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Dave Briggs Leaving Fox News

Dave Briggs, a co-anchor of “Fox and Friends” weekend is leaving the network. Briggs, who will be leaving Fox later this week, said his goodbyes on the air this morning. “I’m not going away! Just going somewhere else in the New Year,” said Briggs, who joined Fox News in 2008 as weekend co-anchor.

“I will miss the two of you more than I can speak,” said Briggs to co-anchors Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. You’ve made me better and you made the show better. You’ve been my work family!”

“It’s been the best show, best job of my life. I will never have a job I enjoy more, no matter where I go.”

TVNewser has learned Briggs’ contract came to an end by mutual consent. Prior to joining Fox, Briggs was a sports anchor and host for Comcast SportsNet New England and before that anchored at WHDH in Boston and KOKI in Tulsa. Briggs’ first job in TV was at KEVN in Rapid City.

Brian Kilmeade: FNC Female Colleagues ‘Victoria’s Secret’ Models Who Went To College

Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade is in hot water for comments he made about some of his female colleagues, as our sister blog PRNewser notes.

On his radio program, which is distributed by Fox News Radio, Kilmeade was talking to colleague and fellow Fox News host Alisyn Camerota, when he attempted to joke about how the network recruits its female talent.

“It was actually, we go into the Victoria’s Secret catalog and we said, ‘Can any of these people talk?’ And they all could and they all went to college”.

Camerota laughed off the joke, saying “You’re crazy Brian.”

You can listen to the audio over at PRNewser.

A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No ‘Issues’ at NLGJA Fundraiser

Actual news got in the way of last night’s annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O’Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane Velez-Mitchell, couldn’t as she moderated CNN’s Trayvon Martin town hall which airs tonight.

Don Lemon jetted up from Atlanta to co-host with Velez-Mitchell, who mixed and mingled before making a beeline for Time Warner Center herself to participate in the town hall.

Velez-Mitchell made the biggest splash of the night when, during her welcome remarks to the crowd, she pulled her girlfriend on stage and planted a big kiss on her. “I won’t be doing that!” Lemon joked. “Ben doesn’t like that kind of thing,” he said glancing over to his partner, Ben Tinker, who is a producer in CNN’s medical unit.

CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker talked about his network’s commitment to diversity in the ranks and on the air. CNN was the lead sponsor for the event which was held at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in SoHo.

Also spotted in the crowd: NBC News VP Alex Wallace, former “Today” show co-anchor Meredith Vieira, “CBS This Morning” co-host Erica Hill, MSNBC’s Willie Geist, former MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer and Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth.

We chatted with FBN’s Gerri Willis who told us she has a new appreciation for the work of the Supreme Court after anchoring her show from Washington during oral arguments on the health care law. We also caught up with Fox News’s Alisyn Camerota and new Fox News political analyst Sally Kohn, who is settling in to her role as progressive pundit both on air and online, which

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Fox News’ Alisyn Camerota on ‘Today’ talking about infertility

Fox & Friends weekend co-anchor Alisyn Camerota was on NBC’s “Today” this morning talking about her three year battle with infertility. On the TodayMoms site, Camerota writes, “I kept the secret from most everyone in my life: my coworkers, relatives, my best friends, my parents. I was afraid if I told anyone they would turn into clock-watchers, forever asking if I was pregnant yet. But even in the midst of my ordeal, I vowed that if I were ever on the other side of infertility, I would do whatever I could to help those still struggling.” Here’s her interview with Ann Curry, which included a background story on Camerota’s growing family.

Want to be Alisyn Camerota’s Assistant?

Camerota_11.23.jpgFox News Channel’s Alisyn Camerota is a busy lady — wife, mother of three (including twins), anchor — so she’s looking for a personal assistant. And she’s reaching out to students/recent alum of NYU to help. Best benefit: you’ll “get face time with one of FOX News Channel’s top anchors.”


Alisyn Camerota, host of FOX and Friends weekend, is looking for a dependable responsible journalism student or recent graduate to help her with show research, pitch screening, social networking and production. If you are looking to learn more about broadcast news and get face time with one of FOX News Channel’s top anchors, this is the job for you!

She wants someone who is passionate about the news industry and understands the importance of deadlines and good research. Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and WordPress is a plus. She needs someone who is organized and reliable to commit to 8 hours a week. You can work from home, but you may be required to meet her around Midtown Manhattan.

DEADLINE: DEC. 7, 2009

RATE: $12.00 hr.

HOURS: 8 to 10 a week
LOCATION: Your home, sometimes meeting in New York City, (subway/taxi fare reimbursed).

We’re leaving off the contact info, since most of you reading this probably aren’t “a dependable responsible journalism student or recent graduate.”

> Update: The author of the job posting reached out to us to let us know Camerota did not approve the ad.

We Blew up the Moon…And It Was Boring


Everyone was excited this morning about NASA firing that rocket into the moon. The cablers and network morning shows carried NASA’s live feed and the event had been teased for days. CBS’ “Early Show” host Harry Smith said, “It’s happening right now. In fact, we have video of this morning’s mission … we’re pumped up about this.”

But the footage was not quite as exciting as we’d perhaps expected. Instead of a Roland Emmerich-style explosion, the feed showed some shots of the moon followed by a black screen followed by the NASA people clapping.

FNC’s Brian Kilmeade asked: “What did we just see? Do you think we just saw the dust plume?” His “Fox & Friends” co-host Alisyn Camerota added, “We see everybody standing and clapping. It seems as though NASA considers this a success, what’s just happened.”

Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” added, “The visuals were better back [in 1969]… Did I miss something? I didn’t actually see anything. On “GMA,” Diane Sawyer described it as “The NASA equivalent of bars and tone.”

On NBC’s “Today” show, Matt Lauer was particularly disappointed: “I guess people were expecting some major plume of something visible to the human eye. I’m not seeing that.” He later interviewed Dr. Michio Kaku, author of “Physics of the Impossible”:

Lauer: We were told that with a fairly large telescope here on earth, you’d be able to see this. Yet, we’re looking at images coming from that trailing satellite, and I can’t see anything. This is a little surprising.

Dr. Kaku: Uhh.. yeah.

While it seemed disappointing for both tvnewsers and the audience at home, it must have been much worse for the people attending watch-parties. Brianna Keilar was live at the Newseum for CNN’s “American Morning” where people gathered to watch the event on a 40-foot high-def screen. Afterward she reported on the exuberant reaction:

The first [moment] where the initial image went blank, there was a — sort of a hushed “ah” and then light clapping.

FNC’s Claudia Cowan was at an event in California and interviewed a rather depressed looking middle-aged man dressed as Data from “Star Trek”:

Cowan: What time did you get here?

Brian/Data: I got here about 12 o’clock this morning.

Cowan: Did you see the impact just now on the big screen?

Brian/Data: They said it impacted, but I didn’t see anything.

On “The Early Show,” at least Russ Mitchell seemed to have enjoyed himself: “That is really cool stuff. Wasn’t that fun?”

Was it, Russ?

Alisyn Camerota’s Sunday Routine

Camerota_9.27.jpgThe New York Times features Fox & Friends Weekend anchor Alisyn Camerota‘s Sunday routine, which starts awfully early:

PREDAWN MEETING The car comes to get me at 3:30, and I’m in my first morning meeting at 4 a.m., where the producers, anchors and I figure out what we’re going to do with our four-hour marathon show. We figure out what we like, what our talking points are going to be.

UNIFORM From 4:15 to 5, I go into hair and makeup, where they attempt to make me look presentable at that hour. I go in, in, basically, my pajamas. I’m, like, transformed in the next hour to being presentable on television. I wear whatever dress and jewelry and heels, and they do my hair and makeup.

Gibbs: ‘I do Hope People Will Check in to the Reality of What’s Going on in America Rather Than the Distraction of a Reality TV Show’

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the morning show rounds ahead of the president’s address to congress tonight. When he turned up on Fox & Friends he took a shot at the FOX broadcast network for not carrying the address.

Gibbs: I do hope the viewers of FOX will find a way to watch this speech tonight. I know the network, instead of dealing with the reality of millions of people on health insurance reform have decided to show a reality show called “So You Think You Can Dance?”

Alisyn Camerota: But you can watch it right here on the Fox News Channel. We’ll be covering it in its entirety.

Gibbs: I do hope people will check in to the reality of what’s going on in America rather than the distraction of a reality TV show.

Steve Doocy: FOX of course, owns a broadcast network and a news channel and it will of course, Robert, be right here on the Fox News Channel.

Later, Gibbs used the launch of Fox News Channel as an analogy for health insurance reform.

“Guys, you started a cable news network because you thought there wasn’t enough choice for viewers out there. That’s the same type of choice and competition that the president wants to put in the health insurance market.”

Here’s the video…

Fox Fan Night at Citi Field


Greta Van Susteren threw out the first pitch last night at the Mets game at Citi Field. It was also Fox Fan Night at the new ballpark. Several other Fox Newsers were in attendance including the Fox & Friends lineups of Gretchen Carlson, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, along with his son, new Fox News hire Peter Doocy. And the weekend F&F team of Alisyn Camerota, Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs. The Mets lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays during a rainy night at Citi Field. They lost a day game today, too.

Many more pictures at GretaWire

The Ticker: Brainch, Camerota, Williams…

> CNBC has appointed new head for Asia-Pacific operations. Satpal Brainch, the global CFO for CNBC will take over from Jeremy Pink who left Singapore and is now SVP of CNBC based in New Jersey.

> FNC’s Alisyn Camerota has been named Celebrity Mom of the Year by the Mom’s Choice Awards which honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.

> NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams made what is likely the first of many appearances on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien last night, in a taped piece featuring Pres. Obama. Click continued to see a clip you won’t see on the “Inside the White House” special…

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