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TVNewsers Celebrate 10 Years of TVNewser - Posted April 29, 2014
In January 2004, a college student named Brian Stelter started CableNewser, a blog that covered the ins and outs of cable TV news. It quickly grabbed the attention of the people who work in all ranks of TV news: from top news executives, to gr... [TVNewser]

Firehouse Helms Simple, Effective 'Forest' Spot for Interstate Batteries - Posted January 22, 2014
Dallas-based agency Firehouse created this simple, yet clever and effective spot for Instersate Batteries. The 30 second "Forest" depicts an overgrown forest swallowing up a long-abandoned 1949 Studebacker Champion Starlight Coupe with weeds and vines. Although the car is overrun with vegetation, its battery is still going strong, evidenced by the song... [AgencySpy]

HLN's Ryan Smith Joins ABC News as Correspondent, Legal Analyst - Posted December 18, 2013
HLN anchor Ryan Smith is joining ABC News as a New York-based correspondent and legal analyst. In his new role, which begins early next year, Smith will also provide legal analysis on ESPN's programs and platforms. "R... [TVNewser]

HLN Hires Three New Programming Executives - Posted December 16, 2013
The winds of change at HLN continue, as network president Albie Hecht announced three new senior level programming hires today. Former BET and Spike TV executive ... [TVNewser]

Layoffs at HLN as Network Plans Major Programming Changes - Posted November 4, 2013
Just six weeks after taking over as general manager of HLN, Albie Hecht is instituting sweeping programming changes in daytime and primetime that... [TVNewser]

HLN Slates Nightly Show on Jodi Arias Trial - Posted March 11, 2013
The obsession with the Jodi Arias trial continues. This week, HLN will premiere "After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial," a nightly show with a live studio audience. The program premieres Wednesday and will run Monday-Thursday for the duration of the ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN - Posted October 29, 2012
CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and ... [TVNewser]

truTV Sees Ratings Spike During Sandusky Trial - Posted June 27, 2012
The just-concluded trial of Jerry Sandusky led to a ratings spike for truTV, particularly among younger viewers. InSession, the network's 9am-3pmET programming, averaged 84,000 A25-54 viewers from June 11-22, an i... [TVNewser]

HLN Adapting 'Morning Express' For The Evening, Launching 'Evening Express' - Posted May 22, 2012
HLN is launching a new late afternoon/early evening program called "Evening Express." As the name suggests, the format is based on the channel's successful morning program, "Morning Express with Robin Meade." The show will originate from Atlanta and will air from 5-7 PM, beginning Monday, June 4. Ryan Smith will host the... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Cover Whitney Houston's Funeral - Posted February 18, 2012
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Whitney Houston Funeral Getting Extensive Cable Coverage - Posted February 17, 2012
The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, and while it is private, cable news is planning extensive coverage. The funeral will be streamed online at the AP's livestream page, so fans can bypass... [TVNewser]

HLN Revamps Dayside Anchor Line-Up - Posted August 17, 2010
First on TVNewser: With the recent departures of both Chuck Roberts and Richard Lui, HLN has revamped its dayside anchor line-up with the shuffling of some talent. ... [TVNewser]

Vinnie Politan Returns to TV as Host of "In Session" - Posted November 6, 2009
With next Friday marking the final day of production of truTV's "In Session" programming from New York, the network has announced new anchors who will debut from CNN headquarters in Atlanta the following Monday. Among the new hosts is a familiar name: Vinnie Politan. A... [TVNewser]

Fired CBS Producer Talks About $50M Suit - Posted June 25, 2007
In an interview this afternoon with TVNewser, fired CBS News Producer Dick Jefferson says his dismissal was like "being kicked out of your family." Jefferson, an 18-year veteran of the network is suing CBS for $50 million, and naming Senior VP Linda Mason in the suit. He was let go Nov. 20,... [TVNewser]

Ex-CBS News Producer To File $50M Sexual-Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against Network - Posted June 25, 2007
CBS Calls Suit 'Vicious And Unconscionable' Attack Richard Jefferson, a former CBS News producer who was brutally attacked while vacationing in St. Martin last year in a gay-bashing incident, is set to file a $50 million sexual-orientation discriminati... [Fishbowl NY]

Ex-CBS News Producer To File $50M Sexual-Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against Network - Posted June 25, 2007
CBS Calls Suit 'Vicious And Unconscionable' Attack Richard Jefferson, a former CBS News producer who was brutally attacked while vacationing in St. Martin last year in a gay-bashing incident, is set to file a $50 million sexual-orientation discriminati... [FishbowlNY]

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