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CNN Steals Fox Producer

Trish Turner, Senior Capitol Hill Producer for FNC has been scooped up by CNN to work on “Anderson Cooper 360,” FBDC has learned.

Turner previously worked for CNN in Atlanta and in D.C from 1996 before moving to FNC in 2003. Now it’s off to New York.

Congratulations to Turner on her new gig.

See the “fond farewell” note she sent out to friends and colleagues today. Notice that she does not say that she’s heading over to CNN. Surely the good folks at Fox News wouldn’t like that.

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Quotes of the Day

Speaker’s Sat. plans didn’t include GOP debate

“.@SpeakerBoehner, did you watch the GOP presidential debate? ‘Saturday night? I don’t think so.’” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

Today on ABC’s “The View” at 11 a.m. ET: GOP Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman.

Nightmare Scenario…

“Email from an IT guy asking me to retrace my steps in the last 15 minutes has proven to be the biggest challenge of my young life.” — WaPo‘s Lindsay Applebaum.

Perino and Japanese bookstores don’t mix

“Ever go into a store while waitint [sic] for someone & realize it’s not your kind of place? Japanese language bookstore. I couldn’t even fake it.” — Fox News Political Commentator Dana Perino.

No snooze button for Weigel

“Have scheduled two 6 am flights for myself this week. And yet I call OTHER people dumb.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Secret Santa details…

“Oh – Secret Santa in the Senate. Members bringing in wrapped gifts. Rockefeller says he shopped for his! Gift has to be under $10.” — FNC Senate reporter Trish Turner.

Weingarten sets a high Bieber bar for himself

“I average 7 new followers a day. If he stops gaining followers, I’ll be as popular as Justin Bieber when I am 7,043 years old.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

FLOTUS’ Xmas present for POTUS is a secret, but no, it’s not a Presidential hot tub

“The truth is, we generally — we always say we’re not going to give each other gifts because the gift is the love that we have for each other.  Yes, that’s a good thing.  (Applause.)  But then he usually gets me something.  And them I’m like, we weren’t supposed to get each other stuff. So I got him something but I’m not going to say.  All right?  That make sense?  Last year one of the kids suggested that I get him a hot tub.  (Laughter)  Remember that?  We didn’t get him a hot tub.  (Laughter)” — First Lady Michelle Obama in remarks at Children’s Medical Center on Monday.

Baier Vomit

“@kjon Congrats on winning Trivia! Please send your info to special@foxnews.com for your prize! Hat, mug, tie or new SR grilling spatula!” — FNC’s Bret Baier announces the new Fox News gift of a grilling spatula for his weekly trivia contest. (Baier Vomit (noun): 1. The liquid spray that hack journalists can’t keep down whilst reporting on Bret Baier. 2. BV can have a chunky consistency, often a result of the special showmanship that Baier exudes when talking about anything.)

A Quick Convo Between Two Media Types

Today’s exchange is between former RNC Spokesman Doug Heye and Fake Jim VandeHei, the fake twitter account for Politico Exec. Editor Jim VandeHei.

Doug Heye: “#BonjeanParty2011 has made the Drudge Report. Huge! Congrats
@RonBonjean and Sara!”

Fake Jim VandeHei: “Most DC tweet of all time.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Quotes of the Day


Washington Watch’s Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: “Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering.”

Up With Hazy, Down with Hazy: Not always easy to tell

“For all I know @chrislhayes is the greatest TV talent in the world. Still don’t get people who watch msnbc first thing Saturday morning.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“Just starting my DVR of UP! with @chrislhayes . No spoilers, please! #uppers” — Mediaite‘s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher watches “Up with Hayes” like it’s a reality TV marathon.

Piers to his driver: I’m not that important

“My driver just went ‘around the block’ because he thought we were being followed. At 6am, in Los Angeles. Mate, I’m not the President.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Super Committee Humor

“Failure of super comm is the most surprising thing to happen in Wash DC since the time that family values pol got caught having an affair.” — Former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett.

“It’s Sunday. Are you ready for some SITTING IN THE CAPITOL ON DEATHWAAAATCH!” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio reporter Todd Zwillich.

SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Media gets painted as evil

“The media’s a little bit like the Jurassic Park dinosaur, it notices movement in the polls & it moves in to kill it.” — GOP Consultant Mike Murphy on NBC’s “MTP” Sunday.

HUH? This week’s Date Lab includes 28-year-old Matt Holland, who thinks he has a handle on what women want. Holland, a grown man, says, “I had a good week at work, and afterward I went and bought myself a new sweater. Girls like soft sweaters.”

The Media Critic

“Ok – I don’t like this ‘Meet’ format. Kerry sits there while Kyl talks? No interaction? #peanutgalleryopinion” — Senate Fox News reporter Trish Turner.

The Observer

“Chris Wallace ‘dancing’ with turkeys is exceedingly disturbing. #sundaymorninghell” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton.

And now a positive word on Wallace…

“Chris Wallace is growing on me. He asks very pointed questions.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

Journo Sundays

Politico‘s Jake Sherman: “My #sundayroutine: hour-long workout. Sunday shows. Work.”

NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer: “My #SundayRoutine; wakeup at 4am, make some live television, start weekend, play with daughter, take a nap.”

WaPo editor Lindsay Applebaum: “Sometimes I like quiet weekend mornings just sitting here with my coffee and my newspaper and my iPhone and my iPad and my laptop and my TV.”

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza (on Saturday night): “The Bourne Supremacy on Bravo. And just like that my next two and a half hours are spoken for.”

A Convo Among Three Journos

Our favorite Cabbage Patch doll/blogger Matt Mackowiak: “Here’s an idea: the SuperCommittee could be working today instead of appearing on the Sunday Shows.”

NBC’s Fischer: “I disagree!”

Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis: “Maybe if they appeared together & talked it out w/Dr. Phil. Or Regis. #Supercom”