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Kevin Corke Joins Fox News Channel

Corke_12.4Former NBC News White House correspondent Kevin Corke is returning to the beat and joining Fox News Channel as a Washington DC correspondent, TVNewser confirms.

Corke last covered the White House six years ago, departing NBC in Dec. 2008. Ten months later he rejoined NBC and was named news anchor for Miami station WTVJ, where he remained for two years.

Corke’s joining FNC, which was first reported by FTVLive, comes as the network bids farewell to two longtime Washington, D.C. correspondents. Last week, Wendell Goler and Jim Angle both announced they were retiring from TV news.

Corke starts at Fox News January 5.

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Jim Angle Retiring from Fox News

JimAngleFor the second time in a matter of days, a Fox News original is leaving the network.

Jim Angle, who is chief national correspondent based in the Washington bureau, is retiring from TV news. “You are all a joy to work with and I will remember you and my time here fondly,” Angle wrote in a note to DC and New York colleagues, obtained by TVNewser.

Angle is a Fox News original having joined in 1996 as senior White House correspondent. Before Fox, Angle was a correspondent at CNN. In his note to colleagues, Angle says he almost stayed with CNN.

“I came to Fox a week before we went on the air at the behest of Brit Hume and it has been the most rewarding part of my career. I was about to sign with CNN when Brit called and said ‘don’t sign anything’ — Roger [Ailes] is going to call you. I was on the road with the Bob Dole campaign  at the time. Roger did call and it has been my pleasure to be here since October of 1996 as Roger has built a powerhouse.”

Before CNN, Angle reported for ABC News. He’s also a past anchor of “Marketplace,” the nationally syndicated money and business show on public radio.

“I covered 4 Presidents and it was a thrill. I saw the Cold War come to an end, and the Berlin wall come down, which was particularly touching for me since I had given tours of it while stationed in Berlin in the Army,” Angle writes.

TVNewsers Wear Pink at DC Breast Cancer Event

Television personalities donned pink last night for the fourth annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer, a yearly event that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer causes hosted by a group of Washington, DC-based female journalists.

The group includes breast cancer survivor Jennifer Griffin of Fox News, Megan Hughes of Bloomberg TV and Brianna Keilar of CNN, as well as several local news personalities. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who had breast cancer last year, was honored at last night’s event, held at the Howard Theatre.

This year’s event also featured the “Newsmen in Pink”: Peter Alexander and Luke Russert of NBC, Peter Hamby and Don Lothian of CNN, and Jim Angle, Bret Baier, Ed Henry, Peter Doocy and Juan Williams of Fox News.

Fundraising efforts this year went to George Washington University’s mammovan, a mobile unit that travels around Washington, DC to provide one-stop mammograms.

(Photo credit: WUSA)

CNN Correspondent Questions Whether CNN is ‘Overcovering’ News Corp. Scandal

As the media continues to cover the News Corp. hacking scandal, TVNewser continues to cover the coverage. Earlier, we showed you the results of a TVEyes search of Wednesday’s cable news coverage, while CNN did its own analysis of how Rupert Murdoch‘s properties are covering the story. Here’s the conclusion of CNN correspondent Brian Todd‘s segment with anchor Kyra Phillips during her show Wednesday.

As for the Fox News Channel coverage, Fox News stayed mainly silent on prime time on Thursday. That’s when it broke that Murdoch was shutting down News of the World. We found 7 mentions on the Fox News Channel over the last week, including one reported piece. We could not get spokespeople for News Corporation or Fox News Channel to comment on this. We do have to say, though, our colleagues in Britain tell us that Sky News, one of Murdoch’s other entities, was not holding back in its coverage and in our search of the mention on CNN, we should say, turns up 100 of them over the past week, so a fair question could be: is CNN maybe overcovering this. Kyra?

Fox News says, by their count, they’ve done more than 40 mentions/segments since the announcement of News of the World‘s shut down, until this afternoon. As for how the cable news networks reported today’s development that the FBI is now looking into whether News Corp. employees hacked the phones of 9/11 victims, here are the reporting times:

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Fox News Gets Front Row Seat in the White House Briefing Room

emptyseat_8_31.jpgEarlier today, the White House Correspondents Association met to decide what to do with that empty front row seat in the briefing room. Now Michael Calderone from Yahoo! News reports that the seat, which became available when Helen Thomas retired earlier this year, will go the Associated Press.

However, the AP’s old front row seat will go to Fox News, confirming a report from Calderone last week.

According to a statement from the WHCA, the decision was “very difficult,” citing requests from Bloomberg and NPR to receive a front row seat.

“[A]ll three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox’s length of service and commitment to the White House television pool.”

Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett, who will occupy the new seat, tweeted words of thanks to his predecessors:

“Those of us who will sit in the front owe a debt to Jim Angle, Carl Cameron, Bret Baier and network that supported them.”

NPR will now move into FNC’s old second row seat, next to Bloomberg.

There were also a number of other changes to the seating chart, including the addition of a seat for the foreign press pool.

The full statement from the WHCA is after the jump.

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November ’09 Elections: Cable Plans

Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that’s included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks:

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring coverage of the returns for CNN’s “Election Night in America.” Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King will have an election focus for their programs and there will be a special “Larry King Live” at 12amET. Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley, John King, and Jessica Yellin, along with other correspondents, will appear during primetime programming.
fnc2120.jpg FNC will have live reporting throughout the day from Major Garrett and Jim Angle in D.C., Carl Cameron in Virginia, Shannon Bream in New Jersey, and Eric Shawn and Molly Line in New York. Martha MacCallum will anchor exit poll results. Bret Baier will anchor live from New York at 6pmET. Shepard Smith will anchor the 7pmET hour when Virginia poll results are expected. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will host their regular programs with updates from Smith and Baier. Smith and Baier will also be on with Greta Van Susteren at 10pmET.
msnbc120.jpg Chuck Todd will anchor live from D.C. at 11am and 2pmET and Ed Schultz will be live from New York at 4pmET. Special live editions of “Countdown, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Hardball” will be presented at 10pm, 11pm, and 12amET.
fbn120.jpg FBN’s election night coverage starts at 8pmET and will be anchored by Neil Cavuto in New York. Guests include former NJ governors Christie Whitman and Jim Florio, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), former VA governor George Allen, and PA governor Ed Rendell.
cnbc120.jpg At 7amET, PA Governor Ed Rendell will be a guest host on “Squawk Box.” From 7-9pmET, Larry Kudlow will anchor “A Special Edition of The Kudlow Report: Your Money, Your Vote” live from D.C. with guests including: Dick Armey, Lanny Davis, Ed Gillespie and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. CNBC’s John Harwood and Hampton Pearson will also report.

We will update with additional information as we receive it.

Bret Baier to be Named Host of “Special Report”

Baier_12.23.jpgBreaking: Fox News will name Bret Baier as the new anchor of “Special Report,” TVNewser has learned.

Baier becomes anchor of the show after the New Year. He had been Brit Hume‘s primary fill-in. Hume’s final “Special Report” airs tonight at 6pmET.

Baier is currently chief White House correspondent for Fox News. Prior to that post, Baier was FNC’s Pentagon correspondent.

Chris Wallace and Jim Angle will be filling in on “Special Report” until January 5 when Baier takes over.

> Update: The FNC press release is after the jump. Says FNC Chairman Roger Ailes: “Bret Baier has the combination of both hard news reporting and anchoring skills that will serve him well in this new position. His ten years of experience with FNC will enable him to uphold the same impeccable standard Brit Hume set for Special Report.”

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Reporters Briefed on DNC Details

dncclogo_8-11.JPGThe Democratic National Convention Committee held a conference call this morning for reporters covering the convention. TVNewser was on the line as we’ll be there in Denver, covering the “news about the news.” Chris will be in Minneapolis to cover the RNC a week later.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a convention co-chair, and Anita Dunn, an adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, briefed us on the themes and keynote speakers for each night of the convention and the “America’s Town Hall” feature.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell had the first question for Sebelius about Sebelius: whether she is a VP possibility. The governor says she’s “enthusiastic about doing anything,” to help Obama. Mitchell also asked about Elizabeth Edwards‘ potential involvement. Dunn confirmed neither John nor Elizabeth Edwards will be attending.

FNC’s Jim Angle asked for more details about the Town Hall participants at the convention. They’ll be coming later this week/early next week. Also, the full schedule of speakers and times will be released “later this week.”

Click continued to see the release on the themes and keynote speakers…

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