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Fox News Channel Pregnancies: Is there something in the water?

FNC contributor Rebbecca Diamond is pregnant. She was host of “Happy Hour” on FBN, which was canceled in June. Anchor for both FNC and WNYW, Heather Nauert, posted on her Facebook page that she is pregnant again. Her first child was born in October of last year. TVNewser learned in August that entertainment reporter Courtney Friel is pregnant. Reena Ninan, Middle-Eastern Correspondent, is pregnant with her first child.

The weather machine Janice Dean is pregnant with her second child. She recently tweeted: @janicedeanfox: “Felt the baby move this weekend! I have a feeling he’s going to be a kicker! :)

Fox News confirms all of the above pregnancies. And, I witnessed three pregnancies at the assignment desk during my time at FNC.

Courtney Friel Pregnant

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Fox News correspondent Courtney Friel has taken to her Facebook page to announce she and her husband, CNN Newsource reporter Carter Evans are having a baby … just like the psychic called it:

BREAKING NEWS!!! Courtney and Carter have a reporter in the making! I’m 4 1/2 months PREGGO with a baby BOY! Due late December. Ironically, a psychic on my online show told me back in January that I’d be “pregnant within a year w/a boy”. She was right!!!

Jon Stewart Takes on Chelsea Clinton Wedding Coverage

“This wedding set a new record for most amount of media gaining the least amount of information.”

As we noted Saturday, every news network had a correspondent in Rhinebeck, New York for the Chelsea Clinton Wedding, though, since it was a private affair, none had any real access. Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” had a good time with the footage.

(Worth it for the Courtney Friel montage.)

Courtney Friel Unwittingly Shills for Sketchy Finance Site

Frielad0614102.bmp What is it with sketchy websites using TV news anchors to sell their products? TVNewser has covered this phenomenon before, when “Today” anchor Matt Lauer was found to be unwittingly touting the benefits of Acai berries. Suffice it to say neither NBC nor Lauer were pleased with that “endorsement.”

The latest anchor to have their image used in a banner ad is Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel, who appears in ad for a sketchy finance site. Note that the ad says the site “has been seen” on ABC News, CBS News and CNN. FNC is not mentioned, despite Friel’s photo. Also not mentioned is the context in which the financial product was “seen” on the channels.

Maybe Friel is supposed to be the vague “mom” mentioned in the ad? Either way, expect Fox News lawyers to be all over this.

Courtney Friel’s Closet Has More Chandeliers Than Yours

Internetlebrity Julia Allison gets a tour of FNC reporter Courtney Friel‘s closet in the UWS apartment she shares with CNNer Carter Evans during what appears to be Friel’s birthday party. If you’re one of those people who is interested in such things, full video after the jump. (Sunglasses recommended.)

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Ailes Responds to Friel’s “Date” Joke

friel_3-19.jpgFNC Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes has responded to U.S. News and World Report’s Paul Bedard after Courtney Friel‘s joke about him in her SoupCans Q&A.

Friel was asked how she got her FNC job, and she responded: “Well…I went on a date with Roger Ailes…OMG — I’m joking!! Actually — the process was pretty standard. My agent sent FOX a DVD.”

Ailes response? “I’m glad Courtney Friel made this joke and not Neil Cavuto.”

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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New Years on the Cablers: Varied Options

One week from tonight, the ball will drop in Times Square and the cablers will ring in the New Year in various ways:

• CNN — Anderson Cooper hosts again with Kathy Griffin from 11pm-1amET. Erica Hill contributes from Times Square, with Gary Tuchman in Central Park, Sean Callebs in New Orleans, John Zarrella in Key West, FL and HLN’s Brooke Anderson at “Club CNN” in Las Vegas. (It’s like a the CNN Grill but with champagne instead of CNN Brew) Musical performances are a mix — Lil Wayne in Atlanta, Lynyrd Skynyrd in Kentucky and more. Check out the site.

• FNC — Once again this year Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly host the UParty from 10pm-1amET, with contributors Jill Dobson, Courtney Friel, Greg Gutfeld, Griff Jenkins and Rick Leventhal. Musical performances include O.A.R., Locash Cowboys and more. You can check out the pink-themed site for more details.

• MSNBC — And now, for something totally different. At 10pmET, Countdown with Keith Olbermann‘s “Favorite People 2008″ re-airs, followed by a half-hour “Rachel Maddow Show Awards for Excellence in Categories To Be Determined.” From 11:30pm-12:30amET, MSNBC will simulcast NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. The Rachel Maddow Show Awards returns for a second half-hour from 12:30-1:00amET.

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