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The Ticker

The Morning Ticker: Reporter Explains, ‘Meet’ Rumors, Kickstart CNN

  • Sky News reporter Colin Brazier, lambasted for rifling through the belongings of those killed on MH 17, offers what he calls “another view” of his reporting. “The crash site is like the set of a horror story. Except that movies are never allowed to show what we saw,” he writes.

  • NBC News is dismissing a Page Six story which, once again, claims David Gregory‘s days at “Meet the Press” are numbered. “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did,” an NBC spokesperson tells the Post.

  • “The Daily Show” has launched a campaign to crowd-fund the acquisition of CNN. Dubbed “Let’s Buy CNN,” for $10 you can be added to a 21-box, for $10 billion, you get a Martin Savidge couch simulator.

The Ticker: Vause, Labott, King

  • CNN anchor and reporter John Vause was a passenger on Tel Aviv-bound Delta Flight 468 which was diverted to Paris following reports of rocket debris near Ben Gurion Airport. “An hour out of Tel Aviv-just told a rocket landed near BG Airport,” he tweeted.

  • CNN has promoted foreign affairs reporter Elise Labott to global affairs correspondent. Washington, DC-based Labott has been with the network since 2000 working as a foreign affairs producer and reporter.

  • Longtime CNN host Larry King is relishing an Emmy nomination as Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis program. His “Larry King Now” is the only digital show to be nominated for an Emmy in this category.

The Morning Ticker: Sharpton, Ramos, Rascon

  • MSNBC host Al Sharpton put himself at the center of the news this weekend. Following the choke-hold death of suspect Eric Garner while in NYPD custody last week, Sharpton led a march and press appearances with the victim’s family, calling for change in police tactics.

  • Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will anchor “America” from the U.S.-Mexican border tomorrow. Ramos will report on the journey thousands of unaccompanied children are taking as they flee the increasing violence and economic hardship in their home countries.

  • KNBC reporter Jacob Rascon is on temporary duty for NBC News’ Los Angeles bureau for the rest of the summer. Rascon, the son of former CBS News correspondent Art Rascon, joined KNBC in 2012. His first story for NBC News is the Washington wildfires.

The Sunday Ticker: Al, Jose, Maria Elena

  • The Weather Channel’s “Wake up with Al” celebrates its 5th birthday today. Last week, hosts Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams took a look back at the biggest storms, biggest guests and best remotes since the show launched July 20, 2009.

  • MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will receive the Rubén Salazar Award for Communications at the NCLR annual convention in Los Angeles Tuesday. The organization presents the award to a professional dedicated to portraying news relevant to US Hispanics.

  • Univision News anchor María Elena Salinas travels to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, to get to the root of the current crisis at the U.S. border where more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained. Her special report will air on Univision tonight at 7 pm ET/PT.

The AM Ticker: Wagner, O’Brien, Univision

  • Soledad O’Brien‘s new CNN documentary, “The War Comes Home,” will debut August 12 at 9pmET. The show follows veterans Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs as they struggle with post-war PTS.

The Ticker: Crime Pays, Abramson Speaks, DC Unaware

  • TV reporter Justin Gray was stopped at the Orlando airport because a TSA agent didn’t accept his ID: a driver license from the District of Columbia. “He demanded a passport,” Gray reports on WFTV, “Because he didn’t recognize my ID.”

The Morning Ticker: Vargas, Van Susteren, McCarthy

  • As she teased last week, Jenny McCarthy has found her post-”The View” gig. Starting tomorrow she’ll host a weekly SiriusXM show called, “Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy.”

The Morning Ticker: 30 Rock Fire, Hillary Drops, Gasparino Booted

  • Camera equipment atop 30 Rock, which houses NBC, MSNBC among other networks, caught fire last night raining debris onto the Top of the Rock observation deck. Five adults and one child suffered minor burns.

  • In the latest New York Times Best-Sellers list, a provocative new book about Hillary Clinton has overtaken the new memoir by the presumptive presidential candidate. Edward Klein‘s Blood Feud is #1 for the week of July 20, while Clinton’s Hard Choices droppd to #2.

  • Charlie Gasparino‘s coverage from the annual Allen & Co. media summit was short-lived. The New York Post reports the hard-charging reporter was booted from what he calls the “insipid Sun Valley conference” after two run-ins with security. On Twitter, he vowed to return next year.

The Saturday Ticker: Coast, Flight, Launch

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” heads to the coast for its annual summer-at-the-shore edition tomorrow. Lee Cowan anchors the broadcast from the former home of Katharine Hepburn in Old Saybrook, Conn.

  • Tuesday night, CNN airs the special report “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800″ which reconstructs the events that unfolded over Long Island on that fateful day in 1996 and the four year investigation that followed.

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The Ticker: LeBron’s Choice, Robot’s View Wolf’s Run

  • A robot journalist is being considered as a co-host for “The View.” Okay, maybe not. But another cable news name has surfaced to round out the cast in the fall.

  • Wolf Blitzer and his crew, reporting from Israel, had to make a run for a bomb shelter when sirens went off warning of an impending rocket attack. Blitzer talked about it this morning:


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