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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Balthazar’

Crossover Week on the Morning Shows

This morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” FBN’s Cody Willard was on to talk about financial resolutions for 2010. The segment was anchored by ABC’s Bianna Golodryga who cut her teeth at CNBC.

Brian_12.31.jpgAnd yesterday, on the CBS “Early Show,” former NBC News “Today” show senior producer Brian Balthazar, who’s now director of programming for HGTV, was on to talk about “Fameballs,” defined by Balthazar (who does stand-up comedy on the side) as “Someone whose fame snowballs, sometimes for legitimate reasons and sometimes because the media coverage causes it to explode and the American public becomes sick of them.” ie. Jon Gosselin.

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Hoda & Kathie Lee To Lose Senior Producer

The top producer overseeing the 10am hour of the Today show, Brian Balthazar is leaving the show and NBC News. Balthazar, a longtime producer at MSNBC and, later NBC is taking a job with HGTV to be a director of Original Programming. HGTV is headquartered in Knoxville, TN, but Balthazar will continue to be based in New York.

Balthazar is the second Today show senior producer to depart this summer. The 7am producer, Noah Oppenheim took a job with LA-based Reveille Entertainment in June.