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Fox News Celebrates Tenth Class of Ailes Apprentice Program Graduates

RA with GradsThe tenth class of Ailes Apprentice Program graduates were honored at Fox News yesterday. Over the last decade, 42 apprentices have been through the program that Fox News co-founder, CEO and chairman Roger Ailes started in 2003.

The AAP recruits and develops diverse talent at Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. They are given a competitive salary, benefits and are mentored by Fox executives and others outside the news business for a one-year period. Upon graduation they are given a certificate, a stipend and sometimes even a job. Many graduates have gone on to prominent reporting or behind-the-scenes positions and 60 percent are still with Fox in some capacity.

This year’s graduation, hosted by Bill Hemmer and Harris Faulkner, featured guest speakers Dr. Bernice A. King, Dr. Alveda C. King, Bishop T.D. Jakes and special video shout outs from Smokey RobinsonGladys Knight and Rita Moreno. Read more

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Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes Honored by Green Beret Foundation

KEANE_AILESThe Green Beret Foundation honored Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Beth Ailes, Publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and Putnam County Courier with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their personal support of the nation’s military and Green Berets. Army Gen. Jack Keane (left) presented the Aileses with their awards.

“Behind every successful man is a surprised wife,” Ailes joked as he began his remarks.

Last night’s event at the Pierre Hotel was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer. Various FoxNewsers were there including Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Steve Doocy, Janice Dean. Megyn Kelly dropped by for the cocktail hour, so she could be back for “The Kelly File.”

“When President Kennedy helped form the Green Berets he knew that some day they’d be needed,” Ailes went on to say. “The values and principles that lead you to go in harm’s way willingly are unique American traits. The people in this room — particularly the Green Berets — have my greatest respect because they are prepared to risk everything for an idea, and that idea is called America.”

Elaine Howard, CEO of Gannett Government Media and Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Jr, former Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Command, were also honored.

FNC’s Sandra Smith Announces Pregnancy

Fox News’ Sandra Smith announced she is expecting baby No. 2 during a conversation on air about what pregnant women crave. In a surprising FNC moment, co-host Harris Faulkner asked Sandra, “what do you like to eat when you’re pregnant?”

“I craved citrus and I actually craved chocolate a little bit, mostly salads. Actually, I’m craving them right now because I’m pregnant,” Smith said.

Smith and her husband are expecting the baby “around the end of the year.” They are already parents to a 17-month old.


Shepard Smith’s Ole Miss Rebels Move up in the Rankings

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith must still be celebrating the Ole Miss Rebel win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Harris Faulkner is filling in on his show today. Actually, we hear Shep is on a pre-planned vacation this week. As for that stunning win on Saturday, which puts Ole Miss at #3 in the AP Top 25, Smith’s post-game celebration included catching up with Katy Perry, who did her own celebrating later that night.

Harris Faulkner: Web Content and Social Media Not Making it Harder to Watch TV News

harrisfaulkner_304x200Fox News anchor and “Outnumbered” co-host Harris Faulkner talks to Adweek about the afternoon news talk program and her thoughts on how digital and social media are impacting TV news viewership.

On whether the explosion of web content and social media makes watching TV news harder, Faulkner thinks her industry offers the viewer something those other mediums can’t.

You’d think that, but no. First of all, people want you to sort and compartmentalize things so they know what’s most important. Social media doesn’t do that. The other thing is that when times get tough, people need to connect with one person, and they need that person to look them in the eye and tell them this is what’s happening and it’s going to be OK. I don’t think that social media jeopardizes in any way what we do. In fact, it puts an exclamation point on it.

Faulkner spoke with our sister site Lost Remote earlier this year about the rise of social TV and how she leverages it in her anchoring.

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Congressman Gets Bumped from MSNBC for LeBron James News

RussertWhile substituting for Andrea Mitchell this afternoon, Luke Russert cut a Congressman’s interview short to cover the big breaking news of the day: LeBron James returning to Cleveland.

Less than a minute into their interview, which started at 12:38pmET, Russert told Rep. Steve Israel, “We’ll have more from you later in the show, I’m sorry though, King James is making his decision known, and that bumps you out, but thank you so much for joining us.” Russert then went to a phoner with Cleveland sports radio host Mark Bishop.

Russert first reported the news of James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers at 12:29pmET.

Fox News Harris Faulkner interrupted an “Outnumbered” panel discussion to break the news at 12:27pmET.  CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield broke the news at 12:29pmET.

The Fox Ticker: Witch Hunt, Name Game, Gadget Guy

  • Bill O’Reilly says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s recent call in TIME magazine to “expose every instance we find,” of racism, sexism and homophobia is dangerous. “If his vision were to come true,” O’Reilly said on his show last night, “we would be a nation of witch hunters.”

  • Neil Cavuto is a fan of the phablet, thanks to his “sausage-like fingers.” In USA Today, Cavuto talks about his favorite tech gadgets and the devices he uses to consume both financial and political news.

Weekend Changes at Fox News; Gregg Jarrett Taking Time Off for ‘Personal Reasons’

gregg jarrettFox News is making some changes to weekend programming, just as one of its longtime weekend anchors is taking time off.

Fox News tells us Gregg Jarrett “requested time off for personal reasons and Fox obliged.” Jarrett has been with FNC since 2002, joining from MSNBC.

Other programming changes include Harris Faulkner signing off the Saturday edition of “Fox Report,” while continuing to host Sunday’s show at 7pmET. Faulkner will move to a six-day workweek, serving as a co-host on the new show “Outnumbered” Monday-Friday at NoonET.

Replacing her on “Fox Report” Saturday will be rotating anchors including Julie Banderas, John Roberts, and Shannon Bream, Fox tells us.

And Saturday at 1pmET will also have rotating anchors: Banderas, Arthel Neville, and Elizabeth Prann will be filling in as hosts. For Prann, it’s been an upward climb since 2008, moving from assistant to Greta Van Susteren, to local news reporter, to Fox News correspondent, and now part of the network’s weekend anchor rotation.

Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

For the White House Correspondents’ Association, it’s a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it’s a night where “a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussions.” And for TVNewser, it’s a night where the people we cover all year — executives, producers, reporters and anchors from every major network — are all together in the same room: the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which we attended this year as a guest of ABC News.

Our night began outside the entrance to the ballroom at the Washington Hilton, where we overheard now-NBC News correspdonent Cynthia McFadden ask for directions to the ABC News party. We followed her in, and a few minutes later we were chatting with Diane Sawyer, who told us she always looks forward to the Correspondents’ Dinner, and James Goldston, who said he was pleased with his first few weeks as ABC News president. In the back of the room, Fox News anchors Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle posed for a picture with Sofia Vergara; Earhardt told us afterwards that she’s “having a blast” anchoring “Fox & Friends First,” despite the crazy hours. We spotted Katie Couric chatting with former Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and his daughter, Abby Huntsman, who is a co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”

Wolf Blitzer made the rounds with Diane Lane. We saw NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and ABC’s Lara Spencer snap a picture with Tony Goldwyn from “Scandal.” We spent a few minutes with Rebecca Jarvis, and chatted with Alicia Menendez about her participation in the TVNewser Show as well as her Twitter habit.

On the way into the ballroom, we spotted Guthrie and her husband, Mike Feldman, chatting with Bret Baier and his wife Amy. We saw Jessica Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, chatting with fans. Simpson’s ex, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, was also at the WHCD as a guest of Fox News. Read more

‘Outnumbered’ Debuts on Fox News

OutnumberedFox News’ new noon panel show “Outnumbered” premiered this afternoon with Tucker Carlson serving as the inaugural “one lucky guy” sitting on a couch next to four of Fox News’ women.

The ensemble cast, which today featured Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Jedediah Bila, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Carlson, led the show discussing the firestorm created this weekend when TMZ leaked an audio tape allegedly featuring the voice of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to flaunt her associations with African Americans.

The panel pivoted to politics, playing a clip from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s interview on Sunday’s “This Week,” where she declined to go as far as endorsing Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Some other topics covered during the show’s debut included the “Obama Doctrine” for military force; a new study about middle-class Americans struggling; and men and women’s differing views on emotional versus physical cheating.

Like fellow Fox roundtable program “The Five,” “Outnumbered” featured no guests, with the five hosts’ discussion serving as the main component of the show.

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