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Chris Jansing Named Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News (TVNewser)
Changes are coming to NBC’s Washington bureau. NBC News president Deborah Turness has named Chris Jansing as the new senior white house correspondent and Peter Alexander as national correspondent. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Jansing, who will report primarily for NBC Nightly News, will relocate from New York to Washington and will stop hosting her MSNBC show Jansing & Co. The network said her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks. Variety Both Jansing and Alexander will work as part of a unit that also comprises Chuck Todd, the NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, and Kristen Welker, who will continue to report for NBC Nightly News and Today. HuffPost It will be the latest of a string of changes at that network, which has recently reshuffled its daytime lineup and added Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid to its roster. Deadline Hollywood Jansing joined NBC News in June 1998, and has also anchored Jansing & Co. on MSNBC since October 2010. She anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 as the events unfolded, extensively covered several presidential campaigns for both NBC News and MSNBC and hosted a series of reports called Battleground America.

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Sky News Profiles Trio of New York’s ‘Real-Life Superheroes’

“The NYDP doesn’t have an official policy on this kind of [citizen supherhero] activity…”  That wonderful line comes from Sky News New York correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter‘s weekend report about members of Real-Life Superheroes, a group of NYC do-gooders who patrol the streets at night to break up bar fights, rescue abandoned animals and offer support to those recovering from substance abuse problems.

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Thomas-Peter met with The Prowler (Nicole Abramovici), The Dark Guardian (Chris Pollak, pictured) and Life (Chaim Lazaros):

Lazaros tours New York’s addiction centers and homeless shelters. He said: “The idea of the superhero allows me to explain very simply to them that I’m doing this purely as an individual, that I’m answering to my own authority, and that I’m doing this out of my own volition.

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News Corp.’s Plan to Spin Off Sky News Approved

Yesterday Rupert Murdoch set in motion a plan to spin off Sky News, effectively clearing the way for News Corporation to buy the remaining portion of BSkyB that it currently doesn’t own.

The Guardian just reported that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has approved the plan:

Under the deal, the loss-making news subsidiary will be spun off into a new publicly listed company called Newco, and will be independently funded for 10 years. News Corporation is to license the Sky News brand to the operation for seven years, providing an incentive to renew a second funding deal.

Opponents of the deal – including The Guardian – are considering filing for a judicial review of the decision.

They better think quick. With News Corp. taking over BSkyB, the company now not only owns the majority of newspapers in Britain, it controls the biggest TV station as well. And you thought America’s media was bad.