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Fox News’ Courtney Friel & CNN’s Carter Evans cover Hawaii tsunami while on vacation

Fox News Channel reporter/anchor Courtney Friel and her husband, CNN producer/reporter Carter Evans had their family vacation to Hawaii interrupted last night with the news of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan, which triggered a tsunami headed for the islands.

Friel called in to Fox News around 4amET (11pm Thursday night Honolulu time) and was interviewed by anchor Greg Jarrett: “I’m on maternity leave,” said Friel, who gave birth to a baby boy on New Year’s Day. “My husband’s family is out here and we were on vacation and having dinner in Waikiki at a popular restaurant and these Japanese tourists were all on their phones and we were like, ‘why are they so busy?’ It turns out the alert came across that there was a tsunami watch and then we ran outside and the sirens started going off that the warning was in affect.”

Evans began reporting for CNN began in the 3amET hour, by 10amET he and Friel were both reporting from the tsunami warning center after the wave had passed over the Hawaiian islands and headed toward California.

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ADL Honors Murdoch, News Corp. Chairman & CEO

K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Wednesday night at a Waldorf Astoria dinner. The organization honored Murdoch for “his charitable endeavors and his creative vision of the media which has had a dramatic impact on the world.”

Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes delivered a speech about Murdoch. Liz Claman emceed the event, which had several other speakers honoring Murdoch:  film producer Harvey Weinstein, ADL National Chair Robert G. Sugarman and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

There were other FNC personalities there: FNC anchors Bill O’ReillyRick Folbaum and Greg Jarrett, as well as FBN’s Charles Payne.

Also in attendance were media heavyweights: president, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Deputy Chairman of News Corp., Chase Carey, son of Murdoch and Chairman/Chief Executive of News Corp., Europe and Asia, James Murdoch, media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting, Barry Diller, billionaire media proprietor Haim Saban, and magazine editor, publisher, and real estate billionaire Mort Zuckerman.

President Obama Holds Press Conference on the Economy

Just after 11 AM this morning, President Obama made remarks about the economy and unemployment.

The four broadcast networks carried it live, with Harry Smith anchoring for CBS, George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Greg Jarrett for Fox and Matt Lauer for NBC:

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Not surprisingly, the three cable news channels and the three business networks all carried the press conference as well.

Which TV news reporters got to ask questions?

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