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Dan Lothian Leaving CNN

DanLothianFirst on TVNewser:  CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian is leaving the network, a CNN source confirms to TVNewser. Lothian is a ten-year veteran of the cabler, and has covered the administration for nearly five years.  Previously he was with NBC News out of its Los Angeles bureau.

This is the second departure of a D.C.-based CNN correspondent in a little more than one week. TVNewser broke the story on October 9 that Jessica Yellin‘s tenure at the network had come to an end.

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CNN’s Election Night Plans

CNN’s coverage of the Presidential election kicks off on Tuesday night at 6pmET. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will anchor from Washington, with Candy Crowley in Boston and Erin Burnett in Ohio. This will be CNN’s first election night anchored from Washington, where the network recently unveiled new state-of-the-art facilities.

CNN is deploying more than two dozen reporters across the country. Jim Acosta will be at the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston, while Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar will be at the Obama headquarters in Chicago. As usual, John King will be manning the Magic Wall.

The network has more than 40 consecutive hours of live programming planned beginning at 5amET Tuesday. Much more in CNN’s release after the jump. Read more

CNN Spreading Out Correspondents Across Swing States

CNN has announced a slew of assignments for network correspondents in advance of the Presidential election. The network will have anchors and reporters in every swing state, as well as some floaters that will travel to multiple states, and the correspondents embedded with the campaigns. The network is launching segments branded as “The Final Battlegrounds” starting on Monday.

“CNN is deploying its vast resources and top-notch reporters into the states that the campaigns are targeting as the election nears,” said Mark Whitaker, executive VP and managing editor of CNN Worldwide in a statement. “Our in-depth reporting and analysis will keep voters informed of the up-to-the-minute developments that will determine the outcome of this extraordinarily close presidential race.”

The correspondent assignments, after the jump.
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NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama’s Presser

The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today.

ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference.

NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian Williams in New York with Chuck Todd at the White House and David Gregory at NBC News’ Washington bureau. ABC News has planned for George Stephanopoulos to anchor from New York with Jake Tapper and Jon Karl reporting. (Diane Sawyer has her birthday off.) Katie Couric will be anchoring CBS News coverage with reports from Bill Plante and Bob Schieffer from the DC bureau.

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Obama’s Late Night Newser: Who Covered It?

President Barack Obama held a departure news conference in Seoul, South Korea last night at 2:45amET. The tvnewsers were there in full force to talk about trade agreements with South Korea. But which cable news networks took the event live?

MSNBC stayed with its rerun of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” CNN  opted not to preempt a re-air of “Anderson Cooper 360″ for the press conference either (although CNN International did carry it, which makes the choice not to use that feed an odd one). And HLN stayed with “Showbiz Tonight.” Who does that leave?

That’s right: Fox News Channel was the only cabler to carry the news conference, preempting a replay of “Glenn Beck” and “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.”

The reporters at the news conference and what they asked the president, after the jump…

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Election 2010: Technology Front and Center for CNN’s Midterm Election Coverage

CNN has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. As in previous elections, new technology will be a major part of the coverage, with returning favorites like the “magic wall” and “data wall’ being joined by the “CNN Election Matrix,” which will break down data in a visual way.

The network already revealed it will be adding more “virtual objects” to its coverage.

“We are taking capabilities of the Data Wall and quadrupling it in order to report the story in the clearest way we can,” said CNN senior VP and Washington bureau chief David Bohrman in a statement. “Viewers are ready for a rich meal of election items and with CNN’s technology on air and online, paired with the Best Political Team, we will serve an unparalleled election night experience.”

Wolf Blitzer will lead the network’s coverage, and will be joined by Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley, John King and Soledad O’Brien. Other anchors, reporters and hosts that will be contributing to the program include Jessica Yellin, Dana Bash, Brianna Keilar, Ed Henry, Dan Lothian, Suzanne Malveaux and new 8 PM hosts Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker.

More information after the jump.

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Covering the Massachusetts Senate Race

CNNMass_1.18.jpgHere’s who’s heading to — or already in — Massachusetts for tomorrow’s close Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy‘s seat.

• Fox News – Molly Line and Carl Cameron are in Massachusetts today. Greta Van Susteren will anchor “On the Record” from Boston tonight and tomorrow night. Bret Baier anchors “Special Report” from Boston tomorrow night.

• NBC/MSNBC – Kelly O’Donnell and Norah O’Donnell are covering in Boston. Chris Matthews heads to Boston after tonight’s Town Hall in Houston (live on MSNBC 10pm-12amET).

• CNN – Jim Acosta and Jessica Yellin are in Boston. They’ll be joined tomorrow by Dan Lothian and John King.

• CBS – Nancy Cordes is in Cambridge, Mass.

• ABC – John Berman is in Massachusetts.

Newsers Turn Out For Helen Thomas-Craig Crawford Book Party

DC 014.jpgTVNewser was there as friends and colleagues feted veteran newswoman Helen Thomas and MSNBC political analyst Craig Crawford at their book party in Washington, DC last night. The pair have collaborated on Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do.

Crawford, also a Congressional Quarterly columnist, tells TVNewser he recently re-upped with MSNBC. Network colleague Andrea Mitchell was in attendance, as were CNN correspondents Suzanne Malveaux and Dan Lothian, and CNN political director Sam Feist.

Listen Up, Mr. President… explores the “qualities, attitudes, and political and personal choices that make for the most successful leaders, and the least.”

More photos after the jump…

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“How Can You Reduce a Day’s Worth of Work Down To Meaningless Sound Bites?”

The Daily Show’s John Oliver spent a day as a member of the White House press corp recently, and the segment aired last night. Included is Oliver asking CBS’ Chip Reid, “How can you reduce a day’s worth of work down to meaningless sound bites,” and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, “What’s your favorite dodge?” Also featured: CNN’s Dan Lothian and press corp mainstay Helen Thomas:

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