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BloombergTV Sources CNN and Fox News With Election Calls

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 8.46.42 PMRule #1 when hosting election night coverage, source your own news organization when calling a race. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, hosting their first election night for BloombergTV, were discussing the West Virginia Senate race when Halperin said, “Two news organizations, both CNN and Fox News, are predicting that Shelley Moore Capito will be the winner.”

A short time later, Halperin added, “Mark it down, Bloomberg Politics is reporting the apparent winner in West Virginia is Shelley Moore Capito.”

A few minutes after that, Bloomberg cited CNN once again, which had called the Ohio Governors race for John Kasich. Isn’t Bloomberg also a news organization capable of calling elections?

A BloombergTV spokesperson tells TVNewser it’s all part of the strategy of their coverage: “Bloomberg Politics is reporting apparent winners of races based on returns, reporting with party committees, campaigns and election officials, detailed analysis of historical voting patterns and demographic data, as well as projections from other outlets.”

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Halperin, Heilemann Headline Bloomberg Election Night Coverage

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead Bloomberg’s election night coverage, dubbed “Election All-Nighter” which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of “With All Due Respect.” Primetime coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET, with Halperin and Heileman joined by Al Hunt and analysts Kim Alfano, Bill Burton, Lanhee Chen, Fred Davis, Patti Solis Doyle, Anita Dunn, Michael Feldman and John Sununu.

Bloomberg will use a “Decision Desk” to crunch numbers on tight races, and provide full coverage and analysis online, with a live stream of Bloomberg TV’s election night coverage, along with blogging from correspondents in the field and updated results on the network’s “Election Night dashboard.”

In Profile: Halperin/Heilemann, Gabrielle, Smith

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin bloomberg John Heilemann and Mark Halperin of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect” sat down with The New York Times Magazine‘s David Carr about the midterm elections, Michael Bloomberg and the divided political ecosystem. Heilemann and Halperin were even asked who they’d want to share a six-pack with.

Halperin: I’ll go with Hillary Clinton right now, only because she’s a little more relevant to our forward-looking lives. But when the Palins drink, apparently exciting things happen. Heilemann: Michelle Obama. Although she’d want it to be light beer, and that’s not really to my taste.

lea gabrielle_304x200Fox News’ Lea Gabrielle took a rare path to journalism, starting her career  with a 12-year stint in the United States Navy. She recently told Marie Claire about her experiences, how to deal with pressure and the keys to success.

Build yourself a network of people who want you to accomplish your goals and want to see you succeed. If I’m going to get trained, I want to make sure I’m getting trained by people who know what they’re doing, who have a reputation, and are going to be able to introduce me to people who can hire me.

Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith spoke with Capital NY to discuss how he handles being on air for breaking news, when to interrupt scheduled programming and technology’s impact on his coverage.

We don’t want people to freak out, we have lived in a freak-out world. We were here on 9/11, living in a state of fear is a terrible thing, and I don’t want to add to it if I don’t have to.

In Profile: Chris Jansing, Megyn Kelly, Alicia Menendez, Stephanie Ruhle

JansingPaul304NBC News’ senior White House Correspondent Chris Jansing talks to The Hill about growing up in Ohio, her move to D.C. and baking wedding cakes.

I’m happy a lot. Anytime I’m with close family and friends. Doing breaking news. Traveling. Meeting interesting people and experiencing new things. And it makes me very happy to throw a great dinner party with fun people around the table that lasts for hours. There should always be a cheese course.

kelly sandbergFox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly sat down with People to discuss juggling motherhood and her career, which doesn’t leave much room for sleep.

I have a set up that allows me to be a stay-at-home mom in the day and fulltime employee in the night. It works out well for my home and work life, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for rest.

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez and Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle are both featured on Marie Claire‘s “New Guard” list, which highlights the 50 most connected women in America.

The Evening Ticker: CBS in Syria; New Hires at Bloomberg, Fusion

  • CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports tonight from inside Syria, where she speaks with a teenager who says he was forced to fight alongside ISIS. The report, broadcast on “The CBS Evening News” is a rare example of American journalists doing on-the-ground reporting inside the country. Williams spoke with 15-year-old Kareem Mufleh in the basement of a prison in northern Syria, where men accused of being ISIS terrorists are being held by a Kurdish group fighting against the Islamic extremists. “They captured my village and gave me a choice-either join ISIS or be beheaded,” Mufleh told Williams in Arabic.

  • Bloomberg has named Joe Weisenthal managing editor of Bloomberg.com’s markets and finance coverage. Weisenthal will lead coverage of markets and finance coverage across Bloomberg’s digital brands. Weisenthal, who joins from Business Insider, also will host a daily markets show on Bloomberg Television. He starts November 10 and will be based in New York.

  • Fusion CEO Isaac Lee has announced Boris Gartner is joining the company as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Gartner will be working on strategy, partnerships, and business development. “Boris is a high-impact player who has a proven track record of developing and executing forward-looking initiatives,” Lee said. “Boris was a part of the Univision team that conceived Fusion in 2012 and he will play a critical role as we continue building Fusion into a next-generation media company.”

Will This Ruin Jon Karl’s Cred?

EarnestKnown for butting heads with the last White House Press Secretary, ABC’s Jonathan Karl apparently now has an admirer at the press podium.

On Bloomberg TV’s new show “With All Due Respect,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked who is “the most consistently delightful reporter” in the press corps.

“Jon Karl is consistently the nicest, friendliest, most direct guy… down-to-earth, friendliest individual you’d ever want to meet,” said Earnest.

It might have been a backward compliment, as Earnest prefaced the glowing comments saying, “That would tarnish the reputation forever if I identified the person; I gotta choose someone I don’t like, so I don’t harm them.”

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“Josh must be giddy because his KC Royals are winning,” Karl tells TVNewser. Earnest’s hometown Kansas City Royals upset the Los Angeles Angels Sunday night to advance in the ALCS.

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Andy Lack Leaving Bloomberg for U.S. Government Media Agency

Andy Lack, BloombergAndy Lack, the chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group, is leaving the company and has been named the first CEO of all U.S. government funded international media.

Lack was tapped by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. A new agency which would replace the BBG recently passed by the House of Representatives but still needs to clear the Senate.

Lack has been with Bloomberg Media since 2008. Before that he was chairman and CEO of Sony Music. Earlier in his career, Lack was a producer for “60 Minutes,” and head of “CBS Reports.” He moved to NBC where, from 1993-2001, he was president of NBC News, and, later, president and COO of NBC.

Rick Stengel, the former managing editor of TIME, now Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, says Lack is “the perfect person – and I really mean the perfect person – to be this organization’s first CEO.”

Jack Ma, Meet the U.S. Business Networks

AlibabaThe big news on Wall Street today is the Alibaba IPO. If you’re not up to speed on the Chinese e-commerce company, here’s some perspective: its sales are greater than Amazon and eBay combined. That’s big. And today the company goes public listing on the NYSE, and that’s where founder and executive chairman Jack Ma will be today. CNBC is claiming it will get the first interview with Ma, around 9:30amET on “Squawk on the Street,” Bloomberg’s Emily Chang interviews Ma at 9:45am and FBN’s Jo Ling Kent will interview Ma from the NYSE floor at 9:55am. The Alibaba IPO could be the largest ever on Wall Street.

Network Coverage Plans for President Obama’s ISIS Address

ObamaCNNIsisBroadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama’s speech on American action against ISIS.

Here is what the networks are planning:

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer will anchor for the network with “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq, where it will be 4am. The CBS Sports special “Under the Lights” will be delayed.
  • Brian Williams anchors for NBC with Chuck Todd reporting from the DC Bureau, delaying “America’s Got Talent” in the eastern and central time zones.
  • ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos hosts, along with Jonathan Karl at the White House.
  • Shepard Smith will anchor a special report on FOX, interrupting the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
  • On Fox News,  Megyn Kelly will anchor with Bret Baier appearing. “The O’Reilly Factor” will air at 8pmET and “Hannity” at 10pmET will be live, with a special live edition of “Special Report” airing at 11pmET.
  • On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer will anchor.
  • John Seigenthaler will anchor a preview of the speech at 8:30pmET for Al Jazeera America as well as coverage of the actual speech. White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira will contribute from the White House.
  • Neil Cavuto will anchor  for Fox Business Network, followed by live editions of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 10pmET and “The Independents” at 11pmET.
  •  MSNBC will air a two-hour primetime special hosted by Rachel Maddow from 8pm-10pmET. Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell and Reverend Al Sharpton will join Maddow. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” will air at 10pmET followed by a live “All In with Chris Hayes” at 11pmET.
  • Bloomberg Politics’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will anchor Bloomberg TV’s special primetime coverage of the President’s speech starting at 9PM ET from Washington, DC. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will contribute reporting and analysis.
  • CNBC will carry the address with hosts as yet unannounced

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Bloomberg TV Show Gets Debut Date

Heilemann HalperinTrue to the title of their bestselling books “Game Change,” Mark Halperin and John Heilemann aim to alter the political debate on TV.

“With All Due Respect,” hosted by the duo, will premiere on Bloomberg TV October 6 at 5pmET. “He’s got a chance to win,” Halperin says sitting across from Heilemann at a diner table in a promo video.

“He makes Joe Biden look like a guy in control of his mouth,” Heilemann responds, with the two then agreeing their diner-style conversation can be a political talk show. Another promo video rolls out a montage of politicians, pundits, and celebrities saying “with all due respect.”

“In a world where people say with all due respect when that is not at all what they mean comes a new show that fuses popular culture, the political world, and TV…and translates what people are actually saying,” the promo says. The half-hour show will air on Bloomberg TV and BloombergPolitics.com

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