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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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The Most Memorable Stories of 2013 for TV News Hosts Were…

Giner Zee paraglidingTV news wrapped 2013 with end-of-year review shows featuring signature  moments, and TVNewser asked some of broadcast and cable news’ biggest stars what their top stories of last year were.

“GMA’s” Ginger Zee picked two: her adventure feeding vultures while paragliding in Nepal, and covering the death of one of her mentors, storm chaser Tim Samaras.

“CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King picked both a serious and more light-hearted story:

“It’s hard to call the death of Nelson Mandela a favorite story, but it was an honor to be able to attend his funeral and burial services and share it with the CBS audience,” King said. Dishing about legendary actress Shirley MacLaine’s personal life was also a highlight for King:

“I was curious about her love life. She’s happily single, so I asked her if booty calls and friends with benefits were an option these days. Her response: ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ We all cracked up over that one. Thank you Shirley!”

The tragic Oklahoma tornado stands out for “Today’s” Al Roker. Read more

‘Duck Dynasty’ Stars to Appear on Fox News New Year’s Special

fox news duck dynastyWillie and Korie Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” will be interviewed on Fox News’ New Year’s Eve special tonight. The interview, live from Steamboat Springs, will be the pair’s first television appearance since A&E reinstated “Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson after his controversial comments about gay people and African-Americans.

The interview will take place during Fox News’ “All American New Years’ Eve,” which begins at 9pmET tonight. Hosts Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will conduct the interview.

How Did Fox News Become Fox News?

FoxNewsLogoBill Hemmer will take a look at Fox News’ history for a special airing tonight at 10pmET.

“Fox News: Our Story” features interviews with Brit Hume, Sean Hannity and Shepard Smith, who recalls he initially didn’t think the channel could succeed: “Not a chance, no way, no how. And what that shows is that I didn’t know the boss,” Smith says. “I can remember [Roger Ailes] telling me distinctly, we will win … I love what Roger and our folks have accomplished. I’m very proud of it.”

Watch a preview at Fox News Insider.

Bob Beckel & Kimberly Guilfoyle ‘Going After’ That Other New Year’s Eve Duo

Bob Beckel Kimberly GuilfoyleTwo of “The Five” co-hosts Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle have news for CNN’s New Year’s Eve hosts: “We’re going after Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin,” Guilfoyle joked to TVNewser in a phone interview this afternoon previewing their just-announced New Year’s Eve special on Fox News.

“And we’re gonna get em,” Beckel added.

Guilfoyle and Beckel will host a live hour at 9pmET, ahead of the New Year’s Eve Times Square special hosted by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which now begins at 10pmET. It’s actually Hemmer and Hasselbeck who will be going up against Cooper and Griffin at the other end of the Times Square riser, and the other end of the cable dial.

Why did the normally disagreeable Guilfoyle and Beckel agree to this New Year’s Eve shift?

“I was reluctantly pulled into it because Kimberly’s looking for a fifth husband,” Beckel joked. (She’s actually only been married twice). Similarly, Guilfoyle says she’s making Beckel’s love life her New Year’s resolution: “What I wish for Bob…is to pick one, just one, sweet lady to spend time with.”

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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.

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