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Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg Television

Gabe Sherman examines the evolution of the Bloomberg media empire in the latest issue of New York magazine. Tucked into the piece are a few  interesting details about the television operation:

Under CEO for multimedia Andrew Lack, Bloomberg Television has failed to eat into CNBC’s audience. Last year, talks to partner Bloomberg TV with ABC News broke down. Bloomberg has tried to attract stars, including offering CNBC’s David Faber a mid-six-figure deal. Bloomberg also went after the TimesAndrew Ross Sorkin. Neither could be swayed. Part of the problem is that [Bloomberg News editor in chief Matthew] Winkler remains resistant to adopting some of the entertainment values that could attract an audience.

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‘Your Source for News about CNBC is TVNewser?’

During the handoff from “Squawk Box” to “Squawk on the Street” this morning, CNBCers Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Carl Quintanilla and Melissa Lee were chatting about the new CNBC set at the New York Stock Exchange, which Alex got a look at Wednesday. And it was that story which gave Kernen his first look at the set:

Quintanilla: Have you been down here yet to see it in person?
Kernen: No. I saw it on TVNewser.
Lee: Your source for news about CNBC is TVNewser?
Kernen: That’s where I saw it. I’m too honest.

Not too honest, Joe. Just honest enough.

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration

The party’s still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the “Today” show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from “Today” frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage.

Fourth hour hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford were early arrivals, with Kotb (below) front and center during Pit Bull’s set. We spotted NBC News president Steve Capus and “Today” EP Jim Bell working the room, as longtime EP and, later NBCU president Jeff Zucker was deep in conversation with former “Today” anchor Meredith Vieira.

“Today” senior broadcast producer Don Nash, who’s been with the show more than a third of its life — 23 years — tells TVNewser tomorrow’s anniversary program is not to be missed. All former living on air talent — save for Joe Garagiola and Gene Shalit who aren’t able to make it — will be a part of the show. And we spotted many of them at the party tonight, including Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, (above) Barbara Walters, John Palmer and Hugh Downs.

NBC spared no expense flying in correspondents from other NBC bureaus including Andrea Mitchell, Kerry Sanders, Kevin Tibbles, Janet Shamlian and Luke Russert.

Brian Williams stopped in after “Nightly News.” And we chatted with “Today” anchors Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Wolfe and Amy Robach, here with husband Andrew Shue, and said hello to Willard Scott on our way out. Other “Today” regulars celebrating  included Jill Rappaport, Martha Stewart, the Scotto family and Bobby Flay. We chatted with Andy Cohen (mostly about NeNe Leakes) who later tonight will be interviewing Rosie O’Donnell on his Bravo show, “Watch What Happens Live.”

Rounding out the crowd: Willie Geist, Jeff Rossen, Martin Bashir, Carl Quintanilla, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Tyler Mathisen, MSNBC president Phil Griffin and CNBC president Mark Hoffman and many more I may have missed. Because, as I said, the party is still going. Then, tomorrow at 7am, “Today” takes the party nationwide.

Andrea Mitchell and Jeff Zucker

Kerry Sanders and Jenna Wolfe

(Photos: Chris Ariens)

Where Does CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin Get His TV News?

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, the newest anchor of “Squawk Box,” has a diverse media diet. Sorkin divulges it all — from The Wall Street Journal to Us Weekly, which he reads at the gym — in the Atlantic Wire this week. (He also reveals which websites he reads religiously, and one of them is — you guessed it — TVNewser. Thanks, Andrew!)

On TV at night, I DVR lots of programs – I use it more like a magazine rack flipping through shows than actually watching them in full. Charlie Rose, Meet the Press, 60 Minutes are musts for me. I also DVR NBC’s Nightly News and The Chris Matthews Show on Sunday. I often DVR the other morning shows, like Morning Joe and American Morning, to see how they covered the news while I’m on Squawk Box.

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their ‘Spirit’

People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.

On the morning shows:

On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.

After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more

Now a CNBC Anchor, Dealbook Editor Tweaks Title

Dealbook, the New York Times site that details mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, and VCs turned 10 years old Saturday. And four months after founding editor Andrew Ross Sorkin has taken on the co-anchor job at CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” he’s taking on a new title at Dealbook.

10 years later, I felt it was time to tweak my title in DealBook’s nameplate to better reflect the enormous contributions of the reporting and editing team. It will be Editor-at-Large. Of course, I will continue overseeing the team and writing, recruiting new talent and developing new projects for DealBook.

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Named CNBC’s Chief International Correspondent

13 years to the day after joining CNBC, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is taking on a new role with the NBCU business channel: Chief International Correspondent.

Caruso-Cabrera joined CNBC from WTSP-TV in Tampa/St. Pete where she was a general assignement reporter. Over the past 13 years she has anchored shows — most recently as co-co-anchor on “Power Lunch” — and reported from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Last month she was in Athens reporting on the economic situation there. And last week, when she returned from Greece, Andrew Ross Sorkin hinted at her new role: “I’m joined by the one and only Michelle Caruso-Cabrera who will be talking a lot about what is going on in Europe.”

When not covering her main beat, Caruso-Cabrera will be anchoring and reporting across CNBC’s Business Day programming.

Not only is this a new role for Caruso-Cabrera, it’s a new job title at CNBC. In a memo to staff obtained by TVNewser, Nik Deogun, SVP and EIC of Business News says, the job “requires guts and discretion, a sense for storytelling and, at times, a sense of humor. Michelle has all those qualities, and more.”

Deogun’s note after the jump…

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Biz Newsers Take a Seat at the Buffett

PRNewser was at the NYSE this morning as Business Wire celebrated its 50th birthday. Business Wire is owned by Berkshire Hathway, which is run by Warren Buffett, which means the business media were down on the floor, clamoring for an interview with the oracle of Omaha, who also rang the opening bell. Andrew Ross Sorkin conducted CNBC’s interview. Liz Claman interviewed Buffet for FBN. (Interestingly, this Reuters story on FoxBusiness.com, cites the CNBC interview). CNN’s Alison Kosik interviewed Buffett live in the 11amET hour and Betty Liu stepped up to Buffett for Bloomberg.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Joins CNBC as Co-Anchor of ‘Squawk Box’

First on TVNewser: CNBC has hired New York Times scribe and DealBook founder Andrew Ross Sorkin to be the new co-anchor of the signature morning program “Squawk Box,” TVNewser has learned.

Sorkin, who has been a contributor on CNBC, will join Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the show Monday. This past Monday, Carl Quintanilla moved off the three-hour “Squawk Box” to co-anchor the 9amET show “Squawk on the Street.”

> More: CNBC SVP Nik Deogun writes that Sorkin will continue to write his column for The New York Times. “Andrew has long been an extended member of both the CNBC and Squawk families, and we’re pleased he will now be a part of our morning team.”

Full memo after the jump…

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Rather, Colbert, Bloomberg Celebrate Bill Moyers

moyers_4-27.jpgBill Moyers and his PBS program “Bill Moyers Journal” hit the airwaves for their final broadcast this Friday after almost 40 years after Moyers launched the initial “Journal.”

New York’s THIRTEEN has posted messages from a number of big names as a tribute to Moyers in his final week. Among the well-wishers are Stephen Colbert, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tavis Smiley, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jon Meacham, Alison Stewart, and PBS President Paula Kerger.

HDNet’s Dan Rather writes: “He and [his wife] Judith formed a team that became a national treasure. Take a long, thoughtful look. We may not see the likes of it again anytime soon.”

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