Just a few days after giving birth to a baby boy, Bianna Golodryga and newborn Jake visited “Good Morning America” via Skype over the weekend. “I do have to say I’ve been in a daze. I have no idea what’s going on in the news, so thank God I was watching the show this morning!” Golodryga joked to her co-anchors. Watch:
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ABC’s Bianna Golodryga and her husband, Peter Orszag, are new parents to Jake Spencer Orszag.
Baby Jake was born on yesterday at 12:12 p.m. He weighs in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. An ABC News spokesperson tells us Golodryga, the ABC News business correspondent and “Good Morning America” weekend anchor, and her son are both doing well.
Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan’s West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. “Never in the history of the industry has there been a photo like this,” said Sherwood to his team, according to someone who was there. “It is a real Mt. Olympus shot,” he added.
Among the ABC News talent on hand Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, Cynthia McFadden, Bill Weir, Terry Moran, Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris, Ron Claiborne, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas, Bob Woodruff, John Quinones, David Muir, Brian Ross, Jake Tapper and Rob Nelson.
Expect to see the photos in marketing a promotional materials on air and online, soon.
As part of the “Good Morning America” Rock & Roll Challenge, weekend anchors Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris and and Ron Claiborne performed this week on Broadway. The trio — Golodryga as the lead singer, Harris on the drums and Claiborne on the sax — performed Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” after Thursday night’s performance of “Rock of Ages” in front of a sold-out 55o people. Watch:
The weekend “Good Morning America” anchor — who was on GMA this morning reporting on the launch of Missoni’s line for Target — is expected to continue her anchoring and reporting duties for ABC throughout her pregnancy.
Orszag and Golodryga were married last September. Orszag, currently vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup as well as a columnist for Bloomberg View, has three children from previous relationships. Golodryga is due in the Spring.
“NBC Nightly News” is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and Jim Cantore in the broadcast as well as seven NBC News correspondents stationed up and down the East Coast.
ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” will include reports from Weather Editor Sam Champion and a team of correspondents. Tonight’s “Nightline” will be all about Irene, with an updated West Coast version. And on Sunday, George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts will anchor a special 3-hour edition of “Good Morning America” from Times Square beginning at 7am. “GMA” weekend anchors Dan Harris and Bianna Golodryga also report.
CBS’s Scott Pelley will be in for “Evening News” tonight anchoring from Battery Park City, which is in Zone A of the NYC evacuation zone. He’ll be back Sunday morning for a special 11amET newscast when the storm is expected to be over the Tri-State area. This follows “Sunday Morning” and “Face the Nation” which will also cover the storm.
The American morning shows have invaded Great Britain. Coverage of Friday’s royal wedding, which really began over the weekend, kicked in to high gear today. The “Today” show’s Meredith Vieira was outside Buckingham Palace this morning while Natalie Morales reported live from the village of Buckleberry, Kate Middleton‘s hometown. Matt Lauer and Ann Curry were in New York, and Al Roker was on the road in Washington, DC for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
“The Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill was live outside the Tower of London while “American Morning” anchor Kiran Chetry was at CNN’s perch across from Buckingham Palace along with CNN’s analysts, “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deely and British record producer Mark Saunders.
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Here Comes the Royal Wedding Coverage: Brian Williams & Prince Charles, ‘Nightline,’ ‘Dateline’ Specials
Not long after Buckingham Palace confirmed there would be a royal wedding next year of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, the news networks went in to high gear with Royal coverage.
The three network morning shows lead with the news in their cold opens; all three dubbing it “breaking news.” CBS tells us that Erica Hill is getting on a flight tonight for London where she will anchor a split version of “The Early Show” tomorrow. “Today” show’s Natalie Morales and “Good Morning America”‘s Bianna Golodryga are also heading over tonight and will be in place for their shows tomorrow morning.
NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed Prince Charles for a Dateline special called “The Man Who Will Be King” airing this Friday at 9pm. Williams’ interview runs before the Prince’s own “Harmony” documentary about climate change, airing Friday at 10pm. NBC tells us Williams’s interview was not in exchange for airing the Prince’s doc, but rather the network only recently decided to pair the two hours together.
About the pending nuptials, which have been rumored for months, but only confirmed today, Williams asks the Prince, “Do you have words of advice for your son William…?” Charles responds in part, “Well, don’t take the advice of the media is my advice.”
“Nightline,” which usually runs three pieces each night, will devote the show to a special called “A Very British Wedding.” In an announcement this morning, ABC says “‘Nightline’ will report on the Royal engagement, the soon-to-be Princess, Kate Middleton, and will take an inside look at the Royal family.” Terry Moran, who will anchor tonight’s special, Tweeted a link to the sermon from Charles & Diana’s 1981 wedding. “In retrospect, so sad,” Moran wrote.
NBC is rushing a “Dateline” special to air tomorrow night at 8pm, which will replace “Undercovers.” According to NBC, the special will “look at how the couple met, what drew them to each other and what their modern day marriage will mean for the British Monarchy.”
“Good Morning America” this week focuses on good old American jobs, according to The Daily News. GMA hosts and reporters will profile a different American job each day this week on ABC in their new segment, “Work with Me, GMA!”
This morning, Juju Chang followed two sisters in Milwaukee: a civil servant and a firefighter. Tomorrow, George Stephanopoulos will report on a steelworker in Ohio. On Wednesday, Robin Roberts will follow a fish wholesaler in Charleston, S.C. Sam Champion will work at a BBQ joint in Houston, Texas on Thursday. And then on Friday, Dan Harris will report on a winemaker in California. And Saturday, Ron Claiborne will work with a veterinarian in Virginia.