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Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon

The cable news networks pivoted to breaking news in Massachusetts shortly after 3pmET Monday afternoon as two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Fox News was the first cable news network to report the news at 3:06:18 p.m., followed just seconds later by CNN at 3:06:53 p.m. MSNBC reported the news at 3:08:45 p.m. All three cable news networks were several minutes minutes behind the first reports of the explosions on Twitter.

Fox News and CNN are relying on live pictures from Boston local stations. MSNBC has video from New England Cable News, which is owned and operated by NBC Universal.

> More: The broadcast networks also broke in with news of the explosions. CBS News was first at 3:10pmET, followed by ABC News and NBC News at 3:13 p.m. Scott Pelley is anchoring on CBS, Brian Williams on NBC and Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

> More: Matt Frucci, the incoming executive producer of CNN’s new morning show, is doing eyewitness reports from the scene for the network. Wolf Blitzer is anchoring. And on Fox News, Shepard Smith is talking with WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former network executive and daughter of Andy Rooney.

> More: Anderson Cooper is on his way to Boston and will anchor at 8pmET and 10pmET.

> More: Here’s affiliate video of one of the explosions, as seen on CNN:

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Bloomberg TV Expands ‘Bloomberg West’

Bloomberg TV is adding another hour of “Bloomberg West,” anchored by Emily Chang, Cory Johnson and Jon Erlichman, to its lineup next week. Along with the existing hour of the San Francisco-based tech show, which airs at 6pmET/3pmPT, a new hour will be added at 1pmET/10amPT beginning Monday.

The expansion sets off a domino effect of programming changes in the rest of the network’s lineup. “Money Moves with Deirdre Bolton” moves from 1pmET to 2pmET, while “Bottom Line with Mark Crumpton” moves from 2pmET to 7pmET. “Bloomberg Rewind,” a recap of the day’s top stories that aired at 7pmET, will be removed entirely from the lineup.

The New York TimesQuentin Hardy has more on the expansion:

“We see a real opportunity,” said Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg Television in the United States.

“The television world is flooded with mediocre content — this extra hour is more of a place for big names in the Valley to come on and talk, and to dig deeper into what the news means,” he said, speaking of Silicon Valley.

Business Nets Plan Special Coverage of Facebook IPO

The business networks are gearing up for tomorrow’s Facebook IPO, which begins trading on the NASDAQ when the markets open tomorrow morning.

Bloomberg TV is kicking off coverage at 5pmET today with “Facebook: The Public Network,” a live three-hour special anchored by Emily Chang and Cory Johnson in San Francisco, Betty Liu in New York and Jon Erlichman at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. At 8pmET, Matt Miller will anchor a live one-hour special, followed by an updated version of Bloomberg’s “Game Changers” on Mark Zuckerberg at 9pmET.

CNBC devoted the 1pmET hour this afternoon to the IPO with a special anchored by Carl Quintanilla. He and Julia Boorstin will also report from Facebook’s headquarters tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” will broadcast from the NASDAQ, where Facebook will be trading, instead of their usual perch at the NYSE.

On Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney will host a special “Varney & Co.” tomorrow morning to cover the market open and the IPO launch. Shibani Joshi will be live from Facebook’s headquarters and Lauren Simonetti will be at the NASDAQ.

2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is…

With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.

Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…

Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!

“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”

It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.

In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.

A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.

The final standings are below.
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TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.

Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Last year’s champion–Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu–is back to defend his crown, but there is some steep competition from across the TV news spectrum.

Game on.

Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

Team Bloomberg TV:

Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV

Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV

Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV

Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:

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‘Bloomberg West’ Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

This week marks one year on the air for “Bloomberg West,” the daily technology and innovation show on Bloomberg TV.

Anchor Emily Chang told TVNewser the show’s home base in San Francisco provides an insider perspective on the tech industry.

“I love tracking the incredible rise of companies like Facebook and Twitter, love being part of covering what might be ‘the next big thing,’ and there’s no better place to do that than San Francisco,” Chang told TVNewser. “We’re covering today’s industrial revolution.”

Chang, along with Cory Johnson and Jon Erlichman, have led Bloomberg’s coverage of the major tech news of the past year, including the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook filing for its IPO and Groupon going public.

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Biz Newsers Cover News Corp. Shareholder Meeting

News Corp. will be holding its annual general meeting of shareholders in Los Angeles today and the business news networks — including the one owned by News Corp. — will be covering it closely.

FBN reporter Ashley Webster (right), is covering the meeting for both Fox Business and Fox News. Julia Boorstin will cover for CNBC and Cory Johnson will be covering for Bloomberg TV. Webster has been covering the phone hacking scandal which led to the arrest of several News Corp. employees and the resignation of others, angering large blocks of shareholders.

Despite calls for change by thousands of shareholders — some demanding the removal of chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James — don’t expect too much change. Murdoch owns about 40% of the voting shares. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal — who supports Murdoch — holds another 7%.

As of the close Thursday, News Corp. stock is up +3.84% year-to-date.

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Producers From CNN, ABC News Hired at Bloomberg

Bloomberg TV announced two new hires today: Justin Dial, who will be head of U.S. newsgathering, and Wendy Brundige, who will be West Coast bureau chief. Dial and Brundige join Bloomberg from CNN and ABC News, respectively.

Dial was senior producer for “American Morning” at CNN. He will be tasked with managing Bloomberg’s domestic newsgathering and field reporting, including coverage of the 2012 election, from the network’s global headquarters in New York City.

Brundige has been with ABC News for seven years, most recently as the Seattle bureau producer for breaking news. In her new role, she will oversee content and production from “Bloomberg West,” the 6 p.m.ET show anchored by Emily Chang and Cory Johnson from San Francisco.

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TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It’s On

The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge.

Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman emerging victorious.

Hartman is back this year to defend his crown, but we opened the field up to all senior executives, executive producers and talent.

One thing we learned: “The Early Show” crew sticks together, and CNBCers love their college basketball.

Who are our players? Find out after the jump.

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Cory Johnson to Co-Anchor New Show on Bloomberg

Cory Johnson has been named co-anchor, with Emily Chang, for Bloomberg TV’s as-yet unannounced West Coast-based show. The show, to be shot in San Francisco, will focus on Silicon Valley, tech moguls, and new media. Most recently Johnson was a hedge fund manager and private investor, but has roots in reporting.

He was a founding reporter for TheStreet.com, was a writer-reporter at Time, a senior editor at Vibe and in 2001 he was named CNBC’s first Silicon Valley reporter.

He began appearing on Bloomberg last week from NY headquarters.