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Posts Tagged ‘Gigi Stone’

Gigi Stone Joining CBS As ‘MoneyWatch’ Correspondent

Gigi_Stone_Personal_HeadshotFormer Bloomberg TV anchor Gigi Stone is joining CBS in a freelance role as correspondent for “MoneyWatch,” a personal finance segment produced for CBS stations. She will also occasionally contribute to other CBS News programming.

The job requires some early mornings, as some of the first hits can be on local news shows that air before “CBS This Morning.”

“It will be some early mornings for sure, so I will be up bright and early, rising and shining,” Stone tells TVNewser. “I’m used to the news business, and adapting to schedules that may not be nine to five.”

Stone says that it is particularly “exciting for me to be a part of this premium CBS brand,” noting some of the CBS News programming. As for what she hopes to accomplish in her new role:

“I am excited for the opportunity to do live reports from the Stock Exchange for all the CBS affiliates around the country as well as for the network; it seems like a good opportunity to really speak to people about the economy,” Stone says.

Stone’s predecessor Ashley Morrison, left the role early this month. Stone filled in on WPIX New York early this year, at the time she was still with Bloomberg TV.

Stone is also the host and co-producer of “Hiring America,” a nationally syndicated television show created to help military veterans find jobs. She hosted the MediabistroTV CUBES episode of Bloomberg TV, which you can watch below.
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The Ticker: Stu, Stone, Hope

  • Glenn Beck‘s TheBlaze is launching an initial run of a new show, “Wonderful World of Stu,” with Stu Burguiere, Beck’s longtime radio executive producer and co-host. The 30-minute weekend show will premiere on February 2 at 10pmET. After the jump, a promo for the show.

  • Bloomberg TV correspondent Gigi Stone has been filling in on WPIX, New York City’s CW affiliate, while the station’s regular early-morning news anchor is on maternity leave. TVSpy has more details.

  • NBC News has launched “‘Today’ Gives Hope,” an ongoing initiative to “help bring relief to communities in need.” To kick off the project, “Today” will team up with United Way and Amazon to bring essential items to communities that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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Bloomberg’s Emily Chang Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Emily Chang, the San Francisco-based anchor of Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West,” gave birth to her first child on Saturday.

Chang and husband Jonathan Stull, who is the director of product management at Lookout Mobile, are new parents of Cooper Judson Stull, who already has his own Twitter account. Mother and child are happy and healthy.

Chang’s fellow Bloomberg TV colleagues Trish Regan and Gigi Stone also gave birth to baby boys this Summer.

Baby Boys for Bloomberg’s Trish Regan and Gigi Stone

It’s a festive day today at Bloomberg TV: anchor Trish Regan and correspondent Gigi Stone both gave birth to baby boys this morning.

Regan delivered Jamie Ben, weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Regan, who is also the mother of two-year old twins, worked right up until her delivery, anchoring “Street Smart” yesterday. She expects to be back in early August.

Stone’s first child, Weston Woods, was born at 10:01 a.m. today. Before she was a mom, Stone gave mediabistroTV a tour of Bloomberg news for “Cubes.” Watch it after the jump.

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Cubes: VIP Tour of Bloomberg TV

In this brand-new episode of “Cubes,” we get a VIP tour of Bloomberg’s Manhattan offices from Bloomberg TV correspondent Gigi Stone. Check out the video below…

For updates on future episodes of “Cubes,” be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

The Women of Bloomberg?

Page Six “hears” that Bloomberg is trying to compete with Fox News in the female anchor department with recent hires. Former-CNBCer Margaret Brennan and former-ABCer Gigi Stone joined the business news network in 2009. In March, both Melissa Long (formerly of CNN.com) and Cali Carlin (CBS News) came on board. Long is based out of Sydney. Would a line-up of brunettes be considered counterprogramming?

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Related: This week, Betty Liu is hosting an “On the Road” special edition from New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

The Hate Hits Close to Home for ABC News Correspondent

Sciutto_9.9.jpgThe rooftop terrace at New York’s Empire Hotel was a fitting location for the launch party of ABC News correspondent Jim Sciutto‘s new book, “Against US.” Through stunning interviews and a riveting narrative, Sciutto reports on the growing pan-Arab hatred toward Western imperialism. Scuitto, who’s been reporting on the subject for the last six years, tells TVNewser, “It’s hard not to know your nationality when you’re in that part of the world. There’s a personal aspect in this. As an American, I like my country. I get worried when it is so hated and so resented,” he says.

And the London-based correspondent should know. In the first chapter, Sciutto reveals middle class, British-born Muslim terrorists were living just down the street. A police round-up made that clear one morning.

For Sciutto, the New York junket is a rare trip home. His wife, ABC News correspondent Gloria Riviera is back in London awaiting the birth of their first child. “We have this production this month, and then next month we have the bigger production,” Sciutto says. His dad was at the party last night. His mother, who’d always told Jim he should write a book, passed away before Sciutto finished “Against US.” She’d gotten a look at an early draft before she died.

ABC News president David Westin, and ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff delivered some brief remarks. Also in attendance, ABC News EVP Dave Davis, and ABC correspondents Brian Ross and Gigi Stone. From CNN, correspondent Alina Cho and FNC’s Rick Leventhal were also on hand.

After the jump, Sciutto talks about how the book came to be, and how foreign news fits in with this very busy political season back home.

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The Hamptons: Bringing TVNewsers Together

The Huffington Post’s Danny Shea has the photo breakdown of this weekend’s “A Taste of the Good Life” party in The Hamptons. All cablers were represented, as MSNBC’s Dan Abrams, CNN’s Alina Cho and FNC’s Geraldo Rivera were in attendance (ABC’s Gigi Stone was also at the party).

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