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The Evening Ticker: CBS in Syria; New Hires at Bloomberg, Fusion

  • CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports tonight from inside Syria, where she speaks with a teenager who says he was forced to fight alongside ISIS. The report, broadcast on “The CBS Evening News” is a rare example of American journalists doing on-the-ground reporting inside the country. Williams spoke with 15-year-old Kareem Mufleh in the basement of a prison in northern Syria, where men accused of being ISIS terrorists are being held by a Kurdish group fighting against the Islamic extremists. “They captured my village and gave me a choice-either join ISIS or be beheaded,” Mufleh told Williams in Arabic.

  • Bloomberg has named Joe Weisenthal managing editor of Bloomberg.com’s markets and finance coverage. Weisenthal will lead coverage of markets and finance coverage across Bloomberg’s digital brands. Weisenthal, who joins from Business Insider, also will host a daily markets show on Bloomberg Television. He starts November 10 and will be based in New York.

  • Fusion CEO Isaac Lee has announced Boris Gartner is joining the company as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Gartner will be working on strategy, partnerships, and business development. “Boris is a high-impact player who has a proven track record of developing and executing forward-looking initiatives,” Lee said. “Boris was a part of the Univision team that conceived Fusion in 2012 and he will play a critical role as we continue building Fusion into a next-generation media company.”

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Jeff Macke Out at CNBC?

macke_5-25.jpgFollowing his bizarre on-air comments last week, CNBC contributor Jeff Macke‘s future with the network is in doubt.

Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal reports Macke will not be back on CNBC, while sources tell TVNewser no decision has been made.

Still, we hear Macke’s appearance on Fast Money the following night was being watched closely by Susan Krakower, the show’s co-creator and CNBC VP. A “backup” trader was ready in case Macke was deemed unable to go on-air.

Macke has not been on CNBC since last Wednesday’s appearance.

A CNBC spokesperson gave TVNewser a “no comment” on the situation.