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ABC News Political Director Hot on Acai Berry

We’re mere hours away from the first presidential debate between President Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney. And what better commentary than that of ABC News Political Director Amy Walter, who’s pushing the superfood advantages of the Acai berry?

In recent days Walter’s Twitter account has been hijacked, making it seem like she’s sending out weight loss tips like this one this afternoon:

Just moments ago, Walter once again apologized to her followers, saying, “To those I have offended with my diet pill tweets, I don’t think you are fat. I have been hacked. Apologies all.”

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Quotes Of The Day

ABC7 Stephen Tschida braves Germany and Austria this week: “In Vienna. Aunt Molly suggested today I take bike ride through the park. I’m thinking ‘life insurance.’” Two days prior, Tschida got hit by a car. “Never won lottery. But lucky today. Hit hard by car while biking in Munich! shaken, bruised and dizzy. but think I’m O.K.” Stay off the trains, Stephen, please.

Campaign season realities

“Secret Service removed the mailboxes at Century Village. Man says he walked around retirement community all morning trying to mail letter.” — Nora McAlvanah, Executive Producer of FLDemocracy2012, “FL’s source for campaign news.”

Hilary knocks Michele

“Well maybe some of u think Michele Bachman isn’t irrelevant; but her celebrity IS entirely negative.” — CNN’s Hilary Rosen, who won’t likely be wearing the Queen Bee jewelry line favored by Ann Romney. She can, however, bond with Michele about their one “l” first names.

Journo drawn to waffle fries

“The more people hate on Chik-fil-a, the stronger my craving gets for their waffle fries. I feel so guilty.” — HuffPost‘s Laura Bassett, who recently went on that ill fated Date Lab date.

The Media Observer

“Talking to young reporters, there is a new genre emerging: Lotsa folks ‘want to be the@WillieGeist1 of [insert television show here]‘” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

Convo Between Two Journos

WaPo‘s Karen Travers: Office debate-how do dressage horses get to the Olympics? Do they fly? Boat? Anyone have experience with this?

ABC’s Amy Walters: Fairy dust?

 

 

NPR Wins Peabody Awards

NPR has won several Peabody Awards for an investigation into inequalities in the South Dakota foster care system for Native Americans, coverage of the Arab Spring, and remembrances of 9/11 collected by StoryCorps and broadcast on Morning Edition. The news was announced today.

Receiving Peabody Awards are the NPR News Investigation “Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families,” reported by correspondent Laura Sullivan and producer Amy Walters; and NPR’s foreign desk, namely Jerusalem Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, for coverage of the Arab Spring in 2011. The oral history project StoryCorps’ response to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 also received an award; interviews with survivors and victims’ relatives were broadcast in a series on NPR’s Morning Edition.

“This is an enormous honor,” said Margaret Low Smith, Senior Vice President of NPR News, in a release.

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Quotes of the Day

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Pop Rocks – it’s all coming back

“OMG. Has anyone tried Pop Rocks as an adult? This stuff is freaky. Why did we put this in our mouths as kids? #pleasemakeitstop”
- ABC News’s Amy Walters in a Monday tweet.

White House reporter down on this fast food steak

“YUCK. Chipotle’s steak is medium rare.”
- TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Monday tweet.

Trump skewers media

“The press. They love it. They created this monster.”
- Donald Trump on the story of the potential Quran-burning pastor in Florida on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Monday night. Sidenote: Trump. after kicking the media that covers him profusely, a–kissed Dr. Phil, who was also on the show, saying he watches his talk show, and that the two men are really close friends.

It wasn’t the cockroach that did in the meal

“It’s not the cockroach I found in my water glass that eliminated a former favorite from inclusion in my fall dining guide. It’s the cooking.” – WaPo‘s restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema in a Monday tweet.

TV journo gets name-called for standing
up to skimpily dressed dolls

“Not really a surprise that a Bratz backer would have a gutter mouth.” – ABC’s Jake Tapper after the pro-Bratz doll reader, @brtazheaven, wrote in to call Tapper a “jacka–” after Tapper questioned the dolls appropriateness on Nickelodeon during SpongeBob. @bratzheaven has the prostitution ring (er, doll collection) pasted all over his or her twitter site.

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How Do You Spend Your Weekends?

The Hill’s Jonathan Kaplan, Hotline’s Amy Walters and Rep. Jim Moran chat up Miss Virginia at this weekend’s Clarendon bike race. Because they can.

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Welcome Amy

It’s Amy Walters’ first day at the helm of The Hotline.