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David Letterman to Leave Late Show (TVNewser)
During the taping of Thursday’s Late Show, David Letterman announced next year will be his last on the show he’s hosted for more than two decades. The news was first reported on Twitter by R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, a guest on the show, just after 4 p.m. ET. Letterman, who turns 67 next week, signed a contract extension in October. Adweek The duration of the new deal seemed a sure sign that the clock was ticking on Letterman’s late night tenure. Two years prior to signing the extension, the host had agreed to a two-year deal. NYT Letterman said he had informed CBS president Leslie Moonves of his intention to step down from The Late Show at the end of his current contract, which has about 16 months left. A specific end date has not yet been set. Letterman is considered by many to be the most original voice in the late-night format, and Moonves has been steadfast in his assurances in recent years that he would never ask Letterman to retire, saying at one point, “You don’t do that to a television legend.” Mashable Letterman hosted Late Night on NBC from 1982 to 1993 before starting Late Show on CBS in 1993. In 2013, he surpassed Johnny Carson as the longest-running late night talk show host in television history. He has been part of more than 6,000 late-night broadcasts. USA Today It’s unclear how CBS will replace Letterman, and when, precisely. Craig Ferguson, who hosts the Letterman-produced Late Late Show, is not being considered as a replacement, insiders say, even though his contract technically promises it. Moonves is known to have been interested in The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart over the years, but in the past Stewart has said he is not interested in a network talk show. Stewart’s Comedy Central partner Stephen Colbert is seen as a more likely candidate, and is available sooner: His contract with Comedy Central expires in December, though Stewart is free in 2015. Chelsea Handler also announced plans to leave her late-night E! show this year.

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Four Executives Promoted at Atlantic Media

atlanticmedia_logo_rgb.PRAtlantic Media just announced four executive promotions. Below are the details.

  •  Tim Hartman has been promoted from president of the company’s Government Executive Media Group to CEO of Atlantic Media’s Washington divisions. Hartman will now lead the National Journal Group and the Government Executive Group. Hartman has been with Atlantic Media since 2001.
  • Poppy McDonald has been upped to publisher and co-president of National Journal. McDonald came to Atlantic Media from Politico in 2011.
  • Tim Grieve, editor of National Journal, is adding co-president to his title. Grieve also came to Atlantic Media from Politico. He has served as editor of National Journal for the past 10 months.
  • Aretae Wyler has been promoted from deputy general counsel to general counsel of Atlantic Media. Wyler joined Atlantic Media last year.

Tim Grieve Named NationalJournal.com Editor

Tim Grieve is joining National Journal as editor of nationaljournal.com. Grieve comes to the magazine from Politico, where he most recently served as a managing editor. Grieve had been with Politico since 2008.

“Tim is one of Washington’s most accomplished journalists and digital innovators,” said NJ’s president, Bruce Gottlieb, in a statement.  ”We are thrilled that he will spend the next chapter of his career here, delivering National Journal’s trusted voice on politics and policy to engaged citizens across the nation.”

Politico Pro To Debut In February

This morning Politico announced plans to launch their subscription-based news service, Politico Pro, in February.  According to an official press release, Politico Pro will offer users “high-impact, high-velocity reporting on the politics of energy, technology, and health care reform.”  The new reporting venture will be fueled by the work of 40 journalists, much like the original Politico staff was organized during its inception in January 2007.

Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei believes this new project will provide subscribers with the no-nonsense content they are looking for:

“Political and policy professionals want someone to cut through the clutter, tell them what really matters and tell them first.  We have a proven track record for doing just that – and Politico Pro will build on it.”

Politico Pro editor-in-chief Tim Grieve has just begun to fill out his team, however some key positions are already in place.

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