment_139174" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The International Broadcast Centre in London"][/caption] The New York Times has a pair of profiles today, as Richard Sandomir... [TVNewser]

'GMA' In Strong Position To Win Savannah Guthrie's First Official Week On 'Today' - Posted July 12, 2012
As we have noted, ABC's "Good Morning America" topped NBC's "Today" in both total viewers and adults 25-54 Monday and ... [TVNewser]

NBC Exec: Olympics 'stalwarts of the shared American experience' - Posted July 12, 2012
NBC Olympics production chief (and "Today" EP) Jim Bell talks to ... [TVNewser]

Former KVOA, KMIZ Reporter Savannah Guthrie Named 'Today' Co-Host - Posted June 29, 2012
NBC made it official today: Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the "Today" show, one day after Ann Curry ... [TVSpy]

Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Anchor of NBC's 'Today' - Posted June 29, 2012
It's official: NBC News has named Savannah Guthrie the new co-anchor of "Today." Guthrie, who co-anchored the program this morning, will officially debut on July 9. The announcement of her promotion comes a day after ... [TVNewser]

Cash, Cramming and Ann Curry During NBC London Olympics Press Conference - Posted June 27, 2012
We are 30 days from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and in a press conference held in the "Saturday Night Live" studio in New York, and on a conference call with reporters today, network executives and Olympics primetime host ... [TVNewser]

Pub Grub for NBC, MSNBC Newsers Ahead of London Games - Posted June 13, 2012
Dozens of NBC News and MSNBC employees have have packed Bill's Bar and Burger this afternoon for a Summer Kick-off. The party, just across the street from Rockefeller Center, is to celebrate the upcoming coverage of the London Olympic games. Everyone in attendance received an NBC London 2012 t-shirt. And we're... [TVNewser]

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

Amy Robach Leaving 'Today' Show and NBC News - Posted May 19, 2012
Amy Robach gave a tearful goodbye to the weekend "Today" show this morning. Robach, who has been co-anchor of the Saturday edition since 2007, will also be leaving NBC News at the expiration of her contract, TVNewser has learned. "I want to ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

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

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

'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]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [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]

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

NBC To Air Every Olympic Event Live In Some Form - Posted August 30, 2011
Busy day for 2012 Olympic news as NBC also announced Tuesday they will show every event live -- including streaming raw video online. NBC... [SportsNewser]

Dick Ebersol Returns to NBC Sports As 'Senior Adviser' - Posted August 30, 2011
Former NBC Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol is returning to the company, just a few months after he resigned his post. The New York Times' Bill Carter and Richard Sandomir ... [SportsNewser]

Dee Dee Thomas Named EP of Weekend 'Today' - Posted August 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_82214" align="alignright" width="229" caption="Photo: Twitter"][/caption] NBC News has named Dee Dee Thomas executive producer of the weekend edition of "Today." Thomas had been a senior producer... [TVNewser]

'GMA' Shrinks Gap with 'Today' to Lowest in 4 Years - Posted August 24, 2011
Bloomberg has an interesting look today at the increasingly competitive morning show ratings battle. As we've ... [TVNewser]

Jim Bell: 'The competition is as fierce as ever' - Posted August 12, 2011
"Today" show EP Jim Bell took some time today to give a pat on the back to the staff -- including the interns. In a memo, obtained by TVNewser, Bell writes, "it's worth noting that the news and this show never take vacations and I am extremely proud of how ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer, Harold Ford Jr. & Neil Sedaka - Posted July 13, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE If the scene at Michael's today is any indication, summer vacations are so 2010. The place was full of magazine honchos (the cafeteria at Hearst must have been empty), media mavens (Does Jason Binn... [FishbowlLA]

Network Morning Show 'License Fees' Enter the Spotlight - Posted June 13, 2011
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, and in today's New York Times "license fees" get subjected to scrutiny. As TVNewser has reported, the last few weeks have seen ... [TVNewser]

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

Tim Russert the inspiration for this week's 'Today' show Vatican Reports - Posted June 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68940" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Russert family in the Vatican Library in June 2008. (Courtesy: Russert family/NBC News)"][/caption] This morning, about an hour before the "Today" show went on the air, co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

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

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

'Today' EP Jim Bell: Rumors of Matt Lauer Departure 'Ludicrous' - Posted April 21, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie talks to "Today" executive producer Jim Bell about being #1 ... [TVNewser]

Network Rivals Come Together for Common Cause - Posted April 14, 2011
ABC, CNN and CBS news executives all headed to NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters yesterday to discuss the safety and well-being of freelance journalists who increasingly serve the network news divisions worldwide. NBC News president ... [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]

As 'Early' Overhauls, 'Today' Celebrates 15 Years at #1 - Posted December 2, 2010
It's good to be king. Ask Jim Bell. The executive producer of NBC's "Today" - No. 1 for 15 years, as of Dec. 11 - is not exactly quaking in his loafers about the all-new lineup for CBS's third-place 'Early Show.' ... [TVNewser]

Gene Shalit Leaving Today Show - Posted November 9, 2010
One of the longest continuous on-air runs by anyone on a network program in the history of television is about to come to an end. After 40 years, Gene Shalit is saying goodbye to the "Today" show on Thursday -- Veteran's Day. Known for his pun-laden movie reviews -- ... [TVNewser]

The Book Tour Begins: Former President, George W. Bush Speaks to Matt Lauer & FNC - Posted November 8, 2010
Former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision Points," comes out tomorrow. So what's on the former president's agenda to promote the book? Sean Hannity's interview with the former president at his ranch in... [TVNewser]

An Honor, and Retirement, for 'Today' - Posted October 30, 2010
This week, NBC's "Today" had two notable events. On Wednesday, the program was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and at the end of the week, Jim Wilson, a producer on the show for 29 years, retired. ... [TVNewser]

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

Today's Third Hour Tops 'Live with Regis & Kelly' - Posted October 7, 2010
The third hour of the "Today" show topped "Live With Regis & Kelly" for the 2009-10 season. That's the first time that's happened since the 9am hour premiered 10 years ago. In today's New York Post, Michael Starr ha... [TVNewser]

No Same-Sex Couples Advance in 'Today' Wedding Contest - Posted August 23, 2010
Despite NBC's decision to allow same-sex couples to apply for its "Modern Love" wedding contest, there were none among the four finalists revealed this morning on the "Today" show. When the call for entries opened earlier this summer... [TVNewser]

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

'Today' EP on allowing same-sex wedding applicants: 'We're producers, not politicians. All we want is a good wedding' - Posted July 8, 2010
It could be "Here Come the Brides" for the winning couple of "Today's" "Modern Day Wedding Contest." Same-sex couples will now be allowed to apply, "Today" announced tonight in a statement posted on its website. The deadline for applications, originally tomorrow, will be extended to Monday. "Today" boss ... [TVNewser]

GLAAD Unhappy with 'Today' Wedding Contest; NBC Arranges Meeting - Posted July 8, 2010
NBC's "Today" show is receiving some criticism from Gay rights groups for its "Modern Day Wedding Contest," which kicked off last week. The contest, which has been running for 11 years now, allows viewers to vote on which couple will win a New York wedding broa... [TVNewser]

Justin Bieber Fever on the 'Today' show Plaza - Posted June 4, 2010
30 Rockefeller Plaza is back to business this afternoon after Bieber fever struck early this morning. More than 12,000 people packed the plaza for Justin Bieber's performance. This could go down as the biggest in the 15 years of the "Today" show summer concert series. "Today" show EP Jim Bell tells TVNewser... [TVNewser]

Sightings: Matt Lauer - Posted May 6, 2010
From the tipbox, 11:13amET: Matt Lauer spotted in the lobby of News Corp./Fox News building... But since it's across the street from where he works, he could just be headed to Wendy's for a Frosty. > Update from the tipster: Lauer was headed into an elevator inside the Fox building...sans Frosty. > Update 2: from "Today"... [TVNewser]

Not f--king Likely Will Lauer Pose Question to Obama on BFD Gaffe - Posted March 25, 2010
Jim Bell, executive producer of "Today", knows the news cycle moves like lightning. In an interview with FishbowlDC Thursday morning, Bell said the show must assess where the health care story is Monday afternoon when host ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

CBS News Gets the Most from Adam Lambert Controversy - Posted November 25, 2009
CBS' "The Early Show" got the most out of its late add Adam Lambert this morning. Lambert, who was scheduled to appear on GMA this morning, was canceled by ABC late yesterday morning due to his sexually charged performance at the AMAs Sunday night. On "Early," ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker's Morning Show Murders "A Lot Of Fun" - Posted November 23, 2009
Al Roker has written his first murder-mystery, The Morning Show Murders: A Novel, out tomorrow. But "it's not deadly serious, no pun intended," Roker says in an ... [TVNewser]

Rush on Obama: 'He's My President Too...If He Invited me up there to Chat, I Would Owe him the Dignity and Honor of Being Honest' - Posted October 9, 2009
The "Today" show is going to make the most out of its interview with Rush Limbaugh. Jamie Gangel sat down with the king of conservative talk radio for an interview that airs over two days - ne... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Anchor 'World News': 'Another Nail in the Coffin of the Old Boys' Network' - Posted September 3, 2009
Anyone predicting a Diane Sawyer - Katie Couric "cat fight" come January "needs to get a life," says Connie ... [TVNewser]

Former First Daughter Joins "Today" - Posted August 31, 2009
If you've been wondering what former President George W. Bush's daughters have been up to, look no further than morning TV. Jenna Bush Hager will soon be starting a ... [Fishbowl NY]

Former First Daughter Joins "Today" - Posted August 31, 2009
If you've been wondering what former President George W. Bush's daughters have been up to, look no further than morning TV. Jenna Bush Hager will soon be starting a ... [FishbowlNY]

Former First Daughter Becomes "Today" Correspondent - Posted August 30, 2009
A brunette Jenna Bush Hager will be joining the "Today Show" and working as a correspondent out of NBC's Washington bureau, the AP... [FishbowlDC]

Jenna Bush Joins 'Today' Show as Correspondent - Posted August 30, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports the "Today" show has hired Jenna Bush Hager to be a correspondent for the show. One of the twin daughters of former Pres. Bush and Laura Bush, Hager wil... [TVNewser]

What's Jake Tapper Got Against NBC News? - Posted July 15, 2009
South Carolina newspaper The State has gotten a hold of email correspondence sent to Gov. Mark Sanford's communications director, Joel Sawyer, by reporters in the run-up to the revelation of Sanford's extramarital tango. Politico's Michael Calderone ... [TVNewser]

News Organizations Asked Not To Name "Other Woman" During Elizabeth Edwards Interviews - Posted May 13, 2009
What's in a name? A lot if you are Elizabeth Edwards, especially if that name is Rielle Hunter. Edwards began making the rounds last wee... [TVNewser]

Not All Fun and Games For Al Roker...Just Mostly - Posted March 5, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Weatherman. Raconteur. Chef. Cable host. Cartoonist? "Today" weatherguy Al Roker is shopping an animated cartoon about the life of a "major player in the culinary world" -- read "chef" -- as a child, he confirms. Like any oyster with strong survival instincts, Roker's lips are sealed about details. He will say, however,... [TVNewser]

TodayShow.com Has a Record January - Posted February 4, 2009
TodayShow.com, the Website of NBC's Today show, had its best month ever in January, with more than 150 million page views. The previous record of 133 million was set last August during Beijing Olympics coverage. The inauguration helped deliver many of the 154,432,093 page views in January, but a series on the... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

If It's Wednesday...It's Michael's For Gregory - Posted December 10, 2008
From TVNewser contributor Diane Clehane's "Lunch" column on FishbowlNY: The scene spilled over into the Garden Room where Today's executive producer Jim Bell and David Gregory were se... [TVNewser]

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]

Ending a Week of Going To the "Ends of the Earth" - Posted November 20, 2008
It was a typical morning at the Today show — atypical. The teen stars of the new movie, "Twilight," were there, CNBC's Jim Cramer talked about the market lows, Dr. ... [TVNewser]

NBC Reveals Theme of Next "Ends of the Earth" - Posted November 6, 2008
As was hinted in our interview with Today show EP Jim Bell last month, water will be the theme as the Today show goes to the ends of the earth. According to ... [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]

Who Said This? - Posted October 8, 2008
"They could certainly have me do 100 live shots rather than two or three stories a month." The story after the jump... NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson has won his fourth Murrow award for writing. And considering the category has only been around 10 years, you... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: 2007-2008 Season - Posted September 27, 2008
No surprise if you've been reading our weekly Morning Show Ratings posts. NBC's Today show comes out on top for the 2007-08 season. Today beat second-place Good Morning America by 23% (1.03 million) Total Viewers and by 31% in A25-54 viewers. After the jump, the memo sent to the Today staff from... [TVNewser]

Water-Ready Anchors Prep for This Year's 'Ends of the Earth' - Posted September 22, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist First on TVNewser: 'Today' is going to the ends of the Earth. Again. Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker will pack up their extreme-weather gear in November as the show reprises its geograph... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Les Moonves, Barry Diller & Kathleen Turner - Posted September 3, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget the lazy days of summer. Class is back in session as the cool kids returned to the cafeteria today in force. The scene at Michael's was a tasty stew of moguls and media mavens with a side order of the random celebrity sighting -- ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Les Moonves, Barry Diller & Kathleen Turner - Posted September 3, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget the lazy days of summer. Class is back in session as the cool kids returned to the cafeteria today in force. The scene at Michael's was a tasty stew of moguls and media mavens with a side order of the random celebrity sighting -- ... [FishbowlNY]

Look Who Dropped in On GMA at the DNC - Posted August 28, 2008
Their competitive streaks may run wide and deep, but at the political conventions they're only steps from each other. So when his broadcast ended, Early Show anchor Harry Smith dropped in on Good Morning America's ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (DNC Day 3, PM Ed.): Nightly, Mornings, Post-Conventions... - Posted August 27, 2008
> NBC's Brian Williams sits down with Michelle Obama for an interview to air tonight on Nightly News and on nightly.msnbc.com. > In the photo below, CBS Early Show EP Zev ... [TVNewser]

Today Names New Senior Producer - Posted August 18, 2008
TVNewser has obtained an email from Today show EP Jim Bell announcing the hiring of Noah Kotch as a new senior producer on the show. Kotch is a former member of ABC's morning show, Good Morning America, and most recent... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Getting Buzz — Positive and Negative - Posted August 11, 2008
In the wake of last month's awkward cooking segment with 'Sam the Cooking Guy,' the New York Times' Douglas Quenqua takes ... [TVNewser]

Bell: "I'm an Olympics Geek, What Can I Tell You?" - Posted August 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold takes a look at the upcoming Today show coverage of the Olympics. Anchor ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Phil Griffin, "A Big Fan" of Fox News, Says It's "Our Time" - Posted July 17, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Phil Griffin to Chris Wallace: Kiss my Peacock. The newly-named president of MSNBC takes offense at ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Al & Meredith Talk Skateboarding - Posted May 30, 2007
On the menu today: a tasty stew of media moguls and television titans with a dash of talking heads to spice things up. After making the rounds and checking in with some of our favorite regulars, we were thrilled to chat with our good pals Today's Meredith ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Al & Meredith Talk Skateboarding - Posted May 30, 2007
On the menu today: a tasty stew of media moguls and television titans with a dash of talking heads to spice things up. After making the rounds and checking in with some of our favorite regulars, we were thrilled to chat with our good pals Today's Meredith ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Is Dave Zinczenko Ready For Prime Time? - Posted February 28, 2007
Magazine moguls kept things interesting today at 55th and Fifth. Without the usual intriguing mix of celebrities (who were, undoubtedly still recovering from Oscar overload) to observe, we spent the afternoon wondering what the editors and behind-the-scenes execs were plo... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Is Dave Zinczenko Ready For Prime Time? - Posted February 28, 2007
Magazine moguls kept things interesting today at 55th and Fifth. Without the usual intriguing mix of celebrities (who were, undoubtedly still recovering from Oscar overload) to observe, we spent the afternoon wondering what the editors and behind-the-scenes execs were plo... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [FishbowlNY]

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