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On One-Year Anniversary, Al Jazeera America President Kate O'Brian Thanks Staff - Posted August 20, 2014
On Al Jazeera America's one-year anniversary, network president Kate O'Brian wrote a memo to staff noting their success so far. We came with a mission to cover the most important stories of the world in the way that Al Jazeera... [TVNewser]

Despite Poor Ratings, Al Jazeera America President Expects Viewers Will Come - Posted July 9, 2014
As Al Jazeera America approaches its one-year anniversary, network President Kate O'Brian predicts more viewers will start tuning in to the struggling network. "There will be an inflection point when people realize wh... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera's Tony Harris on 'Unconscionable' Imprisonment of Colleagues Who Guided Him - Posted June 25, 2014
Al Jazeera executives and anchors, global diplomats, and several members of the media gathered this afternoon at the United Nations for a town hall on press freedom. There were also three chairs left empty (pictured above), symbolically held for Al Jazeera journalists ... [TVNewser]

Subrata De Leaves MSNBC for ABC News - Posted June 17, 2014
Subrata De is joining ABC News as VP of newsgathering, TVNewser has learned. De takes over for Kate O'Brian who ... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera America President: 'We Don't Do Pundits, We Don't Do Yak-Yak-Yak' - Posted May 21, 2014
Al Jazeera America CEO Ehab Al Shihabi and president Kate O'Brian talked about the state of the network at a Paley Center breakfast panel Tuesday. ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers on Gotham, Variety Power Lists - Posted April 26, 2014
Gotham and Variety were both out this week with power lists featuring female television personalities and executives. In Variety's "Power of Women" issue, the "New York Impact" list featured Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, NBC Universal News Group chairman ... [TVNewser]

Layoffs at Al Jazeera America - Posted April 11, 2014
As it nears eight months on-air, Al Jazeera America is laying off a few dozen staff employees, as well as freelance employees, with the majority of cuts coming from the sports and business units, TVNewser has learned. In an email to staff we obtained, network President ... [TVNewser]

How Al Jazeera America's Domestic and Global Resources Help 'Deepen' News Understanding - Posted April 8, 2014
In the latest installment of MediabistroTV's "What's Your Show?" we go behind the scenes at Al Jazeera America's primetime newscast with John Seigenthaler, which airs at 8pmET weeknights. The mission is quite "radi... [10,000 Words]

How Al Jazeera America Aims to Cover More Than 'Political Three-Ring Circuses' - Posted April 8, 2014
In the latest video from MediabistroTV's "What's Your Show?" series, we look at Al Jazeera America's primetime newscast with TV news veteran John Seigenthaler, which airs at 8pmET weeknights. The news start-up has many current and ... [FishbowlDC]

Al Jazeera America President's #FreeAJStaff Plea - Posted February 10, 2014
As we've been reporting, the calls to free the three imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists are getting louder, and with news this morning that their detainment could last as long as two years, Al Jazeera America president ... [TVNewser]

Kate O'Brian's Year-End Message to Al Jazeera America - Posted January 1, 2014
It might have been on for only four months, but Al Jazeera America certainly had a busy 2013. Network president Kate O'Brian, who told TVNewser her aim is to ... [TVNewser]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [morningmedianewsfeed]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [FishbowlNY]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera America At Three Months: Pundit Free, 'Experts When Needed' - Posted November 13, 2013
Al Jazeera America turns the ripe old age of three months next week. So yesterday, TVNewser visited the channel's midtown Manh... [TVNewser]

Ray Suarez Joins Al Jazeera America - Posted November 4, 2013
Former PBS correspondent Ray Suarez is set to join Al Jazeera America. Beginning November 11, he will be the host of "Inside Story." "Ray has repeatedly proven that he can deliver compelling coverage of the most challenging news stories and events with obje... [TVNewser]

Bracing For 'Impact,' Al Jazeera America Prepares To Launch - Posted August 16, 2013
[caption id="attachment_192056" align="alignleft" width="270"] AJAM interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi[/caption] Al Jazeera America has a long, tough road ahead. Ehab Al Shihabi, the interim CEO for the channel, acknowledges as much. Al... [TVNewser]

Al Jazeera America's Vision: 'Less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings' - Posted August 15, 2013
On a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian and interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi talked a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Jazeera America's Vision: 'Less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings' - Posted August 15, 2013
On a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian and interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi talked a... [FishbowlNY]

Al Jazeera America Names ABC's Kate O'Brian President - Posted July 22, 2013
ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a memo to the news division announcing that Senior V.P. Kate O'Brian will be the new President of Al Jazeera America. Unlike Poli... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Veteran Kate O'Brian Named President of Al Jazeera America - Posted July 22, 2013
Al Jazeera America has filled one of the top two roles at the channel, as it adds ABC News veteran Kate O'Brian as its president. In her new role O'Brian will be responsible for leading AJAM's newsgathering and programming. Even without a pre... [TVNewser]

News Chiefs Talk Egypt Coverage - Posted February 4, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable spoke to a number of network and cable news executives, to get their thoughts on how they have been covering the crisis in Egypt. Each had their own perspective on the coverage, and how they will handle it going forward. CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Changes at ABC News Assignment Desk - Posted April 23, 2010
ABC News president David Westin has announced a restructuring of the newsgathering apparatus of the divison. "The Desk will become a more active partner with the programs and platforms in choosing the right stories to cover," Westin writes to the staff, in an email obtained ... [TVNewser]

Newser Notes from Haiti - Posted January 14, 2010
• Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan, who's covered wars and other international conflict, was overcome with emotion telling the story of a woman who lost 4 of her children in the quake, and her fifth child at a hospital: "That kind of loss is hoffific in any culture. But when you're... [TVNewser]

ABC's London Bureau Will Lay Off At Least 20 - Posted May 7, 2009
Via TVNewser: The staff at ABC's London bureau were called into a meeting to discuss the future of the company, where ABC News SVP Kate O'Brian told staffers that the company's beginning a "consultation process." This consultation period is required by U.K. labor law when a company is planning to let... [MediaJobsDaily]

Job Cuts Coming to ABC's London Bureau - Posted May 7, 2009
First on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser the staff of ABC's London newsroom was called to a meeting this morning to discuss the future of the bureau, which will result in the loss of jobs. ABC News SVP Kate O'Brian told bureau staffers that a month-long consultation ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.02.08 - Posted October 2, 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]

Morning Reading List, 10.02.07 - Posted October 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. It is almost unanimous. You think Les Kinsolving is "A total pain who's become a joke" "Yuille Moves to CBS News" An NBC ... [FishbowlDC]

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