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NBC Washington /WRC Vice President of News Michael Goldrick announced today that former CNN Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence will become a weekend anchor for Channel 4′s evening news. Lawrence will be anchoring the weekend versions of News4 at 6 and News4 at 11, and will also contribute to other newscasts during the week. Lawrence has worked at CNN for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he covered local news at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, WTVH-TV in Syracuse and WDBB-TV in Tuscaloosa. He has spent time as an anchor, a general assignment reporter and a consumer/investigative reporter. Lawrence also served as a correspondent for CBS Newspath where he covered national and international news for local CBS stations around the country.
His first day will be January 20th. Congrats on the new job Chris!
How many correspondents does it take to cover an earthquake?
CNN’s answer: 11.
On the ground in Port-au-Prince, Haiti:
Anderson Cooper, CNN (arrived 10:05 am ET)
Ivan Watson, CNNI (arrived 10:46 am ET)
Gary Tuchman, CNN (arrived 12:02 pm ET)
Susan Candiotti, CNN (arrived 12:02 pm ET)
President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama’s primetime address. As far as we know so far, here’s how the nets and cablers will cover…
• ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor ABC’s live coverage. He will be joined by George Stephanopoulos, Jake Tapper, Martha Raddatz, senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto in Kabul and ABC News consultant Ret. General Jack Keane. Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline” from West Point beginning at 11:35pmET. Also at 8pmET, political director David Chalian and senior political reporter Rick Klein will anchor ABC News NOW’s live coverage on abcnews.com. Aaron Katersky, Ann Compton and Steve Roberts will cover it on radio.
• CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper will anchor CNN’s live coverage beginning at 8pmET from NY. John King, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Candy Crowley, Michael Ware, Pentagon correspondents Chris Lawrence and Barbara Starr, foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty, and Ed Henry from the West Point, as well as senior political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen will contribute.
A special edition of “CNN Tonight” anchored by John Roberts will air at 7pmET, “360″ will air live at 10pmET and “Larry King Live” will air live at midnight. Senior international correspondent Nic Robertson and international correspondents Atia Abawi and Frederik Pleitgen will report live all night from Kabul. Correspondents Deborah Feyerick, David Mattingly and Mary Snow will report on reactions from civilians and troops at US military bases, including Ft. Hood, Ft. Bragg, 29 Palms and others. CNN Radio correspondent Bob Costantini will anchor live coverage from Washington. CNN iReport and the blog “Afghanistan Crossroads” will also have live coverage online.
• MSNBC: Coverage of the President’s speech on MSNBC will be followed by a special live editions of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 9pmET, “The Rachel Maddow Show” at 10pmET, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 11pmET and “The Ed Show” at 12amET.
• C-SPAN: Live coverage begins at 8pmET, likely on C-SPAN2 (if Senate is done for the day), plus coverage on C-SPAN Radio and live-streaming on C-SPAN.org.
We’ll continue to update.
Earlier: “Changes in CNN’s DC Bureau”
We’ve learned of more news out of CNN today…
Zain Verjee is leaving the State Department beat to return to “The Situation Room” (so who’s going to cover the State Department?!?). (UPDATE: Jill Dougherty will cover State, according to a CNN release)
>CNN’s Jonathan Klein: It’s “time to reposition ourselves”
>TVNewser has CNN’s release, detailing changing roles for Jessica Yellin, Dana Bash and Elaine Quijano.