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Governor Chris Christie Meets the Press, Again

The news channels carried New Jersey Governor Chris Christie‘s news conference this afternoon, in which the Governor discussed his office’s internal investigation that found he had nothing to do with the George Washington Bridge lane closures last September.

During the press conference, which started at 2:31pmET and lasted for a little more than an hour, Christie announced the resignation of Port Authority chief and close ally David Samson. Christie also called for splitting the New York-based Port Authority into two separate locations in New York and New Jersey.

CNN was the first to cut out of the press conference, carrying it for 26 minutes before turning to a quick reaction segment with Gloria Borger and Dana Bash, then moving back to coverage Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Fox News Channel carried 52 minutes of the newser, until 3:23pmET, at which point Shepard Smith turned to correspondent David Lee Miller, reporting from the New Jersey State House. MSNBC carried the Governor’s entire news conference. Christie held a two hour news conference on January 9 on the issue.

Shortly before the news conference, Christie sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly which will air tonight on her show at 9pmET.

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How Cable News Covered The Israel/Gaza Conflict Last Night

The biggest story in the world right now is the ongoing war in southern Israel, with Israel bombing sites in Gaza, and Hamas firing rockets into Israel. By last night every network had the time to send people to the region, and that was reflected in TV coverage.

CNN: CNN had by far the most coverage of the conflict, dedicating just about every segment in every hour from 7-11PM to the conflict. Much of the reporting was done from the region, including Anderson Cooper in Gaza. The only exception was 9 PM’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” which secured an important “get,” an interview with Israel’s President, Shimon Peres.

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Broadcasters Gear Up For Gaza Coverage

With the situation in Gaza continuing to escalate, the broadcast news divisions are making sure their people are in the region. Additional changes may be made, but for now here is the latest on the assignments in Gaza, Israel and beyond.

ABC News has Christiane Amanpour in Jerusalem, joined by Lama Hasan. Matt Gutman is reporting for ABC from Tel Aviv, while Alexander Marquardt reports from Gaza.

NBC News has Ayman Mohyeldin and Richard Engel in Gaza, Stephanie Gosk and Martin Fletcher in Tel Aviv, Jim Maceda in Cairo, Egypt and Ali Rouzi in Tehran, Iran.

CBS News has Clarissa Ward reporting from Cairo, Charlie D’Agata reporting from Gaza and Allen Pizzey reporting from Israel.

Fox News has Jerusalem correspondents Leland Vittert and David Lee Miller reporting from southwestern Israel, near the Gaza border.

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett Bring Shows to Wisconsin to Cover Sikh Temple Shooting

Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will both broadcast their shows live from Oak Creek, WI tonight, site of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple. CNN’s David Mattingly, Brian Todd, Dan Simon, Poppy Harlow, Randi Kaye, Ted Rowlands and Mallika Kapur from Mumbai, India, are also covering.

Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal is reporting from Wisconsin. NBC News correspondent John Yang is covering for MSNBC, which continues with Olympic games coverage.

Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse

The first sign of the verdict in the Jerry Sandusky trial emerged at 10:10pm tonight as reporters bounded down the steps of the courthouse in Bellefonte, PA. The indication of what those verdicts were — guilty on 45 of 48 counts — came as trial-watchers emerged, arms raised, cheering the result.

In the ensuing minutes, reporters and producers from CNN, Fox News and NBC found their camera positions and explained how the verdicts were read and what the reaction was from Sandusky, his family and his victims.

“It’s most likely the end of Jerry Sandusky,” said Shepard Smith who lead coverage on Fox News. “It’s as sad as anything I’ve covered,” Smith said. FNC’s David Lee Miller reported from outside the courthouse while producer Shira Bush was inside for the verdict.

Anderson Cooper anchored on CNN as Jason Carroll and Susan Candiotti reported from the courthouse and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin phoned in.

“He’s going to die in prison, where he should die,” said Toobin. “This is an evil, evil man.”

“Many of us thought the jury would mistry. But they didn’t led down lady justice,” said Nancy Grace anchoring on HLN while on MSNBC her former Court TV colleague Catherine Crier was a guest on MSNBC’s coverage anchored by Ed Schultz.

In her remarks after the verdict, prosecutor Linda Kelly singled out the media for their “exceptional attentiveness and thoroughness, with much thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis.”

More correspondents make their way into Libya

As the State Department works to get American citizens out of Libya, more western TV journalists are going in. And because flying is not a safe option, most reporters are entering Libya by car from the Eastern border with Egypt.

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported on “Nightly News” last night and again this morning on “Today” from the port city of Tobruk, about 75 miles west of the Egyptian border — one of the Eastern areas that has abandoned the rule of Moammar Gadhafi.

ABC News has correspondents on either side of the Libyan border, Alexander Marquardt in Egypt and Jeffrey Kofman in Tunisia. Says ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider, “Like everyone, we’re assessing the security situation on a minute-by-minute basis, looking to see if there are places within Libya from which we can report, keeping in mind that the safety of our correspondents and crews is our highest priority.”

It is for security reasons that CBS News is not revealing the names of two correspondents now in-country. CBS News foreign editor Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews tells TVNewser the two correspondents entered from Egypt. Expect to see reports from them tonight on “Evening News.” A third CBS News correspondent is traveling from Bahrain to Tunisia at this hour.

CNN’s Ben Wededman has been in Libya since Monday, also arriving from the Egyptian side.

FNC’s David Lee Miller entered Libya today, and did his first liveshot from the country this morning.

Israel-Gaza Ground War Changes Cable Plans

CNNGaza_1.3.jpgThe cable news channels have been covering breaking news from Gaza for much of the afternoon. The official word of Israeli Defense Force ground troops moving in to Palestinian territory was reported around 1:40pmET this afternoon, but had been expected for days.

Fredricka Whitfield anchored much of the afternoon on CNN with Don Lemon picking up at 5pmET.

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Fox News correspondent David Lee Miller is along the border. Viewers could see IDF troops on the move behind him during his live shots. FNC tells TVNewser they will preempt regular programming until 7pmET at which point Fox Report will air. The network has added two live hours of Geraldo at 8pmET and 10pmET which will cover the crisis.

MSNBCGaza_1.3.jpgMSNBC interrupted its afternoon documentaries just after 1:30pmET and has been in live coverage since. Peter Alexander, who anchored the morning show as well, was joined by Chris Jansing at 2pmET from Los Angeles. Contessa Brewer took over for Alexander at 5pmET. With the NFL on NBC there is no Nightly News so network correspondents including Tom Aspell, Martin Fletcher and Andrea Mitchell continue to report for the cable channel.

As for the broadcast networks, it appears CBS News did not have a correspondent in Israel or inside Gaza. SKY News correspondent Dominic Waghorn reported for the CBS Evening News from along the border. For ABC’s “World News,” Miguel Marquez reported from Jerusalem and Simon McGregor-Wood was in Sderot, Israel, near Gaza.

> Update from a reader: CBS Radio correspondent Robert Berger has been filing reports from Jerusalem during the on-the-hour casts all day…