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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.14.14
John Cook Leaves The Intercept; Layoffs at GQ

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.14.14
Layoffs Begin at CNN; New Hires at Cooking Light

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.31.14
Massive Layoffs at Patch; Buzzfeed Australia Launches

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.28.14
Ezra Klein Heading to Vox Media; Major Changes at MSNBC

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Ronan Farrow Joins MSNBC; Rodale Gets A New President

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.06.13
Alec Baldwin to MSNBC; Farhad Manjoo to WSJ

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Changes at MSNBC; NPR Loses CEO

Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.20.12
NBC Reorgs; WaPo Exodus Continues

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.09.10
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U.S. News & World Report Shutters Print Ed.; Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC

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Former WH Staffer Gets Nod as MSNBC VP of Communications - Posted November 21, 2014
Rachel Racusen was named the new VP of communications for MSNBC this morning. Beginning December 8, Rachel will replace Lauren Skowronski, who was prom... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Racusen Leaves White House for MSNBC - Posted November 21, 2014
PRNewser reports Rachel Racusen has been named VP of Communications for MSNBC. Racusen joins the network from the White House where she has been As... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Names Former White House Staffer as VP of Communications - Posted November 21, 2014
Today MSNBC announced the hiring of Rachel Racusen as its new VP of communications. Racusen, who will handle comms and media strategy while partnering with editorial and business leads at the network, will also serve as MSNBC's primary spokesperson moving forward. Earlier this month, ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube Launches Paid Music Service | FNC Special Tops Tuesday - Posted November 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube Launches Paid Music Service | FNC Special Tops Tuesday - Posted November 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC to Undergo Internal Reorganization - Posted November 12, 2014
First on TVNewser: MSNBC is taking the next step in its evolution, with a return to its roots. The cable network, which has lost much of the ratings momentum it gained fol... [TVNewser]

Michael Wolff: MSNBC's Phil Griffin 'Has Painted Himself Into a Corner' - Posted November 10, 2014
In a column in USA Today, Michael Wolff has desc... [TVNewser]

Changes Coming to MSNBC - Posted October 13, 2014
Among the parts of Bill Carter's dissection of MSNBC's ratings woes of late that jumped out at us is a quote from network chief ... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 10.2.14 - Posted October 2, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. FishbowlNY NY Times to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs ... [FishbowlDC]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC Daytime: 'Tough Stretch' but 'In This for the Long-term' - Posted October 1, 2014
On the same day ratings showed a 7-year low for MSNBC, TVNewser spoke to network president Phil Griffin at a ... [TVNewser]

Jos D az-Balart: 'Embarrassing' That There Aren't More Latino Voices on Cable News - Posted September 30, 2014
We all know working in TV news can mean very long days. Jose D az-Balart puts in about a 15-hour day, give or take, across two networks. For Telemundo, he's the main anchor of the evening newscast. For sister network MSNBC, he hosts ... [TVNewser]

Sharpton: 'We Are Engaged in Immediate Conversations' With WH Over Holder Successor - Posted September 25, 2014
Responding to the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder today, MSNBC host and President of the National Action Network Al Sharpton suggested he's in direct contact with the White House regarding Holder's eventual successor. In a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sharpton: 'We Are Engaged in Immediate Conversations' With WH Over Holder Successor - Posted September 25, 2014
Responding to the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder today, MSNBC host and President of the National Action Network Al Sharpton suggested he's in direct contact with the White House regarding Holder's eventual successor. In a ... [FishbowlNY]

Sharpton: 'We Are Engaged in Immediate Conversations' With WH Over Holder Successor - Posted September 25, 2014
Responding to the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder today, MSNBC host and President of the National Action Network Al Sharpton suggested he's in direct contact with the White House regarding Holder's eventual successor. In a ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Signs off 'The Daily Rundown,' But Not on 'The Daily Rundown' - Posted August 29, 2014
Chuck Todd's farewell to MSNBC wasn't seen on MSNBC. The end of "The Daily Rundown" was pre-empted this morning by remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly and Howard Kurtz Talk Al Sharpton's Dual Activist, MSNBC Role - Posted August 26, 2014
Bill O'Reilly spoke with Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn last night about ... [TVNewser]

Did Obama White House Get Initial Insight on Ferguson From Al Sharpton? - Posted August 22, 2014
Politico Magazine writes the Obama administration leaned on MSNBC's Al Sharpton for information after the shooting of 18-year-... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Host Al Sharpton in the Middle of Two High Profile Police Cases - Posted August 13, 2014
MSNBC knew hiring Al Sharpton three years ago would raise questions about where the line between news commentary and subjective advocacy lies for the network. Sharpton has been front and center of two recent cases involving the deaths of black men at the h... [TVNewser]

Chris Jansing Signs Off 'Jansing & Co.' - Posted June 13, 2014
Chris Jansing signed off as host of MSNBC's "Jansing & Co." this morning after a four-year run. She begins her new r... [TVNewser]

Jos D az-Balart Named MSNBC's 10am Host - Posted May 20, 2014
Telemundo anchor Jos D az-Balart has been named MSNBC's 10am anchor, replacing Chris Jansing, who is ... [TVNewser]

Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News - Posted May 2, 2014
Changes are coming to NBC's Washington Bureau. NBC News President Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new Senior White House Correspondent and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News - Posted May 2, 2014
Changes are coming to NBC's Washington Bureau. NBC News President Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new Senior White House Correspondent and ... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News - Posted May 2, 2014
Changes are coming to NBC's Washington Bureau. NBC News President Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new Senior White House Correspondent and ... [TVNewser]

Michael Smerconish: 'I'm the Guy Who Didn't Get the Piers Morgan Gig' - Posted April 25, 2014
CNN's Michael Smerconish talks to the Washi... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC and NowThis News Partner for 15-Second Videos - Posted April 14, 2014
TV News is becoming more Vine-like by the day, as MSNBC and video start-up NowThis News announced a joint video partnership called "15 Seconds To Truth" today. The short news videos will air on MSNBC's digital, social, and mobile platforms, while also airing on TV... [Inside 3D Printing News]

MSNBC and NowThis News Partner for 15-Second Videos - Posted April 14, 2014
TV News is becoming more Vine-like by the day, as MSNBC and video start-up NowThis News announced a joint video partnership called "15 Seconds To Truth" today. The short news videos will air on MSNBC's digital, social, and mobile platforms, while also airing on TV... [Lost Remote]

Lawsuit Against Ed Schultz Can Move Forward - Posted April 6, 2014
A lawsuit against MSNBC host Ed Schultz can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. ... [AllTwitter]

Lawsuit Against Ed Schultz Can Move Forward - Posted April 6, 2014
A lawsuit against MSNBC host Ed Schultz can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. ... [TVNewser]

Ronan Farrow Won't Be Talking About Family Controversy - Posted February 26, 2014
A Page Six story this morning reports new MSNBC host Ronan Farrow's team are making reporters sign a form p... [TVNewser]

Here are All The Media People Alec Baldwin Bashed in New York Piece - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin is a self-important baby with anger issues. We know this. But before "bowing out of public life" (which doesn't really mean anything) via a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Here are All The Media People Alec Baldwin Bashed in New York Piece - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin is a self-important baby with anger issues. We know this. But before "bowing out of public life" (which doesn't really mean anything) via a ... [FishbowlNY]

Alec Baldwin: 'If MSNBC Went Off the Air Tomorrow, What Difference Would it Make?' - Posted February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin tells the lengthy story of how he reached the decision to give up public life in New York, and i... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Going 'Deep Web' With Vocativ Partnership - Posted February 24, 2014
MSNBC is adding to the growing trend of TV news networks getting social, as the network announced a partnership with digital news startup Vocativ around the premiere of its millennial targ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

MSNBC Going 'Deep Web' With Vocativ Partnership - Posted February 24, 2014
MSNBC is adding to the growing trend of TV news networks getting social, as the network announced a partnership with digital news startup Vocativ around the premiere of its millennial targ... [Lost Remote]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Gets 'More Analytical As The Day Goes On' - Posted January 31, 2014
In an interview with The Daily Beast, conducted before ... [TVNewser]

Priebus: MSNBC Apology 'Was a First Step' - Posted January 31, 2014
Appearing on "Hannity" last night, RNC chairman Rience Priebus said Phil Griffin's apology for MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Fires Author of 'Unacceptable' Tweet, Phil Griffin Apologizes to RNC Chair - Posted January 30, 2014
Responding to RNC Chair Reince Priebus' demand for an apology over an offensive twe... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough: Most Interesting Morning TV Anchor in The World? - Posted January 30, 2014
"Morning Joe" revealed an exclusive "Super Bowl" commercial this morning featuring the most interesting morning TV anchor in the world: Joe Scarborough. The commercial trails Scarborough in the morning before showtime, sleeping through al... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About Conservatives and Cheerios - Posted January 30, 2014
MSNBC's official Twitter account deleted a tweet last night that suggested conservatives wouldn't like a new Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family set to air during the Super Bowl. "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family," read the tweet,... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Announces New Shows | Tarantino Sues Gawker | Van Susteren Blasts Pundit - Posted January 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Announces New Shows | Tarantino Sues Gawker | Van Susteren Blasts Pundit - Posted January 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Changes 'Will Strengthen the Flow of our Programming,' Says Griffin - Posted January 27, 2014
News in the morning. Opinion in the afternoon. That sums up the changes coming to MSNBC's daytime schedule. The network's progressive turn, which is a proven success in the evenings, will now begin much earlier, at 1pmET as di... [TVNewser]

In Profile: Wagner, Ratigan, Kohn - Posted January 23, 2014
MSNBC's Alex Wagner and her fianc , White House chef Sam Kass, are profiled in Vogue. "Alex has that one rare quality that is imperative for success in this business," MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: Recent Controversial Comments Don't Define MSNBC - Posted January 15, 2014
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he won't allow his network to be defined by a recent c... [TVNewser]

How Far is Too Far for MSNBC Hosts? - Posted January 12, 2014
Jon Friedman, writing for the New York Post, thinks MSNBC is in "a mighty mess" following a lackluster 2013 in the ratings department and the messy departure of two high-profile hosts -- ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Disputes Report Rachel Maddow Influences Management, Personnel Decisions - Posted January 6, 2014
MSNBC is disputing a National Review Online report that suggests Rachel Maddow holds significant power in both network edito... [TVNewser]

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

Phil Griffin on Ronan Farrow: 'Within 20 Minutes I Wanted to Hire Him' - Posted January 3, 2014
The New York Times Magazine has a long profile on "reluctant TV star" Ronan Farrow, who will debut his ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Thomas Roberts Named Host of MSNBC's 'Way Too Early' - Posted January 3, 2014
Thomas Roberts has officially been named host of MSNBC's "Way Too Early." He will begin in his new role on January 13, MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced ... [TVNewser]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC - Posted December 4, 2013
Breaking: MSNBC host Martin Bashir is leaving the network. Bashir hasn't been on the air since Nov. 22. MSNBC said he was on a pre... [TVNewser]

Sorry is Easy. In the Case of Martin Bashir, Suspension Seems to be the Hardest Word - Posted November 25, 2013
Judging strictly by precedent at MSNBC, if Martin Bashir had called Sarah Palin a 'cocksucking fag,' 'right wing slut,' 'dick,' 'pimp,' or 'nappy headed h... [TVNewser]

President Obama Hosts Off-Record Meeting With MSNBC Hosts, Fox's Juan Williams - Posted November 22, 2013
President Obama held an off-the-record meeting yesterday with liberal commentators including MSNBC's Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [TVNewser]

Report: Alec Baldwin 'Not Welcome Back' At MSNBC - Posted November 20, 2013
The New York Post is reporting that Alec Baldwin is not welcome back to ... [TVNewser]

How Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Talk Show Came Together - Posted November 3, 2013
Alec Baldwin says his new MSNBC talk show started with a pitch to NBC, before making its way to MSNBC. In a NYTimes ... [TVNewser]

Pat Fili-Krushel on MSNBC's Ratings, Matt Lauer's Future at 'Today' - Posted October 23, 2013
NBC News Group chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel gives a wide-ranging interview to The Hollywood Reporter's ... [TVNewser]

As Shutdown Ends, A Toast to Chris Matthews' Account of Political Compromise - Posted October 17, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was feted last night at the New York book party for his seventh book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked." The book, a historical account of political opponents who managed to work together, coincidentally hit the shelves on the first day of the government shutdown. Matthews arrived at... [TVNewser]

Ronan Farrow Joins MSNBC, Will Host Weekday Show - Posted October 16, 2013
Ronan Farrow is joining MSNBC where he will host a new Monday-Friday program for the network. Farrow is a writer and lawyer, and son of actress/humanitarian Mia Farrow ... [TVNewser]

Ronan Farrow Wants to Shake Things Up - Posted October 16, 2013
Ronan Farrow, the famed activist son of Mia Farrow and ?, is joining the cast of MSNBC. He'll have a one-hour weekday program that will begin in 2014. MSNBC Prez ... [FishbowlDC]

Ronan Farrow Wants to Shake Things Up - Posted October 16, 2013
Ronan Farrow, the famed activist son of Mia Farrow and ?, is joining the cast of MSNBC. He'll have a one-hour weekday program that will begin in 2014. MSNBC Prez ... [PRNewser]

The AM Ticker: Matthews, Murrows, Kurtz - Posted October 16, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was feted at a book party in Washington DC. "He also beats everybody in the competition -- meaning Fox, our big challenger -- one out of three nights. And we hope to do that regularly," Phil Griffin said,... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Readies New Website, a 'Platform for the Lean Forward, progressive community' - Posted October 11, 2013
Next Tuesday, MSNBC's new website msnbc.com will go live in a public beta. Later this month, it will formally take back the URL, which has redirected visitors to NBCNews.com since NBC acquired control of the site 15 months ago. At a press briefing this morning at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters, MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: Cable News 'In a sort of flux' - Posted October 11, 2013
This morning TVNewser attended a briefing to preview the new msnbc.com (more on that later), but while we were there, MSNBC president Phil Griffin decided to weigh in on the state of cable news, and of his own channel. "There ... [TVNewser]

Soon-To-Be MSNBC Host Alec Baldwin Deletes Tweets Critical Of MSNBC's Joe Scarborough - Posted October 3, 2013
Actor Alec Baldwin, who will become a host on MSNBC later this month, has a long history with Twitter. He has deactivated his account a few times after off-the-cuff comments he made there became national news (... [TVNewser]

A Book Party for Chris Matthews - Posted September 27, 2013
Look for MSNBC President Phil Griffin at a network-hosted book party for Chris Matthews on October 15. Matthews' new book is Tip and the Gipper: When ... [PRNewser]

A Book Party for Chris Matthews - Posted September 27, 2013
Look for MSNBC President Phil Griffin at a network-hosted book party for Chris Matthews on October 15. Matthews' new book is Tip and the Gipper: When ... [FishbowlDC]

Why Shepard Smith is Staying with Fox News - Posted September 12, 2013
Shepard Smith was getting bored with the news -- not the news itself, but how he's been delivering it for the last 14 years on Fox's signature evening newscast, "Fox Report." "When is the last time you learned something on the ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Alec Baldwin to Host Weekly MSNBC Show - Posted September 5, 2013
Alec Baldwin is joining MSNBC as the host of "Up Late," a weekly current events and culture talk show that will air Fridays in primetime. In an email to staff this afternoon, MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Izzy Povich Upped at MSNBC - Posted August 20, 2013
Izzy Povich, who's been with MSNBC nearly from the start in 1996, has been promoted to Vice President of Talent and Development, a new position at the network. Povich has worn many hats in her years at MSNBC, as head of central guest booking, b... [TVNewser]

'Hardball' Leaves 5 p.m. Slot - Posted August 19, 2013
Make way for Ed Schultz. The blustery MSNBC host moves from the dungeons of weekend duty to 5 p.m. weekdays, which is normally reserved for the first edition of "Hardball" followed by a repeat at 7 p.m. Now "Hardball" will be only at 7 p.m. The anno... [PRNewser]

Ed Schultz Moving Back to MSNBC Weekdays - Posted August 19, 2013
MSNBC is changing up its weekday lineup in a significant way, moving Ed Schultz from weekends back to weekdays. Schultz will take over the 5 PM weekday slot starting next Monday, while ... [TVNewser]

'Who is the Face of MSNBC Should Terrorism Cripple a Major American City?' - Posted August 1, 2013
Variety's Brian Steinberg -- many years after the fact -- wonders if there's too much opinion and not enough news on MSNBC. Network president Phil Griffin says the ratings woes of la... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Toasts 17th Anniversary - Posted July 15, 2013
Today is MSNBC's 17th anniversary. The channel launched on July 15, 1996 with the goal of merging news and technology due in large part to the channels two owners at the time, Microsoft and NBC. Now, of course, NBCUniversal owns 100% of the channel, and the focus is on politics. MSNBC president... [TVNewser]

MSNBC To Broadcast From Essence Festival - Posted June 15, 2013
MSNBC will broadcast live from The Essence Festival July 4 weekend. The channel is bringing a good chunk of its on-air talent to the festival, which celebrates African American culture and music. Al Sharpton, ... [TVNewser]

George Zimmerman Trial: MSNBC Plans 'in-depth, continuing coverage' - Posted June 7, 2013
The George Zimmerman trial starts on Monday, and the cable news channels are gearing up for live coverage on the proceedings. Most interesting is MSNBC, which is planning "in-depth, continuing coverage" as part of its regular programming. "MSNBC will provide in-depth, con... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Phil Griffin: 'We're not the place for [breaking news]' - Posted June 3, 2013
MSNBC president Phil Griffin spoke to the New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Assumes Control Of TheGrio - Posted May 30, 2013
MSNBC is taking over control of TheGrio, NBC's news site targeting African Americans. MSNBC senior VP and executive editor Yvette Miley will add executive editor of TheGrio to her title. TheGrio co-founders David Wi... [TVNewser]

Mika Brzezinski Reveals Food Obsession, Gives Away Chocolate Chip Cookies - Posted May 9, 2013
If you watch "Morning Joe" you may already know this, but Mika Brzezinski is obsessed. Now she's ... [TVNewser]

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

The Hits and Misses of the Gun Debate on Cable News - Posted April 18, 2013
Not only is Fox News getting knocked (though CNN is ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Surprise 50th Party for Joe Scarborough - Posted April 10, 2013
Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC president Phil Griffin and the UAE's Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba threw a 50th ... [TVNewser]

Karen Finney To Host Weekend Show On MSNBC - Posted April 2, 2013
MSNBC's programming expansion on the weekends continues, as the channel has named Karen Finney as the host of a new program from 4-5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The name and launch date for the new show are still to be determined. Finne... [TVNewser]

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

Steve Kornacki Named Host of MSNBC's 'Up' - Posted March 19, 2013
Steve Kornacki is the new host of MSNBC's weekend morning program "Up," MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced today. Kornacki was previously a co... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin On Primetime Shakeup: 'This began with Ed coming to me' - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC president Phil Griffin talks to The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove about this week's primetime shakeup at the channel. Ed... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes To Take Over 8 PM Slot On MSNBC - Posted March 14, 2013
MSNBC has announced that Chris Hayes will take over the 8 PM slot on the channel starting April 1. Hayes currently hosts "Up with Chris Hayes" on Saturdays and Sundays, and has long been viewed as a "next generation" talent... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz To Leave 8 PM Slot Next Month - Posted March 13, 2013
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" is leaving its 8 PM timeslot startung in April, Ed Schultz announced at the end of his program this evening. Schultz will be taking his program to the weekend, where it will air from 5-7 PM. Schultz said that the decision to move to the weekend was his... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz To Leave 8 PM Slot Next Month - Posted March 13, 2013
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" is leaving its 8 PM timeslot startung in April, Ed Schultz announced at the end of his program this evening. Schultz will be taking his program to the weekend, where it will air from 5-7 PM. Schultz said that the decision to move to the weekend was his... [FishbowlNY]

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

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

Why MSNBC's 'Statesman' Chose TV over the Senate - Posted December 27, 2012
Chris Matthews is an MSNBC original. His show "Hardball" is older than the network itself, having begun its run on the old "America's Talking" channel founded by ... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC's Ideological Battle - Posted November 24, 2012
In an exhaustively researched piece, The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone examines the current state of MSNBC, now that President Obama has won ... [TVNewser]

NBCU News Group Chief Pat Fili-Krushel: 'I have three strong business leaders running day-to-day' - Posted November 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_155701" align="alignright" width="390"] NBC News Group chief Pat Fili-Krushel and NBC's Andrea Mitchell.[/caption]Pat Fili-Krushel, Chairman of the NBC News Group, talks with the Wall Street Journal four months in ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Ups Miley and Finan To Senior VP - Posted November 15, 2012
MSNBC has promoted two of its executives to senior VP level. Deb Finan has been named senior VP of programming, and Yvette Miley has been upped to senior VP and ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Being Replaced at 8pm? Not so Fast - Posted November 12, 2012
Buried around word 1,130 of Brian Stelter's 1,200-word New York Times piece on MSNBC's election night, its ratings gains, strategy and future plans, is this bit, which, of course, is getting t... [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]

MSNBC President: 'We're Nipping at Fox's Heels' Would Poach Shep Smith - Posted October 4, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin spoke to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie about his ne... [TVNewser]

NBC News Digital Names Editors For NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com - Posted October 2, 2012
Now that NBC News Digital has two different news websites to work with, the company is solidifying the leadership at the sites. NBCNews.com will be led by Gregory Gittrich as VP and executive editor. Gittrich joins NB... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Weds - Posted October 1, 2012
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts was married to longtime partner Patrick Abner in New York over the weekend. The ceremony and reception was held at the Gansevoort Park Avenue rooftop, with California Lt. Governor (and Current TV host) ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Boss: We Praise Republicans, But Fox Doesn't Praise Democrats - Posted September 12, 2012
GQ does a Q&A with MSNBC president Phil Griffin who doesn't like when people says MSNBC is the liberal answer to Fox Ne... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC's DNC Win: 'Probably the Best Day in our 16 Year History' - Posted September 5, 2012
After much of the day spent inside Time Warner Cable Arena (interviews with FNC's Ed Henry, FBN's Neil Cavuto, and CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Skowronski, O'Brien, Pirro - Posted July 23, 2012
MSNBC has officially upped Lauren Skowronski to VP of media relations. Skowronski had been director of media relations for MSNBC, and took over the department on an interim basis when PR chief Jeremy Gaines l... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Chief On Melissa Harris-Perry: 'People yearn for depth' - Posted July 22, 2012
NPR's "All Things Considered" profiles MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry... [TVNewser]

Pat Fili-Krushel Named Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group - Posted July 19, 2012
Changes in the executive suite at NBCUniversal today. Pat Fili-Krushel who joined NBC when Comcast took over, will now oversee a new unit called the NBCUniversal News group comprised of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and all... [TVNewser]

Steve Capus, Phil Griffin And Vivian Schiller On What The Future Holds For NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com - Posted July 16, 2012
The big re-branding of MSNBC.com to NBCNews.com is just phase one of a long-term strategy to completely change the digital strategy of NBC News and MSNBC. On a conference call with reporters toda... [TVNewser]

What Does MSNBC Have Planned For 3 PM? - Posted June 12, 2012
With Dylan Ratigan departing MSNBC later this month, and Martin... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [FishbowlNY]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Toasts Chris Hayes at a Book Party for 'Twilight of the Elites' - Posted June 8, 2012
TVNewser stopped in to the Kimberly Hotel last night for a book party thrown by MSNBC president Phil Griffin in honor of Chris Hayes, w... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC's Shift from Newschannel to POV Network - Posted April 11, 2012
InsideCableNews, which digs into the on-the-air and behind-the-scenes inner workings of the cable news channels had a long -- very long -- piece about how ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow 'Drifts' to Top of Best Sellers List - Posted April 6, 2012
MSNBC hosted a party at Manhattan's Ace Hotel last night in celebration of Rachel Maddow's first book, Drift, which tops the New York Times ... [TVNewser]

MRC's Prez Despises NBC - Posted April 4, 2012
Considering Media Research Center President Brent Bozell last month called for the resignations of MSNBC's Al Sharpton and ... [FishbowlDC]

Al Sharpton's Role as Host/Activist 'Confusing' but 'the Way We Are Moving in the Journalism Industry' - Posted March 29, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin, is responding to critics of his 6pm host Al Sharpton for being both a activist in the case for Trayvon Martin... [TVNewser]

Tucker Carlson Gets Fox News Airtime for Media Matters Expose - Posted February 13, 2012
Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson got some plum airtime this morning to talk about his site's weeklong series into Media Matters, which Fox & Friends anchor Steve Doocy calls, "the liberal blog dedicated to destroying Fox News." In his first story ... [TVNewser]

A Professor, Not a Journalist, In The Driver's Seat at MSNBC - Posted February 13, 2012
Soon-to-be MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry gets profiled by Th... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk: Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson Uncovers Media Matters in Bed With White House, MSNBC and Certain Scribes - Posted February 12, 2012
Late Sunday night, The Daily Caller published its first story in what will be an investigative series abo... [TVNewser]

Incest Desk: Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson Uncovers Media Matters in Bed With White House, MSNBC and Certain Scribes - Posted February 12, 2012
Late Sunday night, The Daily Caller published its first story in what will be an investigative series abo... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Inconsistencies: 'What Determines When Someone Gets Fired or Reprimanded?' - Posted February 9, 2012
Roland Martin, sidelined from CNN for the time-being, will meet with representatives of GLAAD this week following their succe... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly asks: Should MSNBC have taken Pat Buchanan off the air? - Posted January 27, 2012
While Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were duking it out on CNN last night, Bill O'Reilly moderated a debate of his own, over MSNBC analyst Pat Buchanan's removal fro... [TVNewser]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

Pat Buchanan Suspended, Or Not, From MSNBC - Posted January 11, 2012
ColorofChange.org, the group behind the campaigns "Stop Glenn Beck's Race Baiting" and "Turn off Fox," sent out a fundraising alert last night about MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan... [TVNewser]

Pat Buchanan May Not Return to MSNBC - Posted January 7, 2012
The NYT's Bill Carter, covering MSNBC's panel this morning at the Winter TCA, reports political analyst ... [FishbowlLA]

NewsPro Names '10 Most Powerful in Television News' - Posted December 19, 2011
TVWeek's NewsPro magazine has announced its "10 Most Powerful in Television News," and the 2011 list features executives from all the broadcast and cable networks. Fox News CEO ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NewsPro Names '10 Most Powerful in Television News' - Posted December 19, 2011
TVWeek's NewsPro magazine has announced its "10 Most Powerful in Television News," and the 2011 list features executives from all the broadcast and cable networks. Fox News CEO ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Now Available in Israel; Tree Planted in Memory of Jeff Gralnick - Posted December 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_101835" align="alignleft" width="301" caption="MSNBC president Phil Griffin (center right) along with MSNBC executives Jeremy Gaines and Deb Finan in Israel."][/caption] MSNBC president Phil Griffin is on his way back from... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC Now Available in Israel; Tree Planted in Memory of Jeff Gralnick - Posted December 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_101835" align="alignleft" width="301" caption="MSNBC president Phil Griffin (center right) along with MSNBC executives Jeremy Gaines and Deb Finan in Israel."][/caption] MSNBC president Phil Griffin is on his way back from... [FishbowlNY]

Ed Schultz Faces Deposition Over Breach of Contract Lawsuit - Posted November 11, 2011
TVNewser hears that yesterday MSNBC host Ed Schultz gave a court-ordered deposition related to a civil suit filed against him by former NBC staffer Michael Queen... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson Documentary Still On, MSNBC Says - Posted November 10, 2011
Despite objections from the estate of Michael Jackson, MSNBC will go ahead with plans to air a documentary about the pop star's relationship with Dr. Conrad M... [TVNewser]

A Comedian, a Governor and a Network Morning Anchor Walk Into a Bar To Toast a Cable News Host... - Posted November 2, 2011
Last night at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, MSNBC threw a party for "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, whose book Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero was released yesterday. Despite the chill outside, the rooftop t... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Primetime Shake-up. Ed Schultz Moves to 8pm; Lawrence O'Donnell Back to 10pm - Posted October 19, 2011
Ed Schultz, whose "The Ed Show" on MSNBC began the year at 6pmET, before moving to 10pm, is now going to lead off MSNBC's primetime at 8pm. "The Last Word with Lawrence ... [TVNewser]

Politico Picks '50 Politicos to Watch': Which TVNewsers Made The List? - Posted July 29, 2011
Politico's annual "50 Politicos to Watch" list is out, and this year -- as the 2012 election cycle looms -- it features a slew of Washington, DC-based television folk. NBC anchor David Gregory, who helms the top-rated "Meet t... [TVNewser]

WRC's Craig Melvin Joins MNSBC As Dayside Anchor - Posted July 27, 2011
WRC anchor Craig Melvin is joining MSNBC as a daytime anchor. Melvin joins the cable network after three years at the NBC O&O in Washington, DC, where he anchored the 4 p.m., 6 p... [TVSpy]

Craig Melvin Joins NBC News, MSNBC - Posted July 27, 2011
After interest from a few networks, Craig Melvin is staying in the NBCU family and is joining MSNBC as a dayside anchor and correspondent for NBC News. Melvin joins from NBC station WRC in Washington, DC where he was a weekend anchor. MSNBC has n... [TVNewser]

Happy 15th Birthday MSNBC! - Posted July 8, 2011
MSNBC President Phil Griffin and wife, Kory Apton Former Democratic PA Gov. Ed Rendell... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC @ 15, Party Time in D.C. - Posted July 8, 2011
The network that calls itself "The Place for Politics" held its 15th anniversary bash in Washington, DC last night. New York employees of the network will have their own party next week, we're told. MSNBC went on the air July 15, 1996. MSNBC president Phil Griffin, NBC News president Steve Capus and... [TVNewser]

8 Journalists Who Were Fired for Tweeting, Part 2 - Posted May 25, 2011
To paraphrase Liz Heron, the social media editor at the New York Times, a good rule of thumb when it comes to reporters using social media is don't be stupid. But looking at the number of people fired for tweeting, it's clear Heron's advice is easier said... [10,000 Words]

Mika Brzezinski shows her value at book party - Posted May 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_65894" align="alignleft" width="270" caption="Mika Brzezinski and "Morning Joe" EP Chris Licht"][/caption] Monday night, Michael's Resaturant was the scene of a party for Mika Brzezinski and her new book "... [TVNewser]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
... [PRNewser]

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

Spike Lee Directs New MSNBC Ads - Posted April 25, 2011
MSNBC debuted new "Lean Forward" ads today featuring the network's four primetime hosts: Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [FishbowlDC]

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

MSNBC's WHCD Party Lands at Embassy of Italy - Posted April 4, 2011
It begins... [caption id="attachment_35275" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Embassy of Italy "][/caption] MSNBC and Phil Griffin officially kicked off prom season this evening with th... [PRNewser]

MSNBC's WHCD Party Lands at Embassy of Italy - Posted April 4, 2011
It begins... [caption id="attachment_35275" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Embassy of Italy "][/caption] MSNBC and Phil Griffin officially kicked off prom season this evening with th... [FishbowlDC]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC's Primetime Strategy: 'Don't empty the stadium' - Posted March 28, 2011
The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at MSNBC in a post-Comcast world. The Inquirer has two hooks to its story: the fact that Pennsylvania native ... [TVNewser]

Philly Inquirer Goes Easy on Matthews - Posted March 28, 2011
Sure, it's his hometown paper. But did the Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Fernandez have to make things so cushy for MSNBC's Chris Matthews in ... [FishbowlDC]

Ken Jautz: CNN Will 'Talk about different subject matters and approach it differently' - Posted March 23, 2011
CNN/U.S. executive VP Ken Jautz speaks to the AP's David Bauder about his strategy for improving the cable news channel. The short version: d... [TVNewser]

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

Phil Griffin to be Honored by National Action Network at The Keepers of the Dream Awards - Posted February 7, 2011
MSNBC president Phil Griffin will be honored by the National Action Network (NAN) at the 13th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards on April 6. The awards are given in April each year to mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King's ... [TVNewser]

Burke on Olbermann: 'This Was a Decision Made By NBC News Management, Steve Capus and Phil Griffin' - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50496" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(l-r) Williams, Ralph Roberts, Burke"][/caption] At noon today, NBC Universal (now called, apparently NBCUniversal) held a town hall meeting in the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" studio, where new CEO ... [TVNewser]

Beyond Twitter, Where Keith Olbermann Could Land - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50216" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Phil Griffin & Keith Olbermann at Countdown's 5th anniversary party in 2008."][/caption] Whither goest Keith Olbermann? Though his separation agreement... [TVNewser]

Can a YouTube host make it in Cable News? - Posted January 25, 2011
Cenk Uygur got a phone call Friday from MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Griffin told him they wanted him to start hosting five days a week for the network. Later that night, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Can a YouTube host make it in Cable News? - Posted January 25, 2011
Cenk Uygur got a phone call Friday from MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Griffin told him they wanted him to start hosting five days a week for the network. Later that night, ... [FishbowlNY]

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

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Praises Roger Ailes in Esquire Profile - Posted January 18, 2011
Among the many quotes in the Esquire profile of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, one stood out: MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Launches Rachel Maddow HD iPad App - Posted January 11, 2011
Rachel Maddow is really moving up in the world: In addition to her own television show on MSNBC, she now has an ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ed Schultz: 'I don't think that the general discourse brought anybody to this situation. This is a mental illness issue' - Posted January 11, 2011
This morning MSBNC's Ed Schultz dropped by the mediabistro studios for our Media Beat interview series. Schultz is one of just a few people in the nation who host a nationally syndicated radio talk show and a daily cable news show. Following the massacre in Tucson, critics have been pointing fingers... [TVNewser]

A Nuclear Treaty and Michael Moore Singing 'The Sound of Music': Rachel Maddow Live at the 92Y - Posted December 23, 2010
Tuesday evening, TVNewser attended the live telecast of the "Rachel Maddow Show" from the 92nd Street Y. The program featured Maddow discussing the passage of the START Treaty, as well as guests Andrea Mitchell, former George W. Bush advisor ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz, MSNBC's 'Fiery Populist,' Gets Profiled - Posted December 21, 2010
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC host Ed Schu... [TVNewser]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: The Next to Get an Unpaid 4-day Weekend - Posted November 19, 2010
MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough is being suspended for two days after his acknowledgment of a $500 in political donations to friends and family members running for office. President of MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

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

Howard Kurtz: Phil Griffin threatened to Fire Keith Olbermann Over Political Donations - Posted November 15, 2010
[caption id="attachment_39718" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Griffin and Olbermann at Countdown's Fifth Anniversary Party"][/caption] In a wide-ranging postmortem addressing what happened after MSNBC host... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Returns to MSNBC Tuesday - Posted November 7, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returns from a two-day, unpaid suspension Tuesday evening. The network's president Phil Griffin released a statement tonight announcing the news. ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Suspension Lifted - Posted November 7, 2010
That was fast. In a statement sent by NBC's Jeremy Gaines, MSNBC President Phil Griffin declares "Countdown" Host Keith Olbermann's suspension over. The release: STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN - SUNDAY, NOV. 7 From Phil Griffin,... [FishbowlDC]

Critic: MSNBC Acting like an 'Adolescent Menagerie' - Posted November 7, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's defense of her colleague Keith Olbermann Friday did not strike all viewers as being totally fair, especially with he... [TVNewser]

Time for a Rules Change? 'A lot of news viewers think journalists are biased, anyway' - Posted November 6, 2010
MSNBC's sudden suspension of top-rated Keith Olbermann has spurred a debate about the relevance of network rules against staffers contributing to political campaigns. Olbermann, whom MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC Indefinitely after Contributing to Democratic Candidates - Posted November 5, 2010
MSNBC has suspended host Keith Olbermann indefinitely and without pay, after Politico revealed the primetime host contributed to the campaigns of of three congres... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist's 'Freak Show' Party - Posted November 1, 2010
TVNewser went to Willie Geist's party Friday night to celebrate his book, "American Freak Show." Geist is the Co-Host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and host of "Way to Early with Willie Geist." Some of the notable guests were the au... [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]

CJR Profiles Chuck Todd, The Man Who 'Might Be the Busiest Politico on Television' - Posted October 29, 2010
At last night's MSNBC "Lean Forward" launch party (look for the full write-up later) MSNBC president Phil Griffin told TVNewser that of all the talent lined up for election night, the one with the most challenging evening will be ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow & Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell Awarded the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award - Posted October 25, 2010
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow was among the recipients of the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award from the ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Becomes a Factor in Political Fundraising - Posted October 25, 2010
Saturday's New York Times featured a story by Brian Stelter about the intersection of political campaigning and the cable news channels. As one would expect, the right-leaning Fox News Channel and left-leaning MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Inside the Mindset of MSNBC Branding - Posted October 12, 2010
So just how does MSNBC get its branding ideas? We have stockpiled the following bits of evidence of how the network's mindset works. 1. Howard Kurtz from WaPo Monday: "MSNBC has a new slogan -- "Lean Forward" -- that has skeptics wondering what the netw... [FishbowlDC]

Who's on the Short List for the top job at ABC News? - Posted October 11, 2010
B&C's Marisa Guthrie has an update on the search for David Westin's replacement at ABC News. Guthrie reports Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was at ABC News headquarters i... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: 'Lean Forward' Campaign 'Is Going to Define Us As MSNBC' - Posted October 10, 2010
What exactly does it mean to "lean forward?" As MSNBC rolls out its new branding campaign, regular cable news viewers may be asking that very question. When concveiving the tagline however, MSNBC executives decided to ask themselves a different question: what is MSNBC? "We talked about all the attributes that make MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Spike Lee Directs Spots for MSNBC's 'Lean Forward' Campaign - Posted October 5, 2010
Spike Lee directs MSNBC's new marketing campaign, branded: "Lean Forward." The advertising campaign officially launches Monday and will be seen on MSNBC cable, msnbc.com and other NBCU platforms. So what does it mean to "Lean Forward?" "In its simplest form, it's a tagline," said MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

NY Mag's 'Chasing Fox': The Takeaway for MSNBC - Posted October 4, 2010
New York magazine's "Chasing Fox" cover story this week is a lengthy, in-depth look at the state of the cable news channels. TVNewser will be highlighting the takeaways from the article for each of the three networks today. For MSNBC, the article paints a com... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Boss Reprimands Ed Schultz for calling NJ Gov. 'Cold-Hearted Fat Slob' - Posted September 28, 2010
On his show last Friday, MSNBC's Ed Schultz went off on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and now TVNewser hears Schultz has been reprimanded by MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Is Cenk Uygur Bound for His Own MSNBC Show? - Posted September 8, 2010
MSNBC fill-in host and host of web show The Young Turks Cenk Uygur gets profiled in the Los Angeles Times. The profile touches upon the success of the web program, b... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz: 'I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place' - Posted August 26, 2010
An apparent incident in the middle of MSNBC's 30 Rock newsroom earlier this month is coming to light today. The NYPost reports MSNBC's 6pmET host Ed Schultz, irate over not... [TVNewser]

Lawrence O'Donnell Show Gets a Name, Launch Date - Posted July 30, 2010
Some new details are about to revealed about MSNBC's new Lawrence O'Donnell show, but we have it first on TVNewser. "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" is the name of the new 10pmET program and it will premiere Monday, Sept. 27. O'Do... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir Moves to 'Nightline' - Posted July 22, 2010
First on TVNewser: Big changes afoot in the TV news world. ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving the network and joining NBC News. At the same time, ABC has announced Bill Weir... [TVNewser]

Former 'Today,' 'Early Show' EP Steve Friedman's Next Project: Dylan Ratigan - Posted July 15, 2010
Steve Friedman, a 40-year veteran of TV news, has his next act: MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan show. "I look forward to joining the Ratigan team at MSNBC," said Friedman, who began his TV ne... [TVNewser]

Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas 'Blacklisted' from MSNBC - Posted July 7, 2010
Following a twitter dust-up between "Morning Joe" anchor Joe Scarborough and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, MSNBC President ... [TVNewser]

The NY Times on the Dylan Ratigan Movement - Posted June 28, 2010
The New York Times' Brian Stelter profiles MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan in Monday's media section. The focus of the profile i... [TVNewser]

Rachel Sklar on The Unbearable Whiteness of Cable - Posted June 24, 2010
In the Daily Beast, Rachel Sklar takes on the cable news channels for their hiring practices of on-air talent. CNN just announced two new hosts for the 8 p.m. prime time hour recently vacated by Campbell Brown: Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker. Last week, MSNBC announced that the new host for its... [TVNewser]

Lawrence O Goes Full-Time on MSNBC With His Own Show - Posted June 15, 2010
<img alt="lawrence-odonnell-1-sized.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/lawrence-odonnell-1-sized.jpg" width="242" class="alignright" hspace="3" vspace="3"/ Lawrence O'Donnell will host a new weeknight primetime hour on MSNBC, the network's President Phil Griffin ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Gives Lawrence O'Donnell 10 p.m. Show - Posted June 15, 2010
Developing: MSNBC is giving regular "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" fill-in host Lawrence O'Donnell the 10 p.m. hour, the network says. O'Donnell will start developing the program immediately, tho... [TVNewser]

Lawrence O'Donnell Gets His Own Show - Posted June 15, 2010
Lawrence O'Donnell, pictured on the left with FBLA editor Tina Dupuy, some mystery guy and failed ... [FishbowlLA]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Does Not "Have Quite the Passionate Support That Fox Does" - Posted May 3, 2010
MSNBC president Phil Griffin talks with the Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal... [TVNewser]

Olbermann's Potential Veto Seating Power at WHCA - Posted April 21, 2010
The White House Correspondents' Dinner could potentially get really uncomfortable next weekend at the MSNBC tables, particularly if hosts Keith Olbermann and Donny Deutsch are in the ... [FishbowlDC]

Deutsch Creating Bad Blood at MSNBC - Posted April 21, 2010
We're hearing that Donny Deutsch is on rocky terms this week with MSNBC because he put up Host Keith Olbermann's face when talking about the Tea Party Movement (which recently protested... [FishbowlDC]

Donny Deutsch Off the Air after Criticism of Keith Olbermann - Posted April 21, 2010
TVNewser has learned Donny Deutsch, who'd been filling in on the 3pmET hour this week on MSNBC, won't be anchoring for the rest of the week after a segment yesterday seemed to criticize his colleague ... [TVNewser]

'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?' - Posted April 16, 2010
"A generation ago, no matter how divided their politics, Americans got their news from the same source," writes TV Guide's Ileane Rudolph, in a story titled 'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?'. "The advent of politically partisan cable news networks changed the game." According to Rudolph, FNC's ... [TVNewser]

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

The Most Powerful People in TV News - Posted April 13, 2010
TVWeek has released their "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list today. Who else but Fox News President Roger Ailes (who has long been called the "most powerful name" in news) tops the list. For as much as cable and national news channels squabble amongst themselves, all vying to be on... [FishbowlDC]

Griffin on Shuster: 'What upset me about this whole thing was how unfair it was to people who were loyal to the company' - Posted April 12, 2010
Mediaite's Steve Krakauer follows up his scoop last week about and email exchange between MSNBC president Phil Griffin and a viewer regarding the David Shuster situation, ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC President on Shuster: 'He was not moral, ethical or professional' - Posted April 8, 2010
Mediaite has obtained an email correspondence between MSNBC president Phil Griffin and a (former) viewer in which Griffin explains he needs "team players" and that what suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster did, when he took part in a test for show on CNN while still under c... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Returns to Sirius XM - Posted April 7, 2010
After being dropped by XM radio in Sept. 2006, MSNBC will soon be back on the airwaves on Sirius XM. Beginning April 12, MSNBC will be carried on SIRIUS channel 90 and XM channel 120. "We're thrilled to have MSNBC's programming available to SIRIUS XM's millions of listeners," said ... [TVNewser]

Could David Shuster Still End up at CNN? - Posted April 6, 2010
Now that David Shuster is all but finished at MSNBC, is CNN still interested in picking him up? "We decline comment," said CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson when asked that question, and a few others, about the situation. MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

David Shuster Suspended Indefinitely - Posted April 6, 2010
Just In: MSNBC's David Shuster has been suspended from MSNBC "indefinitely" according to a spokesperson. The action was taken this morning by MSNBC president P... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinitely - Posted April 5, 2010
MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike. Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders. Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate. Shuster's last appearance was at 10 a.m.... [TVNewser]

Craig Crawford On Leaving MSNBC: 'I Was Boring Myself, and Surely the Viewers' - Posted March 5, 2010
In a Friday surprise, MSNBC political analyst Craig Crawford announced on his CQ Politics blog Trail Mix today that he is leaving the network. "Three months short of my current co... [TVNewser]

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

Is America Getting Over Keith Olbermann? - Posted January 30, 2010
That's what DailyFinance asks while assessing Olbermann's "soft" January numbers. Countdown was down 44% year-over-year and his HLN and CNN competitors are closing the gap in younger viewers. Olbermann averaged 3,000 more viewers than Nancy Grace and 12,000 more than ... [TVNewser]

FiOS TV to Add MSNBC to Lineup - Posted January 28, 2010
•ICN reports MSNBC will now be added to Verizon FiOS TV throughout the New York metropolitan area. Verizon competitor Time Warner Cable had been running ads that pointed out MSNBC wasn't available on the service. Phil Griffin, Presiden... [TVNewser]

Maddow, Olbermann Lobbied to Air Haiti Telethon - Posted January 27, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette reports that MSNBC was not originally planning to air last Friday's Haiti telethon, but that internal lobbying from the two prime... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Prez to Staff: 'We Do Not Publicly Criticize Our Colleagues' - Posted January 23, 2010
In an internal memo to talent and EPs obtained by the Huffington Post, MSNBC president Phil Griffin asked his on-air talent not to criticize one another publicly. He acknowledged that the ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz: 'I'm Not Running for Senate' - Posted January 7, 2010
MSNBC host Ed Schultz said today that he will not be running for the North Dakota U.S. Senate seat that will be left open by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) who is not seeking another term. On "Morning Joe" today, Schultz ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Prez: 'We're Going to Get into a More Aggressive Headline and Information Programming' - Posted December 28, 2009
The AP's David Bauder writes about the changes ahead for MSNBC's daytime schedule and speaks with MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who admits t... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz on the Move - Posted December 22, 2009
As Newscast Studio noticed, MSNBC's "The Ed Show," hosted by Ed Schultz, is no longer originating from the primary MSNBC set, but has moved upstairs to a smaller, single-camera studio known... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan Moving to 4 PM on MSNBC - Posted December 14, 2009
With the announcement that Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be getting their ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Corwin Explores Cable News Jungle - Posted November 20, 2009
Animal Planet veteran Jeff Corwin admits that when he started work on his new documentary with MSNBC, he got some puzzled looks from MSNBC staffers as he first walked through the hallways. "100 Heartbeats" is the first in MSNBC's "Future Earth" series and it examines en... [TVNewser]

Where There is Opinion, There is Revenue - Posted November 16, 2009
In Brian Stelter's NYTimes profile of Rachel Maddow, which focuses on how the MSNBC host and her colleagues are ramping up their criticism of Pres. Obama, there is this conclusion about why opinion on a news channel is good business. MSNBC is projected to take in $365 million in... [TVNewser]

CNN's Klein: Network Not Going to Run 'Cartoons' for Ratings - Posted November 5, 2009
In the LA Times, Matea Gold examines CNN's recent prime time rati... [TVNewser]

Olbermann 10pm Repeat Not Going Anywhere - Posted October 28, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports that MSNBC is so pleased with the numbers that Keith Olbermann's 10pmET repeat is pulling, that the network is continu... [TVNewser]

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]

MSNBC President Meets with Olbermann Staff to Discuss Cease-Fire - Posted August 3, 2009
First on TVNewser: Earlier this afternoon, MSNBC president Phil Griffin met with the staff of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" to discuss the ... [TVNewser]

Who'll Be Watching Willie Geist's New Show?: 'Drug Dealers, Hookers, Drunks Coming Home from Bars' - Posted July 24, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Don't look for a Starbucks mug on Willie Geist's new MSNBC show. For one thing, the barista barons aren't sponsoring "Way Too Early With Willie Geist," which debuts Monday as the 5:30 a.m. lead-in to Starbucks-studded "Morni... [TVNewser]

"Way Too Early" to Launch July 27 - Posted July 15, 2009
A day after the launch event for The Weather Channel's new early morning show "WUWA", MSNBC's Willie Geist has a launch date for his new 5:30amET show, "Way Too Early with Willie Ge... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Keeps Newbie Dylan Ratigan in Line - Posted June 29, 2009
So, this is D-Day on MSNBC. Debut day for two new dayside shows and the network's roll-out in HD. It's a roll-out in that the channel is not yet available in HiDef on all cable systems, including Manhattan's Time Warner cable. Anyway, the Newscast Studio blog has some screengrabs of the... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Tests New Graphics Look Ahead of Monday's HD Debut - Posted June 27, 2009
This morning, MSNBC's live programming is using the new HD-ready graphics look, which is very different than what the network had been using. I'm not a graphics expert so indulge me -- they are using a brighter cream-colored background and have added an upper bar with the networks' "The Place for... [TVNewser]

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]

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media - Posted June 9, 2009
Today's Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media - Posted June 9, 2009
Today's Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff, ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's Shannon High To EP New Shows, Yvette Miley Takes Over Dayside - Posted June 5, 2009
It was just announced by MSNBC president Phil Griffin that Shannon High, brought in to MSNBC in October 2007, is moving from her role as VP of dayside to EP of the Dylan Ratigan show and the Dr. ... [TVNewser]

Now It's Official: Morning Joe "Brewed By Starbucks" - Posted June 1, 2009
For more than a year, TVNewser readers have wondered whether the Starbucks coffee seen on the Morning Joe set was part of some product placement deal. The answer was always "no" — until today. The show and the the coffee company have formed a "ma... [TVNewser]

Debbie Finan Upped at MSNBC - Posted May 28, 2009
An MSNBC original, Debbie Finan, has been promoted to Vice President of Production and Programming for the network. Finan will report to network president Phil Griffin and be responsible for all programming and production activities for the cable channel. Finan joined MSNBC in July of 1996, and has worked in various... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Pres. Phil Griffin Kicks Off "Decision-Maker Week" on the Menu - Posted May 18, 2009
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MSNBC Pres. Phil Griffin Kicks Off "Decision-Maker Week" on the Menu - Posted May 18, 2009
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"Decision-Maker Week" on Menu Begins With MSNBC President Phil Griffin - Posted May 17, 2009
On the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast we've had anchors and reporters, authors and bloggers. But this week we're doing something different — talking to some big names in the media world who shape what that world looks like. We're kicking off "Decision-Maker Week" with MSNBC President ... [TVNewser]

Can Ed Schultz Improve MSNBC's 6pm Ratings? - Posted May 13, 2009
That is the question raised by Politico's Michael Calderone today, who profiled MSNBC's Ed Schultz. ... [TVNewser]

Insider Says Ratigan "Always Wanted A Show At MSNBC" - Posted May 7, 2009
When news broke March 27 that Dylan Ratigan would be leaving CNBC, it wasn't even known whether he'd show up to host that night's "Fast Money" (he didn't). 40 ... [TVNewser]

Snyderman To Anchor New MSNBC Program - Posted May 7, 2009
Breaking: The new additions to MSNBC dayside keep coming — MSNBC announced today a new o... [TVNewser]

CNN's Prime Time Woes: "Klein's Got to Make it Sexy" - Posted April 27, 2009
The April cable ratings month ended last night, and later today we'll get the final numbers for Friday which will determine whether CNN will finish fourth in prime time (8-11pm) in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo. But it's looking that way. The NYTimes' Bill Carter ... [TVNewser]

Maddow: "We Don't Debate The Ratings Very Much" - Posted April 22, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is back in the news today on several fronts. The LA Times picks up on a story ... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC To Go HD in June - Posted April 2, 2009
MSNBC will begin telecasting in 1080i High Definition on Monday, June 29. MSNBC president Phil Griffin made the announcement today at the Cable Show in Washington, D.C. MSNBC will build on the NBC News HD infrastructure already in place, including two full HD control rooms and HD graphics. MSNBC has been using... [TVNewser]

Carlos Watson Joins MSNBC as Dayside Anchor - Posted March 31, 2009
Carlos Watson has been named a dayside anchor at MSNBC. Watson will also regularly contribute to "Morning Joe." "Carlos has been a fresh and distinctive voice on the network and I'm thrilled to welcome him to MSNBC," says MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC 10pm Plans on Hold...For Now - Posted March 31, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports MSNBC has shelved plans for a new 10pmET show to follow Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck: "If You Take What I Say As Gospel, You're An Idiot" - Posted March 30, 2009
Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck, "suddenly one of the most powerful media voices for the nation's conservative populist anger," is featured in a front page story in the Ne... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.30.09 - Posted March 30, 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 70 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Klein / Griffin Verbal Battle As CNN Cedes Second Place in Prime to MSNBC - Posted March 27, 2009
Here is the AP story we mentioned earlier today on the cable news ratings picture. David Bauder begins with: CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news... [TVNewser]

Rumors Swirl as Ed Schultz Guest Hosts on MSNBC - Posted March 11, 2009
With the hypothetical possibility of a new MSNBC show at 10pmET, each guest hosting spot gets extra scrutiny. This was the case with radio host Ed Schultz, who filled in for David Shuster... [TVNewser]

One More Time: Vote For MSNBC's 10pm Host - Posted February 19, 2009
We've written about the potential for a new 10pmET host on MSNBC a few times since MSNBC president Phil Griffin floated the idea last month. The ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09 - Posted January 26, 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]

Keith Olbermann in the Middle of Gibson / Griffin Dinner Exchange - Posted January 23, 2009
Oh boy. Keith Olbermann gave Fox News's John Gibson the bronze last night in "Worst Persons" ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Describes Exchange With MSNBC Boss: "He Was Looking For Ratings" - Posted January 22, 2009
Fox News Radio host John Gibson had some comments about MSNBC's Inauguration coverage yesterday, taking on his usual targets &mdas... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Looking To Add New 10pmET Show - Posted January 22, 2009
Now that Countdown with Keith Olbermann is in place at 8pmET and The Rachel Maddow Show is set at 9pmET, the New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Griffin: "We're Less About Ideology Than Fox" - Posted January 16, 2009
MSNBC held their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Los Angeles, and the questions ranged from comparisons of MSNBC and FNC to comparisons of Obama and Bush. Variety's Brian Lowry writes ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Inauguration Notes: Who (Olbermann and Matthews) and Where (Movie Theaters) - Posted January 13, 2009
Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were removed from anchoring political coverage ... [TVNewser]

2008 Ratings: MSNBC Fastest Growing Once Again - Posted December 31, 2008
MSNBC was the fastest growing channel in all of television in 2008 when measured in Total Viewers for both total day and prime time. The NBC cable news channel was the third fastest in growth in the A25-54 demo behind BBC America and History International. The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Journos, Matthews, VPs - Posted December 20, 2008
> B&C has the report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. in 2008, 41 journalists were killed while on assignment around the world. That's down from 65 in 2007. Most of the deaths, 11, happened in Iraq. That's down from the record 32 deaths there in 2007. > MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

"People Have Learned New Viewing Habits" - Posted November 10, 2008
The AP's David Bauder takes a look at the cable news landscape through the lens of an Obama White House. Frank Sesno, the former CNN Washington bureau chief... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.30.08 - Posted October 30, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

October Ratings - MSNBC: "We Tamed the Giant of Larry King" - Posted October 27, 2008
Brian Williams couldn't do it. Neither could Joe Scarborough, Rita Cosby, ... [TVNewser]

Griffin: "Watch out CNN and FOX" - Posted October 16, 2008
On Tuesday night, there weren't any exclusive interviews, lengthy Special Comments, or debates on MSNBC. Or on the other cablers. But on a usual Tuesday night, MSNBC topped CNN and FNC in the A25-54 demo in prime time. "This is just a stat... [TVNewser]

CNBC, MSNBC Prop GE's Q3 - Posted October 13, 2008
While General Electric's overall third quarter profit dropped 23%, sales income at NBCU gained nearly 10% last quarter. Much of that is due to the division's cable networks including CNBC and MSNBC. In a press relea... [TVNewser]

When The Tide Turned At MSNBC - Posted September 10, 2008
In a must-read in the New York Observer, Felix Gillette gets the story behind the story of MSNBC's decision to take Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Removes Olbermann & Matthews From Election Anchor Duties - Posted September 7, 2008
With less than 60 days until the election, MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of prime time political coverage and replacing them with NBC White House correspondent David Gregory. For months the network has... [TVNewser]

Olbermann & Matthews: "Forget the Scuttle, Don't You See How We Get Along?" - Posted September 3, 2008
MSNBC was looking for some fireworks that would help boost their ratings during the political conventions, but the fireworks came ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC On Air Tension: Insider Predicts "Blow Up" While Griffin says "Don't Make More of This Than it Is" - Posted August 28, 2008
TVNewser has been tracking several on-air incidents among MSNBC anchors during... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Brings Out the Crowd - Posted August 25, 2008
MSNBC's spot outside Union Station at the 2008 Democratic Conventions turned "The Place For Politics" into "The Place For People Without Convention Credentials." Although it sounds like the place has gotten a bit more ro... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.08 - Posted August 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Final Verdict: Maddow Replacing Abrams - Posted August 19, 2008
After speculation dating back to December, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will get her own show. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Cable's Gain May Be Broadcasters' Loss - Posted August 3, 2008
The NYTimes has the numbers that show this election season has been particularly good for the cable news channels... in the first half of 2008 and the cable networks showed two dozen candidate debates, CNN had, on average, 32 percent more 25- to 54-year-old viewers than during the same period in 2004,... [TVNewser]

"It Would Make it More Interesting if Bill Was on And Did It Live" - Posted July 21, 2008
It was MSNBC's turn at the TCA today, which has become a hot spot for media stories the past couple of weeks. Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.08 - Posted July 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Above, Luke Russert and James Carville spearhead XM radio's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.17.08 - Posted July 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where can you find the above bathroom in Washington, D.C.? Email us your guesses. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Griffin Upped at MSNBC - Posted July 16, 2008
Phil Griffin has been named President of MSNBC, continuing to report to NBC News President Steve Capus. Griffin was named NBC News SVP in April 2005, and was given "executive-in-charge" status in June ... [TVNewser]

The "New Form" For MSNBC Mornings - Posted July 14, 2008
New York Magazine's Mark Binelli takes a look at Morning Joe, which was born from the firing of Don Imus last year. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.14.08 - Posted July 14, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Above, Adam Verdugo makes his television debut. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Broadcasting Radio Show From MSNBC Studios - Posted April 12, 2007
Roughly 12 hours after MSNBC announced that it would cancel its simulcast of his show, MSNBC allowed Don Imus to broadcast his Imus in the Morning radio program this morning from its Secaucus, New Jersey studios today, the last broadcast before his two-week radio suspension begins. Imus was in a defiant mood... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Broadcasting Radio Show From MSNBC Studios - Posted April 12, 2007
Roughly 12 hours after MSNBC announced that it would cancel its simulcast of his show, MSNBC allowed Don Imus to broadcast his Imus in the Morning radio program this morning from its Secaucus, New Jersey studios today, the last broadcast before his two-week radio suspension begins. Imus was in a defiant mood... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Snipping Back At Sharpton? - Posted April 12, 2007
Barely 12 hours after being fired from MSNBC... 6:12 AM: On Imus' radio program (no longer simulcast on MSNBC) this morning, Chris Carlin, who covers sports for the program, discussed yesterday's dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse players. (rough transcript) DON IMUS: When will Al Sharpton be apologizing to them? (LAUGHTER) CARLIN: I'm unaware of... [FishbowlDC]

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