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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Sweet 16′ Update

Have you been watching some of the first round games? Holy moly. Lehigh? Ohio? Norfolk State? Suffice it to say a lot of brackets are in trouble, and our TV news competition is no exception.

Right now NBC’s Rome Hartman (our 2010 champion) is tied for first with CNN’s Randi Kaye, with Kyra Phillips nipping at their heels. Most of the competitors are in the middle of the pack, with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and CNBC’s John Melloy at the bottom. Have no fear though, there is plenty of time to make up ground.

The full standings are after the jump.

Rank/Name Score Correct Champion
1/Randi Kaye 27 26 Syracuse (155)
1/Rome Hartman 27 26 Duke (127)
3/Kyra Phillips 25 24 Kentucky (120)
4/Alex Weprin 24 23 Duke (122)
4/Brooke Baldwin 24 23 North Carolina (165)
4/Liz MacDonald 24 23 Kentucky (139)
4/Harris Faulkner 24 23 Kansas (162)
4/Joe Kernen 24 24 Ohio St. (130)
9/Brian Sullivan 23 22 Kentucky (141)
9/Janelle rodriguez23 22 Kentucky (147)
9/Sandy Cannold 23 22 Kentucky (140)
12/Alex Korson 22 22 North Carolina (147)
12/Becky Quick 22 21 Florida St. (172)
12/Bill Wolff 22 21 North Carolina (151)
12/Cory Johnson 22 22 North Carolina (156)
12/Dominic Chu 22 21 Kentucky (123)
12 Regina Gilgan 22 21 Georgetown (114)
12/Don Lemon 22 21 Duke (125)
12/Steve Friedman 22 21 Michigan St. (137)
12/Suzanne Malveaux 22 21 Kentucky (96)
12/Willie Geist 22 21 Kentucky (142)
21/Carol Costello 21 20 Ohio St. (130)
21/John Antonio 21 20 North Carolina (104)
21/KC Sullivan 21 20 Kentucky (127)
21/Stephanie Ruhle 21 21 Kansas (129)
25/Matt Quayle 20 20 North Carolina (138)
25/John Roberts 20 20 North Carolina (196)
25/Rich Edson 20 19 Syracuse (175)
27/Fredricka Whitfield 17 16 Vanderbilt (148)
28/John Melloy 16 15 North Carolina (148)

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