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A Familiar Friend Surprises Brian Kilmeade on His 50th Birthday

Kilmeade 50thFox News’ Brian Kilmeade turns 50 today, and received a surprise visit from a familiar friend this morning.

“Happy birthday…I’m back!” former “Fox and Friends” co-host Alisyn Camerota said to Kilmeade on his radio show. “How did you get back in [the building]?” Kilmeade jokingly asked. “This whole station misses seeing you.”

And earlier, “Fox and Friends” made it a family affair for its longtime co-hosts’ big birthday.

“Happy birthday Bri,” Kilmeade’s mother Marie said via phone. “Well mom, thanks for giving birth to me…I appreciate it, I’ve really enjoyed these years,” Kilmeade told his mother while the show aired photos of a young Brian.

“Hi dad,” Kilmeade’s son Brian said via phone, waking up early on his last day of high school — during which he has a big Spanish test — to call his dad. Kilmeade’s wife Dawn was also on the line, and previewed big dinner plans at the Kilmeade house tonight.

“I apologize for you having to get up this early,” Kilmeade told his wife.

Camerota surprising Kilmeade on his big day after the jump.

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A Fulltime Job and Twins, CNN’s Kyra Phillips Now Adds a Podcast to Her Routine

MomSquadIncreasingly, TV news anchors and hosts are going extra-curricular as they expand their “brand.” A few years ago, former CBS “Early Show” and local TV anchor Rene Syler launched parenting site Good Enough Mother while still continuing TV appearances. When she left CNN, Soledad O’Brien started her own production company and can now be seen on CNN, Al Jazeera America and other outlets. Then there are the TV news anchors who do double duty on radio, FNC’s Brian Kilmeade among them.

CNN anchor Kyra Phillips is getting into the multi-tasking fray. Phillips and two friends started “The Mom Squad Show,” a 3-times-a-week podcast which, in its first week on iTunes, was downloaded 7,000 times. The podcast is hosted by Phillips in Atlanta, and fellow moms Christine Eads in Washington, DC and Chaz Kelly in Connecticut. Kelly’s husband “Seton” O’Connor is a sidekick on the Dan Patrick show. Eads co-hosts a show on SiriusXM.

Phillips will continue her day job in the CNN Investigative unit, while recording the podcast in her off hours. She’s not allowed to pitch products, or otherwise overstep her CNN contract. Phillips and her husband, Fox News Atlanta-based correspondent John Roberts, are the parents of 3-year-old twins.

“The Mom Squad Show” already has distribution. It went live on iHeardRadio today, and will soon be carried on TuneIn.

On International Day of Happiness, Dan Harris Learns 10% Happier Will Debut at No. 2

HappierHarris“Good Morning America Weekend” anchor Dan Harris‘ new book 10% Happier will debut at No. 2 on the New York Times non-fiction Best-Sellers list for the week of March 30. That’s made Harris about 75% happier than he was yesterday and one notch ahead of Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing Jesus which is at No. 3 for the week, and now in its 25th week on the list. Other tvnewsers on this week’s list: Charles Krauthammer‘s Things That Matter is at No. 8 and Brian Kilmeade‘s George Washington’s Secret Six is at No. 17.

Harris’ 10% Happier recounts his on-air panic attack and how he got better and happier.

And speaking of happiness, did you know today is the International Day of Happiness? Well it is, and the folks at ABC News — and local TV stations around the country — are celebrating. So if you want to see Barbara Walters, and about 100 other ABC/ESPN/Fusion stars dance to Pharrell Willams‘ Happy, click through. Read more

Cavuto on Bartiromo at FBN: ‘We’re Populating it with Italians’

Neil Cavuto went on Brian Kilmeade‘s Fox News Radio show today to talk about the addition of Maria Bartiromo to the FBN line-up. “We’re populating it with Italians,” Cavuto joked. “It’s a bad Sopranos cast.”

While Cavuto admitted FBN’s ratings may not be at the level of Fox News shows, the host-executive is happy with the makeup of his audience. “I always tell Bill O’Reilly, you’ve got the trailer parks as your viewers, but I have the viewers who own those trailer parks.”

Cavuto also gave great advice about getting ahead, and staying ahead, in the TV business: work hard.


Super Bowl Boulevard Festivities in Full Swing

lara spencer ginger zee tobogganWith just a few days to go until the Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium, the Super Bowl festivities are in full swing in Times Square. One of the attractions on Super Bowl Boulevard, which runs right past the “Good Morning America” studios, is a 60-foot toboggan run, which Lara Spencer and Ginger Zee raced down on the show this morning (video after the jump).

Zee and Spencer were out there a little earlier than CNN’s Andy Scholes and Christine Romans, who arranged to meet at the toboggan after “Early Start” this morning. But they may have overlapped with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade and Maria Molina, who also participated in a toboggan race thismorning on “Fox & Friends.”

With three days to go until the Super Bowl on Fox, “Shepard Smith Reporting” and “Hannity” will both broadcast from Super Bowl Boulevard today. “The O’Reilly Factor” was scheduled to broadcast from Times Square, but will now originate from his Fox studio.

At the top of his show today, Smith introduced viewers to Super Bowl Boulevard: “I don’t know. The Weather Channel tries to name storms, I guess Fox Sports can name a street of they want to,” he joked.  Watch here.

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‘Loudest Voice in the Room’ to Debut at #9 on NYT Best-Sellers List

Ailes bookGabriel Sherman‘s unauthorized biography of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes will debut at #9 on the New York Times Nonfiction Best-Sellers list for the week of February 2. “The Loudest Voice in the Room” went on sale last Tuesday, earlier than planned.

On “USA Today’s” best seller list this week, which collects sales data from the previous Monday through Sunday of all books, not just nonfiction titles, the Ailes bio debuts at #122.

Three other nonfiction titles from Fox News talent remain on the New York Times list: Charles Krauthammer‘s “Things That Matter”, Bill O’Reilly‘s “Killing Jesus” and Brian Kilmeade‘s “George Washington’s Secret Six.”

(h/t Playbook)

Fox News Shows to Originate From Times Square Before Super Bowl XLVIII

superbowl 2014As Fox gears up for Super Bowl XLVIII next month, Fox News Channel will be contributing to the buildup for the game with special coverage on several of its shows.

The channel will have several of its programs originate from Fox Sports’ Times Square studios in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. On Thursday January 30, “Shepard Smith Reporting” and “The O’Reilly Factor” will be live from Times Square. “The Five” and “The Kelly File” will originate from the same location on Friday, January 31.

“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade will be reporting from Super Bowl Boulevard, which will be a 14-block stretch running through Times Square, in the week leading up to the game. He will also report from MetLife Stadium on Saturday, February 1 and on game day, Sunday, February 2.

The Fox Ticker: Kelly, Kurtz, Kilmeade

  • Megyn Kelly will appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” tonight.

Brian Kilmeade: With Elisabeth Hasselbeck, ‘Fox & Friends’ ‘Like a Brand New Show’

Brian Kilmeade_NEW_creditFOXNewsChannelImagine a journalist turning over secret intelligence he’d gotten during interviews to a movement that was at war with the ruling power. It happened, during the American revolution. That newspaper publisher was one of the “secret six” profiled in a new book by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. And much of the history he writes about happened in his own back yard of Long Island, NY.

TVNewser talked with Kilmeade about his new book, his new “Fox & Friends” co-host and his longtime passion: sports.

TVNewser: You’re known as a politics and sports guy. What made you interested in writing a history book about Washington’s Secret Army?

Kilmeade: I hadn’t seen it really done extensively before. Being from Long Island, I was concerned in the beginning it was too much of a New York story, but the more I researched, the more you look at a map of 13 colonies, you realize. You don’t win the war without New York, you can’t win it straight up, you had to win it through spying and surveillance and espionage. We’ve been looking at this since 1989. The more we started researching the more I realized we didn’t know. Then for two years, we just blitzed it like it was a news story. We tried to get as much information from as many experts as possible.

TVNewser: What can today’s political and media leaders learn from Washington’s secret army?

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Ed Henry On Walking Out Of WH Briefing: ‘It wasn’t a protest from me, I had a job to do’

henryFox News White House correspondent Ed Henry explained why he walked out of a White House press briefing on Friday. Henry walked out after Press Secretary Jay Carney did not call on him for a question during the first 40 minutes of the briefing.

“That was unfortunate, but it wasn’t a protest from me, I had a job to do,” Henry said on “Fox & Friend” host Brian Kilmeade‘s radio program this morning.

Henry told Kilmeade that he was trying to make a promised hit on “The Five.”

“I was going to be late,” Henry said. “I would have stayed longer if Jay had called on me. But he didn’t call on me, so I had work to do.”

“If you looked at the video, Chuck Todd was sitting next to me, he got a question or two and then he left,” Henry added. “I didn’t hear anyone saying, ‘Oh my God, he staged a protest or anything’ No, it was because Chuck Todd had to file a piece for ‘NBC Nightly News,’ just as I had to go do a live hit with you on ‘The Five,’ and I had to file my piece for Bret Baier and Special Report.”

Here’s the audio from Fox News Radio.

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