TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Pope: Here’s The FNC Producer Who Shouted “The Pope Is Dead…”

An Fox News insider has outed the “Pope Dead” producer as Rachel McEntee. Her voice was heard on the translator’s open mic in the audio booth this afternoon. McAntee is an “amateur who doesn’t belong anywhere near this big of a story,” the insider told TVNewser. The FNCer added that no one is holding Shep accountable for the mistake, because he handles breaking news constantly, and was put in an “extremely awkward position” after McEntee’s frantic voice was heard on the air…

> Update: 10:35pm: “I worked alongside Rachel for six years at FNC, and I can tell you — she is NOT an amateur,” a former FNC employee e-mails TVNewser. “She is, in fact, one of the more intelligent, knowledgeable, and professional people on the staff. From the sound of the tape, it seems that Rachel was simply doing her job: passing on to others in-house — not to the viewing audience — information that was coming in from the Vatican. That the information was wrong, and that her voice wound up on air, were the faults of others — not Rachel’s.”

> Update: 7:30pm: An anonymous Fox News employee e-mails to say that McAntee jumped the gun and panicked big time. The employee says you can be sure that Rachel will be nowhere near the control room the next time breaking news rolls around.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register before July 31 and get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!