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Cable News Takes Home Social Media Shorty Awards - Posted April 8, 2014
TVNewser was at last night's Shorty Awards in New York City, where both MSNBC and Al Jazeera America won awards for their respective social media activities. Our sister site Lost Remote has the full awards recap. MSNBC.com won the best use of ... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Wolf, Wolffe, Fox - Posted March 12, 2014
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw are holding court in CNN's DC bureau this morning. The chat, hosted by the CNN Diversity Council, is being beamed to employees in New York, Atlanta and LA too. Shaw was an anchor at CNN from 1980-2001. MSNBC.com's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Head to South by Southwest - Posted March 7, 2014
South by Southwest Interactive starts today (the music portion starts Monday) and various tvnewsers will be there. MSNBC's Alex Wagner will be a on a panel today. "Way Too Early" host Thoma... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Launches New App With Live Streaming, On Demand Clips - Posted November 12, 2013
Hot off the heels of the MSNBC.com relaunch, the cable channel has launched a new app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch. The app allows users... [Lost Remote]

MSNBC's New Website Goes Live - Posted October 15, 2013
MSNBC flipped the switch on its new website today, launching a public preview at www.msnbc.com/preview. You can read more about their plans for the site ... [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]

MSNBC.com to Re-Launch Next Week - Posted October 10, 2013
MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe is blasting out an email this morning about the site's relaunch next week. The wait is almost over. We launch next week, and as promised, you'll get an early look at the website that will tr... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz vs. MSNBC's Richard Wolffe On White House Encounter - Posted September 20, 2013
In a new book, The Message, political journalist and the executive editor of MSNBC.com Richard Wolffe recalls a meeting between President Obama and liberal supporters during the 2012 campaign. His colleague, MSNBC host ... [TVNewser]

Politico Loses Editor to MSNBC.com - Posted September 12, 2013
A big loss for Politico today. Laura McGann, a deputy managing editor, is leaving the publication to move to Manhattan to be MSNBC.com's news editor. ... [PRNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Woodruff, MSNBC.com, Walters - Posted June 17, 2013
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is planning a series of reports for "Nightline," highlighting "the most dangerous and extreme places across the globe." The debut segment airs tonight, and features a look at child coal miners. MSNBC.com continues to staff up. The latest additions include Irin Ca... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Woodruff, MSNBC.com, Walters - Posted June 17, 2013
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is planning a series of reports for "Nightline," highlighting "the most dangerous and extreme places across the globe." The debut segment airs tonight, and features a look at child coal miners. MSNBC.com continues to staff up. The latest additions include Irin Ca... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC.com Staffs Up - Posted May 6, 2013
MSNBC.com is staffing up ahead of a major relaunch later this year. The relaunched site will focus on the world of politics and the personalities that populate MSNBC's programming. There will also, however, be plenty of political news and information. To that end, the channel is adding a number of reporters, inc... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC.com Staffs Up - Posted May 6, 2013
MSNBC.com is staffing up ahead of a major relaunch later this year. The relaunched site will focus on the world of politics and the personalities that populate MSNBC's programming. There will also, however, be plenty of political news and information. To that end, the channel is adding a number of reporters, inc... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC.com Staffs Up - Posted May 6, 2013
MSNBC.com is staffing up ahead of a major relaunch later this year. The relaunched site will focus on the world of politics and the personalities that populate MSNBC's programming. There will also, however, be plenty of political news and information. To that end, the channel is adding a number of reporters, inc... [TVNewser]

HuffPost's Sam Stein Not a Pothead 'Anymore' - Posted April 5, 2013
It was difficult to come away from Friday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC and not think Sam Stein of HuffPost isn't high at least half of his waking hours. Though he tells FishbowlDC he isn't. Not "anymore." A new pew poll ... [FishbowlDC]

NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com Make a Slew of Hires - Posted March 18, 2013
NBC News Digital has made a slew of personnel announcements today, affecting both NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, which will launch this Summer. NBCNews.com has named Hilary Frey editorial director for news, while MSNBC.com has named ... [TVNewser]

Spotted: MSNBC's Richard Wolffe at Pennsylvania Ski Resort - Posted January 14, 2013
The suits at NBC will be proud to learn that MSNBC.com VP and Executive Director Richard Wolffe never leaves his work far behind. He was spotted, not on the slopes, but typing away on his laptop at the Whitetail Ski Resort Starbucks in the mountains of Pennsylvania. He was seated at... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day "When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?" -- Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart to NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw, who appeared on the show ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD Tick Tock - Posted April 30, 2012
We're recapping the White House Correspondents' Dinner from Saturday night with a special Tick Tock. Enjoy as we take you through the night. By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry 5:30 p.m.: I meet up with Eddie at a shitty McDonald's in Adams Morgan as the sky opens up to a... [PRNewser]

WHCD Tick Tock - Posted April 30, 2012
We're recapping the White House Correspondents' Dinner from Saturday night with a special Tick Tock. Enjoy as we take you through the night. By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry 5:30 p.m.: I meet up with Eddie at a shitty McDonald's in Adams Morgan as the sky opens up to a... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Top Political Talent Heads to The Big Easy - Posted November 15, 2011
The Bipartisan Policy Center, led by Capitol Files' Most Powerful People in Washington List recipient Jason Grumet is bringing some of the top names in campaign strategy and political media coverage to New Orleans with just under a year to the 2012 presidential election. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Analyst Richard Wolffe Says He's 'Indebted' to Rush Limbaugh Over Colonoscopy Remark - Posted September 3, 2011
MSNBC Commentator and author Richard Wolffe is oddly grateful for right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh's colonoscopy... [FishbowlDC]

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

FT Party: Characteristically Pretty in Pink - Posted April 16, 2011
Anderson House, off Dupont Circle ... [PRNewser]

What's Next in U.S. Politics? - Posted December 13, 2010
Seems we're having an avalanche of panel events. Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi is hosting a panel discussion called "What's Next In U.S. Politics?" The discussion also includes a "book presentation" by MSNBC Commentator Richard Wolffe, author of Revival: The Struggle For Survival Inside the Obama White House. On the panel will... [FishbowlDC]

A Book Party That Actually Sounds Lovely - Posted November 17, 2010
Everyone's writing a book these days. But not everyone has a book party hosted at an embassy with a top rated chef. The invitation reads: The Ambassador of Mexico Arturo Sarukhan, Mrs. Vero... [FishbowlDC]

New Obama Book: 'Everyone Knew the Communications Effort Was Struggling' - Posted November 15, 2010
Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, a new book out this week from communications consultant and political analyst Richard Wolffe, puts forth yet another documentation of how the ... [PRNewser]

NJ Parties Like the Pink Panther - Posted October 29, 2010
It was Night 4 of NJ's flurry of launch parties at the rented space on E St. Thursday night was thought to be the mother of parties so far. The room was packed. So much so, that partygoers periodically slipped out into the cool air when they couldn't take the crowding.... [FishbowlDC]

Huffington's Backyard Book Bash - Posted October 6, 2010
National Journal's Matt Cooper hides from the paparazzi behind one of Arianna's book-themed pillows. Arianna Huffington made a splash last night at the home of ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 30, 2010
Quotes of the Day Kurtz makes fun of Paris Hilton's coke bust Paris Hilton busted for coke in Vegas? Remember when she got out of jail and said she was going to do something with her life? Snort! - WaPo columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet. Real Housewife husband: reluctantly... [FishbowlDC]

Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally Underway - Posted August 28, 2010
At 10amET Glenn Beck's 8/28 "Restoring Honor" rally got underway. Here's how it looked on the cable news channels. • The rally is being carried live on C-SPAN. • On MSNBC, reporter/producer ... [TVNewser]

Wolffe Publishing New Obama Book - Posted July 28, 2010
•Our sister publishing blog GalleyCat has the info on the as yet untitled book to be released this fall by MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe. The work will be a follow up to 2009's Renegade: The Making of a President. ... [TVNewser]

Richard Wolffe to Publish Barack Obama Book - Posted July 28, 2010
MSNBC political analyst and journalist Richard Wolffe has sold an untitled book about the Barack Obama presidency to Random House's Crown Publishing Group. Publication is set for November 16, 2010--immediately after what promis... [GalleyCat]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 22, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Sweating buckets "I'm on a panel today so I wore a suit. Will I really look better drenched in sweat than dressed sensibly for summer in DC?" --Steve Buttry, director of Community Engagement at TBD Wolffe's hard hitting wordplay "Heading over to Hardball. Or hardballing o... [FishbowlDC]

Massey Energy Hires Public Strategies In Wake of Mine Tragedy - Posted April 22, 2010
WPP-owned Public Strategies has been hired by Massey Energy Co. following an incident in which 29 miners died at one of the company's coal mines in West Virginia earlier this month. Public Strategies is staffed by political heavyweights including former George W. B... [PRNewser]

Richard Wolffe: The Party Crasher - Posted March 18, 2010
Liberal scribe Richard Wolffe, an MSNBC political analyst and regular writer for The Daily Beast, may need some party crashing lessons from the Salahis. Wolffe attempted to crash the Fox Suite Wednesday night in the convention center which held the network's pre-party to the Radio & TV Correspondent... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Wolffe Working on Second Obama Book - Posted December 5, 2009
Via WaPo's Reliable Source: After a brief stint in lobbying/PR, Richard Wolffe is back in journalism. The longtime White House correspondent for Newsweek -- a talking head so ubiquitous and vivid (those glasses, that accent) he inspired a "Saturday Night Live" caricature -- had left... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project - Posted November 16, 2009
Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project's Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest. Juleanna Glover ope... [FishbowlDC]

Ronnie Cho Bares (Almost) All at HBO Screening of "By the People" - Posted November 4, 2009
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Former Newsweek Correspondent Turned PR Exec Richard Wolffe Returns to Countdown With Keith Olbermann - Posted October 2, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Richard Wolffe, the former N... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.02.09 - Posted October 2, 2009
Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Wolffe Back on 'Countdown' Tonight - Posted October 1, 2009
TVNewser has learned Richard Wolffe will be a guest on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight. His first appearance in two months. Wolffe, a lead contributor who twice filled in as host of the show, was kept off Countdown while the network looked into his work with Pu... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & "Poliwood" - Posted October 1, 2009
• CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League's annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight. • Washingtonian's 18 "Most Stylish"- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.07.09 - Posted August 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting li... [FishbowlDC]

Wolffe Shopping Second Obama Book - Posted August 5, 2009
Richard Wolffe is looking to publish a second book on President Obama, a "fly-on-the-wall" glimpse into his presidency tentatively entitled, "30 Days: A Portrait of the White House at Work." The book would follow Wolffe's recent "Renegade: The Making of a President." According to The New Republic, Wolffe's I... [FishbowlDC]

Journalist Richard Wolffe Plans New Obama Book - Posted August 5, 2009
Journalist Richard Wolffe hopes to publish a second book about President Barack Obama, a "fly-on-the-wall" glimpse of the presidency tentatively entitled, "30 Days: A Portrait of the White ... [GalleyCat]

MSNBC Will Continue Booking Richard Wolffe - Posted August 4, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Richard Wolffe, one of many high... [PRNewser]

Wolffe Won't Appear on Countdown until Corporate Job Is Clarified - Posted August 4, 2009
While the response to Keith Olbermann's recent DailyKos diary entry focused on the MSNBC-FNC "truce," Olbermann also stated that political commentator/corporate stra... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Responds to Salon Piece on Wolffe's MSNBC Guest-Hosting Stint: "He Will Not Be Appearing With Us" - Posted August 3, 2009
As we told you earlier, Salon's Glenn Greenwald raised some red flags about Public Strategies, Inc.'s Richard Wolffe guest-hosting MSNBC programming, saying: "Having Richard Wolffe host an MSNBC program -- or serving as an almost daily "political ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted August 3, 2009
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Howard Dean to Fill in on Countdown - Posted July 27, 2009
Tomorrow and Wednesday, former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean will guest host Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Expect a lot of health care talk as Dean ... [TVNewser]

Howard Dean To Guest Host MSNBC's Countdown - Posted July 27, 2009
Former Vermont governor, former presidential candidate, Democratic National Committee chairman, author, CNBC contributor, and now guest MSNBC host... Howard Dean's keeping busy. He'll guest host Countdown with Keith Olbermann this Tuesday and Wednesday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.27.09 - Posted July 27, 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. From yesterday's ... [FishbowlDC]

The P.M. Ticker: Claman, Casone, Wolffe, Kosisky - Posted July 24, 2009
> It makes TVNewser tired just thinking about it, but FBN's Liz Claman and Cheryl Casone are scheduled to compete in this Sunday's NYC Triathlon. It'll be the first triathlon for both women. ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 17, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a panel with WSJ's Paul Gigot, CNBC's John Harwood, NPR's Michele Norris and author ... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Novel Debuts on Top of Indie Bestseller List - Posted June 25, 2009
During its debut week on the list, "The Angel's Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon topped the Indie Bestseller List in the hardcover fiction category. After polling hundreds of independent booksellers around the country, IndieBound released the Indie Bestsell... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List 06.08.09 - Posted June 8, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Monday m... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted June 5, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Programming note: Due to NBC's coverage of the French Open, Meet the Press will not air Sunday, June 7. We will return at our regular time on June 14. CBS' Face the Nation: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ABC's This Week: Secretary... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 2, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Richard Wolffe celebrated his new book "Renegade: The Making of a President" last night at Cafe Atlantico with friends and colleagues, including Valerie Jarrett, Gwen Ifill, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.01.09 - Posted June 1, 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. Catching up on birthdays... Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.20.09 - Posted April 20, 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 91 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Wolffe, Tapper, Burnett... - Posted April 1, 2009
> MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe has been named a senior strategist for Public Strategies, Inc. Wolffe tells Politico he will continue his work at the cable news network. > Fishbow... [TVNewser]

Newsweek's Wolffe to Public Strategies, Inc. - Posted April 1, 2009
Newsweek's Richard Wolffe, also an NBC political analyst and accomplished author, now adds Public Strategies, Inc. to his resume. His newes... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Wolffe Looking At Newsweek's Exit Signs... - Posted January 9, 2009
A FishbowlDC reader recalled to us a recent conversation s/he had with Newsweek's Richard Wolffe recently, in which the reporter and frequent MSNBC host confessed that he planned to leave Newsweek after the inauguration. >Update: Wolffe tells FishbowlDC that he'll focus on book-writing, most notably "Renegade," his book on Barack Obama. He'll... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 26, 2008
Meet the Press: David Axelrod. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post. This Week: Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann on Olbermann: "Kinda Went on a Bit, But Then Again I Know People Say That About Me" - Posted November 4, 2008
TVNewser columnist Gail Shister reached out to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann before his show last night to talk about Ben A... [TVNewser]

Affleck as Olbermann: "It is the Fear and the Tyranny Up With Which We Dare No Longer Put" - Posted November 2, 2008
So, the Keith Olbermann skit made it into the live edition of SNL last night. Ben Affleck, who's been a guest on Countdown, played Olbermann to the extreme, and that's not easy to do. We were particularly fond of ... [TVNewser]

Did You Make Obama's Cut? - Posted July 21, 2008
There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can't accommodate all of them on the plane. Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back: ... [FishbowlDC]

Did You Know...? - Posted July 11, 2008
Newsweek's Richard Wolffe can not only cook, but he can shoot hoops as well? Homeboy was shooting it up with Obama man Reggie Love recently and apparently was somewhat decent for a man of such non-Yao Ming heights. Lara Logan was dealing ... [FishbowlDC]

New WHCA Appointments - Posted July 2, 2007
FishbowlDC has learned that Bloomberg's Ed Chen has been elected president of the White House Correspondents' Association for the 2009-2010 term. Ed Henry won the TV seat and Richard Wolffe was elected to the magazine seat. The full results: At large seat: Ed Chen 86 votes John McKinnon 72 David Jackson 1 Rick Dunham... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Win In The WHCA? - Posted June 25, 2007
The 2007 elections for WHCA president (for 2009-2010) and for three seats on the Executive Board of the White House Correspondents' Association (one at-large seat, one seat representing magazines and one seat representing TV) are underway (ballots were due Friday). Who will win? Bloomberg's Ed Chen is running for both the at-large seat... [FishbowlDC]

Wolffe on the Queen's Visit - Posted May 11, 2007
From Joseph Curl, writing for White House Weekly (unavailable online): Three White House reporters were among the 130 guests this week at President Bush's white-tie state dinner to honor Queen Elizabeth II, and one said afterward that they all felt a bit like fish out of water. "I'm sure we all thought,'Can you... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.12.07 - Posted March 12, 2007
We hear: Still lots of back and forth on the Post's internal critique board, wondering why no one is paying attention to the story length guidelines advocating by Len Downie and Phil Bennett recently... Hillary Profita has left CBS' Public Eye to join a New York City-based aviation consulting firm called... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.02.07 - Posted March 2, 2007
Leading today's caption contest so far is "Wait... I keep getting this wrong - so first you mix in the polonium, then the sugar?" From Pew's Weekly News Interest Index: "Iraq remained the top news story last week, both in terms of public interest and news coverage. Anna Nicole Smith's death... [FishbowlDC]

To Do: Tonight - Posted February 20, 2007
(Although good luck getting tickets, we hear) Tonight at the National Press Club, Tony Snow turns the tables and questions members of the White House Press Corps. David Gregory of NBC; Sheryl Stolberg of NYTimes; Terry Hunt of Associated Press; Mark Knoller of CBS Radio; Richard Wolffe of Newsweek and April Ryan... [FishbowlDC]

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