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Chelsea Clinton Set to Leave NBC News After 3 Years as Special Correspondent

chelsea-clinton-articleChelsea Clinton announced today on Facebook that she will leave NBC News where she’s served as a special correspondent since 2011 to continue her work with the Clinton Foundation and as she and husband Mark Mezvinsky prepare to welcome their first child. People magazine was the first to report the news, just before the former First Daughter’s public post.

And with her departure, Clinton does not close the door to future opportunities with the peacock network.

“While my role with NBC News may be coming to an end, I look forward to working with the NBC family well into the future,” she said. Read more

Lisa Desjardins Bitter(sweet) Departure Video from CNN

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.36.43In her epic departure video, CNNRadio Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins lets it all go, except for the reporter notebooks and pencils she appears to have taken with her after CNN Digital’s restructure earlier this month resulted in the elimination of her position.

“Hello CNN. It is not easy to say goodbye. And unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of goodbyes here lately. I know a lot of folks are worried about the future. And I also know a lot of buyout offers are on the table,” Desjardins says with a hint of bitterness in its opening, referencing the voluntary separation plans offered earlier this week, separate from her leaving.

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Diane Sawyer Introduces Incoming ‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir in Promo

In a new promo for ABC News “World News Tonight,” former anchor Diane Sawyer introduces incoming anchor David Muir and highlights his reporting for the network, from the revolution in Egypt, earthquake in Haiti, and tsunami in Japan to Tehran, Iran and Mogadishu, Somalia.

Muir picks up where Sawyer left off at ABC News’ “World News Tonight” on Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30pm.

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Longtime ‘Meet the Press’ EP Betsy Fischer Martin to Depart NBC News

betsy_fischer_twitter_iconAfter 23 years, Betsy Fischer Martin is set to depart NBC News.

In an email to friends and colleagues this morning, she writes, “As some of you know, this is my last week with an @nbc email address. You can find me a lot of places this fall –  @home @carpool @collegefootball @airport but the safest bet is @gmail (above) or @BFischerMartin (twitter).”

Martin served as executive producer of “Meet the Press” for 11 years, and in July 2013, took on a new role as senior executive producer and managing editor of NBC News political programming.

In the email, she hints that she’ll soon have a new work address, with news of that to follow. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.29.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

AllTwitter Twitter Analytics Are Now Available to Everyone

TVNewser Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of The View

AgencySpy Intel Begins Creative Review

FishbowlNY AP Writer Gets the Huge Brangelina Scoop

TVSpy LIN Media and CBS Renew Affiliation Agreements in 10 Markets

Lost Remote Netfilx and HBO Produce Some of the Most Social Shows. How Are They Funded?

FishbowlDC BuzzFeed Highlights Evasive Phrasing in White House Press Briefings

SocialTimes Finally, a Tweetdeck for Instagram

Inside Mobile Apps Fiksu: App Marketing Costs Continue to Grow in July

AllFacebook Facebook Finally Addresses Messenger Controversy

10,000 Words Three Takeaways from The Knight News Challenge ‘Lessons Learned’ Report

InsideFacebook Four Ways to Benefit from Combining Facebook Brand & Direct Marketing

GalleyCat Soccer Star Tim Howard Inks Book Deal

PRNewser Is Sponsored Content Really More ‘Transparent’ Than PR?

MediaJobsDaily Four Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Seekers

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Saturday at 10 a.m.

— “Anchorman: The Exhibit” Closing Day at the Newseum, Sunday at 9 a.m.

The Revolving Door

Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

Fishbowl Fun Fact

Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen from its grave and held for ransom.

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Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 19.46.27On Monday evening, CNN’s Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown’s shooting death by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. The recording was brought to CNN by Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney of an unidentified man who said he recorded the audio.

On Thursday, the video texting service Glide posted a note to it’s homepage under the headline “In the Moment: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording.” A portion of it read: Read more

The White House Public Tour in 15 Second Hyperlapse

Interested in taking a tour of the White House but not so much in coordinating through your member of Congress or the long lead time required? Simplify and “visit” the public portion of the White House tour with its 15 second Hyperlapse, a smart phone app launched by Instagram on Tuesday to film time-lapse videos.

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DC Jobs: Washingtonian, McMurry/TMG, CLASP

This week, the Washingtonian is hiring a web developer/digital analyst, while McMurry/TMG needs a managing editor for a travel website. CLASP is seeking a technical writer and editor, and  is on the hunt for a communications officer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Find more great DC jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented media pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions.

First up: NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.

“I’m going to start with somebody I guess is now a big cheese, he’s moved on,” Obama quipped, referring to Todd’s new role as moderator of “Meet the Press. Todd will vacate his role as the NBC White House lead when he takes over “MTP” on September 7.

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