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FBN’s Liz Claman on the LA Kings Stanley Cup Victory

FBN anchors Liz Claman & David Asman with Cmsr. Gary Bettman of the NHL and the FBN crew on "After the Bell" May 9

For Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, who has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since childhood, today is a good day. Her Kings rule the ice.

“I have my Kings purple on,” she told TVNewser shortly before going on the air this afternoon.

Claman grew up in Southern California with a Canadian father who loved hockey. When Los Angeles got an NHL franchise in 1967, he bought season tickets for the family.

“That became our childhood,” she said. “School nights didn’t matter. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Mondays, whenever there was a game, my dad was bundling us all up and throwing us in the station wagon — yes, we had a station wagon — and driving us to Inglewood, California.”

Fast forward to 2012. The Kings are playing for their first Stanley Cup since the 1992-93 season (they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games) against the New Jersey Devils. Claman lives in

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Jeff Kepnes Upped to EP of Special Events for CNN

CNN’s Jeff Kepnes has just gotten a promotion, to Executive Producer of Special Events for the network.

New York-based Kepnes, who reports to Kate Lunger, has been heading up the network’s special events coverage recently including the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Anderson Cooper‘s New Year’s Eve special, and Black in America town halls. Kepnes joined CNN in 2003 as senior producer of “Paula Zahn Now.” He’d worked for Fox News and, before that, at MSNBC where he was senior producer of “Equal Time with Paul Begala and Oliver North.”

Kepnes is married to Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman. The couple has two children.

TV News Producers, Execs and Personalities Compete in NYC Triathlon

Cuomo071910.jpg Yesterday was the 2010 Nautica New York City Triathlon, and a flurry of TV news staffers, executives and personalities participated. As we reported over the weekend, Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman was among those biking, swimming and running to the finish line.

Other boldface names included CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and ABC News’ Chris Cuomo, who is pictured here with the medal given to those that complete the race. Cuomo posted the photo to his Facebook page.

CNN had a number of other staffers participate in the race, according to a blog post recapping the day’s festivities: executive producer Roni Selig joined Gupta and producers Anthony Fox, John Bonifield, Caitlin Hagan, Danielle Dellorto, Charlie Moore and Jeff Kepnes (who just happens to be Liz Claman’s husband) in the race.

In addition to Cuomo, senior producer Sharon Hoffman crossed the finish line for team ABC News.

WNYW, the local Fox affiliate, was a media sponsor of the triathlon, and had a number of staffers and executives participating, including former Fox News exec Jack Abernathy, who currently oversees the Fox Television Stations group.

As for Claman, she sent this tweet out shortly after finishing the race: “Gang,I’m back & I did it-Tough weather conditions HOT but I didn’t try 2 push it. Got kicked a few times in the river but the bike/run good!”

The Hudson river does get pretty crowded this time of year.