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The Ticker: Rivera, Champion, Kuhn

  • Sam Champion‘s Weather Channel show isn’t being called “Your Morning Champion,” because, as Champion puts it, “the cheese factor would be so intensly high that I wouldn’t want to do it.” “AMHQ,” as it’s called, launches Monday at 7am.

  • Eric Kuhn, the former head of social media for CNN and UTA is part of the team for start-up “Layer3 TV.” Lost Remote reports the as-yet launched network has received $21 million in funding and has assembled a management team of tech and cable veterans.

Geraldo Rivera Criticizes Media for Covering Ukraine More Than Venezuela

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera told Larry King he blames the media for overcovering Ukraine when violence in Venezuela is much more relevant to U.S. interests.

“I don’t understand it,” Rivera said on King’s Ora.tv show “Politicking,” highlighting the fact that millions of Americans are Venezuelan.

“A lot of it is the media’s fault,” he added, saying the media is all over tumult across the globe, but doesn’t focus on violence “right next store.”

Geraldo Rivera: ‘Looking to Get Killed In Action for Years’ Because ‘I Don’t Give a Sh*t’

In a conversation with TheBlaze’s Will Cain, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera candidly revealed why he still enjoys foreign reporting.

“I want to die with my boots on,” Rivera said about not wanting to outlive his fame, adding that one of the reasons he reports in places like Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq is he’s been “looking to get killed in action for years now” because he “doesn’t give a sh*t.”

Rivera didn’t have an answer for whether he’s addicted to fame, but with four ex-wives and five children, he admits he’s addicted to paying the bills.

Fox News Latino to Increase Video Production

fox news latino logoSince its launch more than three years ago, Fox News Latino has been one of Fox News’ steadily-growing brands. The site averaged 3.6 million page views and 1.1 million unique visitors in 2013, according to ComScore. In December, the site had 3.6 million page views and 1.4 million uniques, an increase of +40% and +49%, respectively, compared to the previous month.

Over the next year, Fox News Latino’s goal is to increase video production. A new Nielsen report finds Hispanics are “ahead of the digital curve,” noting they adopt smartphones at a higher rate than any other group and watch more hours of online videos on their phones than the average American.

Since launching in 2010, The English-language site has been expanded to include several sub-sections, most recently a “Money” section, which was added last year. With the help of the Fox News brand, the “Opinion” section has gotten contributions from several high-profile Hispanics, including Congressman Luis Gutierrez, former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzalez and Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera, who is a frequent contributor to Fox News Latino.

Geraldo Rivera Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by William Morris Endeavor. The talent agency sued Rivera claiming it is owed commission of more than $1 million. WME claims it negotiated Rivera’s deal with Fox News going back 12 years, but that he stopped paying them a 10 percent commission at the beginning of 2010. As the Hollywood Reporter reports, Rivera tells a different story:

He says that after a year with ABC, he had moved to CNBC and NBC in about 1998. When the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks occurred, Rivera says he anticipated there would be conflicts in the Middle East, and he asked to be sent there as a war correspondent. When NBC refused to do so, Rivera says they released him from his contract. He then went to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox Television, whom he describes as a “longtime friend,” and made a deal to work for Fox News on Nov. 15, 2001. After his experience as a war correspondent, he returned home and began to do the show Geraldo at Large, which has continued in various time periods ever since. His contract at Fox, he said, also allows him to do a daily radio show that airs in New York and Los Angeles.

WME hasn’t commented on Rivera’s motion. As for that radio show, Rivera tweeted a picture yesterday taken from his home studio:

 

The Scoreboard: Sunday, November 17

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 142 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 130 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 94

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt:/Health:

69

Kurtz:

105

FNSunday:

111

Faulkner:

170

Huckabee:

151

Geraldo:

133

Stossel:

106

Huckabee:

108

Hannity:

108

MSNBC
Finney:

14

Caught:

67

Caught:

111

Caught:

172

Caught:

198

Predator:

175

Predator:

153

Predator:

151

Lockup:

183

CNN
Nwsroom:

70

Nwsroom:

133

Nwsroom:

112

Turner:

93

Nwsroom:

107

JFK:

201

Cont.:


JFK:

238

Cont:


HLN
Mystery:

125

Mystery:

116

Mystery:

105

Mystery:

145

Mystery:

95

Mystery:

83

Mystery:

104

Mystery:

122

Mystery:

131

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Cable Networks Cover George Zimmerman’s Return to Court

George Zimmerman is in a Florida court again this afternoon, facing charges of felony aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend. The cable networks all took the short court appearance live.

Fox News has Phil Keating outside the courtroom and brought Geraldo Rivera in for analysis after the hearing wrapped. Kerry Sanders reported from Sanford for MSNBC. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talked with senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. And on HLN, which saw a major boost in ratings during Zimmerman’s trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, Susan Hendricks talked with Vinnie Politan and Tiffanie Henry.

The Scoreboard: Saturday, October 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 112
  • Primetime: FNC: 150 | MSNBC: 237 | CNN: 166 | HLN: 139

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
CarolAlt:

117

TheFive:

156

NewsHQ:

147

Faulkner:

134

Huckabee:

127

Pirro:

135

Geraldo:

188

RedEye:

132

Pirro:

125

MSNBC
Disrupt:

99

Caught:

79

Caught:

91

Caught:

120

Caught:

158

Lockup:

224

Lockup:

329

Lockup:

285

Lockup:

263

CNN
Nwsroom:

113

Nwsroom:

177

Nwsroom:

227

Nwsroom:

200

Nwsroom:

204

Bourdain:

133

Bourdain:

163

Jackson:

129

Bourdain:

126

HLN
Mystery:

151

Mystery:

109

Mystery:

96

Mystery:

96

Mystery:

101

Mystery:

114

Mystery:

203

Grace:

136

Mystery:

145

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Geraldo On WME Lawsuit: ‘I will die before I give them a single penny’

geraldo-rivera-story-topFox News anchor and correspondent Geraldo Rivera is firing back publicly after a lawsuit that was filed against him by his former talent agency William Morris Endeavour was made public. WME sued Rivera for allegedly not paying his commission.

On his radio show, Rivera stood his ground, as noted by Mediaite.

“Where’s the contract?” Rivera demanded to know, calling the agency a bunch of “B.S.’ers.” He said he’s “furious” with the company, and added, “I will die before I give them a single penny.”

THR, Esq. obtained the lawsuit, and has details:

“Although [Rivera] paid commissions to WME on the Fox News Agreement for a time, the last payment WME received from Defendants was in January 2010,” the complaint stated. “After the Fox News agreement concluded, WME wrote a letter to Defendants demanding payment of the commission balance due. On December 11, 2012, Defendants’ attorney responded stating, among other things, Rivera denies any responsibility for commissions due to WME.”

Is Anthony Weiner Considering a TV Gig?

WeinerGeraldoThe New York Observer reports that former congressman Anthony Weiner may be seriously looking at a media job. The Observer says Weiner began reaching out to TV and radio talent agents earlier this year, even before he began his run for Mayor. Following his 5th place finish in the primary, Weiner has made a few appearances, including on Geraldo Rivera‘s radio show.

Rivera, known to take a selfie or two, tweeted this picture with Weiner, known to take a selfie or dozens, last Friday. As for where he might end up, the Observer talked to “an insider:”

The industry source added that MSNBC was a “natural” destination for Mr. Weiner, but said that the fifth-place finisher would have to prove himself. “It’s almost like doing a failed pilot,” he said. “He’s going to need to demonstrate that he can still do this.”

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