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Quotes of the Day

“He had a total meltdown about the title.” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night regarding her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch. She was discussing what her father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), thinks about her book.


The world is going to s#!t.

“The DMV never fails to remind me what incompetent fecal heads govt bureaucrats are.” — Conservative radio host Jason Mattera, formerly with Human Events, talking in the same vein as WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten, Exec. V.P. of the FishbowlDC Fan Club.

White House journo recalls memory amid Bryson car crashes

“Re: Bryson. Car crashes can really unhinge people. Once covered a powerful college prez reduced to blubbering mass after fender bender.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thursh.

Producer adds acai berry to diet

“I’m adding this no calorie/no sugar acai berry flavor to my water. It’s delicious. But deceptively so. End conclusion = cannot be good for me.” — C-SPAN Producer Lauren Torlone.

Anonymous writes in…

“Women won’t watch Eliot Spitzer.  Men won’t watch Joy Behar.  Well done, Current TV!”

Fashion blogger scolds printer in early morning tirade

“Printer, don’t even try to tell me ink is low right now.” — Lisa Rowan, a vintage clothing writer who writes Quarter Life. Time check: Just after midnight.

Deep Thoughts With…

“Biggest mystery to me will always be why some people choose to be such bonafide jerks.” — Social Media Editor at NBC Washington Cheryl Thomspon.

Watch out.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining @Twitter as the new Creative Content Manager for Journalism! About to rock your #hashtags.” — Mark Luckie.

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Quotes of the Day


“I didn’t know men could be called Bimbo.” — Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson this morning while wearing a traditional Carlson short red dress that stops mid-thigh. Carlson was referring to a Newark security officer who assumed a dead man’s name for the past 20 years. Needless to say, the Nigerian man’s name isn’t his real name, which is Bimbo.

FNC Chris Wallace’s boring admission

“48 out of 52 weeks a year I have chicken.” — Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Fox & Friends in an appearance with his wife Lorraine for her new book, Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken not to be confused with Lorraine’s future book, Mr. Sunday’s Eating Disorders. Wallace’s favorite chicken is apparently some sort of faux fried chicken dish.

Dicking Around

“Courtyard Marriott so confused me I had to walk outside to find my way to the front door.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson in an unusual state of confusion.

TV reporter gripes about failed delivery

“I hate it when you make an apt w/ a company to deliver a service at your home sometime in a 2 hr window, they don’t show & no call. FIRED!” — WJLA’s Mike Conneen.

Politico scribe wants to stay in Hilary loop

“Was away last week. Did I miss any big Hilary Rosen news?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns on the CNN Contributor who recently went viral for a tiff with Ann Romney.

Journo questions black v. gay agenda at White House

“I mean how many times has the White House said that cannot discuss a ‘black agenda’-but a ‘gay agenda’ is fine????” — NBC theGrio columnist Sophia Nelson, who has been suffering from kidney stones. On Monday she was in discussion about a black versus gay agenda with American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Roland on holy roll this morning

“Dear God, you easily lifted us out of a slumber this morning. May we have the courage to lift you up today & worship you without hesitation!” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin.

Disturbing headline from WUSA9: “Police: Man Had Sex With Woman While She Was Sleeping” — the story, however, is unclear and doesn’t quite match the headline. She woke up with the man on top of her. He had gone with her and her boyfriend to a picnic. Doesn’t explain the sex while sleeping part. Doesn’t say where her boyfriend was. Read the story full of gaping holes here.

Pre-wedding anxiety

“Feeling. Stressed!!! Time for tea and sitting still. And some dark chocolate. #weddingpleasedontkillme” — C-SPAN Producer Lauren Torlone.

Obama on ‘The View’: Uneventful?

“Pool Report on Obama’s appearance on The View: ‘He did not appear to make any major news.’ — The Nation‘s Ari Melber. Obama on ABC’s “The View” airs this morning at 11 a.m. ET.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

A Famous Recess Bash

It’s cocktail time…at least that’s what our friends at FamousDC tell us.  This Thursday, the famed bloggers of FDC and an equally famous event committee: Anne Brady, Jessica Brady, Charles Chamberlayne, Sara Diaz, Robert Grant, Blair Milligan, Marissa Mitrovich, Lauren Torlone, Brian Walsh and Tom Williams, will host a recess bash on the roof of Cava at 527 8th St. SE.

If you’re famous for DC, fame-curious or just need an excuse to booze, join the crew at Cava from 6-9 pm.  *Cash bar.

Torlone Jumps FNC Ship for C-SPAN

Sometimes change has to come in a big, giant gallop. Lauren Torlone, is leaving FNC, where she has been a producer for three and a  half years, to join C-SPAN. At the more neutral-minded network Torlone will be a producer for Washington Journal.

See her farewell letter…

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The Daily Caller or Hedonism III? You Decide

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At The Daily Caller, life is loose.

And actions do speak louder than words. On Wednesday night editorial staff and friends of The Daily Caller partied it up with their brand new Keg-O-rater sponsored by Pilsner Urquell. The office has a coffee machine, too. But as Spokeswoman Becca Glover put it, “We don’t have rules. Tucker is 100 percent about freedom. If you can drink and do your job, that’s your decision. It’s all about freedom.”

Being responsible is a plus, but it isn’t mandatory.

What some may not know is this isn’t the first time The Daily Caller has employed unorthodox hedonism when it comes to their reporters. Back at their launch party held at the home of lobbyist Juleanna Glover, party organizers purchased six cartons of Marlboro Reds and by the night’s end, partygoers and DC staff had smoked through all the cartons.

As first reported by Politico, Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson was a no-show to the party. He was tending to journalism business – he was in Manhattan to appear on FNC’s “Hannity” Wednesday night and on ABC’s GMA the following morning. Publisher Neil Patel was on hand. So were a slew of Daily Caller reporters, such as Alex Pappas, Jonathan Strong (and his wife, Anna Beth), Chris Moody, Caroline May, and Deputy Editor Jamie Weinstein with his girlfriend, Lonnie. Daily Caller’s V.P. of Sales Alex Treadway was there and in charge of dealing with pouring beer and dealing with the Keg-O-rater (not a hard job, but an important one). Others in attendance included Politico’s Kiki Ryan and Politico Click’s newest hires Karin Tanabe and Natasha Lennard. Fox News booker Lauren Torlone was there. So were The Weekly Standard‘s Mike McCormack and Mary Katherine Ham.

Some building party moochers (they claimed they were verbally invited to the party – and okay, we believe them) were Gordon Zweig, Jose Biaou and Eric Hynek. They all work at a commercial real estate firm and were enjoying the beer.

A slightly amusing moment occurred when…

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Taking a Gamble on CNN International

Fox’s Hadley Gamble and friends gathered at the Library last night to toast her upcoming move to CNN International in Abu Dhabi.

Griff Jenkins and Kathleen Jenkins, Kevin Madden, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Jill Chappell, Doug Heye, Lauren Torlone, Philippe Lanier, Jurek Martin, Christina Wilkie, Ashley Taylor, Reed Landry and Pamela Sorensen were just some of Fox and friends to celebrate Gamble’s big move.

More photos (courtesy of Pamela) after the jump…

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