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Wake Up to Leon Harris In Your Ear

Waking up to the voice of a broadcaster just seems like a bad idea. Sure, it’s better than dishes breaking on the floor, but still, how about some relaxing music?

Nonetheless, for the newsies among us, ABC7/WJLA-TV is “thrilled” to announce the launch of the The ABC7 Alarm Clock app, which allows viewers to awake to the voice of their favorite local reporter. Choices include Alison Starling, Cynné Simpson, Jacqui Jeras, Leon Harris and Steve Chenevey.

The app is available for free on iTunes, and allows users… Read more

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NPR struggles to define ‘humorist’– Author David Sedaris writes short stories and anecdotes about growing up that are so absurd that anyone with half a brain (you know who you are) should be able to tell at least some parts aren’t completely reality based. He even admits to fudging history for dramatic effect here and there. Yet NPR and Public Radio International news program “This American Life,” both of which regularly feature Sedaris as a humorist, find themselves facing an ethical dilemma: How do they best disclose to listeners that Sedaris’ off-the-wall stories may not be 100 percent true? The issue presented itself after “This American Life” retracted an on-air monologue in March regarding harsh factory conditions in China; it was found to contain numerous factual errors. But Sedaris writes and talks about working as an elf to a Macy’s Santa Clause. He probably deserves some wiggle room.

WTOP wants help from you and your trombone– Ever wonder what a band of 500-plus trombonists might sound like? Yeah, neither have we. But WTOP is partnering with Arena Stage and The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education to give you the chance you never wanted. In celebration of Arena Stage’s production of “The Music Man,” more than 500 trombonists will gather at Washington National Park to play “76 Trombones.” They’re going for a world record of biggest trombone ensemble and you can help them. Bring your trombone (no rusty ones, please) and join in. Learn more here.

There’s still time to register for NPC’s annual 5kTony Horton, the guy largely responsible for Rep. Aaron Schock‘s (R-Ill.) ripped bod and creator of the “P90X” workout program, is once again leading the NPC’s “Beat the Deadline” 5K run. The run takes place on June 9 and proceeds from registrants goes to NPC’s Journalism Institute, a scholarship program. ABC7′s Cynné Simpson is listed as an “honorary marshal” for the event. Register here.

Howie takes on MSNBC’s Tamron Hall over Carnie cutoff– MSNBC’s Tamron Hall started a stink Friday when she cut the mic of her guest, the Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney. On his media-watch program “Reliable Sources” Sunday, CNN’s Howard Kurtz advanced the stink. “I’m sorry, it was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him,” Kurtz said. “Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story [they were discussing] was being hyped.”

Correction: An earlier version of this post said “The American Life” is a show produced by NPR. It is not. This post has been updated to reflect that change.

ABC7 Steals Chenevey From Fox5

Steve Chenevey is the new co-anchor of Good Morning Washington and the ABC7 Noon News.  They’re teaming Chenevey with ABC7 morning and noon anchor Cynne Simpson. Chenevey has been the Fox5 morning anchor since 2003.

“We have been working to put this team together for quite some time,” said WJLA-TV General Manager Bill Lord.  “Steve and Cynne did an exceptional on camera session together, and we believe they will be the team to watch on morning news for years to come.”

Chenevey is a bit of a smartypants. He graduted Magna Cum Laude from Clarion University in Pennsylvania.  He starts at the end of this month. Noteworthy: He’s represented by Washington Super Lawyer Bob Barnett.

Enter the Botox Cafe (at Your Own Risk)

Who’s the mother and who’s the daughter?

We’re just joking – it’s a lovely place. And at 5 p.m. WJLA 7 is scheduled to feature a segment on Georgetown’s new Botox cafe, Luxxery Express, D.C.’s first walk-in boutique of its kind. The network’s Cynne Simpson came to the office Wednesday to interview some brave patients who were getting poked. The above picture is Dannia Hakki with her mother, Hiba, and father (the famous doc to the stars), Dr. Hakki, as seen at a soiree for the cafe last week.

At last week’s party for the cafe where free skin treats were doled out, the following journos and guests showed up…

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NewsBabes Paint Georgetown Pink!

Just what every good cause needs… babes.

Lindsay Czarniak, Angie Goff, Pamela Brown, Laura Evans, Brianna Keilar, Alison Starling, Rebecca Cooper, Cynne Simpson, Mike Conneen and Elizabeth Manresa were just some of the NewsBabes out last night to support breast cancer research.

According to Goff’s blog, over 500 people turned out for the 2nd annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Ambassador Nancy Brinker and DC’s First Lady Michelle Fenty co-hosted and made remarks at the event.

Also sporting pink: WTOP’s Bob Madigan, Biz Journal’s Jen Conner, On Tap Magazine’s Ashley Estill, Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy and NBC’s Luke Russert- in a cotton candy jacket and matching tie. And where there are babes, there is Andy Baldwin who would never miss such an event!

Mix 107.3 was broadcast live from the Ritz by Tommy McFly– watch him turn the mic on these news babes here.