TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Cablers Get Wish: A Breaking News Surprise!

Happy holidays, cablers — here’s a belated present from the embattled governor of Illinois. Rod Blagojevich has decided to name a replacement to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Blago’s choice? Illinois’ former top cop: one-time Attorney General Roland Burris (we had Patty Blagojevich in the office pool).

MSNBC first reported the news (attributed to the Chicago Tribune) around 12:20pmET, then Fox News, then CNN. And the cablers will be getting another gift: a 3pmET live news conference announcing the pick.

The CNN chyron kind of says it all:

cnn_12-30.jpg

fnc_12-30.jpg

ms_12-30.jpg

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now!