Fox News Channel meteorologist Janice Dean gets emotional talking with Ann Curry on “Today.” Dean opens up about her battle with multiple sclerosis: the diagnosis at 35 and what she’s learned since. “I am so lucky that I have a great career. But if it went away tomorrow, that would be okay, because I have something greater than that: a wonderful family that means everything to me.”
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Dean said that she went to the hospital yesterday: The weather was sunny and cold for his arrival but “thankfully we didn’t have 20 inches of snow to drive through!”
The weather machine also said he seems like a quiet little one — very well-behaved. Mother and son are doing well and will be back home this weekend. His big brother Matthew is waiting to meet him.
Dean said in a statement to Fox News Insider that she wanted to work as close to her due date as possible so that she would have time with her second boy. Her first is 2-year-old Matthew.
The weather machine promises to take lots of pictures, and said to the blog:
Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful kind messages and for being patient as my expanding belly blocked the weather map!
Video of Dean saying goodbye to Fox is after the jump…
Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto talked to Zap2it.com about living with MS, saying that he’s “reminded every day” of his chronic ailment — being that his signature raspy voice is a symptom of the autoimmune disease.
Along with hosting three shows — “Your World With Neil Cavuto” and “Cavuto on Business” on FNC and “Cavuto” on FBN — Cavuto is reminded of his MS daily:
I’m well aware of the restrictions on me. Days when it gets really bad, and Alan Colmes makes sense, then I know things are bad.
FNC contributor Rebbecca Diamond is pregnant. She was host of “Happy Hour” on FBN, which was canceled in June. Anchor for both FNC and WNYW, Heather Nauert, posted on her Facebook page that she is pregnant again. Her first child was born in October of last year. TVNewser learned in August that entertainment reporter Courtney Friel is pregnant. Reena Ninan, Middle-Eastern Correspondent, is pregnant with her first child.
Fox News confirms all of the above pregnancies. And, I witnessed three pregnancies at the assignment desk during my time at FNC.
• At 3:39 KMGH/KUSA report no one is inside the balloon. “We know the balloon is down, and there’s nobody in it. Now we wait to find out. What a day this has been” – Shepard Smith.
“I have sat in front of this television and watched things that I never dreamed were possible, and there is this.” – Shepard Smith
This afternoon, the cablers took live feeds from Ft. Collins, Colorado of a 6 year old boy trapped inside a silver disc balloon soaring high through the air. (AP story)
• MSNBC and HLN reported the story at 2:37pmET followed by FNC at 2:40 (coming out of commercial), CNN at 2:42. MSNBC, FNC and CNN had been covering the president’s town hall meeting in New Orleans.
• At 3:35pmET the balloon landed, softly. Shepard Smith asked “is the little boy inside?”
• At 3:37pmET rescue crews circle the balloon waiting to open it, to determine if the boy is inside.
• As of 4:08pmET the cable networks remain in continuing coverage of the story as search for 6-year-old Falcon Heene continues.
• At 4:20pmET a neighbor of the Hennes, on MSNBC, describes what happened: “There was a lot of panic in the backyard. The mother seemed very distraught.”
• CNN first to commercial break at 4:25pmET and returns from break with the Situation Room covering other news.
• As for overall coverage, TVNewser is starting to hear from the networks. A CNN spokesperson tells us, “Standard procedure across CNN networks is to put in place a delay. On this occasion it was 10 seconds. The delay was in place from the time we went to air with video through to the discovery that no one was inside.”
• At 5pmET, FNC airs Glenn Beck, CNN returns to continuing coverage of the balloon story and MSNBC is airing Hardball.
• 6:07pmET: 6-year-old Falcon Heene has been found safe, hiding in a box in the garage attic
• 6:30pmET: ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News are all leading with the balloon story.
• Below, the storm-chasing Henne family was featured on CBS4 in Denver.
> FNC’s Janice Dean discusses her newborn baby and living with MS in the current issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. “I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones,” she says (via Johnny Dollar).
> Today show anchor Matt Lauer will be the 2009 Senior Class Day speaker at Harvard University. The event takes place the day before commencement.
> CNN’s Anderson Cooper will begin reporting from the G20 Summit live from London tomorrow night. He will be joined by correspondents Nic Robertson and Richard Quest, while Ed Henry and Suzanne Malveaux are traveling with Pres. Obama.
> Jill Dobson wrote on Janice Dean‘s blog Saturday that Dean gave birth to a baby boy earlier that morning. As of Saturday afternoon, no name had been picked for the 7 pound, 10 ounce baby. > Update: Dean’s baby’s name is Matthew Stephen Newman.
> Detroit Free Press’ Sarah A Webster gives her “10 folks to track in ’09” of the auto industry. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau is the only tvnewser to make the list, because “if you live and breathe autos” then “LeBeau is a name you know.”
> FBN anchor Liz Claman appeared this morning on CBS’ The Early Show to discuss the economics behind President Obama’s stimulus plan. Claman was live from the NYSE.