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It’s Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

FoxFanNightThis weekend is Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium. More than 1,000 Fox fans are attending one of two Yankee games against the Blue Jays: one last night and the other today, as part of a 3-game series against Toronto. Also in attendance, Fox News talent including: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt, Anna Kooiman, Peter Johnson Jr., Clayton Morris, Heather Nauert, Rick Reichmuth, and Dr. Marc Siegel.

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Heather Childers Isn’t the First Anchor to Mix Up the NCAA and the NAACP

This morning the “Today” show played a clip of Fox News anchor Heather Childers who mistakenly called the UConn Huskies “the 2014 NAACP national champs.” Of course, they’re the NCAA champions. Childers corrected herself on air, and on Twitter wrote, “Just misspoke. Fuel 4 late night comics ;)

“I guess you guys don’t beleive in karma,” Savannah Guthrie said after the clip. “It’s happened to all of us,” Matt Lauer chimed in. WATCH:

On Twitter, Childers also pointed out she isn’t the first news anchor to mix up the NAACP and the NCAA. Look who else did:

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Heather Childers and Ainsley Earhardt Named Permanent Anchors Of ‘Fox & Friends First’

Bug_and_bump_FNFF4_0_HWFox News Channel has named Heather Childers and Ainsley Earhardt the permanent anchors of “Fox & Friends First.”

The early-morning newscast airs from 5-6 AM, leading into FNC’s signature morning program “Fox & Friends,” and providing more fast-paced updates on what happened overnight and the evening before.

Childers has joined Earhardt on weekday mornings for the past few weeks, but FNC is now making their appointment official. Earhardt joined FNC in 2007 as a correspondent, while Childers joined the channel as a correspondent in 2010.

“F&F First” has had a number of guest hosts since it launched in March, 2012, but Earhardt and Childers were among the original hosts, alongside Anna Kooiman.

Cable, Broadcast Networks Cover San Francisco Plane Crash

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport this afternoon. The flight originated in Seoul, South Korea.

Fox News reported on the crash at the top of the 3 p.m. hour of “America’s News Headquarters,” with Gregg Jarrett and Heather Childers anchoring. CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield was next at 3:07 p.m. MSNBC reported on the crash at 3:08 p.m., with Craig Melvin anchoring.

ABC News produced a special report, with David Muir anchoring, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:02 p.m. NBC News’ Lester Holt anchored a three-minute special report at 3:30 p.m. On CBS, Jim Axelrod anchored a special report at 3:55 p.m.

“All of a sudden, I saw the back tail hit the grounds and I saw the smoke and flames,” a witness told Muir. “It looked like it slid and then both tires were coming out … it happened so fast. I was shaking.”

> More: The cable networks are planning extended coverage in primetime. Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren will anchor a two-hour special from 9-11pmET.

>More: Fox News will have an extended “Fox Report” from 7-9pmET. After Van Susteren’s special, Marianne Rafferty and Rick Folbaum will anchor from 11pm-1amET. “Fox & Friends First” will begin at 5amET tomorrow morning.

>More: ABC News has assigned Cecilia Vega and David Wright to the story. They will report across all platforms for ABC.

Weather Channel’s Tornado Hunt Truck Destroyed by Tornado

A severe line of weather stretching from Oklahoma City to St. Louis has kept the cable news channels in extended coverage tonight and destroyed at least one Tornado Hunt truck operated by the Weather Channel.

Meteorologist Mike Bettes and his crew of two were in the truck that was thrown about 200 yards by a twister. Storm chaser Sean Schofer stopped to help and on Twitter writes, “They are OK.” The Weather Channel says Bettes and the two others were wearing seat belts and were able to walk away from the wreck.

On Fox News, Shepard Smith began continuous coverage during his 7pm show and continued until 11pmET, preempting Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren‘s shows. Kelly Wright and Heather Childers picked up at 11pm and will stay on until 2amET. On CNN, meteorologist Chad Myers has been chasing the storms for several days in Oklahoma and contributed to primetime shows anchored by Jake Tapper at 7pm, Anderson Cooper at 8 and 10pm and Piers Morgan at 9. MSNBC simulcast KFOR in Oklahoma City and KSDK in St. Louis for much of the night with NBC meteorolgist Dylan Dyer in studio with Chris Hayes at 8, Rachel Maddow at 9 and Milissa Rehberger at 10.

The network evening newscasts all updated their shows for the West Coast. ABC included an update on “20/20″ at 10pmET and coverage from meteorologist Ginger Zee who is also a storm chaser.

 

Fox News Blows Up Primetime Tonight To Focus On Hurricane Sandy

Fox News Channel is blowing up its primetime programming to provide coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall. “Hannity” will air as normal at 9 PM, but every other program is affected by the changes. There will be live coverage going through tomorrow morning, where “Fox & Friends” will pick things up.

Tonight’s lineup:

“Fox Report” 7-9pm
“Hannity” 9pm
“On the Record” 10-midnight
America’s News Headquarters special coverage of Monster Storm,” co-anchored by Gregg Jarrett and Heather Childers midnight to 4am
“Fox and Friends First” will begin again at 4am tomorrow
“Fox and Friends” 6-9am

After the jump, an update on where some of FNC’s correspondents are.

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Fox Leg Crossings. ‘It’s a Slow Monday’

InsideCableNews spotted this interesting observation from CNN anchor Carol Costello who posted this to her Facebook page a few hours ago:

What do you think? Here’s a screengrab from this morning’s “Fox & Friends First,” today hosted by (birthday girl) Patti Ann Browne and Heather Childers.

Fox News SVP: Heather Childers’ Tweets on Obama Were ‘A Mistake’

Heather Childers is the latest cable newser to find herself at the center of a social media firestorm.

The Fox News anchor tweeted links to several articles from Godfather Politics earlier this week that caused a stir, including one which questioned whether the Obama campaign had threatened Chelsea Clinton‘s life and one that said Obama “Channels Joseph Stalin, Attacks Supreme Court Justices.”

“The tweets have been addressed with Heather and she understands this was a mistake,” Fox News SVP Michael Clemente told Mediaite Tuesday.

After a flood of responses, Childers was quick to offer an apology. “Here’s the thing folks … that ONE topic sure got a lot of you tweeting,” she wrote. “Why? I apologize if the article offended anyone. Very interesting.” She has since protected her tweets.

Heather Childers named co-anchor of ‘America’s News HQ’ Weekends

Heather Childers, who joined Fox News Channel in February from Charlotte’s News 14, has been named anchor of the weekend afternoon editions of FNC’s “America’s News Headquarters,” the Charlotte Observer reports.

Childers, a New York-based reporter, has been filling in on the 4-6pmET block alongside Gregg Jarrett.

Before News 13, Childers anchored at WLOS, the ABC affiliate in Asheville, NC. She joined News 14 Carolina, a 24-hour newschannel, at launch in 2002.