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Michelle Kosinski Leaves NBC for CNN, Named White House Correspondent - Posted February 7, 2014
CNN is making changes in the Washington bureau ahead of the 2014 midterms and 2016 Presidential elections. Michelle Kosinski is joining the network as White House correspondent and ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Brianna Keilar Upped to Senior Political Correspondent - Posted February 5, 2014
Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief, announced today that Brianna Keilar has been named CNN's senior political correspondent. Along with reporting the top political and policy st... [FishbowlDC]

Brianna Keilar Named Senior Political Correspondent at CNN - Posted February 5, 2014
Brianna Keilar has been named CNN's senior political correspondent. In her new role, which begins next month, Keilar will serve as the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field of 2016 Presidential conte... [TVNewser]

John King Revives 'Inside Politics' at CNN - Posted January 30, 2014
"Inside Politics" is back -this time with more John King. The 30 minute Sunday program, which was previously hosted by Judy Woodruff before being cancelled in 2005, will feature a rotating... [FishbowlDC]

CNN to Relaunch 'Inside Politics' With John King - Posted January 30, 2014
CNN is bringing back "Inside Politics" with John King as anchor. The revamped show, which will feature a rotating panel of political reporters, will debut this Sunday at 8:30amET. "Inside Politics" ran for more than 20 years on CNN. It ... [TVNewser]

Joe Johns Promoted to Senior Washington Correspondent at CNN - Posted January 15, 2014
Joe Johns has been promoted to senior Washington correspondent at CNN, Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced this morning. Johns, who marks his tenth anniversa... [TVNewser]

Behind the Scenes on Election Night At CNN - Posted November 6, 2013
We have a pretty good idea where you guys went to watch the election results come in. And while we desperately wanted to drink as well, we got an invite we just couldn't refuse: the Crossfire Control Room at CNN. Upon arrivin... [FishbowlDC]

Lucky Michael Douglas Bypasses Catherine Zeta Jones Q's at U.S. Peace Institute - Posted October 29, 2013
On Monday night the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington hosted the Ploughshares Fund Gala. Ploughshares Fund is a bi-partisan group aiming to put an end to the remnants of the nuclear proliferation age, and finally making the world a nuclear-free place for future generations. The gala featured prominent figures, such... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Shaylor Named EP of 'The Situation Room' - Posted October 3, 2013
CNN has named Jay Shaylor executive producer of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." Shaylor joins CNN from ABC News, where he served as senior producer on "Good Mor... [TVNewser]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [PRNewser]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Mike Allen Sees Dead People - Posted September 11, 2013
Tuesday night's big party celebrating the return of "Crossfire" was held at the Carnegie Library. As expected, it was QUITE the affair. Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S.E. Cupp and ... [FishbowlDC]

Turning Down the Volume for 'Crossfire' 2.0 - Posted September 9, 2013
New "Crossfire" hosts (l-r) Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, S.E. Cupp and Newt Gingrich. When last we saw CNN's "Crossfire," it resembled a scene from "Animal House," minus the togas. Eight years later, "Crossfire" has learned its manners, according to CNN. Hosts will use their in... [TVNewser]

Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter Set to Host 'Crossfire' Debut - Posted September 6, 2013
Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter are the two hosts for the debut edition of "Crossfire" Monday night, CNN Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

CNN Hires Chief National Security Correspondent - Posted September 3, 2013
CNN has hired Jim Sciutto to be their Chief National Security Correspondent. According to a release dispatched this morning, Sciutto "will report and provide analysis on all aspects of U.S. national security, including foreig... [FishbowlDC]

Evan Perez, Lisa Desjardins Join CNN Washington Bureau - Posted July 15, 2013
CNN's Washington bureau is adding two reporters, Evan Perez and Lisa Desjardins, to its ranks. Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

CNN Taps Rebecca Kutler As 'Crossfire' EP - Posted July 10, 2013
CNN has tapped Rebecca Kutler to be the executive producer of the revamped "Crossfire," which will launch later this Fall. Kutler is a CNN veteran, having served previously as a senior producer and an executive producer for the channe... [TVNewser]

Cutter, Madden Join CNN - Posted May 29, 2013
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2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update - Posted March 22, 2013
"First Thursday," the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started. This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack. CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge - Posted March 21, 2013
Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament. Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one... [TVNewser]

Weekend Wedding Bells For David Shuster - Posted February 19, 2013
Current TV and We Act Radio's David Shuster officially tied the knot this weekend in Manhattan with Kera Rennert, a freelance writer/produ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 13, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- State of the Union-Fugitive Edition SOTU quotes that are fit for a Fishbowl: "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." -- brought to our attention by HuffPost's Sam Stein's... [FishbowlDC]

Dana Bash Promoted to Chief Congressional Correspondent at CNN - Posted January 22, 2013
Dana Bash has been promoted to chief Congressional correspondent at CNN. "Week in and week out, Dana's reporting and analysis make our air better. And we saw it again yesterday with Dana's relentless efforts to la... [TVNewser]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [PRNewser]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [FishbowlDC]

Networks, Candidates Divided Over Use of Split-Screen Shot During Debate Coverage - Posted October 10, 2012
As the networks gear up for the second debate of election season, the New York Times shines a spotlight on a common element of deb... [TVNewser]

Sam Feist: CNN To 'Use Every Tool At Our Disposal' To Help Viewers Make Sense Of Debate - Posted October 3, 2012
Because essentially every network will be showing the same video feed for the debate tonight, it is up to the producers at each channel to figure out what they can do differently. Pre and post-debate analysis are a given, but CNN is also planning to change things up during the debate too.... [TVNewser]

CNN, Facebook Announce Several Initiatives For 2012 Presidential Election - Posted July 9, 2012
CNN and Facebook are gearing up for the ... [AllFacebook]

Revolving Door: Anderson Cooper; CNN; NBC News head talks Ann Curry, and more - Posted July 2, 2012
Anderson Cooper revealed in an email to The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan that he's gay. "I couldn't be any more happy,... [PRNewser]

CNN Memos on Supreme Court Gaffe: 'Today we failed to adhere to our own standard' - Posted June 29, 2012
Executives at CNN and CNN.com sent memos to staff yesterday, promising investigations into exactly what happened when the network incorrectly reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in President Obama's healthcare bill. The Washington Post... [TVNewser]

CNN's New Model: CNBC? - Posted June 27, 2012
Politico asks a question that has been asked a number of times over the last couple of years: "What's Wrong at CNN?" There are a number of familiar refrains, including the fact that MSNBC and Fox News are heavy on primarily partisan politic... [TVNewser]

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

Iowans Edith and Carolyn go to Washington - Posted March 20, 2012
Look who just made an impromptu visit to the CNN DC bureau. Meet Edith and Carolyn of Clinton County, Iowa fame. Edith Pfeffer and Carolyn Tallet f... [TVNewser]

Debates Done? Maybe Not - Posted March 5, 2012
B&C's Andrea Morabito previews "Super Tuesday," speaking to CNN's Sam Feist... [TVNewser]

CNN Promotes Acosta to Nat. Political Correspondent - Posted February 6, 2012
CNN's Jim Acosta has been upped to national political correspondent. Washington Bureau Chief and Senior V.P. ... [FishbowlDC]

Lizzie O'Leary Lands at CNN - Posted January 12, 2012
Lizzie O'Leary has been named CNN's Aviation and Regulation Correspondent. The newly created position will cover all means of transportation in the country and the regulatory agencies of Washington, D.C. O'Leary recent... [FishbowlDC]

Lizzie O'Leary leaves Bloomberg TV For CNN - Posted January 12, 2012
Bloomberg TV Washington DC correspondent Lizzie O'Leary is leaving the business channel for CNN. O'Leary will be CNN's aviation and regulation corespondent, reporting on all facets of transportation, as well as DC's regulator... [TVNewser]

Rick Perry Qualifies for CNN South Carolina Debate... Barely - Posted January 12, 2012
GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry came extremely close to being excluded from CNN's upcoming debate in South Carolina. Two weeks ago CNN posted its criteria for inclusion, with a candidate having to achieve one of four criteria in order to participate. Among them: plac... [TVNewser]

CNN to Makeover Studio B - Posted January 6, 2012
Today CNN's DC Bureau bids farewell to Studio B. In a memo from Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist, CNNers learn that programs like "The Situation Room" will no longer be broadcast from that studio -- at least not until the makeover is... [PRNewser]

'John King USA' Gets a New Executive Producer - Posted December 2, 2011
Rebecca Kutler will take over as the executive producer of "John King USA" on December 14, Washington Bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

More Debate Details... - Posted November 22, 2011
CNN D.C. Bureau Chief Sam Feist does a media walk-through. Notes about tonight's CNN/Heritage GOP Presidential debate: There will be 3 commercial breaks. While we prefer Gingric... [FishbowlDC]

The Challenges of Being 'Fair' In a Primary Debate - Posted November 22, 2011
On the eve of CNN's GOP national security debate, the AP's David Bauder writes about the challenges TV news operations face when broadcasting primary debates. Specifically, t... [TVNewser]

Layoffs in CNN's Washington Bureau - Posted November 11, 2011
Approximately a dozen CNN employees in the Washington D.C. bureau have been laid off. We understand that new editorial positions are being created across all CNN programming. The network's Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist sent a note to D.C. staff late this afternoon. Our sister site TVNewser broke the news. Read more... [PRNewser]

Dozens of Jobs Cut at CNN; New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Miami, LA Staffers Pink-Slipped - Posted November 11, 2011
Breaking: Layoff notices are being handed out across CNN/U.S. today. Photographers, editors and other staffers in Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami are being let go. In all, at least 50 positions are being eliminated. As many as 12 staffers in the Washington, DC bureau alone, four of... [Fishbowl NY]

Dozens of Jobs Cut at CNN; New York, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Miami, LA Staffers Pink-Slipped - Posted November 11, 2011
Breaking: Layoff notices are being handed out across CNN/U.S. today. Photographers, editors and other staffers in Atlanta, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami are being let go. In all, at least 50 positions are being eliminated. As many as 12 staffers in the Washington, DC bureau alone, four of... [FishbowlNY]

CNN Names Sherling Director of Washington Programming - Posted November 9, 2011
CNN has named Eric Sherling director of Washington programming. Sam Feist, CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Senior VP, announced the ne... [FishbowlDC]

Eric Sherling Rejoins CNN as Director of DC Programming - Posted November 9, 2011
More job moves coming from the CNN Washington DC bureau. Eric Sherling, the former EP of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" before leaving for ABC's "Good ... [TVNewser]

CNN Staffing up in DC Bureau For Two Expanded Beats - Posted November 8, 2011
CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist is expanding the newsroom and in the process hiring several new staffers. Feist sent a memo today, obtained by TVNewser, about the expansion of the America Bureau which will call for more coverage from two new beats: Crime ... [TVNewser]

CNN Rebrands Politics & Election Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
For several election cycles CNN has used the branding CNN = Politics and "America Votes" for their political coverage. But as of today, that's changing. TVNewser has learned CNN is making a slight rebrand this election cycle. CNN POLITICS replaces CNN = Politics and "America's Choice 2012" replaces "America Votes." We he... [TVNewser]

Fox Newsers Greeted by CNN's New Guard - Posted September 28, 2011
A peculiar welcome wagon awaited Brit Hume and ... [PRNewser]

Jaconi Leaves "John King, USA" - Posted September 27, 2011
Not everyone is making the move to John King, USA's new time slot when the show transition's from 7 p.m. to 6 o'clock next week. FishbowlDC has confirmed that ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN 'Manipulated' by the Tea Party? - Posted September 23, 2011
The day after Fox News partnered with Google for a GOP primary debate, there is still criticism of CNN partnering with the Tea Party Express for a debate last week. In an article published today, the American Journalism Review ... [TVNewser]

CNN Tea Party Debate: The Reactions - Posted September 13, 2011
CNN held its Tea Party Debate last night in Florida, kicking off with a WWE-esque, nickname-laden introduction of the contenders (roughly the first two minutes): ... [TVNewser]

CNN (And the Candidates) Prep for Tonight's CNN Tea Party Debate - Posted September 12, 2011
CNN is in the final stages of preparing for tonight's CNN Tea Party Debate. The candidates are as well, as the exclusive photo to the right shows. That is Texas Governor Rick Perry standing behind his podium, giving him a chance to see what the auditorium will look like, and CNN a... [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]

Athena Jones Joins CNN Washington as General Assignment Reporter - Posted July 25, 2011
Athena Jones has joined the CNN Washington Bureau as a general assignment reporter, bureau chief Sam Feist announced today. Jones, who begins at CNN today, ... [TVNewser]

Athena Jones to CNN - Posted July 25, 2011
Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist announced this morning that Athena Jones will join CNN as a general assignment reporter, appearing on programs across the n... [FishbowlDC]

A CNN Prince is Born - Posted June 29, 2011
It's a bouncing baby boy for John King and Dana Bash! While newly-named White House correspondent Jessica Yellin manned "John King, USA" Tuesday evening, CNN's politicouple welcomed to the world Jonah Frank King. In response to new... [PRNewser]

Who Will Replace Ed Henry at CNN? - Posted June 21, 2011
Yesterday we learned the stunning news that CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry is jumping ship for the network's competitor Fox News. The mood inside CNN is one of shock as colleagues never saw this coming. CNN says it will announce Henry's replacement soon. The network has a solid policy... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Incorporates Social Media Into GOP Debate Coverage - Posted June 13, 2011
CNN will host its first New Hampshire Republican Presidential debate Monday at 8 p.m., and social media will be woven throughout its coverage of the event. The debate will take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., moderated by CNN anchor and chief national correspondent ... [SocialTimes.com]

CNN Uses 'Feedback Loop' of Social Media for Debate - Posted June 13, 2011
As CNN prepares to host the Republican presidential candidates tonight in New Hampshire, DC Bureau Chief Sam Feist describes how the network will incorporate social media into the debate. CNN will be projecting a live stream of Twitter and Facebook comments onto a large screen on the debate set for... [TVNewser]

Feist to Bureau: "CNN Senior Mgt. Behind JK USA" - Posted June 8, 2011
Earlier today, CNN's Sam Feist held his first staff briefing since accepting the position of Washington bureau chief for the network. Insiders tell FishbowlDC that Feist applauded his team's poise under pressure duri... [PRNewser]

CNN shows go on, despite series of power outages - Posted June 1, 2011
The power is still not fully restored in the neighborhood that is home to CNN's Washington Bureau. The network may need to produce today's late afternoon shows on generator power after a series of outages left the network without primary and backup power for several hours l... [TVNewser]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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Bin Laden Killed: Wolf was Watching the Caps Game - Posted May 2, 2011
Today on CNN, Wolf Blitzer talked about where he was when he got the news last night. He was in his kitchen, watching the Washington Capitals game (they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning), when he got a call from Sam Feist, DC bureau senior executive. Recounting the night with anchor... [Fishbowl NY]

Bin Laden Killed: Wolf was Watching the Caps Game - Posted May 2, 2011
Today on CNN, Wolf Blitzer talked about where he was when he got the news last night. He was in his kitchen, watching the Washington Capitals game (they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning), when he got a call from Sam Feist, DC bureau senior executive. Recounting the night with anchor... [FishbowlNY]

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]

TVNewsers take TIME to Party - Posted April 30, 2011
Last night People & TIME hosted their White House Correspondents' Dinner cocktail party at the St. Regis in DC. The event drew a mix of celebs and media. Several tvnewsers from ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and FNC showed up including: Norah O'Donnell (below, left with Arianna Huffington, Savannah Guthrie (bel... [TVNewser]

CNN's Lucky Penny Party - Posted March 31, 2011
Whoever says a penny won't get you anywhere, probably wasn't on the guest list for CNN's private party following the Congressional Correspondents Dinner last night. While most attendees of the dinner trickled out of the ballroom for an obligatory night... [FishbowlDC]

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

CNN producer loses battle with cancer - Posted February 26, 2011
CNN Senior Producer Hunter Waters lost his battle with esophageal cancer this morning. Waters was the lead political producer for CNN's "Larry King Live" and as CNN's Sam Feist ... [TVNewser]

CNN To Carry Tea Party Response Live - Posted January 25, 2011
CNN will be the only cable news channel to carry the Tea Party response to the State of the Union live this evening. Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to deliver the response after Rep. Paul Ryan delivers the official Republican Par... [TVNewser]

Bryan Monroe Joins CNN as Editor of CNNPolitics.com - Posted January 10, 2011
CNNPolitics.com has a new editor: Bryan Monroe, formerly a visiting professor at Northwestern Uni... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Scribe loses voice "Losing your voice is not a very good thing when it's your job to ask questions. #lameduckcold." -- Politico's Shira... [FishbowlDC]

Behind the Scenes at CBS News, CNN on Election Eve - Posted November 3, 2010
TVNewser stopped in to the election headquarters of CNN and CBS News in advance of Tuesday's midterm coverage. At CNN, we spoke to CNN political director Sam Feist, who explained the technology the network was using on election night. At CBS, we spoke to "CBS Evening News" producer Tony Maciulis, executive producer... [TVNewser]

CNNPolitics.com Sports a New Look - Posted September 28, 2010
CNN.com spruced up its CNNPolitics.com in time for the buildup to the midterm elections. New features include: "The Top 5," a da... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Patricia DiCarlo Named EP of 'The Situation Room' - Posted August 31, 2010
CNN's "The Situation Room" is getting a new executive producer. Patricia DiCarlo, who had been senior producer on the program, is getting bumped up to EP. The program's previous EP, Eric Sh... [TVNewser]

CNNers Past and Present Celebrate Network's 30th Anniversary - Posted June 14, 2010
A large crowd of former and current CNNers gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Saturday night to celebrate the network's thirtieth birthday. The bash — an ... [TVNewser]

It's Election Night: Where's CNN? - Posted June 9, 2010
It's 11:13 p.m. Tuesday night. There are a slew of political primaries taking place around the country. And where is CNN? Slate's chief political correspondent and CBS contributor John Dickerson said on Twitter: "On CNN it's like there aren't elections to... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Flat-Out Denies Jon Klein Scolding of John King's Show - Posted May 12, 2010
It's a classic 'he said she said'. Today the Washington Examiner is reporting that CNN President Jon Klein dressed down John King's new program, John King, USA, by way of Senior Executive Producer Sam Feist and Executive Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

'SitRoom' Producer Moves to 'SOTU' - Posted March 20, 2010
•A switch at CNN's Washington bureau this week: CNN's VP of Washington programming Sam Feist announced that Rick DiBella is moving from his Senior Producer position on "The Situation Room" to the Senior Broadcast Producer for "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." He'... [TVNewser]

'John King, USA' to Feature Twitter, Pundits: They 'are In Touch With a Community. It Makes Them Valuable' - Posted March 19, 2010
This afternoon, TVNewser got an inside look at the first rehearsal of "John King, USA," which officially debuts on CNN Monday. The rehearsal was broadcast online and there was plenty of excitement in CNN's Washington bureau, often stemming from the show's enthus... [TVNewser]

NJ Journos are Available -- Like Brown's Daughter - Posted January 22, 2010
Atlantic Media Political Director Ron Brownstein (shown above) uttered profound words Thursday night at National Journal's swank party at the Watergate Hotel's University Room, where a host of NJ scribes convened to strut their stuff for bookers. "The bar is open, the most important words in... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Turn Up to Game Change Soiree - Posted January 19, 2010
Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman and Game Change authors. On Monday night, Time and New York magazines hosted a party at the W Hotel's P.O.V. bar to celebrate Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's ... [FishbowlDC]

Caption Contest: Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at Last Night's White House Christmas Party - Posted December 16, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were among the guests at last night's holiday party for tvnewsers at the White House. Leave your captions to the pricele... [TVNewser]

Except for the Red Sox, John King to Remain Objective - Posted December 8, 2009
The Boston Globe profiles hometown guy, CNN's John King weeks before King's move from Sunday morning to primetime (no launch date set yet), as he takes over th... [TVNewser]

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

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

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers Turn Out For Helen Thomas-Craig Crawford Book Party - Posted October 20, 2009
TVNewser was there as friends and colleagues feted veteran newswoman Helen Thomas and MSNBC political analyst Craig Crawford at their book party in Washington, DC last night. The pair have collaborated on ... [TVNewser]

More News Notes: Stephopoulos, Dickerson & Feist - Posted October 16, 2009
• It's been a good week for George Stephanopoulos. He was the only TV newser to make GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" list, his show "This Week" took second place in the Sunday show ratings, and just now ABC announced Stephanopoulos will be Diane Sawyer's primary substitute anchor of... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Turn Out for Meridian Ball - Posted October 5, 2009
George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

Feist Surprises CNN Team at WH Briefing Room - Posted May 20, 2009
FishbowlDC hears that CNN Political Director Sam Feist just made a surprise visit to the WH Briefing Room. Feist is there to deliver Peabody Award certificates to the photogs and correspondents who contributed to CNN's award-winning coverage of the election. Congrats to CNN! ... [FishbowlDC]

Election, Inauguration, 100 Days: CNN's Plan For Their Next Big Political Event - Posted April 20, 2009
CNN's bread and butter in the ratings has been covering major political events — from elections to inaugurations. The AP ... [TVNewser]

Former CNN Host Tom Braden, Dies - Posted April 4, 2009
Tom Braden, the creator and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," died yesterday at age 92. His daughter Susan Braden said her father died of natural causes at his home in Denver Braden co-hosted the Buchanan-Brad... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

King's New Show: "State Of The Union" - Posted January 8, 2009
In this morning's release about Sam Feist's new position with CNN was the news he would be overseeing "The Situation Room with ... [TVNewser]

Sam Feist Upped At CNN - Posted January 8, 2009
CNN political director Sam Feist has been named VP of Washington-based programming for the network. He will continue to report to SVP David Bohrman. "Sam has been a driving force behind the team that led CNN to the most successful ratings year in the network's 28-year history," said Bohrman in the release. Feist... [TVNewser]

"Cool" Technology and the "Calm Before the Storm" - Posted November 5, 2008
Multiple people throughout the CNN newsroom were using the phrase "calm before the storm," at 5:30pmET last night. The BPTOT was gathering on the edge of the newsroom as anchor Wolf Blitzer interviewed former New York City Mayor ... [TVNewser]

Networks To Call Them as They See Them - Posted November 4, 2008
Sheldon Gawiser has been calling elections for NBC for 40 years — his first as polling director at Cleveland's WKYC in 1968. After the debacle of 2000 (where Gawiser appeared on-air with Tom Brokaw... [TVNewser]

At This Point, The Networks Are Prepared For Anything - Posted September 25, 2008
B&C's Marisa Guthrie talked with execs from Fox News and CNN about the latest twist in Campaign '08: that the first presidential debate might be delayed. "The only thing that is expected in this presidential election is the unexpected," said CNN political director Sam Feist. Guthrie writes that due to the pl... [TVNewser]

Edwards Affair: Mainstream Media Post-Mortem - Posted August 10, 2008
As the John Edwards affair story continues to sink in, it's time for some mainstream media self-reflection. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Thursday Party for Sunday Talker - Posted July 17, 2008
TVNewser hears CNN's Wolf Blitzer will be celebrating his ten-year anniversary as anchor of Late Edition tonight at Marcel's Restaurant in Washington, DC. CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein, political director Sam Feist, DC bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

TV's Most Powerful - Posted April 14, 2008
Some interesting local tidbits in the annual "TV News' 10 Most Powerful": On Fox..."However, FNC has been oddly low-profile and sotto voce in the most portentous political year in memory despite the presence of Karl Rove in Fox News' pundit pack." On ABC's David Westin: "Westin has become an adroit player/booker and the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.17.08 - Posted March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day Washington. Sunday was Ellen McCarthy's birthday. Today is Tim Burger's and Mark Paustenbach's and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee's. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

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