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Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Conant’

The Publicist Formally Known as “Conant”

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Meryl Conant, a senior publicist for CNN Washington is making some changes.  Last year Conant followed her blonde ambition back to school and has been pulling double duty as a CNN staffer and student ever since.  But it seems one semester of two full-time responsibilities was enough for the petite publicist.  Meryl announced that this will be her final week at CNN in an email this afternoon.  In addition, she advised friends and colleagues to be on the lookout for her married name as she plans to use “Governski” going forward…

Though we stand by our opinion that “Conant” is more marketable, we wish Meryl, in all her Governski glory, lots of luck in the next chapter of her life!

Conant’s farewell after the jump.

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Big Night for BBC

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Just after BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was awarded the prestigious David Bloom Award, Doucet, Katy Kay and the rest of the BBC team held court at the Historical Society of Washington DC, following last night’s annual Radio Television Correspondents Association (RTCA) dinner. Celebs, politicos and hoards of journos packed the glam fete.

Spotted in the crowd were Tara Palmeri of the Washington Examiner, Luke Russert and Chuck Todd from NBC, MSNBC’s Domenico Montanaro, Fox News’ Griff Jenkins and Wes Goler, NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, TVNewser’s Kevin Allocca, The Hill’s Sam Youngman, Capitol News Connection radio scribe Matt Laslo, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, John King, Roland Martin, Meryl Conant, Meghan Grant and Edie Emery, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Politico’s Andy Barr, Pia Catton, Michael Calderone, Jonathan Martin and MTP EP Betsy Fischer.

Other guests included QGA Chairman Jack Quinn with wife Susanna, media maven Tammy Haddad and Brian Walsh.

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More pics after the jump.

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“The Situation Room” Rocks

ZZ Top paid a visit to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in “The Situation Room” today. Another reason Wolf’s cool…

Photo courtesy of Jill Chappell.

Morning Reading List 07.22.09

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CNN’s Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet “Slice” after the jump.

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

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TV

MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman‘s review of MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan: he’s “still getting in your face.”

TVNewser asks Just How Dominant is Fox News? Also on TVNewser: Evening News Ratings.

Why does CNN’s John King have a shiner? Dana?? No, find out the real reason his eye is puffy on the CNN blog.

RADIO

FishbowlNY has four questions for NPR’s Andy Carvin on what’s next in citizen journalism.

ONLINE

HuffPost has launched what they’re calling the “Real Misery Index,” an online gauge of how Americans are affected by the economic times. According to the release, it will combine “a more accurate unemployment statistic (the U6 formulation), with the inflation rate for three essentials (food and beverages, gas, medical costs), and year-over-year percent increases in credit card delinquencies, housing prices, food stamp participation, and home equity loan deficiencies.” Check it out here.

MAGAZINES

NYO: The September ad page numbers are out for Conde Nast, and they are grim. The monthly magazines at the company, as a whole, are down 37 percent. Vogue tumbled to 427 pages total, down 36 percent from last September. W is down 53 percent; Allure and Gourmet are down 51 percent; and Vanity Fair dropped 36 percent.

NEWS NOTES

Craig Crawford‘s take on the CQ-Roll Call merger: “We might need to brush up on our British accents — The Economist Group is London based. (I’ll do that once I’ve mastered an American accent.)”

Newspaper readers vs. web surfers: who’s better informed? Check out Slate’s News Junkie Smackdown.

No bidders on the Watergate Hotel (AP).

How affluent is Howie Kurtz?

Co-founder of BET Sheila Johnson is crossing her party lines to endorse Republican Robert McDonnell for governor in Virginia (WaPo).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 06.18.09

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Roll Call celebrated a 54th birthday this week. Happy birthday to CNN minx, Meryl Conant (clearly added by MD)!! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

One of the new bidders for the Boston Globe says he will work with the union.

TV

CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla is the new father of twin girls.

NBC’s Ann Curry, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, FNC’s Clayton Morris and Today show producer Ryan Osborn talked social media and foreign reporting yesterday at the 140 Characters Conference in New York. TVNewser has the dets.

ONLINE

Bob Sullivan‘s msnbc.com blog “The Red Tape Chronicles” hit a milestone this week: its 100,000th reader comment. Congrats Bob! (h/t WebNewser)

C-SPAN’s BookTV.org has a redesign.

NEWS NOTES

NYT: The visas for many of the foreign journalists in Iran are expiring this week, depriving the world of independent sources of information about the violent protests that erupted after the disputed presidential election.

Larry Kramer on The Daily Beast says the media can profit from Twitter’s big week, Jack Shafer on Slate says we shouldn’t get carried away about Twitter’s role in Iran’s demonstrations.

YouTube is still blocked in Iran.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Fox News anchors are responding to comments that President Obama made in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood earlier this week- “I’ve got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration,” Obama said. “You’d be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front.”

Steve Doocy: “Look, we are just balancing things out. When you watch the other channels, the news channels, it’s all — you know, you don’t hear a lot of the criticism.” And Greta Van Susteren on her blog: “I don’t think the President is afraid of Fox – he is a very smart and tough man – but I do think he holds a grudge. There is a huge Fox audience that he represents since he is the President of all Americans.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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