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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.

After NFL and ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Megyn Kelly Has Most-Watched Show of the Week

megyn kelly kelly file 5Fox News’s Megyn Kelly had one of the most-watched shows on cable last week. Wednesday’s 9pmET hour, which included Pres. Obama’s remarks on ISIS and “The Kelly File’s” analysis of the remarks, was the fourth most-watched program on cable, topped only by two Monday night NFL games and the season premiere of “Sons of Anarchy” on FX.

4.554 million watched the 9pmET Wednesday hour on FNC. Most of the rest of the Top 25 was occupied by “Big Bang Theory” re-runs on TBS and WWE wrestling on USA. But Bill O’Reilly‘s Wednesday show was also in the Top 25 finishing at 18 with 3.036 million viewers.

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Where Are They Now? Linda Vester

LindaHeadshot(1)As we continue TVNewser’s ongoing series “Where Are They Now?”, we talk with former Fox News Channel anchor Linda VesterNext up: former Good Morning America co-host David Hartman. 

It’s been nearly a decade since Linda Vester anchored a newscast, but that hasn’t stopped friends from asking if she’ll ever come back to television.

“I don’t think so,” she tells them. “At least, not right now.”

That’s because she’s enjoying life as CEO of what she calls “Mommy, Inc.”

“I love it,” Vester tells TVNewser.  Motherhood “is more draining, by far, than my old career in journalism, but I really love it.”

The former Fox News Channel anchor lives in Manhattan with her husband and four children – two sons and two daughters – ranging in age from 3 to 11.  It was after she’d become pregnant with her second child, Vester says, that her plans became clear.

“I just really, really wanted to be a stay-at-home mom,” she reflects.  “I came to it late, I’d worked in television since I was 17, in high school, and met my husband late, and by the grace of God, got pregnant in my mid-thirties, and I thought, ‘I don’t want to miss anything!””

But the decision to become a full-time mother – one that’s made her “very happy” – wasn’t necessarily easy at first.

“It really did take a solid year to take those pieces apart and say, ‘okay, now who am I?’”

Eventually, Vester made the adjustment, even losing the need to instantly devour breaking news. “I can read [about stories] a day late,” she says with a laugh, “and be just fine.”

The Cincinnati native started her broadcast career as an intern for local CBS affiliate WKRC-TV, working with anchor Nick Clooney (yes, George’s dad).  Vester then got a job at CBS News’ Paris bureau during a semester at the Sorbonne.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Celebrates First Anniversary on ‘Fox & Friends’

F and FFox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck celebrated one year with the morning show this morning.

Hasselbeck’s co-hosts came with gifts. Steve Doocy gave her a framed picture of the New York Times advertisement that promoted her joining the show. Brian Kilmeade made things sticky with his gift—a giant pack of gum. “Brian Kilmeade…you are not giving me gum,” Hasseleck said to Kilmeade, who apparently has an affliction against gum chewing.

“Time flies when you have fun,” Hasselbeck tells Parade.com. “And really with the incredible team that Fox & Friends have been to me, I could not be more thrilled.”

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Lauren Ashburn’s Fox Contract Not Renewed

LaurenAshburnLauren Ashburn‘s Fox News contract will not be renewed, TVNewser has learned. Ashburn had a one-year deal with Fox News. She’s appeared weekly on Howard Kurtz‘s “Media Buzz” since launch last fall, and has been a contributor on other Fox News shows.

When reached for comment a Fox News spokesperson confirms Ashburn is no longer under contract but said she may appear as a guest on the network from time to time.

Ashburn, the former managing editor of USA Today, is also the founder of the Daily Download. Kurtz often contributed to that site during his time as Washington bureau chief for the Daily Beast. At the time, Kurtz was also host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” where Ashburn was a frequent guest. Not long after Kurtz and Ashburn signed on with Fox News, Daily Download was shut down.

In Profile: Bartiromo, Tapper, O’Reilly, Alexander

  • Maria Bartiromo talks with Adweek about her media diet and how she starts her day: “Usually I’ll check the performance of the international markets. Then I’ll look online and through Wall Street research reports to figure out what is setting the tone for the markets that day.”

  • Jake Tapper talks about his morning routine with Bon Appetit: “As soon as I wake up, I read my email to see what news developed overnight. Then I go to Twitter and do the same thing, see what’s happened in the rest of the world. Finally, I go to Facebook to get the developments on my friend’s lives. And then I get out of bed. This is all before coffee.”

  • Bill O’Reilly talks with the Cindy Adams about his latest book: Killing Patton. “Wartime things exist of which we have no idea. Our side wasn’t all good. Eisenhower and Patton, who had mistresses, were glory seekers, not buddies. In this book they’re human beings.”

  • Peter Alexander turned the “Today” show lens on his sister Becky Alexander discussing her memoir, Not Fade Away, which tells the story of how her world is changing because of a disorder called Usher Syndrome Type III, causing her to go blind and deaf.

Fox News Signs Michelle Fields as a Contributor

Political commentator Michelle Fields has been signed as a Fox News contributor, BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw reports.

Fields, a correspondent for PJ Media, has been a regular on “Cashin’ In” on the weekends.

After 13 Years, Wedding Photo Left in 9/11 Rubble Returned to Owner on ‘Fox & Friends’

A wedding party photo left behind in the rubble of 9/11 was reunited with one of its owners this morning on “Fox & Friends.”

“You couldn’t have made up a better ending,” Elizabeth Stringer Keefe told Steve Doocy. Days after 9/11, Keefe’s friend gave her a photo she found in the rubble showing a newly married couple and their wedding party. One member of that wedding party, Fred Mahe, had the photo on his desk at the World Trade Center on 9/11. He arrived to work after the attack occurred. And on Friday, Mahe was alerted to a tweet penned on the 13th anniversary of the attacks last week by Keefe.

The tweet was retweeted over 6,500 times and featured in People Magazine. After finding out about Keefe’s tweet, Mahe contacted her, and they met for the first time this morning as part of a “Fox and Friends” exclusive.

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TMZ’s Harvey Levin to Fox: You’re Telling Me Fox and Others Don’t Pay for Great Video?

Appearing on “MediaBuzz” yesterday, TMZ executive producer Harvey Levin suggested his site paying for video is no different than Fox News and other cable networks paying for video.

“You want to actually tell me that Fox News Channel and all the others haven’t paid for people who come along and say they have this great piece of video?” Levin said to Howard Kurtz. “Fox News and others don’t pay for information,” Kurtz responded. “Howie, you’re changing the subject…I agree with you on information. I’m talking about video.” Levin went on to say TMZ doesn’t pay for interviews.


How Bill O’Reilly Continues to Support 9/11 Families

oreilly304x200The Hollywood Reporter interviews Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly about his support for a 9/11 charity that helps those who lost loved ones 13 years ago today.

For once, it’s hard for anyone to disagree with Bill O’Reilly. The Fox News Channel’s biggest ratings grabber — and sometimes most polarizing personality — long has been advocating for and helping fund Tuesday’s Children, a New York-based nonprofit family service that still, after 13 years, offers guidance, special events and other programs for children and spouses who lost loved ones during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “My campaign is to raise awareness that 9/11 continues, that these kids need to be supported by Americans,” O’Reilly, 64, tells THR. “It’s the right thing to do.”

For O’Reilly, a Long Island native, keeping the memory of what happened alive is vital.

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Jorge Ramos Grills Bill O’Reilly on His Treatment of Pres. Obama vs. Pres. Bush

O'Reilly RamosThe interview might have taken place on the “O’Reilly Factor” set, but it was Fusion’s Jorge Ramos doing the interrogating in an interview between Ramos and Bill O’Reilly that aired last night on Fusion.

“You’ve destroyed President Barack Obama. In almost every single show you criticize President Barack Obama and you didn’t do the same with President George W. Bush,” Ramos said to O’Reilly. “Yes I did…I was hard on Bush and I was hard on Obama,” O’Reilly shot back. “No you were not, I saw one of your interviews, it was kind of weak with President Bush,” Ramos responded.

The verbal jousting continued back and forth on who has been hard—and not hard—on certain leaders, with Ramos then invoking FNC’s slogan. “You can do whatever you want, but that’s not fair and balanced. If you really want to be fair and balanced, you’d have to be as strong against a Republican president as under a Democratic president.”

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