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Liz Claman Sits Down With ‘Haute Living’

Claman304-1 Haute Living recently sat down with Liz Claman, who hosts “Countdown to the Closing Bell” and “After the Bell” on the Fox Business Network. Claman spoke candidly about breaking into the industry, her limited financial background and what she would ask Steve Jobs.

Claman broke into the industry without any financial background by telling CNBC, “Anybody can learn numbers. Anybody can learn to read a balance sheet or an earnings report. But can you sit across from Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, or Elon Musk and ask them the questions that elicit newsmaking answers?”

Since selling herself to CNBC, Claman has landed countless interviews, including Buffet and Gates. She parlayed her success into a role at Fox Business Network and says, “the cool thing about FOX is that they don’t ask why. They say, sure, why not. We’ve done some crazy things here!”

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 275 | CNN: 175 | MSNBC: 94 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 380 | CNN: 193 | MSNBC: 99 | HLN: 94

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

198

TheFive:

337

Baier:

360

Greta:

357

O’Reilly:

485

Kelly:

384

Hannity:

271

O’Reilly:

241

Kelly:

250

CNN
Tapper:

182

Blitzer:

182

Blitzer:

229

Burnett:

254

Cooper:

206

Cooper:

189

Tonight:

184

Tonight:

148

CNNI:

115

MSNBC
Wagner:

67

EdShow:

134

Sharpton:

146

Matthews:

186

Hayes:

115

Maddow:

124

O’Donnell:

56

O’Donnell:

46

Maddow:

77

HLN
Now:

31

What:

62

What:

53

Secret:

66

Grace:

96

Dr.Drew:

99

Files:

87

Files:

106

Files:

125

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FNC’s Sandra Smith Announces Pregnancy

Fox News’ Sandra Smith announced she is expecting baby No. 2 during a conversation on air about what pregnant women crave. In a surprising FNC moment, co-host Harris Faulkner asked Sandra, “what do you like to eat when you’re pregnant?”

“I craved citrus and I actually craved chocolate a little bit, mostly salads. Actually, I’m craving them right now because I’m pregnant,” Smith said.

Smith and her husband are expecting the baby “around the end of the year.” They are already parents to a 17-month old.


‘Today’ is No. 1 Morning Show on Social Media

This morning on the “Today” show, Carson Daly announced that the NBC staple is now the No. 1 morning show on social media.

The “Today” show is now tops across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. TVNewser had the opportunity to speak with Today.com VP and GM Jen Brown, who leads the team behind the social media growth.

“Our growth is reflective of being fast to adopt new platforms and mindful of translating TODAY in a way that feels organic to specific social spaces. We really respect what our social audience brings to the TODAY experience. We continue to elevate our fans through efforts like the Orange Room and beyond. #JustGettingStarted,” Brown said.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Greta Van Susteren Defends Ebola Coverage: ‘I’m Doing My Job, And So Are the Others’

gretaYou don’t often hear a Fox News Channel host defending CNN and MSNBC, but Greta Van Susteren does just that in a sharply-worded defense of Ebola coverage on cable news: “It was the media torch that has ramped up the government’s attention to this predictable crisis and, if further unchecked, catastrophic crisis.”

In a post on Van Susteren’s “Greta Wire” blog, the FNC host (who just reported from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland, interviewing three doctors working on the first Ebola vaccine) suggests critics of cable’s expansive coverage of Ebola–and particularly its arrival in the United States–of deliberately missing the point:

We should have done this so called ‘overboard reporting’ months ago. Maybe if we had, the Texas Hospital would have been ready to deal with Mr. Duncan and maybe two nurses would not be in isolation units, one at Emory, and one at NIH – and others quarantined. Maybe even our government would have been ready?

Just consider this: without the media all over President Obama about ebola, he would not have canceled his fundraising trip to Connecticut to stay home and convene a meeting about ebola at the White House. You can credit the media for that.

Of course the reporting is not perfect but it is getting traction with our government.

And as for the oldest trick in the book? The critics of current ebola reporting are using it themselves! They are criticizing those who are putting a giant spotlight on the crisis and thereby drawing attention to themselves. Some may really need the attention….sagging sales?

Conan Mocks CNN’s ‘Over The Top’ Ebola Coverage

What’s that you say, Conan O’Brien? You think cable news coverage of the Ebola outbreak has been “over the top” and even “insane”? The ginger-haired host took a well-produced shot at corporate cousin CNN’s breathless coverage following an incident that interrupted the monologue.

Mike Brooks Cut at HLN

MikeBrooksMike Brooks, a law enforcement analyst who appeared on many HLN and CNN programs going back to 2001, was among those cut during layoffs this week at Turner Broadcasting.

“I had the opportunity to work with some of THE finest journalists, producers, bookers, assignment editors, photo journalists, attorneys, Judges….YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE,” Brooks wrote on Facebook. “And some of you are also departing HLN/CNN. And I can’t forget CNN Hair & Makeup…You made a guy who has a GREAT face for radio look good in front of the camera. (At least you didn’t have to do my hair).”

Fox News Latino Sees Viewer Spike

FNL304Fox News Latino delivered its best month in nearly two years for (Since December 2012), drawing 1.5 Million Uniques and averaging 6 million combined minutes on the site in September. Compared to the same time last year, the site is up +69% in Total Unique visitors and up +43% in the number of Total Minutes averaged on the site, according to Comscore.

Additionally, last week, FNL co-hosted a special event alongside The Ailes Apprentice Program entitled, “Latinas: A Positive Force for Change.”

The special was moderated by FOX News correspondent Alicia Acuna and was co-paneled by four Latinas including: WNYW meteorologist Audrey Puente, former “Real World” star Rachel Campos Duffy, co-founder and managing partner of XL Alliance Lili Gil Valleta and CEO and Editor-in-chief of “Latino Post” Clara Del Villar.

The roundtable discussed topics ranging from the economy to social and political issues and how each of these affect the Latino culture.

Gannett Editorial Accuses Cable News of Catching ‘Ebola Bug’ and ‘Transmitting Fear’

Cole-Ebola-ISIS-2-690-e1413163765212An unsigned editorial in the Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press–and carried in Gannett newspapers across the country–blasts Fox News, CNN and MSNBC of “ramping up the fear” over Ebola “in order to carve out higher ratings.”

The editorial accuses the networks of “manufacturing a bogeyman” in Ebola, and ignoring a far more real threat to Americans–flu:

When are CNN, MSNBC and FOX going to mount their round-the-clock coverage of the plague of influenza stalking our nation and particularly our senior citizens? Don’t hold your breath.

In the race for ratings and market share, the exotic, foreign killer will nearly always beat out the mundane. And speaking of exotic foreign killers, when the cable news networks take their eyes off the Ebola ball for a moment, it’s only to pick up the ISIS ball and tell us of the imminent threat of those barbarians at America’s gate.

It turns out that fear-mongering translates not only into dollars and cents for news-gathering organizations, but also allows talking heads to politicize the issue. That’s certainly true with ISIS as criticism mounts about just how badly the administration misjudged its threat.

KC Estenson Leaving CNN

estenson.kc.2013KC Estenson, SVP and GM of CNN Digital, is leaving the company as the network finalizes a workforce reduction of 300 employees.

Atlanta-based Estenson joined CNN in 2008 overseeing all aspects of CNN Digital’s business. More recently he was running the business side as CNN.com editorial was re-assigned to New York-based CNN SVP Andrew Morse.

Estenson joined CNN from the Walt Disney Company where he oversaw the digital media businesses across the portfolio. Estenson, insiders tell TVNewser, is on vacation this week and was planning to announce his departure when he returned.

The news was first reported by Mashable.

 

 

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