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Which Correspondents and Stories Got the Most Airtime on the Network Evening Newscasts in 2010?

TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall released his 2010 year in review report. The report examines which news stories got the most coverage last year, as well as which reporters got the most airtime, among other things.

So which reporters got the most time in front of the cameras last year?

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper led the way with 335 minutes, followed by ABC News domestic correspondent David Muir with 334 and ABC News Capitol Hill correspondent Jonathan Karl with 251.

Rounding out the top five are CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid with 235 minutes, and NBC News environment reporter Anne Thompson with 234.

One other reporter of note: CBS News Capitol Hill correspondent Nancy Cordes came in at number eight with 218 minutes… despite spending three months on maternity leave last year.

So which stories received the most coverage from the network evening newscasts in 2010?

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Brian Williams Heads Home to Jersey

NBC’s Brian Williams, a  Middletown, New Jersey native, will head to his home state tonight to lead a journalists’ roundtable and to accept an award.

Monmouth University is honoring Williams with its Award for Communication Excellence,  established in 2004 “to honor individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions in the field of communications”.

Williams will also lead a roundtable discussion about TV news, featuring NBCers Anne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, plus two New York newsers, WWOR’s Brenda Blackmon and WNBC’s Brian Thompson.

NBC News’ Capus Visits Gulf Crew

NBC News president Steve Capus traveled down to the Gulf Coast earlier this week to visit the NBC talent and crew that have been reporting on the BP oil spill. We hear Capus was with the “Nightly” news team on Sunday afternoon in Venice, LA and then stopped by NBC affiliate WDSU and the NBC New Orleans bureau on Monday.

Here’s a photo of Capus, next to correspondent Anne Thompson, along with the NBC News crew including correspondent Kerry Sanders and Brian Williams who is anchoring from Pensacola, FL tonight.

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Special Climate Change as Copenhagen Conference Begins

tricktruth_12-7.jpgAs scientists and world leaders head to Copenhagen this week for the Climate Conference, you can expect some special coverage from the networks.

Tonight, Campbell Brown anchors special coverage in her CNN program at 8pmET titled, “Global Warming: Trick or Truth,” which will feature special reports, expert panels, and interviews discussing the conference and the “climate-gate” controversy. She will continue to report on developments throughout the week.

Also, NBC “Nightly News” will be airing a series of international reports throughout the week on climate change from Ian Williams in Bangladesh, Anne Thompson in Peru, and Martin Fletcher in Kenya. On Wednesday, Al Gore is sitting down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell during “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to discuss recent developments.

As we reported over the weekend, ABC News has Bob Woodruff in Copenhagen for special reports this week also.

A special edition of “BBC World News America” will be co-presented live tonight from Copenhagen by environment correspondent David Shukman.

Kennedy Funeral : Broadcast Network Plans

And here are some the early details of how Sen. Kennedy’s funeral mass in Boston and burial service in Arlington National Cemetery will be covered by the broadcast networks tomorrow:

abcnews120.jpg Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor “GMA” from the JFK Library in Boston. At approximately 10:30amET (Update: now 10amET) ABC News will broadcast live coverage of the funeral Mass anchored by Charlie Gibson. At approximately 5:30pmET, Gibson will anchor coverage of the burial service. Throughout the coverage, George Stephanopoulos, Terry Moran, Snow, John Berman, and Susan Milligan will be joining Gibson. Jim Sciutto will anchor “World News” in the evening.
cbsnews120.jpg CBS News will cover the memorial live Saturday morning starting at 10amET with Harry Smith anchoring from New York.
nbc120.jpg Starting at 10amET, Brian Williams will anchor NBC News coverage of the funeral Mass. At 5:30pmET, NBC News coverage will resume for the burial service. NBC News’ coverage will be supplemented by reporting from Andrea Mitchell, Anne Thompson, Kelly O’Donnell, Lester Holt, Mike Taibbi, Mike Viqueira, Norah O’Donnell, and Savannah Guthrie.

TVNewser will post any additional details as we receive them.

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