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In Profile: O’Donnell, Hamby, Tantaros

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell speaks with More Magazine about handling three small children, her career crossroads and her commitment to reporting the facts.

My contract [at NBC] was up, and I was in discussions with them about what my next role would be. And we were close to an agreement. I enjoyed what I was doing, but I was doing a lot of different things. I was reporting. I was anchor­ing. I wasn’t covering a beat anymore. And I kind of said, ‘Am I really doing what I should be doing?’ I think that I became a correspondent so early because I had clarity of pur­pose. [Something to] strive for. But now I was saying, Well, I’m not hav­ing clarity of purpose here. So I called up my agent and said, ‘You know, before we go any further, I’ve been really thinking about this, and I want to do 60 Minutes.’

CNN’s Peter Hamby earned the nickname “Black Widow” for breaking news that Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry all dropped out of the running for the presidential nomination in 2012. He also broke the story about Sarah Palin’s resignation as governor of Alaska. Hamby spoke with Richmond Magazine to discuss everything from his background to being embedded on a campaign trail.

The Rick Perry one was cool because I got it from someone nobody was talking to… If you’re a source reporter, this is the stage when you find out the little secrets the campaigns don’t want you to find out. I made an effort to get to know the interns and the field staff.

Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Andrea Tantaros was the featured speaker at the Alachua County Republican Party’s Ronald Reagan Black Tie and Blue Jeans event Thursday night. The Gainsville Sun reportsRead more

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Howard Kurtz Asks if the Media is ‘Scaremongering’ on Ebola

KurtzFox News‘ Howard Kurtz writes about the media’s Ebola coverage, wondering if in a grab for ratings and clicks, networks are intentionally dramatizing the epidemic. He lasers in on his former network, in particular.

I was watching CNN the other day and unless I missed something during a bathroom break, the network did not come off the Ebola story for a single minute. The chatter in the business is that CNN’s coverage has reached Malaysian plane levels. But in fairness, the other networks aren’t that far behind.

Watching CNN for a few hours, I saw these banners on the screen:

ARE U.S. HOSPITALS READY FOR EBOLA?

EBOLA CASE RAISES AIR TRAVEL QUESTIONS

PATIENT WITH POSSIBLE EBOLA SYMPTOMS IN DC

CONCERN OVER INTERNATIONAL EBOLA SCREENING

And on and on and on.

Kurtz didn’t get into any of those “other networks” possibly going too far. On his own network last week, “Outnumbered” panelist Andrea Tantaros suggested people from Ebola-plagued countries could potentially seek care from a “witch doctor.” And over the weekend, Mike Huckabee casted doubt on whether Americans can trust President Obama on the Ebola crisis, airing a montage of sound bites Obama made that Huckabee classifies as broken promises.

The Fox Ticker: Witch Hunt, Name Game, Gadget Guy

  • Bill O’Reilly says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s recent call in TIME magazine to “expose every instance we find,” of racism, sexism and homophobia is dangerous. “If his vision were to come true,” O’Reilly said on his show last night, “we would be a nation of witch hunters.”

  • Neil Cavuto is a fan of the phablet, thanks to his “sausage-like fingers.” In USA Today, Cavuto talks about his favorite tech gadgets and the devices he uses to consume both financial and political news.

The Morning Ticker: FNC, CNBC, MSFT

  • As part of its 25th anniversary, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosts a special tomorrow night of the 25 people who’ve made the biggest impact in business and finance over the last 25 years. The special airs tomorrow night at 7pmET on CNBC.

  • Following Netflix and Yahoo, Microsoft is the latest tech company to get into the business of original video production using the company’s 85 million connected Xboxes around the world. Capital New York reports on what they have planned.

Fox News to Debut Daytime Ensemble Show

outnumberedFox News has announced plans for a new 12pmET show called “Outnumbered” that will feature a rotating ensemble of four female hosts and one male host. The show will debut April 28.

In the new daytime lineup, “Happening Now,” anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will split into two one-hour blocks at 11amET and 1pmET. “America’s News Headquarters,” which has had a temporary place in the lineup since the primetime shuffle last year, will no longer air on weekdays.

Harris Faulkner and FBN’s Sandra Smith will be the rotating hosts that will lead news coverage on “Outnumbered.” Other women featured will be Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, along with Fox News contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. The solo male panelist will vary each day.

Outnumbered combines a distinctive group of FOX talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming.  We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand,” senior vice president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Fox News has seen great success with “The Five,” its 5pmET ensemble show that debuted after Glenn Beck‘s departure in 2011. The show finished the first quarter of this year third in total viewers and second in the demo among all cable news programs.

Sean Hannity’s Hidden Bartending Skills

Here’s something you may not know about Sean Hannity: he takes his liquor seriously. Hannity tended bar at Del Frisco’s (which is right near the News Corp. building on 6th Avenue) for a recent interview with “The Insider,” noting that his policy of tipping generously is a direct result of his experience past experience as a bartender.

Hannity also revealed he was once involved in a now-defunct dating site called “Hannidate.” “We had about 15 or 20 people get married from that website!” he said. Watch:


Hannity Cooks For ‘The Five’ After Losing Super Bowl Bet

Sean Hannity cooked a steak dinner for “The Five” tonight to settle a Super Bowl bet he made with Andrea Tantaros. Hannity prepared a salad, shrimp cocktail, and the steaks, which he grilled on the plaza outside the News Corp. building.

While “The Five” co-hosts ate their meal, Hannity made his first on-set appearance on the show and divulged a few little-known facts about himself: he used to be a short-order cook, Bob Beckel has a key to his house, and he loves “The Five” because “it’s just a great show.”


Rupert Murdoch Stops By ‘The Five’

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch stopped by the set of “The Five” Monday, visiting the show’s co-hosts before they went on-air Tuesday.

Murdoch has every reason to be smiling: “The Five” has far outperformed expectations. Originally slated as a temporary summer replacement for Glenn Beck, “The Five” is now consistently one of the network’s highest-rated programs.

Last month, the show delivered its highest ratings of the year in total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

WATCH: Five Questions for ‘The Five’

When “The Five” debuted two years ago today, Fox News execs gave the show a trial run at 5pmET. It was replacing the wildly popular Glenn Beck show. “The Five” quickly established itself on the Fox News schedule, and, on its second anniversary, is the second most-watched program on cable news.

As they mark two years on the air, MediabistroTV has 5 questions for “The Five” (all seven of them.) We asked Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams about their co-hosts’ quirks, which member of “The Five” they really like the best, and their first big break in TV.

WATCH: The Best Moments from ‘The Five,’ According to ‘The Five’

When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm.

Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.

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