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Who Was at the White House Holiday Party Last Night?

GretaTree“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley and executive producer Steve Capus were among the tvnewsers at last night’s White House media holiday party.

Also spotted, Chris Licht, VP of Programming for CBS News, morning anchors Norah O’Donnell from “CBS This Morning,” “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough, CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo and “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos. CNN anchors Candy Crowley and Wolf Blitzer were there, as were Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren, and Greta’s husband John Coale.

CNN executives Jeff Zucker and Andrew Morse, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, PBS’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid (with her eldest son in tow), Haddad Media’s Tammy Haddad, and DC correspondents including FNC’s Shannon Bream, CBS’s Bill Plante, CNN’s Joe Johns, and NBC’s Chris Jansing and Kelly O’Donnell.

(Photo: via Greta)

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Syracuse Cuts Ribbon on Upgrades At S.I. Newhouse School

LichtControlRoomCBS News VP Chris Licht now has a TV news control room named for him. It’s one of the new control rooms at Syracuse University’s new Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation.

The $18 million upgrade at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications includes five studios, replacing two studios, built decades ago and used by countless Syracuse alum including Ted Koppel, Bob Costas, Steve Kroft, Jeff Glor, Contessa Brewer and Licht.

Oprah Winfrey was the featured guest at today’s celebration. The two major donations of $5 million each, came from the Dick Clark estate (Clark is a 1951 Syracuse graduate) and Alan Gerry, the founder of Cablevision Industries.

‘CBS This Morning’ EP: Facebook Perfect Complement to Our BuzzFeed Partnership

CBSThisMorning304X200Lost Remote reports on the event partnership launching tonight between “BuzzFeed Brews,” Facebook, and “CBS This Morning.”

“CTM” continues as “BuzzFeed Brews’” broadcast production partner, having previously produced interviews with Jerry Seinfeld and Richard Plepler. Tonight’s interview features Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel, taking place at a local New York City Bar and streaming live on Facebook for the first time via BuzzFeed’s page.

“We’ve had a great experience working with Facebook team on a number of projects including our Grammys coverage, and they seemed like the perfect complement to our growing partnership with BuzzFeed,” “CTM” EP and CBS VP of programming Chris Licht tells TVNewser. “We’re always looking to reach new audiences, and this partnership is an exciting extension of the “CBS This Morning” brand.”

“It’s great to see BuzzFeed values what a powerful platform Facebook is for distribution and engagement,” Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s Director for News and Global Media Partnerships tells TVNewser.

The interview will stream live on Facebook at 6:30pmET.

Does a Former MSNBC EP Need Phil Griffin’s Permission to Enter 30 Rock?

Licht304Page Six reports former “Morning Joe” EP Chris Licht, who left MSNBC for CBS News three years ago, is apparently not automatically welcome within the walls of 30 Rock.

The security personnel at 30 Rockefeller Plaza have a special list of former NBC employees who are barred from the building, as Chris Licht learned last week. When he arrived at 30 Rock on June 10 for a meeting, the female security guard at the desk recognized Licht, but wouldn’t give him a visitor’s pass. “What’s the matter? What did I do?” Licht said, according to one of the many witnesses in the lobby. “He was visibly embarrassed. They kept him waiting there for about 10 minutes while they huddled in a backroom.” When the guards finally returned, they told Licht he was on a list of people who couldn’t enter the building without the permission of his old boss, MSNBC President Phil Griffin.

Licht, who spoke with us about the move to CBS in 2011 (watch after the jump), was recently back at 30 Rock accompanying his show’s co-hosts during their NBC late night appearance. He mentioned the exchange via on Twitter.

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The AM Ticker: Licht, Nagler, Silberwasser

  • CBS Radio News VP Harvey Nagler will be awarded the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the RTDNA. The award, to be presented at the RTDNA conference September in Nashville, recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession.

  • Luis Silberwasser has been named President of Telemundo Network. Silberwasser is currently EVP of Discovery Networks International based in London. He will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, of NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content and will be based in Miami.

A Day in the Life of Charlie Rose

A local North Carolina station tracked a day in the life of one of their own recently, following “CBS This Morning’s” Charlie Rose on one of his average 17-hour days.

“The only question is, why does anyone want to do a day in my life?” Rose asked WBTV’s Kristen Miranda. Co-anchor Gayle King asked if Charlie was aware of the video shoot. “When they said there was a crew here coming to cover Charlie, I said, ‘Does Charlie Know?’” adding he never agrees to these types of personal profiles.

“CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht reveals how Rose motivates him: “He’s just a great person, and he has this zest and love of life and news and curiosity that I feed off of.”

And a day in the life of Charlie Rose doesn’t stop at his TV news colleagues–even Oprah got in on the action.

And The 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Winner is…

MyersThe Connecticut Huskies are champions of the NCAA men’s basketball world, and the TVNewser bracket challenge trophy goes to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.

Myers squeaked out the championship victory, beating Fox News’ copy editor Martin Hill, 77 to 76.

“I’m speechless,” Myers tells TVNewser about his first bracket challenge title. “This is the proudest moment in my weather career. 43 correct and 20 wrong. That’s some kind of forecasting record. Going to Zabar’s for a bagel!”

NBC’s Bill Karins, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, and CNBC’s Todd Bonin rounded out the top five. Fox News’ Steve Doocy, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, and CNN’s Rob Kirkpatrick ranked at the bottom of the standings. Our challenge featured 42 of TV news’ biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names.

The final standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: Championship Update

championshipWe’re down to two, as the Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies tonight with the NCAA men’s basketball championship on the line.

The TVNewser bracket challenge title is also up for grabs. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in the lead with 77 points. But Fox News copy editor Martin Hill is hot on his heels, sitting one point behind with 76 points.

NBC’s Betsy Fischer, NBC’s Bill Karins, and CNBC’s Brian Steel round out the top five.

The full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Final Four’

Final FourThe NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is down to four teams.

Yesterday’s conclusion to the “Elite 8″ was not the best for the state of Michigan, with both of its teams being knocked out of the tournament.  Connecticut took down Michigan St. while Kentucky defeated Michigan. The day before, Dayton’s upset streak ran out, losing to Florida, while Wisconsin beat Arizona.

As Connecticut, Kentucky, Florida, and Wisconsin square off in Texas this weekend to decide who advances to the championship game, the 2014 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge remains close. Just six points separate the current first place TV new pro, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers, from the fifth place competitor, currently a tie between two CNBCers, Brian Steel and Todd Bonin.

Take a look at the full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Elite 8′

NCAA march madnessWe’re down to the “Elite 8,” as the “Sweet 16″ concluded last night with Michigan St. squeaking out a victory against Virginia and Kentucky beating Louisville.

Dayton continued its upset streak the day before, this time beating Stanford.

TVNewser’s bracket challenge is also in full swing with the TV news industry’s biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names. Unlike last round, the standings are beginning to separate after the current first and second place leaders, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers and Fox News copy editor Martin Hill.

“I feel like the smartest guy in the room…but the weather office is a very small room,” Myers tells TVNewser about his current place atop the leaderboard.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.

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