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John Roberts Out as CNN ‘American Morning’ Host

Ken Jautz has announced that CNN John Roberts is out from American Morning. Discussions are allegedly happening for an Atlanta-based role for him so he can be closer to his fiance.

Though Jautz didn’t criticize Roberts, he said he’s looking for the show to be “more upbeat” and “faster-paced.” He’s adding T.J. Holmes to the program to be the first co-anchor with Kiran Chetry.

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Morning Reading List, 08.22.08

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Morning Reading List, 10.29.07

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  • B&C reports, “Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Fox News Channel are at loggerheads over a campaign ad that uses a 19-second clip from McCain’s widely cited ‘tied up’ comment during a Fox News-sponsored debate telecast.”

  • Bloomberg reports, Ted Leonsis, vice chairman emeritus of Time Warner Inc.’s America Online unit and owner of the Washington Capitals, talked with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook in Washington on Oct. 24 about owning a National Hockey League franchise, AOL’s growth and business in the nation’s capital. Leonsis is also chairman of Revolution Money.”

  • Forbes reports, “That enterprising film directors, musicians and other content creators can reach online audiences without corporate intermediaries is a game-changing development for traditional media companies. Amid the upheaval, a few themes emerged during the Forbes MEET conference that should both reassure and further worry those companies.”

  • Media Guardian reports, “‘Everyone should be worried when Murdoch goes head-to-head,’ Murdoch’s biographer Michael Wolff tells Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade.”

  • The AP reports, “The board of The Associated Press on Thursday approved a major overhaul of the way the AP prices and packages news for its member U.S. newspapers.”

  • DCRTV reports, “The DC chapter of the Radio-Television News Directors Association has named former Channel 7/WJLA news anchor Kathleen Matthews winner of its highest honor, the 2007 Peter Hackes Memorial Award.”

  • Don Surber writes, “McClatchy should recall its new Baghdad reporter”

  • DCist reports, “Last night a few of us made our way to Nellie’s Sports Bar, where the Washington Blade was giving out its Best of Gay D.C. awards. We were honored to pick up the prize for Best Local Blog”

  • USA Today reports, “We’re going to go out on a limb and say that reporter Bobby Caina Calvan is having a bad day. Calvan, a Baghdad correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, is under fire in the blogosphere because he wrote on his personal blog about efforts to ‘bully’ a U.S. soldier who stopped him at a checkpoint outside the Green Zone.”

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “It stands to reason that Howard Kurtz, the reporter who popularized the phrase “the Clinton propaganda machine” by including it in the subtitle of his 1998 book, Spin Cycle, would still be tracking the couple’s devious ways with the press. … In his new book, Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, Kurtz captures Hillary Clinton—or at least her campaign—at her wily best as she negotiates the terms of engagement with the network news anchors after announcing her candidacy.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Suzanne Scott Promoted to VP of Programming at FNC”

  • The PEJ News Index shows, “Three of the top-10 topics on the cable and radio talk shows last week directly involved the hosts themselves. They included an argument over the SCHIP health care program, the debate over U.S. policy in Iraq, and the strange case of Randi Rhodes.”

  • A reader writes in, “Something to keep in mind. You can’t have a proper alarm system hooked up to alarm employees, security, police, and fire/rescue (for co2 emergencies) without a landline.”

  • Forbes reports, “Google, for online businesses, has the impact that Alan Greenspan once had on the financial markets. Online companies pounce on every whisper or cryptic comment from Google about how it ranks pages as an indicator–up or down–of how online traffic will flow for millions of Web sites.”

  • TV Week reports, “The Federal Communications Commission is abruptly scheduling one of the final hearings necessary to complete its media ownership review for next week. The move is a strong indication that Chairman Kevin J. Martin will move ahead with his aggressive timetable to complete the review by year end despite objections from Congress and Democratic commissioners.”

  • Can you answer CQ Political Trivia for October 26?

  • Inside Cable News reports, “FNC announced this afternoon that Laura Ingraham has joined the network as a contributor and also as the O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes’ Primary substitute host.”

  • People Magazine reports, “CNN’s American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry and her husband, CW weather forecaster Chris Knowles, are expecting their second child together, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.”

  • TVNewser reports, “Fox News Channel is the #1 channel on XM TALK. CNN came in #5. The first-of-its-kind Arbitron list is a weekly average of listeners from April-June 2007.”

    Jobs

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking an Editorial Assistant.

  • United States Coast Guard is looking for a Public Affairs Specialist.

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Reporter/Correspondent, Business.

  • The Daily Record is looking for a Reporter and a Legal Reporter.

  • Voice of America is looking for a Writer.

  • Newsday is looking for a Washington Correspondent.

  • UCG is looking for a Content Developer, Home Health Coding Pro is looking for a Medicare Reporter.

  • The Council of State Governments Justice Center is looking for a Communications Associates.

  • BizBash is looking for a Assistant Editor.

  • BizBash is looking for an Senior Editor/Washington Bureau Chief.

  • Smithsonian Digital Media is looking for a Air & Space Web Production Intern.

  • The Washington Monthly is looking for an Art Director.

  • The Campaign/Institute for America’s Future is looking for an Assistant Online Producer.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for a Public Relations Assistant.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • CNN’s Clothing Choice

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    A reader writes in: “Memo to CNN fashion department– don’t let your anchors trot out their new spring colors in time of tragedy and despair. CNN’s Kiran Chetry hosted American Morning on Tuesday in a stark white trenchcoat, and Paula Zahn dressed as if she was reporting from happy hour at a ski lodge. Even Katie Couric and Meredith Viera could agree that somber was best…”

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    New “American Morning” Team Starts Today

    Best of luck to CNN’s John Roberts and Kiran Chetry