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CNN’s New New York Newsroom

The main newsroom at CNN’s New York studios has gotten a face-lift.

The 4th floor newsroom at Time Warner Center is home to New York bureau and newsgathering staffers. It also includes a new studio and flashcams for correspondent reports.

New York bureau chief Darius Walker has his office here, as do correspondents Poppy Harlow, Jason Carroll and Susan Candiotti.

Take a look at the transformation:

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Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon

The cable news networks pivoted to breaking news in Massachusetts shortly after 3pmET Monday afternoon as two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Fox News was the first cable news network to report the news at 3:06:18 p.m., followed just seconds later by CNN at 3:06:53 p.m. MSNBC reported the news at 3:08:45 p.m. All three cable news networks were several minutes minutes behind the first reports of the explosions on Twitter.

Fox News and CNN are relying on live pictures from Boston local stations. MSNBC has video from New England Cable News, which is owned and operated by NBC Universal.

> More: The broadcast networks also broke in with news of the explosions. CBS News was first at 3:10pmET, followed by ABC News and NBC News at 3:13 p.m. Scott Pelley is anchoring on CBS, Brian Williams on NBC and Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

> More: Matt Frucci, the incoming executive producer of CNN’s new morning show, is doing eyewitness reports from the scene for the network. Wolf Blitzer is anchoring. And on Fox News, Shepard Smith is talking with WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former network executive and daughter of Andy Rooney.

> More: Anderson Cooper is on his way to Boston and will anchor at 8pmET and 10pmET.

> More: Here’s affiliate video of one of the explosions, as seen on CNN:

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Snowmaggedon Sounds So Much Cooler Than Nemo

So Nemo, is what we’re calling this? This storm will sound nothing like Ellen DeGeneres as a clownfish (oh wait, she was Dory). Anyway, maybe the Weather Channel can come up with more daunting names next year. Remember Snowpacalyse which hit three years this week? Also Snowmaggedon?

So, what are the networks planning? The Weather Channel had already blown out their reality shows in primetime last night with storm prep coverage. The news and business networks have reporters out in the field.

CNN is planning to be live overnight tonight and into Saturday covering the storm. Chad Myers and Jen Delgado will monitor the storm’s movement from the CNN Weather Center. Reporters and anchors including Jason Carroll, Susan Candiotti, Poppy Harlow, Ali Velshi, Ashleigh Banfield, Zain Asher, Alison Kosik, Mary Snow (appropriately), Gary Tuchman and Brian Todd will be out and about.

Brooke Baldwin anchors overnight coverage from balmy Atlanta. “This is when you know there’s a serious breaking news story,” said Baldwin during 2pmET coverage, “Look at all the pizza boxes at CNN.”

On Fox News, Anna Kooiman and Molly Lyon will report live. The storm has pushed the Saturday morning business block to the afternoon, from 2-4pmET. Kelly Wright and Jamie Colby will continue with live coverage from 10-Noon.

CNN Looks at Hurricane Sandy’s Lessons For Investigative Documentary

CNN’s latest investigative documentary, “The Coming Storms,” will debut tonight on “CNN Presents” at 8pmET. The show takes a look back at Hurricane Sandy and what lessons can be learned from the superstorm. The special features a variety of CNN’s correspondent, including Jason Carroll, David Mattingly, Ed Lavandera, John Zarrella, Frederik Pleitgen and meteorologist Chad Myers.

Watch a preview here:

Cablers Pivot To School Shooting Update: Broadcasters Too

Original story posted at 11:11 AM: The second mass shooting in a week is rocking the country, this time at an elementary school in suburban Connecticut. The cable news channel quickly pivoted from politics to the shooting this morning, as word spread.

According to TVEyes, Fox News reported news of the shooting at 10:23, CNN at 10:35 and MSNBC at 10:37. As of 11 AM, all of the networks were citing local “reports” of the shooting. MSNBC eventually handed over its coverage to a local NBC affiliate, which was all over the story.

Shortly after 11 AM, Fox News returned to coverage of Susan Rice’s withdrawal yesterday as a nominee for Secretary of State, while MSNBC and CNN stayed on the school shooting. At 11:15 FNC returned to the shooting, throwing its coverage to a local affiliate in Connecticut.

Update: The broadcast nets have broken in with special reports, as the situation gets more dire. Reports of more than a dozen people, including multiple children, killed.

CBS News says Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” from Connecticut this evening. FNC’s Bill Hemmer will also anchor from CT.

As of 1 PM Fox news has Rick Leventhal in Newtown, CT. CNN has Susan Candiotti in Newtown, and Ashleigh Banfield and Jason Carroll on the story. Fox, CNN and the other networks have correspondents en route.

Update 2: CNN IDed the shooter as Ryan Lanza at 2:15 PM, FNC followed suit at 2:21 and MSNBC at 2:25. Important Update: At 3:30 reports are that Ryan Lanza was not the shooter, but that his brother Adam Lanza was.

Update 3: At 3:15, president Obama gave an emotional statement on the shooting. Every news network picked it up:
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In Chilly Times Square, Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Election Results

We just dropped by the CNN election viewing party in Times Square. Wolf Blitzer‘s on the big screen, correspondent Jason Carroll will be doing live shots, and for the visitors:  free hot dogs and hot chocolate, which is genius, because it’s 40 degrees right now. The party goes until the election is called, or 3 a.m. whichever comes first. CNN is set up at Duffy Square just a few blocks from Times Square Studios, which is home to ABC’s election coverage.

CNN viewing party in Times Square. During commercial breaks the network broadcasts how to help victims of Hurricane Sandy

Free hot chocolate to visitors at the CNN viewing party in Times Square

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN

CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be reporting in the field tonight across primetime. CNN International will be simulcasting CNN/U.S. from 11AM-2PM and again starting at 4 PM.

The list of correspondents in the field for CNN is after the jump.

Update: HLN is blowing up its primetime lineup to provide hurricane coverage. Those details are also after the jump.
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Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse

The first sign of the verdict in the Jerry Sandusky trial emerged at 10:10pm tonight as reporters bounded down the steps of the courthouse in Bellefonte, PA. The indication of what those verdicts were — guilty on 45 of 48 counts — came as trial-watchers emerged, arms raised, cheering the result.

In the ensuing minutes, reporters and producers from CNN, Fox News and NBC found their camera positions and explained how the verdicts were read and what the reaction was from Sandusky, his family and his victims.

“It’s most likely the end of Jerry Sandusky,” said Shepard Smith who lead coverage on Fox News. “It’s as sad as anything I’ve covered,” Smith said. FNC’s David Lee Miller reported from outside the courthouse while producer Shira Bush was inside for the verdict.

Anderson Cooper anchored on CNN as Jason Carroll and Susan Candiotti reported from the courthouse and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin phoned in.

“He’s going to die in prison, where he should die,” said Toobin. “This is an evil, evil man.”

“Many of us thought the jury would mistry. But they didn’t led down lady justice,” said Nancy Grace anchoring on HLN while on MSNBC her former Court TV colleague Catherine Crier was a guest on MSNBC’s coverage anchored by Ed Schultz.

In her remarks after the verdict, prosecutor Linda Kelly singled out the media for their “exceptional attentiveness and thoroughness, with much thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis.”

CNN’s Jason Carroll ‘In Depth’ with James Cameron

He’s been to the deep before, now James Cameron is heading back, attempting to make a deep dive into the most remote place on earth — the Mariana Trench.

The Academy Award winning director of “Titanic” — which returns to theaters as the 100th anniversary of the sinking nears — is heading to the South Pacific.

Why?

CNN’s Jason Carroll, who traveled along with Cameron for a CNN special airing tonight, tells TVNewser, Cameron “plans to collect organisms from the extreme environment, which could advance science and redefine how we view life.”

Cameron has been test-diving the high-tech, one-man submersible “Deepsea Challenger” designed to take him to the deepest known point on the planet. “During my interview with Cameron onboard his expedition ship in the South Pacific, he told me he his willing to face the risks involved because of how much can be learned,” Carroll says.

Carroll has interviewed Cameron twice before: during the making of “Avatar” and again during the Gulf Oil spill. “Cameron asked me if I got sea sick. I told him ‘no,’ says Carroll. “That’s when he told me about his plans for Challenger Deep and if I wanted to go. Two years later, the call came in and off I went.”

“Extreme Dive: 7 Miles Underwater” airs tonight on CNN at 10:30pmET

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