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WaPo’s Rubin to NBC: Dump David Gregory

On the heels of Steve Capus resigning as President of NBC News late last week, WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin took it upon herself in a Sunday column to offer tips to the network. Among her pearls of wisdom:

  • “[D]ump David Gregory as host of ‘Meet the Press.’”
  • “[S]teal Jan Crawford Greenburg from CBS…”
  • “Get some capable conservatives (instead of a left, lefter and leftist panel) and New Media liberals” for the roundtable shows.
  • Designate MSNBC’s prime time lineup as “entertainment” rather than news.

Rubin has been especially critical of Gregory as of late. In mid-January she accused him of conducting a “softball interview” with President Obama on New Years Day. She also said Gregory was “ill-prepared, doesn’t listen to the answers or has no interest in conducting tough interviews of the Obama administration’s surrogates.” In her weekend column, she described Gregory as “incapable of asking hard questions and whose most distinctive moment was a stupid, illegal gun stunt.”

Rubin’s suggestion to replace Gregory… Read more

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Moran’s Duties Double at ABC News

moran.jpg ABC’s loss of Jan Crawford Greenburg to CBS means double duty for Terry Moran. Moran will pick up Greenburg’s SCOTUS beat in addition to his role at “Nightline.”

For Moran, the expanded responsibilities shouldn’t prove too challenging. With a history that includes a gig as ABC News’ primary Supreme Court correspondent from 1998-99 and positions with Court TV and Legal Times, Moran has ten years of experience to his credit.

CBS Announces Jan Crawford Greenburg’s Return


We told you Friday that ABC’s Jan Crawford Greenburg would be swapping networks to join her pal Bob Schieffer at CBS News. Today, her new network announced her return.

In an email, CBS News President Sean McManus said he was happy to have Greenberg back at CBS.

From his email:

“I am very pleased to announce that, effective January 4, Jan Crawford Greenburg is joining CBS News as our Chief Legal Correspondent. Jan will provide legal and political news and analysis and contribute regularly to THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, THE EARLY SHOW and FACE THE NATION, as well as CBS Radio News and Many of you will recall that Jan was a regular contributor to CBS News in 2005 and 2006.

Jan is an enormously talented, well-respected and influential legal reporter, analyst and author. Her groundbreaking reporting on legal and political issues will strengthen our already deep bench of acclaimed legal journalists and experts. Jan’s professional bio is attached below [after the jump].

We are happy to have Jan back with CBS News in her new, greatly expanded role. Please join me in welcoming her.”

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Greenburg Leaves ABC for CBS


After three years at ABC, Jan Crawford Greenburg is leaving to take a gig under longtime friend and mentor Bob Schieffer at CBS News.

After a short break (awaiting the expiration of her ABC non-compete clause), Greenburg will continue to cover the Supreme Court.

More Sotomayor Coverage Notes: ABC

ABC will also provide “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of the confirmation hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. ABC’s legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg will report from inside the hearing room, posting on Facebook Connect on The website will also have a special section

Previously Announced: C-SPAN, PBS, CNN

Washingtonian Mag Names Its Top 50 DC Journos

Photo by Washingtonian. CBS’s Lara Logan, ABC’s Jan Crawford Greenburg, the Atlantic’s Joshua Green, Hotline’s Amy Walter, the WaPo’s Chris Cillizza, and the NYT’s Charlie Savage.

Washingtonian (and former FishbowlDC’er) Garrett Graff is out with the magazine’s picks for the “50 Top Journalists 2009.”

The list has existed in Washington since 1973 and is always put together based on interviews with various DC journos, though this year’s is particularly unique because of the changing landscape of journalism. Another milestone– for the first time since 1973, neither David Broder or Bob Novak appear, as both retired from what the mag calls “day-to-day journalism” in 2009.

By our count, WaPo leads with ten journos, NYT not far behind with nine and relatively new, Politico has nabbed two well-deserved spots on the list (Mike Allen and Jeanne Cummings). On the TV side, NBC and ABC are tied with three each; CBS and CNN each have two.

Check out the list in its entirety here.

Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09

So our headline has become a bit misleading…really should read “Weekend Show Preview.” That said, I think it is just about complete.

NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to discuss Sotomayor confirmation hearings.

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) and roundtable with former Bush adviser Ed Gillespie, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, and ABC News’ Legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg and columnist George Will will discuss the impact of a potential GM bankruptcy, the North Korean nuclear threat, and the rest of the week’s politics.

CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and roundtable with WaPo’s Bob Woodward and NYT’s David Brooks

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Joan Biskupic of USA Today and James Kitfield of National Journal will have analysis of the Obama administration’s efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and secure a new arms reduction treaty with Moscow.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital w/ Al Hunt: World Bank president Robert Zoellick will discuss global financial conditions.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

CNN’s State of the Union with John King: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to discuss Obama’s Sotomayor nom., the economy and the future of the GOP.

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Rachel Brand, Former Assistant Attorney General; Emily Pierce, David Drucker and Emily Heil from RC newspaper.

The Chris Matthews Show: NY Mag’s John Heilemann, NYT’s Helene Cooper,NBC DC Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut will discuss Sotomayor and the Prez’s trip to Egypt.

CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: David Axelrod & Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)on Sotomayor, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)on Penn Senate race, Alberto Gonzales on interrogation investigations and Richard Ben-Veniste on his new book “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS: Henry Kissinger on diplomacy with rivals, Selig Harrison and Charles Prichard on N. Korea tests, Joshua Cooper Ramo and Niall Ferguson on global recession.

Oliphant Heading To The Chicago Tribune

FishbowlDC has learned that Legal Times Editor in Chief Jim Oliphant is going to the Chicago Tribune to be the legal affairs correspondent. This is the job vacated by Jan Crawford Greenburg, now of ABC.

Hotline Profiles Crawford

From their “Friday Feature“:

    Jan Crawford Greenburg is a legal corr. for ABC News. Her book: “Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court,” was published in January. Before joining ABC, Greenburg was a legal affairs reporter at the Chicago Tribune and a corr. for PBS’ “NewsHour.” But today she’s our Friday Feature:

    Where’s your hometown? What was it like growing up there?

    Wow. Tough question right off the bat. I don’t have a hometown — I grew up in unincorporated Morgan County, in rural north Alabama, a good 15 miles away from the closest town (which was Arab, pronounced A-rab, a metropolis of 5,000 people, a Piggly Wiggly, a roller skating rink and more churches than restaurants). I rode horses, showed steers in 4-H, went to cow sales, twirled the baton on the football field at halftime, hardly ever wore shoes (still don’t unless I have to) and will always remember the first time I saw the sparkling lights of big-city Birmingham at night.

    What was your first job?

    My brother and I spent summers pumping gas at my Dad’s service statin down the road from our farm. Business was so slow we spent most of the time drinking RC colas and killing flies.

    What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)

    Right out of college, I got a job at the Chicago Tribune and was working the night shift, covering all the usual late-night fare — shootings, stabbings, arsons. One slow news night, I took dictation from a rock critic who was phoning in his concert review, as reporters used to do in the tech-free old days. He woke me up with an irate phone call at home early the next morning, asking why in the hell the Tribune had printed a review of the “Greatful” Dead concert. I groggily told him I thought he wanted it in the paper. “You misspelled it. You misspelled the name of one of the greatest bands of all time — in my review, under my byline.” (I have edited out the profanity here.) I wanted to tell him that I didn’t own any Dead records and couldn’t even name a single Dead song either and besides why did we even have to put “Grateful” in front of Dead, anyway, since everyone just calls them the “Dead?”). But I was too mortified to admit I was so lacking in hipness.

Read the rest here.

Taking Out The Trash – 02.26.07

  • An NBC release announced that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” “continues to dominate the Sunday morning public affairs competition, winning the week ending Sunday, February 18 in all categories both nationally and in Washington, D.C.” Last Sunday, “Meet” attracted 4.035 million total viewers, a 40% lead over CBS’s “Face the Nation,” a 44% advantage over ABC’s “Face the Nation” and a 168% lead over FOX’s “News Sunday.”

  • Separated at Birth and Caption Contests are so hot.

  • The Washington Post reports that the Army’s surgeon general criticized Post stories “disclosing problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, saying the series unfairly characterized the living conditions and care for soldiers recuperating from wounds at the hospital’s facilities.”

  • Jack Shafer on “When bad financial news for newspapers is good news for journalism.”
  • E&P has the full list of the 2007 winners for The American Society of Newspaper Editors’ awards for distinguished writing and photography. Among the winners is Washington Post’s Anne Hull.

  • The Examiner’s Dustin Weaver has become the Express’ Nation editor.

  • Washington Post’s Marc Fisher looks at the “fatal attraction” of radio promos.

  • Free Ride sits down with Jan Crawford Greenburg.

  • From last week: “Congestive heart failure on Tuesday took the life of prominent Wheaton attorney Alfred E. Woodward, 93, former DuPage County and Illinois Appellate Court judge and father to journalist Bob Woodward.” Read the full obit here.