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Guthrie Steps Up to Third Hour of ‘Today’ Show

As first reported by NYT, NBC’s White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie will become a new  co-host for the third hour of the “Today” show. NBC announced the news late this morning. With Natalie Morales moving into Ann Curry‘s slot and curry moving into the space being left by a departing Meredith Vieira, there was room for Guthrie to jump in.

Guthrie gushed on Twitter this morning, “Thank you for all the well wishes on Twitter! And congrats to @AnnCurry @NMoralesNBC + biggest of hugs to @meredithvieira.”

For now, we hear Guthrie’s Daily Rundown co-host Chuck Todd will likely do the show solo.

Congrats to Guthrie!

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Morning Reading List 09.29.09

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.

Happy Birthday to Gwen Ifill! A tipster points out that today also marks her ten year anniversary as managing editor and moderator of PBS’ “Washington Week.” U2′s Bono is in town for tonight’s concert at FedEx Field. There’s a private screening of Michael Moore‘s new film “Capitalism: A Love Story” tonight at the Uptown. FBDC will be there so look for coverage tomorrow. How to plant an item on Page Six. How to plant an item on FishbowlDC.

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



CNN has launched an iPhone app.

NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Natalie Morales, CBS’ Russ Mitchell, ABC’s Brian Ross and CNN’s John Roberts will be presenters at this year’s RTNDA awards on October 12th.

Check out CBS correspondent Byron Pitts‘ remarkable story here.

Maria Shriver is back at NBC– as a guest editor for a week of special coverage on women, NYT reports. She’ll be a guest on “Meet the Press” October 18th and much of NBC’s coverage will be based on her project, “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.”

And SNL newbie who dropped the f-bomb on Saturday’s show won’t be fired.


Katie Couric interviews The Daily Beast founders Barry Diller and Tina Brown on her webcast, to air today and every Tuesday. Check out a sneak peek of Diller’s comments on the future costs of web content here.


Publication of Sarah Palin‘s new book is being moved up from next spring to November 17th and the anticipated title is “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Did this piece in Slate by John Dickerson inspire the title? (h/t Mike Allen)

Palin’s memoirs were also a topic of discussion on today’s mediabistro Morning Media Menu.

The Daily Beast is taking on book publishing, Beast Books.


“60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager and VF Editor Graydon Carter announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create a monthly poll with results revealed on “60 Minutes” and in the magazine.

CBS announced yesterday another partnership with GlobalPost to expand its foreign reach via the site’s 70 correspondents scattered among 50+ countries. Dets here.

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100 Days and 100 Beautiful People

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As you’ve likely heard, People Magazine debuted its “World’s Most Beautiful People” issue today.

News media folks that made the cut this year are CBS’ Katie Couric, NBC’s Natalie Morales, NBC’s Meredith Vieira and ET’s Mary Hart.

Though Washington wasn’t represented by any media folk(Fingers crossed: Dornic-Delargy 2010), the White House snagged quite a few spots for the city.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, White House Speechwriter Jon Favreau, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, White House Chef Sam Kass, Personal Aide Reggie Love and First Lady Michelle Obama are all representing our fair city on this year’s list…

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Morning Reading List, 03.07.08

Good morning Washington.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:


  • You think Hillary can still score the Democratic nomination.


  • Does the Greenhouse Defect Signal a ‘Times’ Brain Drain?

  • The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, “As is often the case with campaign news, voters say they would like to see more coverage of the candidates’ positions on the issues. More than three-quarters of the public (78%) would like to see more coverage of the candidates’ positions on domestic issues and 74% would like to see more coverage of foreign policy positions.”

  • Obama’s New Strategy: Blame The Media!

  • Ashton Kutcher’s gonna punk the media.

  • Poynter Online reports, “The Times informed the Guild late Tuesday afternoon they may not have enough volunteers from the Newsroom to achieve the staff reductions announced last month. Terry Hayes, V.P. of Labor Relations, told the Guild that The Times may need to resort to involuntary layoffs and that there is a possibility some of those layoffs would be done out of seniority order. Bill O’Meara, President of The Newspaper Guild of New York, requested the Times extend the deadline for volunteers to apply for a buyout in the hope enough people would step forward and avoid the need for an involuntary layoff.”

  • Robert Niles writes, “Competition is back in journalism, and many reporters are losing their jobs in the confusion. Here are some tips to help you avoid that end.”

  • Peggy Drexler writes her “long goodbye” to the newspaper.

  • Slate’s Jack Shafer writes, “Last month, the New York Times conceded plagiarism when I informed it that a Feb. 23 Times dispatch had lifted — almost verbatim — two lines from an 18-month-old Miami Herald story about the illicit drug paco. The Times reporter, Alexei Barrionuevo, told his bosses that he didn’t remember pinching the lines from the Herald but acknowledged that he must have retrieved them while Googling for information. A second case of plagiarism by Barrionuevo has come to my attention. On July 15, 2005, Bloomberg News moved a story about the United States lifting ‘mad cow’ import restrictions on Canadian cattle. On July 16, 2005, the Times ran a very similar story, also pegged to a conference call with Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns.”

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  • An ABC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday, March 2, 2008, ABC News’ ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ outperformed CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ among both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. This is the 13th time this season ‘This Week’ beat ‘Face’ in Total Viewers and the 12th time beating CBS among the key Adults 25-54 demo. ‘This Week’ posted 3.06 million Total Viewers, outperforming ‘Face’ by 410,000. This is the program’s largest lead over ‘Face’ since November 11th. Among Adults 25-54, the program posted 1.21 million, beating CBS by 290,000. This is the program’s largest lead over ‘Face’ since January 27th.”

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, March 2, 2008 in all categories. On Sunday, the Russert-moderated program was top rated averaging 4.563 million total viewers”

  • Also from NBC, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet
    the Press with Tim Russert’ topped the Sunday morning public affairs
    competition in all categories throughout the February 2008 sweep period. During the sweep, the Russert-moderated program attracted 4.338 million total viewers”

  • Also from ABC, “According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of February 25, 2008, ABC News’ ‘Nightline’ outperformed CBS ‘Letterman’ among the key Adults 25-54 demographic. This is ‘Nightline’s’ best performance among Adults 25-54 since the week of December 3, 2007. The program posted 1.75 million, beating CBS by 90,000.”

  • The Huffington Post reports,David Gregory Gives Obama A Pass On ‘I Won Michigan’ Slip”

  • TVNewser reports,Felix Gillette writes in the New York Observer about CBS anchor Katie Couric missing out on moderating a debate during this primary season. Gillette notes that Couric is one of the only high profile anchors yet to host a debate. ‘How did the highest-paid anchor on evening television get upstaged by Brian Williams, Brit Hume, Charles Gibson, Wolf Blitzer, Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos, Campbell Brown, Chris Wallace, Natalie Morales and on and on?’ asks Gillette.”

  • “FNC’s Brit Hume talked with the magazine of his alma mater, the University of Virginia about how he got his start in the biz and about the current state of TV journalism,” reports TVNewser.

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  • BNA is looking for a Daily Environmental Reporter.

  • NewsUSA is looking for a Feature Writer.

  • The Daily Record is looking for a Multimedia Reporter.

  • Carroll County Times is looking for an Online Community Reporter.

  • Inside Lacrosse is looking for an Online Editor.

  • International Center for Journalists is seeking a Website Editor/Program Officer.

  • Inside Washington Publishers is looking for Print and online reporters.

  • SmartBrief is seeking a summer editorial intern.

  • Need To Know News is looking for On-Air Talent and a FX Writer.

  • The Advisory Board Company is looking for a Health Writer: Nursing & Healthcare Finance.

  • The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is seeking an experienced editor.

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is looking for a Communications Coordinator.

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