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Facebook Q&A to Precede 'Dateline' Season Premiere - Posted 4 days, 9 hours ago
The season premiere of NBC newsmagazine ... [AllFacebook]

'Today' Anchors Get Fit - Posted September 20, 2014
After this morning's "Today" show, the anchors headed down the east coast to Baltimore for the Shine a Light Health and Wellness Expo. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Today' Anchors Get Fit - Posted September 20, 2014
After this morning's "Today" show, the anchors headed down the east coast to Baltimore for the Shine a Light Health and Wellness Expo. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Anchors Get Fit - Posted September 20, 2014
After this morning's "Today" show, the anchors headed down the east coast to Baltimore for the Shine a Light Health and Wellness Expo. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe, ... [TVNewser]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'These Activities Must be Condemned and Stopped' - Posted September 19, 2014
Broadcast networks provided special coverage this afternoon as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a news conference to answer questions and announce that he won't resign. "We will get our house in order first," Goodell said as he announced enhanced dom... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 25 - Posted September 3, 2014
In Diane Sawyer's final week, which was actually a half-week since her last day was Wednesday, "World News" came within 40,000 viewers of No. 1 "NBC Nightly News with Bria... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Calls on 'Big Cheese' Chuck Todd First, In Todd's Last Briefing for NBC News - Posted August 28, 2014
The broadcast networks broke in Thursday afternoon to carry remarks from President Obama. Lester Holt anchored for NBC, Amy Robach for ABC and Maurice DuBois anchored on CBS as Pres. Obama delivered a statement on the U.S. economy, the continued ISI... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'Police Should Not be Bullying or Arresting Journalists' - Posted August 14, 2014
In a press conference from Martha's Vineyard this afternoon, President Obama commented on the situation on Iraq and delivered his first public remarks on the escalation of violence in Ferguson, where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police Saturday. The President addressed the media's role in Ferguson, which has which... [TVNewser]

The Story Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge - Posted August 11, 2014
Matt Lauer has done it, so has Shepard Smith and Rachel Maddow. NBC's Dyla... [TVNewser]

Cross One Off Lester Holt's Bucket List: Jamming With 'The Roots' - Posted August 7, 2014
Last night, Lester Holt got out of the anchor chair to live out a longtime musical fantasy. The "Dateline" and "Today" and "Nightly News" weekend anchor, who has performed with his base guitar everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to NBC's offices, jammed alongside the "... [TVNewser]

'Dateline' Facebook Contest Winner Goes Behind the Scenes in NYC - Posted July 15, 2014
In May, after becoming the first newsmagazine to reach one million Facebook likes, 'Dateline' hosted a contest on its Facebook page. Entrants would have the opportunity to represent the milli... [Lost Remote]

The NBC Ticker: Mancini, 'Skywire,' Dads - Posted June 5, 2014
The AP's John Mancini is joining NBC News as the director of digital newsgathering. In a note to staff, SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi said the hire "is the next step in our transformation to creating content for all our users and viewers no matter how they choose to get... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Interviews Edward Snowden - Posted May 22, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams traveled to Moscow this week for an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden. It's the former NSA contractor's first-ev... [TVNewser]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Jimmy Fallon: 'Let's Be Clear... I Have Never Said Hippety, Never' - Posted April 22, 2014
For years, without knowing it, Brian Williams has been uttering the lyrics of Snoop Dog's "Gin and Juice." It took one of Jimmy Fallon'... [TVNewser]

'Dateline' Takes 'The Road Home' to Columbine - Posted April 19, 2014
Tomorrow marks 15 years since the massacre at Columbine, when two deranged students murdered 13 people and injured 24 others, including 17-year-old Sam Granillo. "Dateline" takes a look back at the tragedy with Granillo in a speci... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt, Robin Sproul and Bill Plante Accept RTDNF First Amendment Awards - Posted March 13, 2014
NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's Robin Sproul and CBS' Bill Plante accepted thei... [TVNewser]

Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl? - Posted January 31, 2014
Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII. "I like the Broncos by 7," "Special Report" host Bret Baier predicts. "Peyt... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace to Host RTDNF First Amendment Awards - Posted January 29, 2014
Fox News' Chris Wallace will host the RTDNF's 2014 First Amendment Awards, held in Washington D.C. in March. Wallace, who recently ... [TVNewser]

Real Anchors at 'Anchorman' Fete Party Like its 1979 - Posted December 23, 2013
Several "Today" show anchors went back in time Friday night to celebrate the "Anchorman 2" at New York's Crosby Street Hotel. Classy on the Rocks, as it was dubbed, was the brainchild of Christina Geist, wife o... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks to Carry Pres. Obama's End-of-Year News Conference - Posted December 20, 2013
ABC, CBS, and NBC will carry President Obama's end-of-year news conference this afternoon at 2pmET. ABC News will air a special report at approximately 2pm with ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Up Early For Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 10, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="206705,206704,206703,206701,206702"] The broadcast and cable networks were up early this morning as international leaders, dignitaries and thousands of South Africans filled FNB Stadium in Johannesburg to honor Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Brian Williams, who as we ... [TVNewser]

Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela - Posted December 6, 2013
The broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here's what they have planned so far. NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt, Robin Sproul, Bill Plante Win RTDNF First Amendment Awards - Posted November 13, 2013
NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's Robin Sproul and CBS' Bill Plante are among the 2014 winner... [TVNewser]

NBC News Plans For 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination - Posted November 7, 2013
NBC News is marking the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination with a week-long series of special reports that will culminate in a two-hour primetime documentary. Tom Brokaw, who was a reporter at a local station in Omaha at the time, anchors "Where Were Yo... [TVNewser]

Shots Fired at LAX - Posted November 1, 2013
[gallery ids="202107,202106,202108"] A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX. Fox News was the first to report the news at 12:42pmET. CNN was next at 12:44pmET and MSNBC followed at 12:46pmET. For the... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [TVNewser]

Remembering Jessica Savitch, 30 Years After Her Death - Posted October 18, 2013
In the early 1980s, with cable in its infancy and network anchors dominating the airwaves, one of the most identifiable, and beloved, was NBC's Jessica Savitch. A pion... [TVNewser]

Do News Correspondents Lose Trust with Viewers When They Turn Up in Primetime? - Posted October 11, 2013
Last night, ABC News LA correspondent Cecilia Vega (above, left) played ... [TVNewser]

'Morning Joe' On NBC? - Posted October 10, 2013
The NY Post's Claire Atkinson reports that the "Morning Joe" team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Celebrates 10 Years on 'Today' - Posted September 27, 2013
He didn't get the knickname iron pants for nothing. NBC's Lester Holt who does triple duty as anchor of "Dateline" and the weekend editions of "Today" and "Ni... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Break In with Pres. Obama Comments on Syria - Posted August 30, 2013
With cameras clicking and flashbulbs popping, and with the leaders of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia on either side of him, Pres. Obama spoke about the situation in Syria. Obama's remarks were recorded by the pool and fed out around 2:45pmET. They followed Secy. of State ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Returning to 'NBC Nightly News' Tuesday, September 3 - Posted August 30, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will return to his nightly newscast on Tuesday, September 3. Lester Holt, who had been filling in for Williams since he underwent knee replacement surgery earlier this month, a... [TVNewser]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [FishbowlNY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 12 - Posted August 20, 2013
With Brian Williams off recovering from knee replacement surgery, "NBC Nightly News" with Lester Holt filling in remained the top evening newscast... [TVNewser]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [AllTwitter]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Planning To Carry Obama Press Conference - Posted August 9, 2013
This afternoon at 3 PM, President Obama is scheduled to have a press conference to answer questions from the White House press corps. While he has answered a few questions at press events over the last few months, his last real press conference was in April. He is scheduled to leave... [TVNewser]

John Palmer Has Died - Posted August 3, 2013
Longtime NBC News correspondent and anchor John Palmer has died at the age of 77 after a "short, sudden illness", the network reported tonight. Calling Palmer a "dear colleague and friend", NBC Nightly News weekend anchor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Palmer Has Died - Posted August 3, 2013
Longtime NBC News correspondent and anchor John Palmer has died at the age of 77 after a "short, sudden illness", the network reported tonight. Calling Palmer a "dear colleague and friend", NBC Nightly News weekend anchor ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [TVNewser]

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin - Posted July 13, 2013
The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels had been waiting all day for a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. It finally came just before 10pmET, leading the broadcast networks to produce rare, live, primetime special reports for the not guilty verdict. But one networ... [TVNewser]

Cable, Broadcast Networks Cover San Francisco Plane Crash - Posted July 6, 2013
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Cable, Broadcast Networks Cover San Francisco Plane Crash - Posted July 6, 2013
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Cable, Broadcast Networks Cover San Francisco Plane Crash - Posted July 6, 2013
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Morning Chatter - Posted June 12, 2013
Quotes of the Day PEPPER PARTY? "I could eat grilled peppers all day #offeralsoappliestovarietiesthathavebeenroastedblisteredstuffedsauteedorpickled #andanythingwoodgrilled" -- Roll Call HOH writer Warren Rojas... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Morning Show Ratings: May 2013 Sweeps - Posted June 9, 2013
It was a split decision for the weekend morning shows during the May sweeps period. On Saturdays, ABC's "Good Morning America" won in Total Viewers and NBC's "Today" won in the A25-54 demographic. On Sundays, "CBS Sunday Morning" won in both ratings measurements. "GMA Saturday'"s Total Viewer-win ... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair's 'Best Dressed Newsmen' - Posted May 27, 2013
Vanity fair presents a list of the top 10 "best dressed newsmen." What was the magazine looking for in style? "His wardrobe should be dynamic enough to hold our attention but not so outr as to distract from the evening broadc... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Extended Evening Newscasts, Special Coverage Of Tornado Aftermath - Posted May 21, 2013
The broadcast networks are planning to give their news organizations extra space tonight to update viewers on the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City. In addition to expanded evening newscasts, NBC and ABC will have dedicated programming to coverage of the devastation... [TVNewser]

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma - Posted May 21, 2013
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'I Guess I Started Working Thursday at 5:00 a.m. and Have Been Working Straight Through' - Posted April 20, 2013
Friday night capped off a long week for local, state and federal investigators, the people of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston and the media covering the manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and this longer than most week in Boston. A few of the correspo... [TVNewser]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [TVNewser]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama's remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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Still No Pope After Another Conclave Vote - Posted March 13, 2013
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Before the Smoke Clears, The Call of a New Pope - Posted March 12, 2013
And now the wait begins. At 12:34pmET, the doors of the Sistine Chapel closed as 115 Cardinals began the process of choosing a new pope. Now, TV news anchors, analysts, producers and bookers are at the ready for the first signs of smoke. The news networks produced special reports as Cardinals made... [TVNewser]

Papal Conclave Coverage: Broadcast and Cable Networks - Posted March 11, 2013
The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin Tuesday after morning mass. Here's what the broadcast and cable networks have planned for coverage. ABC's Diane Sawyer will broadcast "World News" from the Vatican beginning this evening... [TVNewser]

President Obama Takes Oath, Chief Justice Roberts Uses Notes, For Second Swearing In - Posted January 20, 2013
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Inauguration 2013: NBC Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
NBC News will be providing extensive coverage of President Obama's inauguration, both during the official swearing-in on Sunday, and at the ceremonial event on Monday. On Sunday ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt: Jazz Man - Posted January 12, 2013
Who knew NBC anchor Lester Holt was a jazz aficionado? On tonight's "NBC Nightly News" Holt profiles an underground jazz club in Brooklyn. Not content to merely cover it as a journalist, Holt decided to take to the stage himself with his bass, and but out some tunes. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [FishbowlNY]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [TVNewser]

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

Jim Axelrod Eyed As Permanent Anchor of 'CBS Evening News' Saturday - Posted December 3, 2012
CBS News is closing in on a new full-time anchor for the Saturday edition of the "CBS Evening News." TVNewser hears that CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod is the man that will get the gig. Axelrod has been the primary ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Anchors with His Son on NBC Chicago: 'I invited myself to co-anchor the noon news' - Posted November 23, 2012
Lester Holt joined his son, NBC Chicago anchor Stefan Holt, at the anchor desk for the station's noon newscast today. "I invited myself to co-anchor the noon news on channel 5," Lester admitted. "And he invited himself to Thanksgiving dinner as well," Stefan added. Watch: ... [FishbowlLA]

Lester Holt to Anchor With His Son on NBC Chicago: 'I have to be on my A-game' - Posted November 22, 2012
Lester Holt is in Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday, but technically, he won't be on vacation. The NBC News anchor will share the anchor desk at NBC Chicago tomorrow afternoon wit... [TVNewser]

Ratings for '20/20,' 'Dateline' Friday Sandy Specials - Posted November 3, 2012
ABC and NBC aired dueling Superstorm Sandy specials last night. "20/20" branded theirs "Heroes Among Us" while Dateline's was "Sandy: Rescue and Recovery" TVbytheNumbers ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ratings for '20/20,' 'Dateline' Friday Sandy Specials - Posted November 3, 2012
ABC and NBC aired dueling Superstorm Sandy specials last night. "20/20" branded theirs "Heroes Among Us" while Dateline's was "Sandy: Rescue and Recovery" TVbytheNumbers ... [FishbowlNY]

Ratings for '20/20,' 'Dateline' Friday Sandy Specials - Posted November 3, 2012
ABC and NBC aired dueling Superstorm Sandy specials last night. "20/20" branded theirs "Heroes Among Us" while Dateline's was "Sandy: Rescue and Recovery" TVbytheNumbers ... [TVNewser]

'We Want to Welcome the Newest Member of the Today Family' - Posted November 3, 2012
Erica Hill co-hosted her first Weekend "Today" show this morning alongside longtime anchor Lester Holt. And, as has become a tradition at "Today", Holt paused... [TVNewser]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Erica Hill Named 'Weekend Today' Co-Anchor - Posted November 1, 2012
NBC News has made it official: former "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Erica Hill will be joining Lester Holt... [TVNewser]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [FishbowlNY]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [TVNewser]

Report: Erica Hill to Join NBC as Co-anchor of Weekend 'Today' - Posted October 12, 2012
After two years at CBS News, Erica Hill is reportedly jumping to NBC News. The New York Post is reporting... [TVNewser]

NBC News Planning Middle East Focused Reportage Next Week - Posted September 28, 2012
NBC News is planning substantial coverage focusing on the increasingly complicated situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan on Sunday and Monday. Ann Curry will be reporting from the Syria/Turkey border, while Lester Holt... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Reporting From Afghanistan - Posted September 23, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt reported from Afghanistan this morning on "Today" and will anchor "Nightly News" from there tonight. Holt arrived in Afghanistan Saturday as the last U.S. surge troops begin to depart, amid increased insider attacks on U.S. troops. Reporting ... [TVNewser]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [FishbowlNY]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [TVNewser]

Notable Moments From Today's Shooting Coverage - Posted August 24, 2012
There were a handful of segments that stood out to me from today's cable news coverage of the shooting in New York. While every network eventually had a correspondent or producer on the scene, Fox News managed to get ahead of the curve, due to random chance. Jaquee Boothby, a booker for... [TVNewser]

Shooting at Sikh Temple Outside Milwaukee - Posted August 5, 2012
CNN and Fox News are in continuing coverage this afternoon of a shooting at a Hindu Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The first 911 calls came in at 10:25amCT. CNN first reported the news about an hour and 15 minutes later at 12:46pmET, Fox News a few... [FishbowlLA]

Shooting at Sikh Temple Outside Milwaukee - Posted August 5, 2012
CNN and Fox News are in continuing coverage this afternoon of a shooting at a Hindu Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The first 911 calls came in at 10:25amCT. CNN first reported the news about an hour and 15 minutes later at 12:46pmET, Fox News a few... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Gupta, Dateline, Savannah - Posted July 9, 2012
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is in Cambodia, reporting on a mysterious illness that has been killing children there. Gupta is reporting for all CNN programs and platforms about the mystery illness, which has killed mo... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

TV News Veterans (And Viewers) Respond to Ann Curry's 'Today' Exit - Posted June 28, 2012
When Ann Curry announced her departure from "Today" this morning, reactions quickly poured in. On the "Today" Facebook page, every comment on the wall from visitors was about Ann, with most saying that they were not pleased with the decision. Within 4 minutes of posting the story about Ann's new role,... [TVNewser]

No TV Reporters Called on During Obama News Conference - Posted June 8, 2012
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'Dateline' Wins Friday Night - Posted June 4, 2012
"Dateline" had a successful return to two-hour episodes Friday night. The two-hour murder mystery called "Twisted" won the night in Total Viewers averaging 6.02 million. The show grew with each half hour: 5.02 million at 9pm to 6.84 million by the 10:30 half hour. "Dateline" topped its newsmagazine competion ... [TVNewser]

'Dateline' Celebrates 20 Years - Posted May 22, 2012
Tonight at 10 PM, NBC will air a 20th anniversary retrospective celebrating "Dateline," the network's crime and investigation-centric primetime newsmagazine. On "Today" this morning, three of "Dateline'"s longtime hosts, Jane Pauley, Lester Holt and Ann Curry... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Dateline' Celebrates 20 Years - Posted May 22, 2012
Tonight at 10 PM, NBC will air a 20th anniversary retrospective celebrating "Dateline," the network's crime and investigation-centric primetime newsmagazine. On "Today" this morning, three of "Dateline'"s longtime hosts, Jane Pauley, Lester Holt and Ann Curry... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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

Hey NBC, Ann Curry Doesn't Host 'Dateline' Anymore - Posted May 15, 2012
After announcing its fall lineup yesterday, NBC built a web page showing where each new and existing show would land. One problem. Whoever built the page used an old image of "Dateline" with ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 4, 2012
'Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser's fifth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at America's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN's Christiane Amanpour: ... [TVNewser]

Did the Obama Campaign Take the Lead from MSNBC with New 'Forward' Slogan? - Posted April 30, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign has a new 7-minute short film called simply "Forward." The ad begins with the economic meltdown in 2008, with clips from TV news reports by CBS's Anthony Mason, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin to Co-Host 'Today' Show - Posted April 1, 2012
As we mentioned Saturday, Lester Holt announced on "Nightly News" that Sarah Palin would ... [TVNewser]

While Katie Couric Sits in on 'GMA,' A Legend Returns To 'Today' - Posted March 31, 2012
The "Today"show isn't letting Katie Cour... [morningmedianewsfeed]

While Katie Couric Sits in on 'GMA,' A Legend Returns To 'Today' - Posted March 31, 2012
The "Today"show isn't letting Katie Cour... [FishbowlNY]

While Katie Couric Sits in on 'GMA,' A Legend Returns To 'Today' - Posted March 31, 2012
The "Today"show isn't letting Katie Cour... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Trayvon Martin Specials - Posted March 28, 2012
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NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

Days of Tornadoes Keep Reporters On the Move - Posted March 3, 2012
An outbreak of deadly tornadoes across the Midwest and Mid-South this week has kept news crews hopscotching from state to state reporting on the devastation. Lester Holt, who anchors NBC News's weekend newscasts, "Today" and "Nightly News" reported on... [TVNewser]

Who's Leading the Weekend Evening News Race? - Posted February 25, 2012
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National Enquirer Zig Zags to Whitney Houston Doc - Posted February 13, 2012
The National Enquirer is certainly not alone in racing to put together a broadcast about the late Whitney Houston. For example, ... [FishbowlLA]

On 'SNL,' a Faux Piers Morgan Talks M.I.A., and a Very Real Lester Holt Talks Whitney - Posted February 12, 2012
Last night's "Saturday Night Live" featured two TV news personalities, one fake, and one quite real. First, "SNL" parodies CNN's Piers Morgan in a sketch about the Super Bowl halftime show. Morgan was trying to get to the bottom of rapper M.I.A.'s middle finger: ... [TVNewser]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [FishbowlNY]

A Number of Newsers Make Root 100 List, Despite Odd Absences - Posted October 5, 2011
The Root has released its 2011 list of the most influential African Americans, and many TV news personalities are present. Leading the way are CNN anchors Soledad O'Brien... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan for Amanda Knox Verdict - Posted October 3, 2011
The jury in the Amanda Knox trial has reached a verdict, and the broadcast networks will all offer special reports when the decision is announced (expected around 3:30 p.m.ET). Lester Holt will anchor from Perugia, Italy, on NBC. Special r... [TVNewser]

TV News Reflects On 9/11/2001: NBC's Lester Holt, CNN en Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez - Posted September 8, 2011
With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks approaching, TVNewser reached out to anchors, reporters, producers and executives for their thoughts on that day, and what they believe has changed in the last 10 years. NBC News anchor and correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Sam Singal named EP of Weekend 'Nightly News' - Posted August 25, 2011
After naming a new EP for Weekend "Today" earlier today, NBC News has also just named a new leader for Weekend "Nightly News." He's Sam Singal, a 13-year veteran of the network. Most recently, Singal served as senior broadcast producer of the show. In his new role, Singal will oversee all aspects... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 15 - Posted August 25, 2011
As usual, "Today" was the most-watched morning show for the week of August 15-19. The NBC program has gained +3% in total viewership compared to the same week last year, and is down slightly, -2%, in the A25-54 demographic. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 15 - Posted August 23, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the evening news race again last week, but ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" closes the gap and wi... [TVNewser]

'Weekend Today' Team Goes Into the Wild - Posted July 22, 2011
The "Weekend Today" team packed their bags and headed west last week, spending a night at a survival camp in the desert for a segment that will air this weekend. Lester Holt, Amy Robach and Jenna Wolfe left their creature comforts -- and their Black... [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]

Lester Holt's Son Set to Join NBC O&O - Posted May 9, 2011
Stefan Holt, the son of NBC's Lester Holt, is returning to the city where he grew up and joining Chicago's WMAQ... [TVSpy]

NBC's Brian Williams returns to U.S. from London to Cover Aftermath of Deadly Southern Storms - Posted April 28, 2011
Brian Williams had arrived at London's Heathrow airport, picked up his bags and was on his way to NBC's Royal Wedding encampment when the damage and death toll from last night's southern storm began to sink in. "Our NBC News staff in... [TVNewser]

Tornadoes Top Story on Morning Shows - Posted April 28, 2011
The network morning shows are all in London to cover the Royal Wedding tomorrow, but breaking news back home was the top story. All three programs led with the tornadoes and storms tearing through the south. On NBC's "Today," Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer opened the program, then threw to ... [TVNewser]

Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Mythbusters: Discovery Woos Advertisers and Media Buyers at Upfront Soiree - Posted April 15, 2011
Yesterday evening Discovery Communications held its annual upfront presentation, wooing advertisers and media buyers, while previewing upcoming programming and networks. With a suite of channels that includes Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, there was plenty of ground to cover. Luckily, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Mythbusters: Discovery Woos Advertisers and Media Buyers at Upfront Soiree - Posted April 15, 2011
Yesterday evening Discovery Communications held its annual upfront presentation, wooing advertisers and media buyers, while previewing upcoming programming and networks. With a suite of channels that includes Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, there was plenty of ground to cover. Luckily, ... [FishbowlNY]

ID Unveils Slate as Paula Zahn Premieres Season Four - Posted April 15, 2011
Investigation Discovery announced its 2011-2012 programming slate at its upfront presentation in New York yesterday afternoon. The announcements came just days before former CNN and Fox News anchor Paula Zahn premieres season four of her ID series "On the Case with Paula Zahn." ... [TVNewser]

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets - Posted March 19, 2011
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Anchors who began week in Japan end it in New York - Posted March 18, 2011
Several TV news anchors and reporters who rushed to Japan last weekend, are already back in New York. As radiation fears rose, networks began reassessing coverage and anchors began packing the bags they'd never really had time to unpack. Christiane Amanpour left Tuesday. ... [TVNewser]

Radiation Found on NBC News Crew, Lester Holt - Posted March 16, 2011
Yesterday we reported that TV news crews were on the move due to fears of radiation exposure. Today we saw the first example of why those moves were made. On "Today" this morning, NBC News anchor Lester Holt revealed that he and his crew tested positive for small traces of radiation af... [TVNewser]

TV News crews in Japan on the move with radiation fears mounting - Posted March 15, 2011
With dozens of U.S. TV news journalists now on the ground in Japan, the bosses back home are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for radiation poisoning due to the deteriorating conditions at t... [TVNewser]

NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's David Muir and Christiane Amanpour report from Japan; Diane Sawyer en route - Posted March 13, 2011
The U.S. TV news anchors began arriving in Japan Saturday and two of the weekend anchors were in place for shows Saturday evening: NBC's Lester Holt and ABC"s David Muir. Christiane Amanpour also arrived Saturday where she reported for "World N... [TVNewser]

Who the networks are sending to Japan - Posted March 11, 2011
Christiane Amanpour is among the network anchors packing their bags and heading for Japan. Amanpour will host "This Week" from Tokyo on Sunday, the only Sunday show host to d... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams preps 'Nightly News' live from Cairo - Posted January 31, 2011
As we've been following the movements ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams preps 'Nightly News' live from Cairo - Posted January 31, 2011
As we've been following the movements ... [FishbowlNY]

More Arrivals, More Delays as American Journalists Enter Egypt - Posted January 31, 2011
... [TVNewser]

Anchors, Reporters in Place in Tucson, as Finger Pointing begins in Shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 19 Others - Posted January 9, 2011
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More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [TVNewser]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers Remember Haiti Earthquake on the One Year Anniversary of the Tragedy - Posted January 8, 2011
TVNewsers prepare for Haiti earthquake anniversary coverage. During the catastrophic event last year, many tvnewsers went themselves to see what was really going on in Haiti first-hand. Fox News Channel is sending... [TVNewser]

Digital Strategist Still Glad She Quit Facebook - Posted January 6, 2011
Tonight's CNBC documentary "The Facebook Obsession," hosted by Lester Holt, features a segment about ... [FishbowlLA]

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]

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts - Posted December 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcaste... [TVNewser]

Will Keith Olbermann Return to MSNBC? - Posted November 5, 2010
Add Keith Olbermann to the list of MSNBC hosts suspended for things they've said, done, or in Olbermann's case, not done. ... [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]

NBC's Lester Holt Anchors The Next Great Sunday Morning Politics Show - Posted October 24, 2010
The Sunday morning public affairs programs are generally a staid affair, with the occasional raising of voices when serious disagreements emerge. To help remedy that problem, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" piloted a new concept in Sunday morning politics programming last week. Moderator and NBC News anchor Lester Holt was join... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

CNBC Likes Facebook Enough to Produce a Documentary About It - Posted October 9, 2010
Here's a programming announcement that CNBC really wants you to know about. The network is producing a documentary on Facebook, but it won't hit the air for another three months. It could be that CNBC is taking advantage of last week's release of "The Social Network," (#1 at ... [TVNewser]

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Releases App for iPhone, iPod Touch - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is reporting live from your iPhone or iPod Touch, as the show's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CNBC to Debut Documentary The Facebook Obsession Jan. 6 - Posted October 6, 2010
Perhaps hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Facebook-related feature films The Social Network and Catfish, as well as the social network'... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Dateline' Focuses on Chicago Youth Violence - Posted August 14, 2010
Tomorrow night, NBC's Lester Holt will report "America Now: Faces Against Violence," an edition of "Dateline" focusing on youth violence in the city of Chicago. NBC had two documentary filmmakers, Brent and Craig Renaud, shoot the episode... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 2 - Posted August 10, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched newscast again last week, but #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" continues to close the gap -- now at its smallest margin of ... [TVNewser]

Audio From NBC Nightly News Heard on the CBS Evening News - Posted July 10, 2010
We're pretty sure the CBS Evevning News would like to have the viewership of America's #1 evening newscast, NBC Nightly News, but this is no way to do it. In one of the weirdest things ever to occur on the evening newscasts, last night on the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric tossed... [TVNewser]

Variety's Lowry: TV News Embracing the 'Wackadoodle Demographic' - Posted June 28, 2010
Variety television critic Brian Lowry writes about television's embrace of what he calls the "wackadoodle demographic." Not limited to ghost hunting shows on Syfy, Jesse Ventura's conspiracy show on TruTV or apocalyptic programm... [TVNewser]

Obama Speaks from White House After BP Meeting - Posted June 16, 2010
President Obama will deliver a statement this afternoon following his meeting with executives from BP on the oil spill. It is expected that the president will announce a deal with BP for a $20 billion spill-victim fund. ABC will break in with a special report anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Nets Announce Coverage of Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
President Obama will make his first address on the oil spill from the Oval Office tomorrow evening. This comes after his tour of the region today, but before he meets with BP execs on Wednesday. Each network will carry the address, which begins at 8pm. Katie Couric, Lester Holt (substituting for... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Hosting Syfy Documentary - Posted June 10, 2010
In an interesting case of cross-network synergy, Syfy has recruited NBC News anchor Lester Holt to host a documentary special, "Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations." The special, produced by Syfy and NBC's Peacock Productions, will premiere on the NBCU... [TVNewser]

NBC News Experimenting With 'Nightly News Now' Webcast - Posted May 26, 2010
NBC News continues to experiment with new media, and its latest effort is a webcast for "NBC Nightly News." Called "Nightly News Now," the one to two minute long program recaps the day's news in a format designed for mobile devices. For the moment "Nightly News Now" is being tested out... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'Nightly' to Gulf Coast - Posted May 2, 2010
•NBC's Brian Williams will anchor "Nightly News" from the Gulf Coast Monday evening. It will be his 15th trip to the region since Hurricane Katrina. Lester Holt has been in Venice, Louisiana over the weekend anchoring both "Today" and "Nightly." Update: Wil... [TVNewser]

8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile Overnight - Posted February 27, 2010
The U.S. cable news networks are providing coverage this morning of an 8.8 earthquake that struck central Chile overnight, along the Pacific coast. This is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 50 years -- since 1960's 9.5 quake, the biggest in recorded history. FNC, CNN and MSNBC are r... [TVNewser]

MSNBC to Air 100 Hours of Olympic Coverage; Chris Jansing, Lester Holt Anchor Olympics Update; Willie Geist Gets Up Even Earlier - Posted February 9, 2010
Starting tomorrow Willie Geist will broadcast his "Way Too Early" show even earlier from Vancouver as part of MSNBC's coverage of the Winter Olympic games. Geist will host the show at 2:30amPT giving the show a "late night feel." Think Carson Daly, only colder. Ge... [TVNewser]

Amy Robach and Andrew Shue Tie the Knot - Posted February 7, 2010
Weekend Today co-anchor Amy Robach had a pretty special birthday yesterday -- she got married. Robach married "Melrose Place" actor Andrew Shue. The ceremony and reception, at The Lighthouse on Manhattan's west side, was attended b... [TVNewser]

Nightly EP: 'Our Viewers Were Looking for Information, and Ways They Could Help' - Posted January 20, 2010
NBC Nightly News EP Bob Epstein sent a note to his staff today thanking them for their hard work covering the earthquake. "Our coverage from Haiti has produced some of the finest journalism ever seen on this broadcast. From the moment our first teams went in -- ... [TVNewser]

Earthquake in Haiti: Evening Updates - Posted January 13, 2010
Brian Williams and Katie Couric were both in Port-au-Prince for their newscasts tonight, but due to the circumstances on the ground, much of that time they were either on the phone or their substitute... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt: 'I Jealously Guard My Personal Opinion' - Posted January 5, 2010
Weekend Today show and Nightly News anchor Lester Holt is profiled in The Christian Chronicle about how his faith guides his work for NBC News. One of the... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt to Speak at UC Merced Commencement - Posted November 14, 2009
NBC's Lester Holt will give the 2010 graduation keynote address at The University of California, Merced in May. "We are honored that a journalist of Mr. Holt's caliber has agreed to inspire the Class of 2010 during their commencement exercise next May," said Chancellor ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.21.09 - Posted September 21, 2009
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan's new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading Lis... [FishbowlDC]

The Newsers That Make Esquire Really Happy - Posted September 19, 2009
Esquire published its list of the "75 Best People in the World" this week: "This is a list of men and women who, by virtue of skill or character, make us happy " happy that they're among us, happy that they do what they do, happy that they're successful.... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow - Posted August 28, 2009
Tonight a "Celebration of Life Memorial Service" will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here's how it will be covered (via TVNewser): CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral : Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
And here are some the early details of how Sen. Kennedy's funeral mass in Boston and burial service in Arlington National Cemetery will be covered by the broadcast networks tomorrow: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor "GMA" from the JFK Library in Boston. A... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage: Thursday Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 27, 2009
As you've seen on cable this afternoon- Senator Kennedy and family are motorcading to Boston from Hyannis. The approximate arrival time is 4pm at the JFK Library. The Senator will lie in repose at the library from 6pm on. TVNewser has compiled the following network coverage plans:... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy : Thursday Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 27, 2009
Today's schedule for Sen. Edward Kennedy's memorial services: 1pm Motorcade to Boston, Approx 4pm Arrive at JFK library in Boston, 6pm-11pm Sen. Kennedy will lie in repose at the library. The network coverage plans are as follows: ABC's Charlie Gibson will anchor portions of the motorcade in special reports as well... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 17 - Posted August 25, 2009
NBC Nightly News was #1 again last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, with Lester Holt, Ann Curry and David Gregory in for Brian Williams. ... [TVNewser]

The A.M. Ticker: Joe, Holder, Baseball... - Posted July 29, 2009
> Joe Scaroborough is beating Glenn Beck... on the radio... in New York. In a 10a-Noon, head-to-head matchup with Scarborough on the powerhouse WABC and Beck on the not-as-powerhouse WOR, Scarborough beats Beck in all categories. In Persons 12+ Scarborough as a 3.3 rating to Beck's 2.2.... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Guthrie Anchors Weekend Nightly - Posted July 20, 2009
NBC's Savannah Guthrie took a break from the White House briefing room ... [FishbowlDC]

New MSNBC Doc Explores Why Planes Crash - Posted July 11, 2009
MSNBC premieres its latest documentary "Why Planes Crash: Brace For Impact," tomorrow at 10pmET. The special is reported by NBC News anchor and aviation enthusiast Lester Holt. The one-hour doc "features chilling firsthand accounts of life and death ordeals from airline crew... [TVNewser]

Recapping the Jackson Around the Media - Posted July 8, 2009
Katie Couric interviewing Stevie Wonder during CBS News coverage After yesterday's incredible Jackson extravaganza (the likes of which we may not see again in our lifetime), it's time to take a look at some analysis of the coverage. B&C ... [TVNewser]

More Farrah & Michael Tonight on NBC - Posted June 26, 2009
In addition to re-broadcasting "Farrah's Story" tonight at 8pmET/PT, NBC is producing another new Jackson special called "Michael Jackson - The King of Pop" at 10pmET/PT. Ann Curry anchors. And over on MSNBC, they've pulled out a Michael Jackson "Headliners & Legends" to air in place of The Rachel Maddow Show. The... [TVNewser]

Remembering Russert: DC And Beyond Reflect - Posted June 15, 2009
This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of Tim Russert. The journalism icon was remembered this weekend throughout DC and beyond- with tributes in his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo News, on NBC by his former colleagues, and also by his former competitors. "Meet the Press" anchor David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Accused of Violating Pool Rules In Prince Harry Interview - Posted May 31, 2009
Exclusive: TVNewser has learned NBC's morning show competitors are considering how to deal with what one senior network executive calls "a total violation of the rules of a pool." Yesterday, as he wound down his 30-hour trip to New York, Prince Harry played in a polo match. Insiders tell us NBC News... [TVNewser]

Rock The Vote: Lester Holt vs. Shepard Smith - Posted May 28, 2009
There's been a contest going on over at Inside Cable News for nearly four months, narrowing 64 TV news anchors down to a single winner, as voted on by commenters. And now we've reached the finals of Anchor Wars 2009 — NBC's Lester Holt up against FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Earth Week Ends On Ice - Posted April 25, 2009
As the culmination of NBC Universal's Earth Week, MSNBC premieres the first of four new documentaries in a series they're calling "Future Earth." "Journey to the End of the World" follows an Arctic expedition meant to determine how fast the North Pole is melting. The scientists who made up the TARA expedition... [TVNewser]

Reporting the Rescue of Capt. Phillips - Posted April 12, 2009
CNN, Fox News and MSNBC were all in taped programming during the 1pmET hour when the news broke that Capt. Richard Phillips, held hostage by pirates for four days, had been rescued. CNN was first to report the news during "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 1:21pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Where In The Hospital Is Matt Lauer? - Posted March 23, 2009
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was absent from the show this morning after a bicycling run-in with a deer on Long Island over the weekend. Lauer separated his shoulder after he "slammed on his brake and went over his handlebars," said co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

Madoff Jailed: Cablers (and NBC) Cover - Posted March 12, 2009
Bernie Madoff was jailed after pleading guilty to 11 criminal counts related to a Ponzi scheme that bilked as much as $65 billion from investors. Sentencing is set for June 16, although MSNBC legal... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.22.09 - Posted January 22, 2009
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]

Kurtz: Obama "Will Face a Press Corps Lacking in Minorities" - Posted January 12, 2009
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and Morning Media Menu: The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes about the incoming White House press corps, which will be "m... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09 - Posted January 9, 2009
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]

Maria Bartiromo Brings the Yankees & Red Sox Together...Or Was it the Gadgets? - Posted January 8, 2009
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo talks with the New York Yankees' Joba Chamberlain and the Boston Red Sox David Ortiz during today's Closing Bell a... [TVNewser]

NBC/MSNBC/CNBC Inauguration - Posted January 8, 2009
NBC News, and its cable properties, announced plans for the Inauguration today. NBC News' Brian Williams begins anchoring on NBC at 10:30amET, with Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt. Some notes: • Today will broadcast live from D.C. on Mo... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Challenge '08: A Look Back - Posted December 31, 2008
Last year at this time we brought you the 2008 TVNewser Challenge — eight questions about what will happen in the coming year. With more than 25,000 total votes cast, the results were set. In a year of some sketchy predictin... [TVNewser]

Job Cuts: "The Painful Reality of This Economy" - Posted December 5, 2008
Lester Holt, in for Brian Williams, writes about today's November jobs report through a personal lens. On the Daily Nightly blog, Holt writes: How many of the 533,000 Americans who lost their jobs last month do you personally know? I'm ... [TVNewser]

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]

Network Newscasts From New Orleans - Posted August 31, 2008
All three network newscasts spent significant time covering Hurricane Gustav, and had correspondents in the area. ABC's World News was anchored by Charlie Gibson from the region, CBS' Evening News was anchored by Russ Mitchell in New York and NBC's Nightly News was anchored by ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Gustav Plans: Brian Williams to the Gulf, Tom Brokaw at the RNC - Posted August 31, 2008
This time, no one is taking any chances. With the potential of being as severe or even worse than Hurricane Katrina three years ago, Hurricane Gustav is challenging network executives like no story in recent memory. Just like RNC planners, themselves facing a scaled back gathering, news executives, too, have been huddled... [TVNewser]

Technical Difficulties in Denver - Posted August 25, 2008
With 15,000 journalists, many of the TV variety, descending one city, technical difficulties will arise. NBC has had its share. During Brian Williams' 1pmET hour on MSNBC, Contessa Brewer... [TVNewser]

NBC Newsers Working the Beijing Beat - Posted July 27, 2008
A TVNewser emailer spotted one-time MSNBC anchor and Today show fill-in Melissa Stark anchoring an NBC Sports update yesterday. Stark, it turns out, is continuing her on again-off again role with NBC. She will be back on MSNBC serving as host for the network's Olympics cove... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 8, 2008
The Fourth of July holiday week was not kind to the network evening newscasts. All three were down week-to-week, NBC & ABC both down more than 600K Total Viewers. Last week was also the lowest ever Total Viewer and A25-54 delivery for World News with Charles Gibson since the start of... [TVNewser]

Brown Leaves NBC: Her "Mornings Free" - Posted July 22, 2007
Could it be a further hint of Campbell Brown's TV future? During her emotional good-bye to co-anchor Lester Holt, Holt said "you've been bragging how you're going to have your mornings free." Even with a baby on the way, Brown said she hopes "to be sleeping in." A... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 05.10.07 - Posted May 10, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you have a book in you, somewhere. NBC announced that "Lester Holt will become anchor of the top-rated Saturday and Sunday editions of NBC 'Nightly News,' effective immediately. According to the releas... [FishbowlDC]

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