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Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter

TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn’t surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York looked at the outlets and journalists that Congress follows on the social site, breaking it down by party affiliation.

Politico’s Mike Allen is the most followed journalist by both Republicans and Democrats, but things top end up splitting down ideological lines from there.

The top TV news journalist is NBC’s Chuck Todd, who places second to Allen. Fox News’ Chad Pergram is number three, with CNN’s Jake Tapper fourth. NBC’s David Gregory is sixth, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is seventh, FNC’s Bret Baier is eighth, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough is ninth and CNN’s Dana Bash is 10th.

Republicans and Democrats do differ in their tastes, however. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has more follows than any other TV personality among Democrats, while Andrea Mitchell places sixth. Chris Matthews, Anderson Cooper and Chris Hayes also make the cut in the top 20. Among Republicans, Fox News dominates, With Pergram second, Baier third, Karl Rove fourth and Dana Perino fifth. Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee and Neil Cavuto also crack the top 20.

NY Mag has more here.

WATCH: Five Questions for ‘The Five’

When “The Five” debuted two years ago today, Fox News execs gave the show a trial run at 5pmET. It was replacing the wildly popular Glenn Beck show. “The Five” quickly established itself on the Fox News schedule, and, on its second anniversary, is the second most-watched program on cable news.

As they mark two years on the air, MediabistroTV has 5 questions for “The Five” (all seven of them.) We asked Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams about their co-hosts’ quirks, which member of “The Five” they really like the best, and their first big break in TV.

WATCH: The Best Moments from ‘The Five,’ According to ‘The Five’

When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm.

Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.

George W. Bush on Jenna’s Job: ‘Continuing the Warm Relations the Bush Family Has With the National Press’

All five living presidents are at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas this morning. The cable news networks are carrying the event in its entirety, with speeches given by former Pres. Clinton and Pres. Obama. When it came time for Pres. Bush to speak, he made mention of being a first time grandfather, and of his daughter’s job in TV news:

So if you don’t have anything to do in the morning, tune into the “Today” show. Jenna’s a correspondent, thereby continuing the warm relations the Bush family has with the national press.

The national media has descended on Dallas for the event. Pres. Bush has conducted interviews with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Matt Lauer, CBS’s Charlie Rose, FNC’s Bret Baier and Dana Perino and CNN’s John King. Former First Lady Laura Bush has also been giving tours of the Library to several news outlets.

Matt Lauer got the biggest piece of news during a live interview with former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush as well as twins Jenna and Barbara Bush. When asked about Jeb Bush getting into the 2016 race, Barbara Bush said, “He’s the most qualified, but I don’t think he’ll run,” adding, “There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.” When Lauer followed up, “Have you expressed that to him?” Laura Bush, with a look of surprise, jumped in, “Just on the ‘Today’ show.”

The AM Ticker: Velshi, Beckel, Allred

  • TVNewser hears that lawyer Gloria Allred will be on “HLN After Dark” Wednesday and Thursday  Allred on cable news isn’t surprising, but her take on the Jodi Arias trial just might be.

Bret Baier, Dana Perino To Interview George W. Bush For Fox News

Former President George W. Bush may be giving his first TV interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer and his first morning interview to Matt Lauer, but they will not be his last.

As his Presidential library prepares to open, the 43rd President of the United States is also speaking to Fox News, where he and former First Lady Laura Bush will be interviewed by “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier, and ‘The Five” co-host and his former press secretary Dana Perino.

Baier will anchor “Special Report” from Bush’s Presidential library in Texas Wednesday and Thursday, with the interview airing Thursday on the program. Clips from Perino’s discussion with the President and First Lady (which we hear will be more personal given her prior relationship as his press secretary) will air on “The Five” Thursday.

TVNewser hears that CNN’s John King will also speak to the Bush’s this week Wednesday and Thursday, while C-SPAN’s interview with the former President will air Thursday morning. We will let you know about any other cable news appearances. Update: CBS says that Charlie Rose has interviewed Bush (pictured right), and it will air on “CBS This Morning” Thursday.

Dana Perino, Jake Tapper Channel Jay-Z

Inspired by Jay-Z’s rap response to the controversy over his recent Cuba trip, cable news anchors tried their hand at rapping this week. On Fox News’ “The Five,” Dana Perino — or “Tiny D,” as she christens herself — busted “funky fresh rhymes in a major way”:

And on CNN, Jake Tapper challenged viewers to Tweet him lines that rhymed with “Treasury,” and rapped a suggestion of his own: Read more

Robert Gibbs Joins MSNBC/NBC News

Former press secretary Robert Gibbs made his debut as an MSNBC/NBC News political contributor ahead of his former boss’s State of the Union address last night. He was back on this morning on “Morning Joe.” Gibbs was Pres. Obama’s press secretary from 2009-2011.

He follows in a long line of former press secretaries who’ve made the leap to TV news, including Geroge W. Bush press secretaries Dana Perino, a co-host of FNC’s “The Five,” and Tony Snow, who was with Fox News before joining the White House and with CNN after. Bill Clinton‘s press secretary Dee Dee Myers (1993-94) was the host of “Equal Time” on CNBC, George Stephanopoulos‘s short run as Press Secretary before Myers in 1993 would lead to an association with ABC News that’s lasted 17 years. He’s now the co-host of “GMA” and host of “This Week.” Joe Lockhart (1998-2000) had stints with ABC and CNN.

Going back even further, Bill Moyers was LBJ’s press secretary in 1965-66. He has hosted various shows on PBS over the years.

Current Press Secretary Jay Carney did the reverse. He was a journalist with TIME for 20 years before joining the White House in 2009.

Inauguration 2013: Fox News Coverage Plans

Fox News Channel’s 2013 Presidential Inauguration coverage will begin Sunday morning and continue through Monday night, with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly behind the anchor desk.

Baier and Kelly will anchor during the private ceremony Sunday at 11 AM, as well as the network’s coverage of the public ceremony Monday from 11AM-3 PM and from 8:40-10PM.

Contributors to the special programming will include Brit Hume, Chris Wallace and “The Five” co-hosts Bob Beckel, Juan Williams and Dana Perino. Karl Rove, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer and Kirsten Powers will also contribute.

On Monday, Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto will anchor their programs live from Lafayette Park. In primetime, Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren will host their shows live.

As has become de rigueur, FNC will also be streaming the event on its website.

A Different Side of the Conventions for Dana Perino

Dana Perino has been to many political contentions in her life, but her trip to Tampa this week was a first: her inaugural convention as a member of the press. Perino, who signed on as co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” after two years as George W. Bush‘s press secretary, talks about the experience with GQ:

She loves doing the show, she said repeatedly, perched at a café table in the museum where Fox has set up camp. But returning to the biggest party in Republican politics has been anticlimactic.

“If you’re gonna keep up with politics,” she said, sipping at a small bottle of water, “you’re doing it all day long every day anyway. So by the time you get to Thursday night, it’s gonna take a lot to wow you.”

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