This weekend is Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium. More than 1,000 Fox fans are attending one of two Yankee games against the Blue Jays: one last night and the other today, as part of a 3-game series against Toronto. Also in attendance, Fox News talent including: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt, Anna Kooiman, Peter Johnson Jr., Clayton Morris, Heather Nauert, Rick Reichmuth, and Dr. Marc Siegel.
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- Recently departed CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin is looking to start her own production company, the Latin Post reports. Upon her exit this month, Sambolin told staff that her battle with cancer put life into perspective for her.
- Buzzfeed’s Dorsey Shaw advocates for CNN to tap Jake Tapper in an effort to shake up the Sunday show scene. The animated GIF includes actor Christian Bale, Senator John McCain, rapper Ice Cube, and a wild bird.
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean and WPIX reporter Magee Hickey were crowned New York’s funniest reporters over the weekend, marking the first year in the history of the eight-year contest that there was a tie for first place.
It’s the second year in a row that the winner has come from Fox News. “Fox and Friends” weekend anchor Clayton Morris was the 2012 winner. Syndicated radio host Peter Schiff came in second place and Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne was third.
The annual stand-up competition was held Sunday at Comic Strip Live. The Blaze’s Laurie Dhue and Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez were among the other competitors, and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell served as a judge.
Next month the 8th annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” contest will be held at Comic Strip Live in New York’s Upper East Side. The 2012 winner of the contest--Fox News correspondent Clayton Morris–will be back for an encore, with HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell on board as a judge.
This year’s field has a heavy Fox News influence. FNC senior meteorologist Janice Dean will be competing, as will FNC senior medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez and FBN contributor Charles Payne. The Blaze anchor Laurie Dhue (formerly of CNN and Fox News) will compete as well, alongside Magee Hickey of New York’s WPIX. Peter Schiff of Peter Schiff Radio and Newsday‘s Chris Serico round out the field.
Proceeds from the event go to the Humane Society of New York. More information, after the jump.
Fox News Channel has named Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson the co-host of the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends,” the network says. He will make his “Fox & Friends” debut Saturday April 6
“We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the FOX & Friends Weekend team where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show,” says FNC executive VP of programming Bill Shine in a statement.
In his new role Carlson will serve alongside current co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris, and will also remain a Fox News contributor, appearing on various programs for the channel. He has been a regular fill-in host on the program since the departure of Dave Briggs.
Carlson is a cable news veteran, having served as a host on both CNN and MSNBC.
Carlson told MediabistroTV in 2011 that “live TV is like crack”:
Dave Briggs said his final, final farewell on “Fox & Friends” this morning. When weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris asked Briggs whether he could say where he was going, Briggs said, “I am going to do sports in 2013, I will reveal that on Thursday.” Odds are Briggs will be joining the NBC Sports Network. Prior to joining Fox News in 2008, Briggs was a sports anchor and host for Comcast SportsNet New England
Dave Briggs, a co-anchor of “Fox and Friends” weekend is leaving the network. Briggs, who will be leaving Fox later this week, said his goodbyes on the air this morning. “I’m not going away! Just going somewhere else in the New Year,” said Briggs, who joined Fox News in 2008 as weekend co-anchor.
“It’s been the best show, best job of my life. I will never have a job I enjoy more, no matter where I go.”
TVNewser has learned Briggs’ contract came to an end by mutual consent. Prior to joining Fox, Briggs was a sports anchor and host for Comcast SportsNet New England and before that anchored at WHDH in Boston and KOKI in Tulsa. Briggs’ first job in TV was at KEVN in Rapid City.
The annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” stand-up comedy contest (to benefit the Humane Society) was held Thursday night, and the victor’s trophy returned to Fox News.
“Fox & Friends” weekend anchor and FNC tech guru Clayton Morris was the winner, as he noted on his Twitter account:
— Clayton Morris (@ClaytonMorris) September 28, 2012
Morris faced some stiff competition last night, with In Touch Weekly’s Marianne Garvey placing second and WNYW’s Greg Kelly placing third. The other participants were Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Manny Alvarez, RT America’s Lauren Lyster and ESPN anchor and correspondent Michele Steele.
Fox News campaign embed Joy Lin spoke to Allure magazine about life on the campaign trail. it ain’t pretty or glamorous: “You’re just this traveling entity. The call time for an event could be as early as 6:30 AM and we might not get back to the hotel until 2AM. If I was lucky, I’d get six hours of sleep.”
ABC News produced a special reported anchored by Terry Moran in New York at 7:45pmET. CBS News produced a special report at 7:46pmET anchored by Scott Pelley in CBS’s London bureau. NBC News produced a network special at 8:12pmET anchored by George Lewis in the Los Angeles bureau.
On cable, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs was first to report the news at 7:38pmET. Dobbs is hosting a special report during the 9pmET hour in place of “America’s Nightly Scoreboard.” Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith reported the news at 7:39pm, Erin Burnett on CNN reported the story at 7:41 as did Bloomberg and CNBC. MSNBC reported the news at 7:43. Fox News anchor Clayton Morris may have said it best, about the impact of Jobs’s creations on our daily lives, telling Dobbs, “I learned about Steve Jobs’ death on my iPhone. I am talking to you right now using a Macintosh computer, using software that’s allowing me to speak with you.”
CNBC and Bloomberg are also going overtime. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosted a live special which ran until 10pmET when the network then aired its “Titans: Steve Jobs” program. Bloomberg is staying live until MidnightET and will air a live Charlie Rose hour at 10pmET which will include an interview with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
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