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Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Bill Hemmer to Host New Year’s Eve Special on Fox News

Fox News is changing things up for its New Year’s Eve coverage this year: after six years of hosting the network’s NYE special alongside Bill Hemmer, Megyn Kelly gets the night off to ring in 2014. “Fox & Friends” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be in Times Square with Hemmer beginning at 11pmET. >Update: the program has been expanded and will now begin at 9pmET.

The news was announced on “Fox & Friends” this morning. Watch, via J$P:

Hasselbeck and Hemmer will be joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Ainsley Earhardt and Rick Leventhal. The special will feature performances by Rodney Atkins, Blues Traveler and Susan Boyle.

Fox News Celebrates Ninth Class of Ailes Apprentice Program Graduates

Ailes Apprentice ProgramThe ninth class of Ailes Apprentice Program graduates were honored at Fox News yesterday. Business Insider has details on the ceremony:

“I had this idea for the apprentice program 10 years ago because I saw many young minority people in our intern programs, but we couldn’t find them after the summer was over,” Ailes said in a speech at Fox News’ New York headquarters this morning.

“I said, ‘Where did those kids go?’ They were good. … So we created the access so that they had somebody inside that they could talk to and call. … And once the access was created … every single one of them for the last nine years has performed.”

Multichannel News reports the 90-minute ceremony was emceed by Bill Hemmer. Fox News correspondent Kelly Wright introduced the keynote speaker, former Virginia governor Douglas Wilder. Roy Eaton also served as a featured keynote speaker at the event.

Fox News Plans For 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

fox news JFK specialThis Saturday, Fox News will present a special “Fox News Reporting” special hosted by Bill Hemmer at 9pmET. “50 Years of Questions: The JFK Assassination” will examine the controversy surrounding the FBI investigation, the autopsy report and the Warren Commission’s findings.

Hemmer sits down with John T. Orr, a U.S. Justice Department prosecutor who launched his own investigation in 1995. Other guests on the special will include eyewitnesses of the incident, medical experts, historians and researchers, as well as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, the author of “Killing Kennedy.”

‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’ To Debut At 2 PM On Fox News September 30

Gretchen_CarlsonFox News has confirmed that former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 PM hour on the network starting Monday. “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” will be preceded by an of “America’s News HQ,” co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota.

Carlson’s new show “will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports,” according to a statement from the channel.

“I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day,” Carlson said in a statement. “From in-depth interviews to social media interaction live during the show, I look forward to joining viewers in the afternoon for smart and straight-forward talk. Plus, I now get to have breakfast with my kids and maybe even drive them to school! How great is that?”

Carlson’s new show is the latest chess piece being moved on FNC’s game board. Shepard Smith will be giving up his 7 PM show to make room for Greta Van Susteren, but will become the channel’s breaking news anchor. Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 PM, while Sean Hannity is shifting to 10 PM. In the morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replaced Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”

With Camerota moving to weekdays, “Fox & Friends Weekend” will also be looking for a new co-host. We hear that Camerota’s last show will be this weekend, with Anna Kooiman filling in for now.

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Rampage at DC Navy Yard

Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is “down,” according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post reports 10 people were shot. NBC News is reporting four have died.

The story has taken over coverage on the cable news channels for nearly two hours. Fox News was first to report the story at 8:43; CNN broke the news at 8:55 and MSNBC reported it at the top of Chuck Todd‘s show at 9am.

The Washington Navy Yard is a former military ordnance plant. It now serves as a ceremonial and administrative center for the U.S. Navy. About 3,000 people work there.

Breaking…

12:19: At a news conference, D.C. Police chief Cathy Lanier confirms authorities are searching for “potentially two other shooters.”

12:34: Pres. Obama speaks about the tragedy: “We stand with the families who need our love and support.”

1:06: NBC News and CBS News retract reports about the identity of the shooter.

2:04: NBC/MSNBC now saying death toll is at 8. CNN and Fox News being cautious reporting “multiple” fatalities.

2:06: Police chief update: “At least 12 confirmed dead,” including the shooter. George Stephanopoulos breaks in to ABC at 2:15; Brian Williams breaks in on NBC at 2:25.

2:46: NBC News reports shooter is 34-year-old civilian contractor Aaron Alexis.

4:18: CBS News will expand “Evening News” to an hour tonight for coverage of the Navy Yard shooting.

4:19: Mayor says 13 people killed, including gunman. Also, one of two suspects is no longer being sought. Authorities still want to talk to another man seen on video in the area at the time of the shootings wearing a “drab olive uniform.”

4:52: Fox News has tweaked its primetime schedule for tonight. At 8pmET, Bill Hemmer will anchor from New York, with Greta Van Susteren contributing from the Navy Yard in DC. Sean Hannity will be live at 9pmET and Van Susteren will anchor the 10pmET and 11pmET hours from the Navy Yard.

7:42: Anderson Cooper will report from DC for CNN’s primetime programming tonight.

In Profile: Brooke Baldwin, Bill Hemmer

  • CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is profiled by Atlanta magazine. “Throughout my career, I kept telling myself, ‘One day I’ll get there.’ And here I am, a Piedmont Hospital baby, talking to Atlanta magazine. It blows my mind.”

The Evening Ticker: Felling, Hemmer, Muir

  • David Muir sat down for an interview with WSYR, from his hometown of Syracuse. “It has been, and was, a dream to sit here,” he said of the “ABC World News” anchor desk.

‘I Guess I Started Working Thursday at 5:00 a.m. and Have Been Working Straight Through’

Friday night capped off a long week for local, state and federal investigators, the people of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston and the media covering the manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and this longer than most week in Boston. A few of the correspondents still on the scene last night had put in some of the longest days in a long time. “I guess I started working thursday at 5:00 a.m. and have been working straight through,” said NBC’s Kerry Sanders, a Boston area native, not long after Tsarnaev was taken into custody last night. “It’s hard to keep clear everything that’s been going on.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper began reporting Thursday morning too, through the chaotic overnight events of Friday morning, into late Friday afternoon. FNC’s Bill Hemmer reported for about 32 hours straight Thursday into Friday. And NBC’s Lester Holt, stationed in Watertown, a city which had been under siege all day, finally jubilant as local, state and federal officials made their way out of town. “They were preparing for the worst. Now they are basking in the applause of the crowd. I may be punchy because I have gone 40-some hours without sleep,” said Holt, adding, “I have a big grin on my face. This does take me back to one of the very few good memories of the time related around 9/11. That was when we recognized the hard job our first responders do. They got their credit. That’s what we are seeing here in Watertown tonight.”

Holt, Sanders and dozens of other correspondents and anchors — network and local — who’ve worked long hours all week, are back on the air this morning as the full investigation into the bombings gets underway.

Networks Extend Coverage, Plan Specials for Boston Manhunt

The broadcast networks have expanded their coverage into the late-morning as the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev intensifies.

The networks are preparing for extended coverage throughout the day and CBS News has already scheduled a primetime special at 9pmET anchored by Scott Pelley. Also, “Evening News” will be expanded to an hour.

More: “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” will expand to a full hour tonight. “Rock Center” will dedicate the full live hour (10pmET/9pmCT) to the investigation.

More: ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” will also be an hour. Elizabeth Vargas anchors a special edition of “20/20″ from Boston tonight.

More: Fox News is preempting “The Five” today, instead Bill Hemmer will anchor the hour from Boston. Shepard Smith will anchor his shows from Watertown and Greta Van Susteren will anchor from 10pm-Midnight also from Watertown.

More: CNN’s will be live until at least 1am, starting at 7pm, in this order: Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Cooper, Burnett, Morgan.

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Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes

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