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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.

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Ailes Apprentice Program to Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month

Roger Ailes 2011The Ailes Apprentice Program begins its third annual Hispanic Heritage series tomorrow morning on “Fox & Friends.”

The weekly series will run through October 10, hosted by Fox News correspondent Alicia Acuna. She will spotlight Latinos  doing inspirational things, including Mayorga Coffee founder Martin Mayorga, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, guitarist Jose Feliciano and Director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City Francisco Nunez.

The program, named after FNC Chairman Roger Ailes, began in 2003. It selects a diverse group of candidates, thrusting them into the day-to-day rigors of TV news.

Ed Henry Eats a Cricket on ‘Happening Now’

Ed Henry took a break from his post at the White House to fill in on “Happening Now” Friday, something he may not have done had he known what co-anchor Julie Banderas had planned for him. Following a report by Alicia Acuna about a Utah business that uses crickets for a “low-fat, protein-dense” flour, Banderas produced a cricket and made Henry eat it.

The verdict? “Crunchy” but “pretty nasty.” Watch:


Ailes Apprentice Program Kicks Off Annual Hispanic Heritage Series

hispanic heritage monthIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Fox News’ Ailes Apprentice Program will present its annual Hispanic Heritage interview series beginning tomorrow. The series, hosted by Fox News correspondent Alicia Acuna and produced by the Ailes Apprentice Program, will profile influential Hispanic Americans on “Fox & Friends” for the next four Fridays.

Acuna interviewed professional golfer Chi-Chi Rodriguez and astronaut José Hernández, as well as the first female Hispanic military pilot and the founders of Goya Foods (pictured here with Acuna). The first profile will air tomorrow during the 8amET hour.

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma

President Obama is scheduled to comment on the disaster in Oklahoma at 10 AM and it is likely that all of the broadcast networks will break into regular programming to cover it.  ”CBS This Morning” went into the 9 AM hour to cover the fallout. We hear that “CTM” will stay live until 12 PM on the east coast covering the damage, and 10 AM pacific.

Update: “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said. “Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away.”

“If there is hope to hold onto, not just in Oklahoma but around the country, it is the knowledge that the good people there in Oklahoma are more prepared than most, and what they can be certain about is that Americans around the country will be right there with them,” he added.

Meanwhile, the news channels are sending their A-teams to Oklahoma to cover the fallout from the tornado.

As we noted yesterday, NBC has Brian Williams,  Lester HoltAnn CurryHarry SmithKate SnowAnne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Oklahoma, as well as the Weather Channel team of Jim CantoreMike Bettes, and Mike Seidel.

ABC News has Sam ChampionGinger ZeeDavid Muir and Alex Perez in Oklahoma. Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, and Cecilia Vega are also either in Moore or en route.

CBS has Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Moore, and Anna Werner on the ground, and Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” there this evening.
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FNC and Fox’s Election Night Plans

Fox News Channel will have Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier anchoring on election night, while Shepard Smith will be anchoring on the Fox Broadcast Channel.

On FNC, Kelly and Baier will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes and Kirsten Powers. “O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly  and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren will be providing commentary, and Van Susteren will also interview Fox News contributor Sarah Palin during the evening.

Correspondent Martha MacCallum will report on exit poll data, with Bill Hemmer manning the “bill-board,” FNC’s touchscreen. Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report from Romney HQ in Boston, with Ed Henry and Wendell Goler reporting from Obama HQ in Chicago. There will also be a number of correspondents in the field (after the jump).

On the Fox Broadcast Channel, FNC contributor Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh, and The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard will contribute to coverage.

Online, Jonathan Hunt and Harris Faulkner and Rick Folbaum will anchor video coverage on FoxNews.com, while Rick Sanchez will anchor on FoxNewsLatino.com in Spanish.

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Kelly, Baier to Lead Fox News’ Debate Coverage

Fox News has set coverage plans for the first Presidential debate, which will take place Wednesday night from the University of Denver in Colorado.

Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will lead the network’s live political coverage, which kicks off at 8:55pmET. The pair will be joined by Brit Hume, Joe Trippi and Charles Krauthammer, as well as FNC correspondents Ed Henry, Carl Cameron and Alicia Acuna. Rick Folbaum and Harris Faulker will anchor live coverage on FoxNews.com from 8:45 to 11pmET.

Hannity will take over with live coverage from 11 to midnight and Greta Van Susteren will be live from midnight to 1amET.

Kelly and Baier, along with Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity, will all host their respective shows from Denver on Wednesday. “The Five” will also be live from Denver.

Acuna Talks Denver, Security and More

dnc_8-24.gifFNC correspondent Alicia Acuna is covering the Denver Democratic Convention from a whole different angle — as an 11-year resident of Denver. This afternoon we talked to Acuna at the FOX Experience, right on the set that had previously been used by Neil Cavuto for his FBN show (more on that later).

The interview touches on the strict security measures taken for the convention, Acuna’s beat at the DNCC, and many other issues:



Click continued to see some pictures of the FOX Experience…

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The ‘Experience’ Behind The Scenes

denver_8-21.JPGAs Fox News gears up for the Democratic convention, Alicia Acuna has reported live all day from Braun’s Bar & Grill in Denver, the site of the FOX Experience.

Acuna says it has taken, “400-plus people,” to convert the restaurant into a series of studios, and it goes live on Saturday.

In a later segment, Shepard Smith described the undertaking as a, “ginormous infomercial. It is costing us $435 billion dollars. We could fight another war with what we’re paying to do this.”

And if you’re not watching FNC during the conventions? “You’re just a loser,” joked Smith.

Click continued to see a behind-the-scenes FNC segment from earlier today…

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