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Michelle Gielan Leaving CBS News

gielan_3-4.jpgWith the announcement that Betty Nguyen is joining CBS News as a correspondent and anchor of the “CBS Morning News,” comes word that current “Up to the Minute” and “CBS Morning News” anchor Michelle Gielan is departing the network.

In an email to colleagues early this morning, she said, “I have spoken with the bosses, and will be leaving CBS in the next couple of months to pursue some exciting things!” She said she would be able to announce the details of her next move before her departure from the network.

Her email after the jump.

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CNN’s Betty Nguyen Heads to CBS News

bettyn_3-4.jpgCBS has announced that Betty Nguyen is leaving CNN and joining the network as a full-time CBS News Correspondent as of March 11th. Nguyen will anchor “CBS Morning News” and report for “The Early Show.”

Nguyen joined CNN in 2004 and is an anchor for the weekend editions of “CNN Newsroom.” “She has a great on-air presence and brings a tremendous amount of hard news reporting and anchoring experience to CBS News,” said CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus in a release.

Prior to her time at CNN, Nguyen started her career as an anchor at two CBS affiliates in Texas, first at KWTX in Waco, then KTVT in Dallas. Full announcement after the jump.

More: TVNewser has an email that current “CBS Morning News” anchor Michelle Gielan sent to colleagues early today in which she announces that she’s leaving CBS News in the next few months.

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CNN’s Betty Nguyen Honored with Time Warner Award

Betty_6.9.jpgAtlanta-based CNN anchor Betty Nguyen has been honored with the Andrew Heiskell Community Service Awards for outstanding volunteer achievement by a Time Warner employee.

Nguyen established Help the Hungry which provides humanitarian aid to impoverished areas in her birth country, Vietnam. Betty spends several weeks each year in Vietnam delivering food, clothing and medical supplies to families.

Nguyen, along with CNN’s VP of audience experience Kay Madati, were honored at a luncheon today in New York.

The internal memo from CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton, after the jump…

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The Ticker: MSNBC, CNN, FNC…

> With Obama headed for the White House, Bill Ayers is ready for some Hardball. Chris Matthews interviews him live tonight at 5pmET.

> CNN’s Betty Nguyen conducted an exclusive interview with First Lady Laura Bush this morning about the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Portions air throughout th eday, with the full interview airing on CNN Saturday Morning.

> The Live Desk is going new media. This week the Martha MacCallum and Trace Gallagher anchored FNC afternoon program added a Twitter account and blog, which are incorporated on the air.

NBC’s Amy Robach Named Hottest Anchor

ARobach_11.18.jpgMaxim is out with its Hottest News Anchors list. On top: NBC’s Amy Robach.

Maxim calls her “the hottest host in Today Show history.” Oh, and the magazine say her reporting is good too. “Her fill-in work at the news desk and on the NBC Nightly News has been par excellence,” they write. All that and she’s great to work with too (so says Chris who produced her show at MSNBC).

Rounding out the top 5: FNC’s Megyn Kelly, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, CNN’s Betty Nguyen, and FBN’s Jenna Lee.

TVNews Snapshot: 10:25:00amET Today

President George W. Bush gave a nine-minute statement regarding the faltering economy this morning. All the broadcast networks and most of the cable news & business channels took it live (Headline News did not). The morning show anchors handled it on the networks, with Chris Cuomo anchoring on ABC, Maggie Rodriguez on CBS and Ann Curry on NBC. Shepard Smith anchored on FOX broadcast network (which was picked up by some MyNetworkTV stations including News Corp.-owned My9 in New York). Betty Nguyen anchored on CNN, with Christine Romans, Ali Velshi, and Gerri Willis providing analysis. FNC had Bill Hemmer, and Neil Cavuto post-statement for analysis. MSNBC brought in Chris Matthews to anchor, with CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino:











As Ike Gets Closer to Shore, So Do the Networks


ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.

This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.

Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”

We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…

• CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.

• CBS — Hari Sreenivasan is in Houston. Dave Price is in Galveston. Both will report for the Evening News tonight and The Early Show tomorrow.

• FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.

• NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.

• ABC — In addition to Sam Champion, GMA Weekend’s Bill Weir is in Texas as well as Sharyn Alfonsi and Ryan Owens.

Nguyen Sneaks In, Reports From, Myanmar

nguyentv_7-14.JPGCNN anchor Betty Nguyen had been off the air for almost a week, and on Saturday it was revealed why. She and a crew had been secretly filming in Myanmar, and she gave her first report on the devastation after the cyclone, and the military’s stronghold on coverage.

Reporting from just outside the border in Bangkok, Thailand, she gave her report via broadband.

To get the report, she and her CNN crew had to bypass military checkpoints by entering the Irrawaddy Delta area, “under the cover of darkness.”

Nguyen called the trip, “one of the most difficult assignments that I’ve ever taken.”