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FNC’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren Snag Hillary Clinton Interview

GretaBretWhat sounds more fun for Hillary Clinton than sitting down for an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier? Adding Greta Van Susteren into the mix, of course!

Baier and Susteren will jointly interview the former US Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady as part of her upcoming book tour.

Hard Choices is set to release by Simon & Schuster on Tuesday, June 10. In the book, Clinton offers an “inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.”

The half-hour interview will air Tuesday, June 17th from 6:45 – 7:15 pm, closing out Baier’s “Special Report” and opening Van Susteren’s “On the Record.” Read more

theGrio.com’s Perry Bacon, Jr. Promoted to Senior Political Reporter

perry.jpgAn internal memo distributed to the DC bureau of NBC News today names Perry Bacon, Jr. the network’s newest Senior Political Reporter. Bacon will work closely with Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and lead in coverage of the 2014 and 2016 campaigns.

Bacon most recently was political editor for theGrio.com and contributed to MSNBC. He’s well poised for his new role, having led theGrio’s coverage of the 2012 election and President Obama’s second term. Prior to that, he covered politics for TIME and The Washington Post.

The promotion is effective immediately.

See the full memo, from DC bureau chief Ken Strickland and Todd, after the jump. Read more

Huff Post’s Michael Grass to Join Government Executive as Senior Editor

This afternoon, Atlantic Media has announced the hire of Michael Grass as senior editor of its state and local brand – Government Executive. Well known in DC as a founding co-editor of DCist.com, Grass was most recently with The Huffington Post where he covered local DC, Maryland, and Virginia news. Prior to that, he was an editor at the Washington City Paper, managing editor of the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, and local editor of the Washington Post Express.

EVP and editor-in-chief of Government Executive Media Group Tom Shoop said of Grass, “His pedigree in digital journalism and passion for state and local issues makes him the perfect person to launch our state and local coverage.”

Set to launch Summer 2014, the state and local initiative will be in digital and for mobile and incorporate events.

Click through for the full announcement. Read more

Ted Iobst Named VP of Digital at Government Executive Media Group

Ted Iobst via LinkedIn

Ted Iobst via LinkedIn

Government Executive Media Group today announced the addition of two new leadership roles, promoting Ted Iobst to VP of digital and Government Business Council and Bridget Forbes to digital director.

Iobst will work to develop GEMG’s long-term digital strategy lead revenue and digital product development across Government Executive, Nextgov, and Defense One. He previously led Government Business Council.

Forbes was most recently a digital operations manager for the group.

Earlier this month, Krystle Kopacz was named COO of the National Journal Group.

Wash Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth Announces Newsroom Move to One Franklin Square

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced in a memo to staff the paper’s relocation to One Franklin Square. Slated for 2016, the new building is said to be “modern” and “light-filled.”

Weymouth’s memo and accompanying release, after the jump. Read more

Mark Preston Named Executive Editor of CNN Politics

CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Fiest announced today that Mark Preston has been named executive editor of CNN Politics. Preston has served as CNN’s political director since 2011.

In this role, Preston will continue to cover campaigns, polling, and political events, as well as lead network coverage of political events including the debates.

“Mark’s new role will put CNN in a terrific position heading into the mid-term elections and beyond,” said Feist in a network release. “Mark’s relationships in the political world are among the strongest in journalism and we look forward to Mark leveraging these connections as he organizes events and reports on the upcoming campaign.”

Preston joined CNN as political editor in 2005 and prior to that, was a senior staff writer at Roll Call.

 

Tell Me No! – NPR Cuts ‘Tell Me More’ Along With 28 Positions

NPR’s David Foldenfilk reports this afternoon that National Public Radio “would cease broadcast of the weekday program ‘Tell Me More’ on Aug. 1 and eliminate 28 positions as part of a larger effort to end the company’s persistent budget deficits.” Eight of the 28 positions on the chopping block are currently vacant.

Host of the program Michel Martin and its executive producer Carline Watson are set to remain at the station.

Click on over to NPR for the full announcement.

ABC News Names Shushannah Walshe Deputy Political Director

walsheABC News has named Shushannah Walshe deputy political director according to an email announcement. Walshe most recently served as a political reporter for the network, which she joined in April 2011.

Her coverage includes the NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal, the 2014 midterm elections and primary process, and the Boston Marathon bombing. Her reporting was recognized with two Emmy nominations for her coverage of the Sandy Hook School shooting.

Walshe will continue to cover the 2014 midterm races and the 2016 presidential race and is the co-author of Sarah From Alaska.

Dean Baquet to Replace Jill Abramson as Executive Editor of NYTimes

The New York TimesAccording to The New York Times, Executive Editor Jill Abramson is “unexpectedly leaving” her position as top editor at the newspaper and will be replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. Abramson served as executive editor since 2011 and was the first woman in the role.

According to New York Times coverage of the announcement, “The reasons for the switch were not immediately clear.”

Baquet will be the first African-American executive editor of the newspaper. He returned to the Times as chief of its Washington bureau and an assistant managing editor in 2007 after being fired the previous November as editor of the Los Angeles Times for refusing to cut jobs from his newsroom.

Nominations for National Capital Emmy Awards Announced

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 10.11.37The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2013 Emmy® Award nominations. Leading the list locally is NBCWashington with 24 nominations. WJLA earned 13 nominations, while WUSA and WTTG earned 10 and 7, respectively. Comcast SportsNet received 12 nominations.

Emmy® Awards are presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment, news and documentary, and sports programming by 19 chapters across the country. The Washington market is part of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

Awards will be announced at The 56th Emmy® Awards on Saturday, June 14 at The Fillmore. For a full list of nominations, click here.

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