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TVNewsers Remember Haiti Earthquake on the One Year Anniversary of the Tragedy

TVNewsers prepare for Haiti earthquake anniversary coverage. During the catastrophic event last year, many tvnewsers went themselves to see what was really going on in Haiti first-hand.

  • Fox News Channel is sending Steve Harrigan — who was there last year for the hurricane’s aftermath — back to Haiti. Harrigan will do live reports and packages across the FNC platforms beginning on Monday and throughout the week. He will report on numerous stories — including the state of Haiti and the cholera outbreak.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman will be reporting from Haiti.
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent Jeff Johnson will be doing reports from Haiti.

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CNBC, MSNBC Add to Journalist Roster

Two of NBC Universal’s cable news channels are adding journalists to their rosters today. CNBC has announced that Kayla Tausche has joined the network as a general assignment reporter, and Margaret Popper has joined the business network as a senior producer and editor.

Tausce joins CNBC from FT-owned DealReporter, where she was assistant editor, while Popper joins from Bloomberg TV, where she was banking and finance producer.

Meanwhile at MSNBC, Jeff Johnson has joined as a contributor. Our sister blog FishbowlDC has more on Johnson’s hiring.

Former CBS Anchor Rene Syler Eyes The Web

Gail Shister
TVNewser Columnist

RSyler_1.6.jpgMost celebs make headlines for coming out of the closet. CBS exile Rene Syler goes into one.

Syler, one of three anchors for BET’s inauguration coverage, shoots all the video for her motherhood blog in the quietest place in the house – her walk-in closet.

“It’s world headquarters for,” she says. “I laugh when I tell people I take all my videos from my closet.”

Cut loose from CBS’s “The Early Show” in December 2006, Syler launched the site three months later in tandem with “Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting.”

BET exec Kevin Brown, a friend of Syler’s, pitched her the inauguration gig in November. It was an easy sell. She’ll join BET host Jeff Johnson and Hill Harper of “CSI: New York,” a Harvard Law classmate of President-elect Obama’s, on the four-hour block.

“I never, ever thought I would see this in my lifetime,” says Syler. “I’ll have a ringside seat to history. BET coverage will be as much fact-driven as inspirational. I can’t deny that the audience will be predominantly black.”

Still, with 20 years in mainstream news, “I probably lean more toward, ‘Just the facts, m’am.’ My training is about being objective, and that’s what I will try to do.”

Nothing objective about, a social-networking site Syler started about a month ago for anyone who’s lost their job. She describes it as “a clearinghouse to vent.

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