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Chris Lawrence Leaving CNN

chris lawrenceCNN Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence is leaving the network to join WRC, the NBC owned station in Washington, D.C.

In his 10 years at CNN, Lawrence has also worked in the network’s Los Angeles and Chicago bureaus. At WRC, he will anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts and contribute to other newscasts during the week.

TVSpy has more details on Lawrence’s move.

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Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN

CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be reporting in the field tonight across primetime. CNN International will be simulcasting CNN/U.S. from 11AM-2PM and again starting at 4 PM.

The list of correspondents in the field for CNN is after the jump.

Update: HLN is blowing up its primetime lineup to provide hurricane coverage. Those details are also after the jump.
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‘Hey Wolf, Tell Chris to Get the Hell Out of the Water’

Chris Lawrence is usually at the Pentagon for CNN. Today he’s in the Chesapeake Bay. Not near it. In it.

Lawrence is reporting from Chesapeake Beach, MD where Hurricane Irene’s full force will be paying a visit in a few hours. After Lawrence wrapped up his 6pmET report, anchor Wolf Blitzer brought in Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. The first words out of O’Malley’s mouth: “Hey, Wolf, do me a favor. Tell Chris to get the hell out of that water, would ya?”

“Yea, I’ll tell him,” said Blitzer.

Pres. Obama’s Oval Office Address: News Notes

President Obama’s second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight.

On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. Harry Smith anchored on CBS and Shepard Smith on FOX.

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Following the address, FOX and CBS were first out, followed less than 30 seconds later by ABC and finally NBC. Williams had NBC News correspondent Richard Engel on set for a debrief. Engel reported live last week as the final combat convoy left Iraq.

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Cable News Notes: Covering the Final Combat Brigade as it Leaves Iraq

Engel_8.19.jpg• MSNBC remained in rolling coverage all night of the final U.S. military convoy as it made its way out of Iraq and in to Kuwait. For much of the night it was a tri-anchor situation with Keith Olbermann in New York, Chris Matthews in Boston and Rachel Maddow in Baghdad. Incoming primetime anchor Lawrence O’Donnell shared the New York set with Olbermann. The network had, in Olbermann’s words, “a world exclusive” with NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his cameraman Craig White, live, embedded with the final convoy to leave Iraq. White was David Bloom‘s cameraman in April, 2003, when the NBC News anchor died during the U.S.-led invasion. Seven years later, Engel and White used the so-called Bloom mobile to report the final troop departure.

Said Maddow at the top of the 9pmET hour, “The reason no one else in all of TV and all the world is able to bring you the image that we’ve been able to broadcast … and no one else can show you footage like this is because NBC has technology to do this like no one else has.”

This was the Bloom mobile’s first trip to Iraq since the 2003 invasion. It’s been used in the U.S. for everything from hurricane coverage to following political candidates. In the 10pmET hour Engel interviewed a sergeant who’d served two tours in Iraq: the first was during the invasion. Iraq “is a lot better place for the people,” said the sergeant from the 1st Infantry division. “I’m glad that we were able to do something good for them and come around and close it out on a good note.”

• On CNN, John King‘s 7pmET show was in and out of coverage of the convoy departing. Coverage accelerated during Rick Sanchez‘s 8pmET hour, slowed down during “Larry King Live” and picked up again during AC360 with John Roberts filling in. The anchors checked in with CNN correspondents Arwa Damon in Mosul and Chris Lawrence at the Pentagon.

• Fox News first mentioned the troop movements during “Special Report” at 6:10pmET, led with the story and reported it extensively during FOX Report at 7pmET. No mention was made during “The O’Reilly Factor” which is pre-taped earlier in the evening. Shepard Smith anchored a live update at 8:12pmET during “The Factor.” Coverage was sporadic during “Hannity” at 9pmET and “On the Record” at 10pmET.

Cooper Carries Injured Child Away from Looting

cooperlooting_1-18.jpgIn two segments airing on “The Situation Room” today, more newsers found themselves stepping beyond their roles as journalists to assist during emergency situations in Haiti.

While reporting on a chaotic scene in the Port-au-Prince streets, Anderson Cooper pulled a young boy with a bloody head injury away a storefront where looters were throwing rocks from above. Cooper aired a more detailed report at the top of “AC360.”

In another incident, correspondent Chris Lawrence was returning to the network’s base when he and his crew were flagged down by a paramedic who asked to use their truck to transport a 23-year-old university student who had just been rescued from the rubble.

Videos after the jump.

Also, early this morning, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, who is one of the TV doctor’s whose been pulling double duty as a journalist and medical professional in Haiti, was helicoptered to the USS Carl Vinson to perform brain surgery on a 12-year-old girl.

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TVNewsers Heading To Haiti

haitimap_1-13.jpgContinually Updated: We’ll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake.

Anderson Cooper is the first anchor on the ground and is already reporting.

CBS “Evening News” and NBC “Nightly News” are planning to broadcast from the region tonight. Katie Couric arrived in Santo Domingo just before 12pmET, and in Port-au-Prince at 2:30pmET.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer heads there from Afghanistan, so she likely won’t be on air from Haiti until tomorrow.

FNC WH correspondent Wendell Goler was first on Hispaniola because…he was already there. Goler was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake struck. He reported for “FOX Report” via phone last evening.

At 2:54pmET, Brian Williams did a live phone interview from Haiti. We’ve also learned that “Nightly News” will be one hour tonight.

On Thursday, Sawyer will anchor “World News” and Robin Roberts will anchor “GMA” from Haiti. George Stephanopoulos will anchor “World News” this evening from New York, which is as previously scheduled due to Sawyer’s Afghanistan trip.

Couric will anchor an hour-long broadcast of “Evening News” for CBS this evening.

ABC “World News” will also be one hour.

> Wednesday Evening Additions: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will head down during the day Thursday and will host “On the Record” from Miami Thursday night.

Recognizing Veterans in TV News

veterans11_11.jpgIn honor of Veterans Day, TVNewser would like to take a moment to recognize the following TV news anchors, reporters, and technicians who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces. We apologize for those missing, of which there are likely many, but here is a brief list:

  • Bob Schieffer, “Face the Nation” host

    U.S. Air Force
  • Oliver North, Fox News “War Stories” host

    U.S. Marine Corps, retired Lieutenant Colonel
  • Chris Lawrence, CNN Pentagon correspondent

    U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Russel L. Honoré, CNN Preparedness Contributor
    U.S. Army, Retired Lieutenant General
  • Steve Kroft, “60 Minutes” correspondent

    U.S. Army, and worked for Stars and Stripes in Vietnam
  • Charlie Gibson, ABC “World News” Anchor

    U.S. Coast Guard
  • Don Teague, CBS News Correspondent
    U.S. Army, trained at Fort Hood
  • Andy Rooney, “60 Minutes” personality

    U.S. Army, and wrote for Stars and Stripes in WWII
  • Greg Kelly, “Good Day New York” host, former FNC host/correspondent
    U.S. Marine Corps, (and currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves)
  • Jack H. Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst

    U.S. Army, former Colonel Medal of Honor recipient
  • Clark Howard, HLN Host

    U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Captain in the Georgia State Defense Force.
  • Ray Bribiesca, “60 Minutes” cameraman

    U.S. Marine Corps
  • Andrew Soto, “60 Minutes” editor

    U.S. Army
  • Joe Murania, “60 Minutes” editor

    U.S. Navy
  • Sam Donaldson, ABC News reporter/anchor

    U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Captain, USAR
  • David Martin, CBS News correspondent

    U.S. Navy, Officer for 3 years aboard a destroyer in Pearl Harbor during Vietnam
  • Herb Schwartz, Pat Gillen, and Mike Pelech of CBS News

Plans for Fort Hood Memorial

This afternoon, broadcast and cable nets will be providing live coverage of the Fort Hood memorial service in Texas and President Obama‘s remarks. Here are some of their plans:

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer (in D.C.) and John King (in Fort Hood) will anchor coverage for CNN starting at 1:30pmEt. Reporting from Texas: David Mattingly, Ed Lavandera, Samantha Hayes, and Jim Spellman. Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin is in Washington and Chris Lawrence is in Kabul.
fnc3120.jpg Trace Gallagher is anchoring “The Live Desk” and says that FNC will be presenting the service in its entirety.
msnbc120.jpg NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams anchors coverage on MSNBC starting at 2pmET.
abc120.jpg ABC will have a special report anchored by Charlie Gibson with live coverage of President Obama’s remarks.
cbsnews120.jpg CBS will broadcast portions of the memorial live while CBSNews.com will stream it in its entirety.
nbc120.jpg NBC’s broadcast is anchored by Brian Williams and simulcast on MSNBC.

We will update with additional information as we receive it.

Katie Couric Meets the Press

On her trip last week to the Middle East and Africa, Katie Couric whipped out her Flip cam to get a feel for the local scene. She also interviewed some of the other members of the press covering Secy. Gates’ trip, who all happened to be on deadline at the time. The video below includes a special treat from CNN’s Chris Lawrence.

Couric will be on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” tonight talking about her reporting which culminates in a “60 Minutes” piece Sunday.

More videos on Katie Couric’s YouTube channel.

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