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ABC Toasts Robin Roberts at a Book Party For ‘Everybody’s Got Something’

A crowd of television personalities and executives gathered at George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth‘s apartment last night to celebrate “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, whose memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something,” was released today.

The memoir is Roberts’ firsthand account of her MDS diagnosis and treatment. Roberts told TVNewser she began to write the book after her return to “GMA,” using entries from the journal she kept during her recovery. When we asked if the writing process was cathartic, Roberts said the real satisfaction came when she re-read the story and realized “how strong and healthy I am.”

On hand to celebrate the book’s launch from ABC: Disney/ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood, ABC News president James Goldston, vice president of business development Susan Mercandetti, senior vice president for talent Barbara Fedida, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Dan Abrams, Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Michael Strahan, Charlie Gibson and Deborah Roberts. CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter and “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King were also in attendance.

Roberts tweeted a selfie with Spencer and Zee: “These three are gonna be a wee bit tired in the morning,” she wrote. Read more

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The TVNewser, TVSpy and Lost Remote Party is just three days away! Come join the sites’ editors and your fellow media professionals for a few drinks at Bubble Lounge in Tribeca on Tuesday, April 15. Our parties are a great way to talk shop with colleagues across the industry and network with your fellow television news employees.

If you come to the party, you’ll also get a 20% discount on tickets to the TVNewser Show, which will be held April 29 at the New Yorker Hotel. So RSVP here, and we’ll see you Tuesday.

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NBC News Toasts Cheryl Gould: ‘She Came to the Newsroom With a Fresh Perspective’

NUP_163612_0024.JPGCurrent and former NBC News talent, executives and producers gathered at 30 Rock last night to celebrate Cheryl Gould, who is retiring after 37 years at the network.

Gould was toasted by Tom Brokaw, former NBC News presidents Steve Capus and Bill Wheatley, and Andrea Mitchell, who called Gould a “pioneer” and “role model” for women in journalism. Among many other roles at NBC, Gould was the first female executive producer of “Nightly News.”

“She came to the newsroom with a fresh perspective — the idea that we can constantly raise the bar, that we’ve got to be reaching for the heights in terms of our obligation to our audience on a daily basis,” Brokaw said. “…She knew what she had to do was to change the DNA of news so that it had a wider lens attached to it.”

Also in attendance: Deborah Turness, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Bob Hager, Alexandra Wallace, David Corvo, Patrick Burkey, Don Nash, Ken Strickland, Liz Cole and Mark Whitaker, along with Gould’s fiancé and longtime partner, attorney Reid Weingarten.

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Ahead of this month’s TVNewser Show — where we’ll be talking about Aereo, drones and newsroom diversity, among many other topics — we’re throwing a party for television news professionals. Whether you’re looking for a new job in the industry, have a hot tip you want to share in person or just want to celebrate the warm(er) weather, please join us for drinks.

TVNewser, TVSpy and Lost Remote Party • Tuesday, April 15, • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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If you’ve been to one of our parties before, you know they’re a great way to network and connect with other people in the industry. So RSVP here, and we’ll see you on April 15.

Amy Robach Inspires at NLGJA Gala, Plus a TV News Selfie

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ABC’s Amy Robach lit up the room last night as host NLGJA’s Healdines & Headliners event. Robach, who has three more chemotherapy treatments in her fight against breast cancer told the crowd that we all have battles to face, but it’s how you fight that will determine the win.

“Until it hits you here,” she said to the crowd, pointing to her heart, “you don’t really know what it’s like to be in battle. And once you get in there and get your hands a little bloodied and you see your comrades next to you, you become so powerful.” Robach told us the support she’s gotten since her diagnosis in November has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Robach, accompanied by her husband Andrew Shue, was among 300 attendees, including dozens of TV news anchors, reporters and producers who turned out for at the annual event. “They gave me the night off,” said CNN’s Richard Quest who has been front and center for the network’s Malaysia Airlines coverage.

MeredithVieiraAmyRobachWe chatted with Shepard Smith who was trading Miami stories with his former local news colleague, now Weather Channel meteorologist Bryan Norcross. And there was a cross-network, lead-in pairing as CNN’s Noon anchor Ashleigh Banfield was accompanied by MSNBC’s 1pm anchor Ronan Farrow. Farrow told us he’s getting more comfortable each day hosting his “Ronan Farrow Daily.” The cable news newbie says he’s getting good advice from TV veterans.

Tamron Hall told us she’s still adjusting to her new schedule. The new 9am “Today” show co-host is now doing double morning duty with her MSNBC show at 11am, giving her about 45 minutes to prepare for the second show. “I have very good producers who make sure it comes together,” Hall said.

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Amy Robach Hosts Headlines & Headliners

AMY ROBACHTonight is the annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York City.

ABC’s Amy Robach is the host for the night. And unless breaking news gets in the way — as it did last night — here’s who’s scheduled to attend: ABC’s Gio Benitez and Mara Schiavocampo; from CBS, Erin Moriarity and Michelle Miller; NBC’s Meredith Vieira, Natalie Morales and Chris Jansing.CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Don Lemon, Jeanne Moos and Michaela Pereira; Fox News Channel’s Jamie Colby and Shepard Smith; Melissa Francis and Gerri Willis from Fox Business; also MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, CNBC’s Simon Hobbs and many more.

The event raises awareness of LGBT issues and raises funds for NLGJA programs and scholarships.

Amy Robach to Host Annual NLGJA Benefit

AMY ROBACHABC News anchor Amy Robach will host the NLGJA’s annual spring benefit in New York — this year on the first day of spring, March 20. ABC News is also the presenting sponsor of this year’s event which will be held at the Prince George Ballroom. The benefit brings together more than 300 journalists, executives, educators and students who support the mission of fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

“Headlines & Headliners continues to be one of the premiere media events in New York, and we are incredibly pleased to welcome Amy as our host,” said NLGJA President Jen Christensen. “Amy has inspired us not only as a journalist, but also through sharing her brave battle with breast cancer and the importance of early detection.”

Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall after undergoing a mammogram as part of a “Good Morning America” story. She continues chemotherapy even as she plans to cover the Sochi Olympics for “GMA.”

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Bloomberg’s Betty Liu Celebrates ‘Work Smarts’

Betty Liu with Work SmartsBloomberg TV anchor Betty Liu was feted for her new book, “Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Get Ahead,” this week at a party hosted by Chris Burch, the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital.

In his toast, Burch, who is featured in the book, praised Liu’s interviewing abilities, saying she asks “ingenious and beautiful questions” and is an “amazing woman, true to the heart.” The book also includes interviews with Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Sam Zell, among many others.

In a speech, Liu thanked her Bloomberg colleagues, who she said “really held my hand” through the writing process.

“‘Work Smarts’ was a labor of love, but it was probably more like labor. I’ve written a book before, but this time it was with twin boys and also waking up at 3:45 in the morning everyday,” Liu said. “So I tried not to take myself too seriously when writing this book.”

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