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The AM Ticker: Licht, Nagler, Silberwasser

  • CBS Radio News VP Harvey Nagler will be awarded the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the RTDNA. The award, to be presented at the RTDNA conference September in Nashville, recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession.

  • Luis Silberwasser has been named President of Telemundo Network. Silberwasser is currently EVP of Discovery Networks International based in London. He will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, of NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content and will be based in Miami.

Brian Williams to Jimmy Fallon: ‘Let’s Be Clear… I Have Never Said Hippety, Never’

FallonWilliamsFor years, without knowing it, Brian Williams has been uttering the lyrics of Snoop Dog’s “Gin and Juice.” It took one of Jimmy Fallon‘s producers to turn it into late night viral gold. And it’s not the first time. For his part, Williams wants everyone to know, he has no part in Fallon’s “hobby.”

“Here’s the deal,” Williams said to Fallon in his first appearance on Fallon’s “Tonight Show” last night, “Every night, I’m downstairs. I’m doing the broadcast that pays for your hobby and all this,” Williams joked. “And people think I’ve somehow colluded into the making of these videos. Let’s be clear… I have never said hippety, never.”

“You’ve done this to me 7 times,” Williams continued. “We’ve done this for you,” Fallon said.

With cameos from Natalie Morales and Lester Holt, watch the Brian Williams version of “Gin and Juice” after the jump…

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual ’35 Most Powerful People in New York Media’

Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” list.

From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes; NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel and president Deborah Turness; and incoming Disney/ABC Television group president Ben Sherwood and ABC News president James Goldston represent the broadcast networks. On the cable side, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith make the list.

The main anchors for the broadcast networks — Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley — are all on the list, as well as morning anchors from each network. For NBC, it’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist; Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell represent CBS; and for ABC, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer. “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski and “CBS Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison are also named.

As for cable news talent, all three Fox News primetime hosts — Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity — make the list. From MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough; and from CNN, Anderson Cooper.

Other notable additions: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Bob Costas, Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa.

TVNewser will be at the party celebrating the honorees tonight.

[Images via Hollywood Reporter]

Bill O’Reilly: ‘Hard to Fathom’ Colbert Attracting Conservatives on ‘Late Show’

O'Reilly ColbertWhile wrapping up the “O’Reilly Factor” last night, Bill O’Reilly chimed in on Stephen Colbert‘s ascension to succeeding David Letterman as “Late Show” host when Letterman retires next year.

Calling Colbert an “interesting” choice by CBS, O’Reilly said he finds it “hard to fathom that 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservatives will watch Colbert,” adding Colbert will have good writers to go up against “high-energy guys” like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

O’Reilly’s prediction on Colbert was certainly more tame than his recent comments on the satirist, who he called a “deceiver” and “one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement.” O’Reilly’s more critical comments came in response to Colbert mocking him over suggesting President Obama was hurting himself by focusing on equality.

Let the countdown begin to O’Reilly’s first potential appearance on Colbert’s “Late Show,” where Colbert will no longer be playing the faux conservative character that’s won him acclaim.

‘Nightline’ Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot

Nightline-LOGO-color-1ABC’s “Nightline” averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier.

“Nightline” finished second in the time period, ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and behind NBC’s “Late Night,” which for the first half of Q1 was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and the second half by Seth Meyers. (NBC’s numbers below are of Meyers’s hosting of “Late Night” from Feb. 24-Feb. 30)

In January 2013, when “Nightline” was pushed back an hour to 12:35amET to make room for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” had won its timeslot for three years against Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its final full season at 11:35pm (2011-2012), the show averaged 3.7 million viewers.

“Nightline” has beaten “Late Late Show” in viewers and in the A25-54 demo in all 5 quarters that it has aired in its new time period.

  • Q1 2014:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49
Late Night NBC 2.247M 1.108M 1.014M
Nightline ABC 1.666M 687K 524K
Late Late Show CBS 1.447M 631K 506K

Carson Daly and Fiancee Expecting Third Child

It’s a “Today” baby boom: Carson Daly and his fiancee, Siri Pinter, are expecting their third child this summer. Daly, who has a 5-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter with Pinter, announced the news yesterday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The due date for Baby Daly is just one week away from the due date of Savannah Guthrie‘s first child. “I can’t wait until we all go to Lamaze class together,” Guthrie quipped on “Today” this morning. Watch:

Bret Baier ‘Ready For a Rap-Off’ With Brian Williams

Long before Jimmy Fallon got the idea to edit together clips of Brian Williams “rapping,” another news anchor that’s on in the 6pmET hour tried his hand at “Rapper’s Delight” — live.

The Daily Caller found video from 2011 of Fox News anchor Bret Baier performing “Rapper’s Delight” at the Bob Hope Classic, an annual charity golf tournament in California. Watch:

“I’m ready for a rap-off anytime,” Baier joked in a radio interview with WMAL. “I’ll tell you this — that editor, holy cow. That’s a lot of hours … it’s really strong. It’s very, very strong.”

Aside from his musical skills, Baier is a man of many talents: last week, he and his wife Amy were awarded the inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy from the Children’s National Health System. Baier is a vocal advocate for children with heart disease, as his son, Paul, was born with congenital heart defects and has undergone seven angioplasties and three heart surgeries.

Here’s Brian Williams and Lester Holt ‘Rapping’ ‘Rapper’s Delight’

Jimmy Fallon has a new gig, but he’s brought some recurring segments, including one where clips of Brian Williams on “NBC Nightly News” are spliced together into a rap, along to “The Tonight Show.” Last night, it was “Rapper’s Delight” — featuring both Williams and Lester Holt. Watch:

Meanwhile, on “Nightly News” yesterday, Williams apologized to Arsenio Hall for leaving him off a graphic showing all the late-night hosts on TV. “In apologizing to Arsenio, we just wanted to point out: at least you’re in good company here,” Williams said. “Last July we left the state of New Hampshire off the map and had to apologize to a U.S. Senator. Just last night on this broadcast we re-named the city of brotherly love ‘Philadelpia.’ So chalk it up to being on the air at 4 a.m. in the morning in Russia, but it won’t happen again.”

Jimmy Fallon on Matt Lauer and Al Roker’s Double Luge: ‘You Can’t Unsee That’

Jimmy Fallon officially took the helm of “The Tonight Show” last night with a star-studded debut that was the show’s first broadcast from New York in 42 years. Fallon reserved part of his monologue for NBC colleagues Matt Lauer and Al Roker, who learned (or attempted) to luge on the Olympic track in full spandex last week. “You can’t unsee that,” Fallon said of the stunt. “Actually, the screaming actually came from their sled.” Watch:

Before ‘Tonight’ Jimmy Fallon Drops by ‘Nightly News’

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Before he left for Sochi, “NBC Nightly News” anchor¬†Brian Williams sat down with Jimmy Fallon. The interview runs tonight on “Nightly News,” just hours before the first Fallon “Tonight Show” tonight, ¬†following Olympics coverage and the late local news, around MidnightET. With Williams, Fallon talks about the excitement of bringing “The Tonight Show” back to New York, he previews the new theme music composed by The Roots, and drops a few clues about the show’s not-yet-seen studio.

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