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AARP Magazine Scrubs Cosby Mention from Cover [Corrected] - Posted December 1, 2014
The October/November issue of AARP magazine is a reminder of just how quickly things have come crashing down for Bill Cosby. Framing a brief excerpt from Mark Whitaker's biography of the entertainer, the publication references the comedian's Netflix special (indefinitely postponed) and fall 20... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AARP Magazine Scrubs Cosby Mention from Cover [Corrected] - Posted December 1, 2014
The October/November issue of AARP magazine is a reminder of just how quickly things have come crashing down for Bill Cosby. Framing a brief excerpt from Mark Whitaker's biography of the entertainer, the publication references the comedian's Netflix special (indefinitely postponed) and fall 20... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Toasts Cheryl Gould: 'She Came to the Newsroom With a Fresh Perspective' - Posted April 8, 2014
Current and former NBC News talent, executives and producers gathered at 30 Rock last night to celebrate Cheryl Gould, who is ... [TVNewser]

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

Al Jazeera America Interviews Finalists For President Role - Posted June 10, 2013
Al Jazeera America is closing in on finding its president. Last week, Ehab Al Shihabi (pictured left), the executive director of international operations for Al Jazeera and the senior executive in charge of developing Al Jazeera America, was in New Yo... [TVNewser]

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

Al Jazeera America On The Hunt For Chief - Posted May 6, 2013
TheWrap's Sharon Waxman weighs in on Al Jazeera America, which is currently on the lookout for a chief executive to run the new channel, which will take over the cha... [TVNewser]

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

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

CNN Political Contributors Carville, Matalin and Erickson Leaving - Posted January 29, 2013
What a day at CNN. CNN confirms that political contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the channel. TVNewser has als... [TVNewser]

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

CNN Parts Ways With Major Contributors - Posted January 29, 2013
Pundit power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will not be continuing their contracts with CNN, according to FishbowlDC sources. In addition, Bill Bennett and Maria Cardona are also parting ways with the network, although CNN Espanol will keep Cardona on boa... [FishbowlDC]

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

CNN is a Buyer at Sundance - Posted January 22, 2013
CNN Films, a production and acquisition unit of CNN Worldwide, has acquired another film at the Sundance Film Festival. Partnering with Magnolia Pictures, CNN has acquired the U.S. rights to the documentary "Blackfish," about the history of killer whales in captivity leading up to the 2010 incident at Sea World that... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: 'Rise Above,' Whitaker, Bennett - Posted November 8, 2012
With the election over, CNBC is launching a cross-platform campaign called "Rise Above" to draw attention to the fiscal cliff, the deficit and other economic issues. The term Rise Above refers to the need to rise above partisan bickering. More information on the initiative from CNBC's Nik Deogun, here. ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Loves 'Lincoln': 'You Know You're Gonna Win Best Picture' - Posted October 26, 2012
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly gives an enthusiastic two thumbs up for "Lincoln," the new Steven Spielberg film which documents the final few months of th... [TVNewser]

CNN Spreading Out Correspondents Across Swing States - Posted October 25, 2012
CNN has announced a slew of assignments for network correspondents in advance of the Presidential election. The network will have anchors and reporters in every swing state, as well as some floaters that will travel to multiple states, and the correspondents embedded with the campaigns. The n... [TVNewser]

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

It's Official: CNN Creates 'CNN Films' Banner - Posted October 8, 2012
As TVNewser first told you back in April, CNN is launching its own feature film banner, CNN Films. The company officially announced the banner today, along with its first film, and development deals wit... [TVNewser]

CNN's Whitaker On Decision to Use Ambassador's Journal: 'There was a legitimate national interest in pursuing the questions of a possible terrorist threat' - Posted September 24, 2012
CNN Worldwide managing editor Mark Whitaker appeared on CNN/U.S. to talk about the journal of Ambassador Christopher Stevens found in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Whitaker explained how CNN found the journal (correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Party for Jeffrey Toobin's Latest Book, 'The Oath' - Posted September 14, 2012
Politics and law were the hot topics at Time Warner Center last night as colleagues, friends and family came out to fete Jeffrey Toobin and his n... [TVNewser]

CNN Adding Morgan Spurlock Non-Fiction Series To Weekend Lineup - Posted August 23, 2012
CNN is adding director Morgan Spurlock to the family. The "Super Size Me" star and director will host and produce a new unscripted series called "Inside Man" for CNN starting in early 2013. "Inside Man" will air alongside ... [TVNewser]

Can a Married Couple Save CNN? - Posted August 13, 2012
The dynamic CNN duo of Mark Whitaker and Amy Entelis were at it again Friday, shooting another pilot that they hope could potentially be the savior for a netwo... [FishbowlDC]

Ramon Escobar Joins CNN as VP of Talent Development - Posted August 9, 2012
Ramon Escobar, the former VP of live news programming at MSNBC and later EVP of Network News at Telemundo, has been named VP of talent recruitment and development at CNN. Escobar, who will be based in New York, will report to ... [TVNewser]

Is 'Unconventional Wisdom' What CNN Needs? - Posted August 6, 2012
Despite the cancellation of CNN's "John King, USA" and the recent announcement by Worldwide CEO Jim Walton that he's a goner by the end of the year, the CNN DC bureau is trying to remain relevant. So last week they... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Mark Whitaker's Long Trip Home - Posted August 2, 2012
CNN's Executive Vice President, Mark Whitaker has a new book out called My Long Trip Home. He calls it a "tribute" to his parents, who were an inter-racial couple back when it was illegal for such acts in th... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Whitaker: 'People around the world really appreciate what we stand for, and what we do' - Posted July 6, 2012
The Wrap speaks to CNN executive VP Mark Whitaker about the state of CNN. Some of it is familiar (... [TVNewser]

How Anthony Bourdain Became a Fit for CNN - Posted June 4, 2012
In The New York Times this morning, David Carr talks with Anthony ... [TVNewser]

CNN Trying to Poach ABC's Jake Tapper - Posted May 14, 2012
CNN is trying to lure ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper away from ABC. FishbowlDC has learned that Executive V.P. and Managing Editor for CNN Worldwide M... [FishbowlDC]

Titans, Moguls and a Presidential Candidate Pay Respects to Mike Wallace - Posted May 1, 2012
If the news business was like football, Mike Wallace would be its MVP. But if news was a beauty contest, Wallace would never have been Mr. Congeniality. That's what hundreds of Mike Wallace's friends, colleagues and family -- four gen... [TVNewser]

TIME & People Throw WHCA Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
The parties are underway in Washington D.C. ahead of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Last night at the St. Regis, TIME and People threw a cocktail party with drop-ins from a bunch of boldface tvnewsers all enjoying custom flavored custards by Shake Shack. TIME's Managing Edi... [TVNewser]

The Model-C of Cable News? - Posted April 20, 2012
Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Alex Sherman looks at the CNN model in a story titled: "Has CNN's All-News Strategy Become Old News?" "Our bread and butter is in-depth coverage of breaking news,... [TVNewser]

Three Peabody Awards, In Three Very Different Genres, For CNN - Posted April 5, 2012
The University of Georgia announced that CNN would receive three Peabody Awards, for its coverage of the Arab Spring, "CNN Heroes" and "Fareed Zakaria GPS." For CNN, the three awards represented three different styles of television jo... [TVNewser]

A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No 'Issues' at NLGJA Fundraiser - Posted March 30, 2012
Actual news got in the way of last night's annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O'Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane... [TVNewser]

For Some In TV News, Trayvon Martin Tale Has Personal Resonance - Posted March 29, 2012
On NBC's "Rock Center," African American reporters, contributors and staffers from across the NBCUniversal family participated in a piece sharing their thought son the Trayvon Martin shooting. In many cases, they shared personal--and often emotional--anecdotes: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

For Some In TV News, Trayvon Martin Tale Has Personal Resonance - Posted March 29, 2012
On NBC's "Rock Center," African American reporters, contributors and staffers from across the NBCUniversal family participated in a piece sharing their thought son the Trayvon Martin shooting. In many cases, they shared personal--and often emotional--anecdotes: ... [FishbowlNY]

For Some In TV News, Trayvon Martin Tale Has Personal Resonance - Posted March 29, 2012
On NBC's "Rock Center," African American reporters, contributors and staffers from across the NBCUniversal family participated in a piece sharing their thoughts on the Trayvon Martin shooting. In many cases, they shared personal--and often emotional--anecdotes: ... [TVNewser]

Personalities--And a Former President--Toast Dr. Sanjay Gupta At Book Party - Posted March 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116171" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Gupta, Couric, Gupta's father Subhash"][/caption] Just how well-liked is CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta? So much so that his book release party, held at The S... [TVNewser]

Vinnie Malhotra Named SVP at CNN - Posted March 13, 2012
Vinnie Malhotra has been named senior vice president of development and acquisitions at CNN, managing editor Mark Whitaker announced today. Mal... [TVNewser]

Media Research Center Prez Cries Double Standard on Rush Limbaugh to CNN's Piers Morgan - Posted March 6, 2012
Just minutes ago Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sent a letter to CNN's Piers Morgan as well as CNN D.C. Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN to Go In-Depth with Super PACs - Posted January 23, 2012
Mark Whitaker, Executive V.P. and Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide, kicked off CNN's week of in-depth Super PAC coverage with an editor's note this morning. The... [PRNewser]

CNN Kicks Off Week-Long Look at Super PACs - Posted January 23, 2012
With the 2012 election in full swing, CNN is spending the week focusing on Super PACs. The network kicks off an In Depth series today that will focus on what the groups ... [TVNewser]

Amy Entelis Joins CNN - Posted January 4, 2012
Former ABC News VP of talent and strategy Amy Entelis is joining CNN, TVNewser has learned. Entelis, a 30-year ABC News veteran left the network in March for Su... [TVNewser]

At CPJ Gala, Dan Rather Criticizes Corporate Media, While Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Promises Journalistic Independence For NBC News - Posted November 23, 2011
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The bulk of the event was to honor journalists who risked their lives to cover the news, and along the way a few well-known faces showed ... [TVNewser]

Ali Velshi and Christine Romans Are 'Odd Couple' Authors of 'How to Speak Money' - Posted November 8, 2011
TVNewser stopped by a book party for "How to Speak Money," written by CNN anchors Ali Velshi and Christine Romans, last night. ... [TVNewser]

Rooney, Cain, Williams, Whitaker on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted November 5, 2011
The passing of Andy Rooney and his contributions to TV news will be discussed tomorrow on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Howard Kurtz. TVNewser's Gail Shister and Adam Buckman of TVHowl.com will be on to talk about Rooney, as well as the debut of "Rock Center with ... [TVNewser]

Washington Fetes Whitaker's Family Memoir - Posted October 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_54600" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Whitaker with wife Alexis Gelber "][/caption] Looking for a way to pass the time while you wait out this weekend's wintry weather? If so, you're in luck because Mark Whitaker... [FishbowlDC]

In His Memoir, CNN EVP Mark Whitaker Turns a Journalistic Eye on Himself - Posted October 13, 2011
TVNewser stopped by a book party last night for CNN EVP Mark Whitaker, held at the Upper West Side apartment of HBO Video President Henry McGee and his ... [TVNewser]

Erin Burnett Gets OutFront on Wrong Foot - Posted October 7, 2011
Erin Burnett flanked by her CNN bosses, EVP and managing editor Mark Whitaker, left, and EVP in charge of CNN Ken Jautz, right. We're thinking CNN's... [TVNewser]

CNN's Whitaker to Celebrate "My Long Trip Home" - Posted October 5, 2011
Mark Whitaker, EVP and managing editor of CNN Worldwide, will return to Washington on Tuesday October 25th to celebrate the publication of his book "My Long Trip Home." Hosted by Democratic consultant Mandy Grunwald... [FishbowlDC]

TV, Wall Street Bigwigs Fete Erin Burnett at CNN Launch Party - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_89793" align="alignleft" width="585" caption="Mark Whitaker, Jim Walton, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Piers Morgan and Ken Jautz"][/caption] Last night CNN feted its newest anchor, Erin Burnett, at Robert restaurant at The Muse... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV, Wall Street Bigwigs Fete Erin Burnett at CNN Launch Party - Posted September 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_89793" align="alignleft" width="585" caption="Mark Whitaker, Jim Walton, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Piers Morgan and Ken Jautz"][/caption] Last night CNN feted its newest anchor, Erin Burnett, at Robert restaurant at The Muse... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Rosen: Is the 'Leave It There' Era Ending at CNN? - Posted July 5, 2011
Back in October, 2009 "The Daily Show'"s Jon Stewart had an 11-minute segment criticizing CNN for "leaving it there." ... [TVNewser]

Media Meshes at Mirror Awards Ceremony - Posted June 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_70302" align="alignright" width="328" caption="Photo Courtesy: Newhouse School"][/caption] Yesterday the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University held its fifth annual Mirror Awards ceremony, honoring the best in media reporting. You can ... [TVNewser]

Mary Higgins Clark, The Hiltons And The Media Mob - Posted June 1, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The sweltering heat (wasn't it just snowing last week?) didn't keep the regulars away from Michael's today. The dining room was jam packed with authors, agents and media mavens all deep in conversation about who knows what. From the looks of things, the power lunch crowd here is ge... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mary Higgins Clark, The Hiltons And The Media Mob - Posted June 1, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The sweltering heat (wasn't it just snowing last week?) didn't keep the regulars away from Michael's today. The dining room was jam packed with authors, agents and media mavens all deep in conversation about who knows what. From the looks of things, the power lunch crowd here is ge... [FishbowlNY]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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Leist Named NBC Senate Producer - Posted April 4, 2011
The domino effect on promotions at NBC's Washington bureau continues today as Libby Leist is named Senate Producer for the network. Leist, a 10-year NBC vet and Senior Producer of "The Daily Rundown" will fill the void left by ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview: NBC's Antoine Sanfuentes - Posted March 25, 2011
It was no shocker when NBC News announced that ... [PRNewser]

CNN Searches for DC Bureau Chief, Bohrman Reassigned - Posted March 14, 2011
David Bohrman, CNN's DC Bureau Chief and head of special events has been named senior vice president and chief innovation officer for CNN Worldwide. For the past nine years, Bohrman has served ... [FishbowlDC]

David Bohrman Named 'Chief Innovation Officer' at CNN, Search Underway For New DC Bureau Chief - Posted March 14, 2011
CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named senior VP and "Chief Innovation Officer," reporting directly to CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton. "We ar... [TVNewser]

Ken Strickland upped to Deputy Bureau Chief at NBC News Washington - Posted March 11, 2011
Ken Strickland, a veteran of NBC News' Washington bureau, was named deputy bureau chief today by Antoine Sanfuentes, bureau chief in D.C. Strickland joined NBC in 1995 as an associate producer for "Dateline NBC." He was named White House producer in 1997 and later was NBC's producer on Capitol Hill. Before joining... [TVNewser]

Sanfuentes to Replace Whitaker as NBC Washington Bureau Chief - Posted January 28, 2011
Antoine Sanfuentes has been named Washington Bureau Chief for... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Whitaker Named Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide - Posted January 28, 2011
NBC Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker is leaving the network for an executive role at CNN. Whitaker, who took the reins... [FishbowlDC]

Antoine Sanfuentes Named NBC News Washington DC Bureau Chief - Posted January 28, 2011
NBC News has named Antoine Sanfuentes Washington DC bureau chief. Sanfuentes is replacing Mark Whitaker, ... [TVNewser]

Mark Whitaker Jumps From NBC News to CNN - Posted January 28, 2011
Breaking: CNN Worldwide has named Mark Whitaker executive VP and managing editor, reporting directly to CNN Worldwide chief Jim Walton. Whitaker had been the Wash... [TVNewser]

Author Graham Moore's Presidential Perks - Posted December 2, 2010
[caption id="attachment_26255" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Novelist Graham Moore with VP Joe Biden "][/caption] Dealing with the spotlight from a famous mother or father can be drag. Just ask ... [FishbowlDC]

Willie Geist DC Party - Posted November 18, 2010
At the home of NBC's Norah O'Donnell and chef Geoff Tracy in Washington, DC last night, people celebrated MSNBC's Willie Geist... [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]

Michael Isikoff Leaves Newsweek for NBC News - Posted June 7, 2010
NBC News president Steve Capus just announced that Michael Isikoff is joining the network as National Investigative Correspondent. Isikoff, who spent 16 years with Newsweek, will rejoin ... [TVNewser]

As Networks Eye the Bottom Line, Presidential Coverage is Cut - Posted May 24, 2010
NYT's Brian Stelter talks with network news bureau chiefs in Washington, DC about the latest cutbacks in coverage: traveling with the President of the United States. There is growing concern within the press corps that the result of all these c... [TVNewser]

Haddad White House Correspondents Brunch: "Best Yet" - Posted May 3, 2010
L: CNN's Jill Chappell chats up Chase Crawford. R: Politico of past, ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Correspondents' Dinner: Kim Kardashian holds Court at Tammy Haddad's Power Brunch - Posted May 1, 2010
Kim Kardashian with FNC's Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale at the annual Garden Party at the home of Tammy Haddad ahead of tonight's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. What's a brunch without ... [TVNewser]

Swag Bags Like Whoa @Time & People Magazine Party - Posted May 1, 2010
More on the party to come but we couldn't help but gush over Time and People magazines celeb-caliber swag bags that guests walked with after last night's swanky party at the St. Regis Hotel. Media-types like CNN's Edie Emery, ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside the Book Party of Time Editor Richard Stengel - Posted April 2, 2010
Photo credit: Julie Fischer Photography An intimate party was held Thursday night celebrating the release of Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel's tome Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage. The Aspen Institute's W... [FishbowlDC]

Fiscal Times Fete Yields Big Names - Posted March 4, 2010
Last night, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson feted the launch of The Fiscal Times with a cocktail soiree at the Newseum. Joining Fiscal Times EIC ... [FishbowlDC]

Williams to Clooney: "It's Driving Me Crazy Where I've Heard Your Name Before" - Posted January 13, 2010
NBC's Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and D.C. bureau chief ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Media Execs Gather for Beet.TV Online Vid Roundtable - Posted December 10, 2009
Last week, media execs like NBC Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, CBSNews.com EIC Dan Farber, MSNBC.com's Stokes Young, Bill Smee of Slate V and ... [FishbowlDC]

Book Party: Time's Romesh Ratnesar's "Tear Down This Wall" - Posted November 20, 2009
Stengel, Ratnesar and Isaacson. Former chief counsel to President Obama Greg Craig made one of his first public appearances, since his announced departure, last ... [FishbowlDC]

Power Problems Persist at NBC News Washington - Posted November 16, 2009
NBC's Washington bureau has been having power problems all day. Politico's Michael Calderone emailed bureau chief Mark Whitaker about it this morning. Whitaker w... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 30, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, "Where Men Win Glory" author Jon Krakauer and NBC's Jim Miklaszewski and Andrea Mitchell • ... [FishbowlDC]

Some Promotions at NBC's Washington Bureau - Posted September 22, 2009
NBC Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker announced a few well-deserveds ups today. Alicia Jennings- who Whitaker calls "a master at juggling the many editorial, logistical and diplomatic balls on the White House beat"- has been promoted to senior White House producer. And gearing up for 2010 mid-term elections (editor's n... [FishbowlDC]

Cosby's "About Our Children" Airs on MSNBC Last Night from Howard University - Posted September 21, 2009
Bill Cosby was in town this weekend-- spotted by Politico having dinner with Chris Matthews ... [FishbowlDC]

House of Haddad Celebrates WuDunn & Kristof - Posted September 14, 2009
Last Thursday evening, guests at the home of Tammy Haddad were given the chance to chat up of Pulitzer Prize winners and co-authors of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. The two were being honored by "Mothers Day Every Day," a campaign founded... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Over-Exposed, Rahm Running Out of Favors - Posted August 3, 2009
Mark Whitaker, NBC's Washington bureau chief, told WaPo's Howard Kurtz that Obama "is at risk of overexposure" following the president's last prime-time press conference. Which might explain why Rahm Emanuel had to call ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama & The Press: A Match Made In Ratings Heaven? - Posted July 6, 2009
"Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen," said Gail Shister, a writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania (and TVNewser columnist) to AP's David Bauder for a piece on President Obama's relationship wit... [FishbowlDC]

Four Hours of Pres. Obama or "More of 'The Biggest Loser'?" - Posted July 6, 2009
The AP's David Bauder takes a closer look at the TV news coverage of the Obama administration, specifically through two recent specials - "Inside the Obama White House" on NBC and the health care reform special on ABC. Says ABC "World News" EP Jon Banner: "We will take every opportunity that's... [TVNewser]

DC Heads To Aspen For Ideas Festival 2009 - Posted June 29, 2009
Andrea Mitchell, Bob Schieffer and Katharine Weymouth are among just some of the Washingtonians flocking to Colorado this week for the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival. Hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the festival run... [FishbowlDC]

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 5, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" airs on Comedy Central next week. • Margaret Carlson hosted a ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09 - Posted May 29, 2009
So our headline has become a bit misleading...really should read "Weekend Show Preview." That said, I think it is just about complete. NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

Photos: Time/People's Friday Party - Posted May 11, 2009
Catching up here... some pics from Friday night's Time/People Magazine party at the St. Regis. NBC ladies man, ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: Cap File Rises to the Occasion - Posted May 11, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker & Meghan McCain Tight budgets and tiny guest lists at other post-dinner events offered Capitol File/Niche Media an interesting opportunity to make their mark as hosts for the 2009 WHCD weekend must-attend fete. Luckily for Cap File, the Saturday night soir... [FishbowlDC]

Enchanted, Surprised, Troubled and Humbled at Time & People - Posted May 9, 2009
Larry Hackett and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall of People Magazine and Time Magazine's Richard Stengel and Michael Duffy kicked off the WHCA Dinner we... [FishbowlDC]

Awards, Panel & DC Journo A-Listers At The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 28, 2009
There were more than plenty DC journos on hand last night at the St. Regis Hotel to see David Axelrod introduce David Brooks as The Week's ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Whitaker On Life Inside the DC Fishbowl - Posted April 7, 2009
FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic talks with NBC News DC Bureau chief Mark Whitaker: What has been the proudest moment in your career? I was the Editor of Newsweek during 9/11 - we did a lot of groundbreaking coverage for a weekly magazine and won a National Magazine Award for General Ex... [TVNewser]

Mark Whitaker: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 7, 2009
Say hello "good afternoon, Sir" to Mark Whitaker. One of the most powerful players in news media, Whitaker is Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News... but I didn't need to tell you that. What do... [FishbowlDC]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted April 7, 2009
From intern to Editor-in-Chief at Surfing Magazine- FishbowlNY Facebook used to catch a thief- AgencySpy Designer... [FishbowlLA]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 27, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) CBS' Face the Nation: President Barack Obama ABC's This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a roundtable with ABC's Matthew Dowd and Cokie Roberts, NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.26.09 - Posted March 26, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 66 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Whitaker on Matthews: Expect Layoffs at the NYT - Posted March 23, 2009
Are there more cuts coming at the NYT? NBC's Mark Whitaker seemed to think so on this weekend's Chris Matthews Show. Says Whitaker:Look, it's a -- it's a real problem. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Whitaker on Matthews: Expect Layoffs at the NYT - Posted March 23, 2009
Are there more cuts coming at the NYT? NBC's Mark Whitaker seemed to think so on this weekend's Chris Matthews Show. Says Whitaker:Look, it's a -- it's a real problem. ... [FishbowlNY]

Weeks After Daily Show Takedown #1, CNBC Still Has People Talking - Posted March 23, 2009
On March 4, Jon Stewart's eight-minute CNBC rant began a discussion of the financial news leader that continues nearly three weeks later. S... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 20, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and a roundtable with NBC's Tom Brokaw and CNBC's Erin Burnett CBS' Face the Nation: White House Council of Economic Advisors' Austan Goolsbee, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner - Posted March 13, 2009
Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF. The dinner was emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Ka... [FishbowlDC]

Changes at NBC's D.C. Bureau - Posted February 27, 2009
FishbowlDC has the memo from NBC D.C. bureau chief Mark Whitaker announcing several promotions. Antoine Sanfuentes was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief from his "decade as Senior White House producer." He ... [TVNewser]

Sanfuentes Named NBC Deputy Bureau Chief - Posted February 27, 2009
FBDC has learned Antoine Sanfuentes has been named Deputy Bureau Chief of the Washington Bureau of NBC News, as announced this morning by Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker. Sanfuentes replaces Wendy Wilkinson. Sanfuentes was previously the Se... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Wendy Wilkinson Leaving NBC News - Posted February 3, 2009
FishbowlDC reports NBC's Washington D.C. Deputy Bureau chief Wendy Wilkinson is leaving the network. Wilkinson, who has been with NBC News for 30 years, will depart at the end of March. In an email to staff, Bureau Chief Mar... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted January 16, 2009
Meet The Press: Rahm Emanuel, Incoming White House Chief of Staff, Tom Brokaw, NBC News, David Brooks, New York Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidentia... [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, 12.17.08 - Posted December 17, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC cafeteria is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Whitaker: "We Can't Let Up" - Posted December 16, 2008
Following a news conference today in which President-elect Barack Obama dodged questions related to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, NBC Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

Alex Wallace Returns To Front Office, Epstein To Take Over Nightly News - Posted December 4, 2008
THR's Paul J. Gough scoops that NBC Nightly News EP Alexandra Wallace is returning to the job she once held with NBC News &mdas... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 28, 2008
Meet The Press: First Lady Laura Bush, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States Said Jawad and Ted Turner, Author, "Call Me Ted" This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D... [FishbowlDC]

NBC DC Pushing Employee Buyouts - Posted November 6, 2008
According to FishbowlDC... At a meeting in NBC News' DC bureau today, bureau chief Mark Whitaker made a renewed plea to staffers to take the network's buyout package, sources tell FishbowlDC. More ... [TVNewser]

NBC DC Bureau Makes Plea To Staff On Buyout Program - Posted November 6, 2008
At a meeting in NBC News' DC bureau today, bureau chief Mark Whitaker made a renewed plea to staffers to take the network's buyout package, sources tell FishbowlDC. The buyout offer has been an option for a while now, as part of NBC Universal's plan to trim $500 million from its budget,... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 17, 2008
Meet The Press: Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), NBC's political director Chuck Todd, David Brooks of the New York Times, Jon Meacham of Newsw... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 12, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rudy Giuliani, Bob Woodward and NBC's Chuck Todd. Face the Nation: Arizona Gov. ... [FishbowlDC]

RNC '08: Scenes From the Riverside Press Center - Posted September 4, 2008
FBNY took the long way to the CNN Grill today, through the Riverside Center which is doubling as the Press Tent, except unlike Denver this one has actual bathrooms and a steady Internet connection (all the media types have been raving about their work digs here). Along the way we... [morningmedianewsfeed]

RNC '08: Scenes From the Riverside Press Center - Posted September 4, 2008
FBNY took the long way to the CNN Grill today, through the Riverside Center which is doubling as the Press Tent, except unlike Denver this one has actual bathrooms and a steady Internet connection (all the media types have been raving about their work digs here). Along the way we... [FishbowlNY]

Cablers on the McCain Veep Chase - Posted August 29, 2008
With less than two and a half hours until his official announcement, TV journalists are scrambling to confirm that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is his pick for Vice President. Fox News and NBC News are confirming that Govs. ... [TVNewser]

A Night of Nightly - Posted August 27, 2008
TVNewser had a front row seat for tonight's broadcast of the NBC Nightly News at 6:30pmET. Helmed by senior producer Subrata De, with new Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker looking on, about a... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.30.08 - Posted July 30, 2008
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Whitaker's Long Distance Call-Up to the DC Bureau - Posted July 29, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist L'amour, toujours l'amour. Mark Whitaker was attending a cousin's wedding outside Provence, France, when NBC News boss Steve Cap... [TVNewser]

Whitaker To Washington - Posted July 28, 2008
First on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser that NBC News senior VP Mark Whitaker will be named chief of the network's Washington bureau perhaps as early as today. The bureau chief position has been vacant since the death of ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 05.02.07 - Posted May 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. Dana Perino on life at the top. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" was "the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 23." Averaging 8.20 million Total Viewers, "Wor... [FishbowlDC]

Whitaker Leaves WPNI - Posted May 1, 2007
From WPNI's Caroline Little: It is with mixed emotions we announce that Mark Whitaker will be leaving WPNI to join NBC as Senior Vice President, the number two position under Steve Capus overseeing day-to-day national and international coverage and special projects for all their platforms (network, cable, web, etc). Mark has been an... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.21.07 - Posted February 21, 2007
With almost 60%, The Beatles are your fav, but one reader calls the Waaa-mbulance on what they consider to be our lack of music credibility: "Did you really do a poll on who's better Beatles, Stones and LZ? Love the latter two, but not even in the same league as a... [FishbowlDC]

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