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Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston

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Stephen Colbert to Succeed David Letterman as Host of The Late Show (TVNewser)
It’s official: Stephen Colbert will take over as the host of CBS’ The Late Show when David Letterman retires next year. Specifics of Colbert’s show — including the premiere date, producers and location — will be determined after the timeline is decided for Letterman’s retirement, CBS said. Capital New York The rank and file at The Colbert Report, his Comedy Central show, are operating on the assumption they are invited to follow the comedian to staff The Late Show and stay in New York, someone familiar with Colbert’s transition plan said. Variety When Colbert sits behind the desk of the CBS program, he will do it with a new presentation — not as the right-wing caricature he plays in his current perch on Comedy Central. “He is not going to play that character,” said Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment, in an interview. THR / The Live Feed The Colbert Report, which launched in 2005, has earned an Emmy win for outstanding variety series (2013) and three Emmy wins for writing for a variety, music or comedy program (2013, 2010, 2008). Before that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as an on-air personality and writer of news satire. He also has written two books — I Am America (And So Can You!) and America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t — and won a Grammy for spoken word for America Again earlier this year. Mashable Several media outlets quoted network executives saying the deal came together quickly after Letterman’s retirement, including breakneck negotiations with several candidates. Craig Ferguson, whose Late Late Show comes on after Letterman’s, was never seen as a true contender for the slot; it remains to be seen whether he’ll stick around after being passed over. Other names thrown in the mix were Chelsea Handler and Neil Patrick Harris — but even as top contenders, they were dark horses at best. For nearly 18 months, Colbert was always CBS’ guy.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: 538 Announces Hires | Vargas Leaves Rehab | Tapper Subs for Burnett

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FiveThirtyEight Adds Managing Editor, Others (FishbowlNY)
FiveThirtyEight, the upcoming site to be helmed by Nate Silver, has added to its staff. The big names: Mike Wilson is joining as managing editor and Kate Elazegui is coming aboard as creative director. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media On the writing side: Wall Street Journal “Numbers Guy” Carl Bialik will serve as senior writer for news; the Guardian‘s Harry Enten will serve as senior writer for politics; and Walter Hickey, late of Business Insider, will serve as senior writer for science and lifestyle. TheWrap The new FiveThirtyEight will be focused around five distinct content verticals: Sports, Politics, Economics, Science, and Lifestyle. The verticals will be led by a team of writer/columnists, with additional content from staff writers as well as external contributors. SaintPetersBlog The Tampa Bay Times tends to brag about how often its editors and reporters make their way to and from many of the leading newspapers in the country, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. But after an interesting announcement on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times will have to add ESPN and Nate Silver to the list of poachers of its best talent.

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Talk It Out | Discussing The Dynamic Duo | Car Wish

TVNewser: There’s a rumor floating around that Jeff Zucker is considering Erin Burnett for the CNN morning slot. Start thinking of complaints now, so you’re good and ready should it ever happen.

FishbowlDC: Colby Hall enjoys tweeting about Lindsay Lohan’s breasts. When asked for a reaction, the actress’ breasts had no comment.

LostRemote: Jimmy Fallon is trying to make Lincoln car commercial’s less terrible.

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Fortune’s 2011 40 Under 40 List Revealed

For the second straight year, some guy named Mark Zuckerberg has topped Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40″ list, which highlights the hottest rising stars of the business world.

Larry Page, the Co-Founder of Google came in second, but we know what you want to see: Who from the New York media scene made the list. Here’s a quick breakdown:

For the complete list, click through.

Media Moguls Make Their Mark On Fortune‘s “40 Under 40″ List

jmurdoch.jpgFortune magazine has revealed its “40 Under 40″ list — a compilation of the youngest and the brightest minds in the business world. And we were pleased to see a number of media executives making the cut and ranking near the top. Our industry could use all the young blood and new ideas it can get right now.

Topping the list are Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page — tied for first. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is number two.

And coming in at number three is the first media mogul, News Corp. heir James Murdoch (above). Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son, James currently serves as chairman and CEO for News Corp.’s operations in Europe and Asia. Fun fact: he raised his desk so he can work standing up. So the key to rising to the top of an international media conglomerate by age 36 is never sitting down. We bet being the son of a media czar helps, too.

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  • Salon co-founder: Sequestered content leads to ‘irrelevance and financial decline’- BayNewser

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  • Erin Burnett co-anchors Today all week- TVNewser
  • New Agatha Christie stories discovered- GalleyCat
  • NBC News launches an African American news site- WebNewser
  • Portfolio Follows FishbowlNY’s Lead

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    FishbowlNY, January 30:

    Which ‘Money Honey’ Is The Hottest?

    If you’ve been following the CNBC/Maria Bartiromo/Citicorp/”Money Money” trademark story — and really, who isn’t — you’ve heard the rumor that Bartiromo’s recent trademark of the term is related to her jealousy of the newer “money honies” at the network (see: Erin Burnett). But does she really have anything to worry about? Is there really a “Maria 2.0″?

    Portfolio, yesterday:

    Maria Bartiromo 2.0

    Since her CNBC debut in 1993, Maria Bartiromo‘s status as Wall Street’s anchorwoman has largely gone unchallenged. That is, until Erin Burnett came along. The host of Street Signs and co-anchor of Squawk on the Street, Burnett is being dubbed “Maria 2.0″ by her fans, business bloggers are anointing her CNBC’s new superstar, and message boards are debating her merits and her makeup.

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  • Poll: Which ‘Money Honey’ Is The Hottest?
  • Is Bartiromo Jealous Of New ‘Money Honies’?
  • Maria Who? Meet Your New ‘Money Honey’: Becky Quick

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    The votes are in, and it appears Maria Bartiromo‘s “Money Honey” fears weren’t so irrational after all. Ladies and gentleman, your new “money honey”: Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick.

    Some fun facts about Ms. Quick — she’s 34, a Wall Street Journal vet and Rutgers University grad (class of ’93, Poli-Sci major). Quick was even editor-in-chief of the Daily Targum, Rutgers’ student newspaper. She joined CNBC in 2001. She even has a fan site maintained by “fans of Becky Quick, and most of us have never even met her.”

    But Quick wasn’t the only “money honey” candidate to garner praise. Some anonymous commentary:

    • Sue Herrera: Dark smoldering eyes of a woman who knows how to watch her money!

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    Poll Update: Dead Heat For Hottest ‘Money Honey’? Not Quite

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    Who do you think is CNBC’s hottest “money honey”? Apparently not Maria Bartiromo, whose $50,000 flight on a Citigroup jet may have sent her “hottie” stock dropping. Bartiromo is currently in third behind up-and-comers Erin Burnett and the surging Becky Quick.

    But fear not, Bartiromo fans — there’s still time to vote:

    Polls close Sunday.

    EARLIER:

  • Is Bartiromo Jealous Of New ‘Money Honies’?
  • Bartiromo Trademarked ‘Money Honey’ 10 Days Ago
  • Did ‘Money Honey’ Commit An Ethics Violation?
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