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And now the news about TVNewser. After 3 and a half years with us, Alex Weprin is moving on from Mediabistro and joining Capital New York, as that site expands under new ownership.

Alex came to Mediabistro as co-editor of TVNewser in April 2010 and is currently the senior editor of the site, as well as a contributor to Lost Remote and the occasional story for FishbowlNY. Over the years, Alex has reported on some of the biggest TV news scoops around. His reporting has given TVNewser some of its largest traffic days ever and along the way he created the SportsNewser section of the site. Alex’s last day with us is next Friday, Oct. 18.

Merrill Knox, who joined as us as co-editor of TVSpy and TVNewser in June 2011, has been promoted to senior editor of TVNewser while continuing her role as senior editor of TVSpy, helping that site grow its unique visitors +80% in that time and making it the second most-visited site in our network. Now the search is on for an editor who will split their time writing for TVNewser and the fast-growing LostRemote.com. Here’s the job posting:

Thanks to Alex for his years of service, and congratulations to Merrill on a well-deserved promotion.

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2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: Championship Update

This is it. Only two teams remain in the 2013 NCAA March Madness men’s basketball tourney, Louisville and Michigan. Amazingly, the TVNewser bracket challenge is too close to call.

“CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht still has the lead, with 100 points. But CNN’s Tom Foreman is right behind him with 97 points. Fellow CNNers Janelle Rodriguez, Eric Sherling and Randi Kaye round out the top five.

FNC’s Anna Kooiman, CNN’s Lisa Sylvester and the computer-generated picks of TVNewser’s Alex Weprin are at the bottom of the pack.

We will know who the champ is after the big game tonight. The full standings are after the jump.
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2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: ‘Sweet 16′ Update

The NCAA March Madness”Sweet 16″ is set, and a few surprises (Florida Gulf Coast University?? What??) mean that most of our brackets are busted. That said, we still have a good game going, with plenty of players still in contention.

Right now MSNBC’s Bill Wolff is all alone in leading the pack. CNBC’s KC Sullivan is close behind, and “Sqauwk Box”‘s Joe Kernen hot on his tail. A number of other participants are also within striking distance. At the bottom of the board is Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman and TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, whose plan to let a computer randomly generate his way to victory does not look good right now.

The full standings are after the jump.
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2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update

“First Thursday,” the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started.

This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack.

CNBC’s Brian Schactman leads the way, with his colleague Joe Kernen and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin right behind him. Right now Lisa Sylvester, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are at the bottom of the pack, but there is plenty of time for a comeback.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
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TVNewser’s 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.

Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one competition to see who is tops at picking winners and losers.

Ultimately there can be only one winner, and they get the chance to brag about their picking prowess for all to see. 2012′s winner was Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald. Liz wont be participating this year, but 2011′s winner Dominic Chu is back to try and reclaim the title.

Here is your 2013 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

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CNN Sending at Least 20 On-Airs to RNC, DNC

The first sentence of CNN’s just-released press release for convention coverage reads like this:

CNN will offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month.

It’s as if CNN is saying, if you watch Fox News or MSNBC during the conventions, those networks will lean right, or left, or forward (never backward), so watch us if you want it down the middle. Our TVNewsers Alex Weprin and Merrill Knox will be at the conventions — ahem — keeping them honest.

Anyway, CNN has big plans. Read about them after the jump…

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2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is…

With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.

Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…

Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!

“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”

It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.

In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.

A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.

The final standings are below.
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TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.

Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Last year’s champion–Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu–is back to defend his crown, but there is some steep competition from across the TV news spectrum.

Game on.

Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

Team Bloomberg TV:

Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV

Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV

Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV

Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:

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NESN Executive Leaves Network After Five Years

Joel Feld, who was the executive vice president of programming and executive producer of NESN, left the network on Thursday after five years.

“Leaving NESN is one of the most difficult career moves I’ve ever had to make. The talent and production team – behind and in front of the camera – are the best in the business,” Field said in a statement. “The standards and work ethic they bring to the office every day made my job a whole lot easier and more fun than I ever could have imagined when I came to Boston in 2005. I’m especially grateful to the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins organizations who provided me a professional opportunity that people dream of their entire lives. Read more

Ted Turner To Get “Ding Dong Ditched”: Ashton Beats CNN To 1 Million

kutcher_4-17.jpgWell Ashton Kutcher did it: he beat CNN to one million Twitter followers early this morning. WebNewser has the video of Kutcher’s live-stream and the full back story.

And CNN was gracious in defeat — or something.

American Morning had three segments on the story this morning, and Kutcher will be on Larry King Live tonight. You can even buy a CNN.com t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.

The victory means a major charity donation and a “ding dong ditch” for CNN founder Ted Turner, who Kutcher effusively praised during the live-stream.

WebNewser: Kutcher’s victory video on Ustream (featuring appearances by Diddy, Demi Moore and more).

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