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FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country since January 2002. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network is available in more than 90 million homes. Fox News launched Oct. 7, 1996. Roger Ailes is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Fox News Channel.

James Rosen: Holder’s Comments ‘Scarcely Address the Relevant Facts of His Conduct’

HolderCapehartOutgoing Attorney General Eric Holder wishes he could have a do-over when it comes to labeling Fox News correspondent James Rosen a “co-conspirator” in a leak investigation.

The remarks came today at the Washington Ideas Forum when moderator, and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart asked Holder, “What’s the one decision you made that you wish you could do over again?”

“I think about the subpoena to the Fox reporter, Rosen,” Holder said. “I think that I could’ve been a little more careful looking at the language that was contained in the filing that we made with the court. He was labeled as a co-conspirator. You had to do that as a result of the statute, but there are ways in which, I think, that could have been differently, done better.”

In 2010, Holder personally approved of a search warrant into Rosen’s emails as part of the investigation.

In a statement to TVNewser, Rosen responds: “Throughout this ordeal for my family and me, I have tried to keep my head down and continue covering – and breaking – the news. I consider myself blessed to have an employer in Fox News, and a boss in Roger Ailes, who have stood by me and enabled me to remain focused on what matters most to me in professional terms: first-rate journalism. Read more

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Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes Honored by Green Beret Foundation

KEANE_AILESThe Green Beret Foundation honored Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes, Publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and Putnam County Courier with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their personal support of the nation’s military and Green Berets. Army Gen. Jack Keane (left) presented the Aileses with their awards.

“Behind every successful man is a surprised wife,” Ailes joked as he began his remarks.

Last night’s event at the Pierre Hotel was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer. Various FoxNewsers were there including Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Steve Doocy, Janice Dean. Megyn Kelly dropped by for the cocktail hour, so she could be back for “The Kelly File.”

“When President Kennedy helped form the Green Berets he knew that some day they’d be needed,” Ailes went on to say. “The values and principles that lead you to go in harm’s way willingly are unique American traits. The people in this room — particularly the Green Berets — have my greatest respect because they are prepared to risk everything for an idea, and that idea is called America.”

Elaine Howard, CEO of Gannett Government Media and Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Jr, former Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Command, were also honored.

October 2014 Ratings: Fox News Marks 154 Months at #1

FNClogo2Like the other cablenewsers, Fox News Channel saw a decline in viewership compared to Oct. 2013 when extensive coverage was given to the government shutdown. For the month, FNC was down -7% in both viewers and the A25-54 demo for total day viewing; and down -8% in viewers and the demo in primetime. Still, for the 8th consecutive month, Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs among total viewers.

The ratings for October, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,714,000 total viewers / 296,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,056,000 total viewers / 220,000 A25-54

“On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” each had their most-watched months in the demo this year. FNC was the fourth most-watched network on all of cable in total viewers. The channel has now been the most-watched cable news network for 154 consecutive months. In primetime, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viwers and A25-54 in each of their respected time slots.

Jana Winter Leaving Fox News

jana winterJana Winter, the FoxNews.com reporter who successfully fought to protect her sources during coverage of the Colorado theater shooting, is leaving FNC, TVNewser has learned.

“As some of you may have heard, today is my last day at Fox,” Winter wrote to colleagues, in a note obtained by TVNewser. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to have gotten to know you so many of you over the past six years. You are truly amazing, intrepid journalists and I have learned so much from you.”

In Dec. 2012, lawyers for movie theater killer James Holmes demanded Winter be compelled to testify about the source of one of her stories. A year-long legal battle came to a head last December, when a New York court ruled in Winter’s favor, keeping her from serving jail time for not revealing her source. The case was finally closed in May when an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected.

In her note, Winter gives “a huge thank you to what’s got to be the best legal department in the entire universe.”

There’s no word on where Winter is headed next.

Fox News Releases Election Coverage Plan

bump_baier_kelly_1Fox News Channel will again turn to Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly as lead anchors of the channel’s election night coverage, which will carry the “America’s Election HQ” title. Coverage on FNC will begin at 6 p.m. ET, and include cross-platform coverage on Fox digital platforms.

Shepard Smith will helm the network’s broadcast breaking coverage of midterm race results from the “FOX News Deck.” Bill Hemmer will be tasked with breaking down election results via the electronic “Bill-board,” while Martha MacCallum handles exit poll data. FNC’s coverage will include analysis from senior political analyst Brit Hume, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will and Juan Williams.

Online, Fox will produce continuous live coverage titled “The Strategy Room” from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. ET, which will include feature news and analysis with a casual format and “spirited discussions.”

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.

Jay Carney: President Obama Is ‘Voracious Reader’ Of Print, Does Not Watch Cable News

Say whatever you’d like, cable newsers, President Obama is not watching. In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday, former Obama press secretary and current CNN political analyst Jay Carney described the president as “a voracious consumer of the printed word, even the electronic printed word, and but he doesn’t — he doesn’t watch cable news”

STELTER: Is it true the president doesn’t watch any cable news?

CARNEY: It is true, which doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get news, in a real time basis. He does. He’s a voracious consumer of the printed word, even the electronic printed word, and but he doesn’t — he doesn’t watch cable news. I have spent, you know, countless hours with him on Air Force One, especially, in the conference room where we always had the TV on, and it was never in any of the trips I ever took with him, tuned in to cable news.

‘We’ll Miss You, Friend’: Neil Cavuto’s Tribute to Terry Keenan


Neil Cavuto gave an emotional farewell to his friend and former colleague Terry Keenan, who died last week at 53. “Terry made you think. And sometimes, Terry made you angry.”

Cavuto noted that the nearly always smiling Keenan was hardly shy about pointing out dark threats on the financial horizon, on even the sunniest of days. “Leave it to Terry to rain on an economic parade. Leave it to Terry’s passing to rain on economic reporting itself. We’ll miss you, friend.”

Chris Wallace Set to Interview Chris Christie

chris wallace“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will sit down with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an exclusive interview tomorrow. It’s Christie’s first Sunday Show appearance since November.

Wallace was on the other side on an interview this week when he spoke with WWD to celebrate his 50 years in the media. In addition to topics ranging from George Clooney to his father, the late Mike Wallace, the Fox News anchor talked about how journalism has changed over the years.

It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.

Former CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Business Anchor Terry Keenan Dies, at 53

10744191_10152468604982887_439938408_oTerry Keenan, a former CNN and Fox News anchor, has died. She was 53. Keenan’s sister, Linda, tells TVNewser the cause of death was a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Keenan had been receiving treatment at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

A pioneer among women working in financial news, Keenan joined Fox in 2002 from the now-shuttered CNNfn where she’d been since 1998. Before that, Keenan spent three years at CNBC. Her first television job was at CNN, which she joined in 1986.

10730915_10152468604652887_498442908_o Keenan left Fox News in 2009 to, in her family’s words, “work on her most cherished production: her son Benno Kass, with husband Ron Kass” (pictured, left, in a family photo shared with TVNewser).

She was still sharing her financial knowledge, though, working as a business columnist for the Sunday editions of the New York Post. Keenan’s last story for the newspaper was published October 19.
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