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Third Party Crasher is Facebook Friend to Many

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Famous-for-D.C. types around town may want to check out the de-friending button on their Facebook pages.

It turns out a variety of people are friends with Third Party Crasher Extraordinaire Carlos Allen, including some of the very people who will be covering them for their respective news outlets. Allen’s Facebook Friends include: ABC’s Jake Tapper, GOP lobbyist Juleanna Glover, Miami local news anchor and former NBC White House Correspondent Kevin Corke, and D.C. socialites Pamela Sorensen and Tara De Nichols.

So far, Tapper has not covered him directly, but last night, he tweeted: “unlike w/Salahis, US Secret Service not accepting blame for 3rd gate-crasher, blaming State Department.”

Will they de-friend Allen? Time will tell.

>Update:”Huh. Didn’t know that,” wrote Tapper in an e-mail. “I have a pretty open-door policy for my ABC News Facebook page. I don’t really have the time to conduct background checks.”

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Toast of the Town: Corke’s Goodbye DC, Hello Miami Party

Former NBC White House correspondent Kevin Corke said adios to DC and hola to South Beach with a Latin-inspired celebration at Lima last night. He’s moving to Miami for a gig as NBC 6/WTVJ’s main anchor.

The party was hosted by Corke’s former NBC colleagues Kerri Forrest, Allison Kaminsky Putala and yours truly, Christine Delargy, and his former ESPN colleague Melissa Jacobs, who’s now blogging at TheFootballGirl.com.

A big contingency from Corke’s NBC days came out, including former NBC Washington bureau chief Wendy Wilkinson, former NBC correspondent Jeannie Ohm, former White House producer Tammy Kupperman Thorp and Sarah Irwin, who’s now at Reuters, as well as plenty of current NBC-ers like Luke Russert and prods Carl Sears and Adam Verdugo.

Some friends from the White House press corps were also in attendance: ABC’s John Hendren, Reuters’ Jon Decker, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kathleen Koch and Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson, as well as Tony Fratto and Stuart Siciliano from the Bush White House.

Also: Pamela Punch’s Pamela Sorensen (check out her write-up here), Neil Grace, Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, CBS’ Kaylee Hartung and Frank Thorp, and a strong showing from Corke’s frat brothers!


Corke and party hostesses.

More party pics after the jump…

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To Crash or Not to Crash? The Media-Types’ Complete, Up-To-Date Holiday Party Guide

We’ll just provide the dets of this holiday season’s media-type parties, most of which are invite-only, and let you decide for yourself whether or not to pull a Salahi…

Tonight

6-8pm MediaBistro hosts a “Holiday Party” at Current Sushi

9pm Once Upon a Prom hosts an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” at The Rookery

Thursday, December 10th

6pm Radio & TV Correspondents Association hosts a “Holiday Party” at the Capitol Visitors Center

6-8pm Regional Reporters hosts a “Holiday Party” in the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club

6:30-8pm Corcoran hosts a “Contemporaries Evening and Holiday Party” (invite only)

Monday, December 14th

6:30-9pm NLGJA-DC hosts “Cocktails and Conversation” at Long View Gallery, with special guests, former employees of Blade and Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management John Berry

Tuesday, December 15th

6pm Heritage Foundation hosts a “Media Christmas Party” (invite only)

Wednesday, December 16th

7-9pm Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC and Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce host a “Very Fashionable Holiday” at Saki

And some non-holiday parties on our calendar…

Wednesday, December 16th

6pm The Georgetown Dish Launch Party at Tackle Box (invite only)

6pm Former NBC News White House correspondent Kevin Corke‘s Going Away Party at Lima (invite only)

We’ll continue to update this list. Follow FBDC’s coverage here on the blog and on Twitter.

A Splashy Goodbye Party for Corke

Former NBC White House Correspondent Kevin Corke is heading off to Miami in style, with a goodbye party to remember. In sunny Miami, Corke will work for the NBC affiate WTVJ.
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Q&A with Kevin Corke, Miami’s Newest TV Anchor

Former NBC News White House correspondent Kevin Corke is heading south– and not just for vacation. After a ten month job search, Corke has landed a new gig as the main anchor at NBC’s Miami affiliate WTVJ.

We first learned about Corke’s new job on Facebook. He updated his status: “FINALLY GOT A JOB! I am the new main anchor at WTVJ (NBC) in Miami. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers throughout. Come see me in South Florida!”

FBDC caught up with Corke before he goes all South Beach on us…

How did you land the new gig? My agent (Jean Sage) is absolutely tenacious! She kept telling me she wasn’t trying to help me find a job- instead she’d say, ‘I’m working to find you the ‘right’ job.’ She did just that.

Excited for the change of pace? I am. If you’re going to change pace, Miami would have to be at or near the top of the list of places to do it. I couldn’t be more excited.

What will you miss most about covering DC? I’ll miss the intensity, competition and camaraderie of the White House press corps. Ninety percent are patriots. The other ten percent are pinheads.

Any advice for jobless journos out there? Be patient. It look me over 10 months to land the job I was looking for. Meantime start your own business. Consult, market, media strategize, executive coach, teach and do whatever you can to control your own professional and financial future. And volunteer- I’ve made great friends and invaluable contacts along the way.

Morning Reading List 10.20.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

Cuts at NYT was the topic of discussion on today’s Morning Media Menu with FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst.

Duke’s Chronicle catches up with WaPo‘s Dana Priest on investigative reporting.

TV

Booking Wars: Is Don Imus having a hard time booking CNN, MSNBC and CNBC talent on “Imus in the Morning” on FBN?

Former NBC White House and Washington correspondent Kevin Corke has landed a new gig in Miami. He writes on Facebook: “FINALLY GOT A JOB! I am the new main anchor at WTVJ (NBC) in Miami. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers throughout. Come see me in South Florida!” We’ll have a Q&A with Corke on FBDC later today.

Maryland Public TV celebrates 40 years.

RADIO

NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” is on the road. NBC’s Brian Williams will join the show from Carnegie Hall this week for the “Not My Job” segment.

NEWS NOTES

The debate over health care reform is back as the biggest story last week, according to Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. This is the highest level of coverage since President Obama’s prime-time speech the week of September 7-13. But, obviously, late in the week, “balloon boy” captivated the media.

IN MEMORIAM

CBS remembered legendary CBS newsman Don Hewitt, who died in August, yesterday at the Time Warner Center. Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Bill O’Reilly, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, Mike Wallace, Rome Hartman, “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager, Les Moonves, actor Alan Alda and Hewitt family were present. “Don was utterly incapable of small talk,” said Safer. “Don liked to boast he could cut the Lord’s prayer in half and make it better.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Black Thursday at NBC News

TVNewser told you all about some of the big cuts coming out of NBC yesterday.

How did this all play out in NBC’s DC bureau? A tipster tells FishbowlDC that correspondents Bob Faw and Kevin Corke have been let go. In addition, Hardball senior producer Roland Werner.

Longtime NBC News Burbank Bureau Chief Heather Allen also got the bad news yesterday.

More fallout? Drop us a note in our anonymous tips box or email is at pwgavin at gmail dot com