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Posts Tagged ‘Carter Evans’

The Ticker: Kagan, Kaplan, Friel…

> In addition to a new role contributing to Oprah Radio, Daryn Kagan writes this week for U.S. News and World Report about her recent trip to Africa. “Off I went for one of the most meaningful Christmases of my life, just after the U.S. elections, during a real period of hope in Kenya,” she writes.

> Huffington Post has the video of Rick Kaplan‘s appearance during last weekend’s HBO airing of “Your Welcome America.” Find out why Will Ferrell (playing former Pres. George W. Bush) nicknames Kaplan, “The Liar.”

> Courtney Friel starts her Q&A with SoupCans with this answer to how she got the Fox News job: “Well…I went on a date with Roger Ailes.” Of course, she continued, “I’m joking!! Actually — the process was pretty standard. My agent sent FOX a DVD.” She also talks about her husband, Carter Evans (who works at CNN) and puts to rest rumors of a feud with Julie Banderas.

The Ticker: Maddow, Martin, Friel…

> Variety’s Ted Johnson profiles MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and some observations about the way MSNBC is using the host. “She guested on Jay Leno and visited the ladies at ‘The View,’ he writes, and, “was the first analyst…called upon for reaction [after Obama's address] — a plum position that in the past may have gone to Tim Russert.

> CNN’s Roland Martin is profiled by The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron, and the future 8pmET fill-in host describes why he’s “a hybrid.” “I am a true 21st-century multimedia, multi-platform journalist,” says Martin. “There is no box you can put me in, and if you put me in a box, I will kill you to try to get out of it.”

> FNC’s Courtney Friel is the focus of a video profile by Philly.com’s Marnie Hall. “Just because you wear a bikini and look more like a supermodel rather than a reporter, doesn’t mean you can’t be a national network correspondent,” says Hall of the “homegrown gal.” Click continued to see the clip, and find out how Friel met husband Carter Evans of CNN (when she was an intern)…

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