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Cable Networks Turn Attention to Christopher Dorner Shootout in Los Angeles

About midway through the 4pmET hour, all three cable news networks pivoted to Los Angeles, where murder suspect Christopher Dorner engaged in a gunfight with police.

During “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Fox News had Trace Gallagher reporting on the phone from Los Angeles. Gallagher is currently anchoring from FNC’s L.A. bureau, preempting “The Five.”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Chris Cuomo are anchoring CNN’s coverage, with reporters Casey Wian and Chris Welch. CNN is using aerial footage from its affiliates on a delay.

Chris Matthews is anchoring for MSNBC, with John Yang contributing from Los Angeles.

ABC News and NBC News also aired special reports around 5pmET. Bill Weir anchored on ABC, with Pierre Thomas and Cecilia Vega contributing; Brian Williams anchored on NBC, with Yang contributing from LA.

On the local front, Carter Evans, the husband of former Fox News Channel reporter Courtney Friel, was covering the shootout for KCBS in Los Angeles. TVSpy has the video.

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Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett Bring Shows to Wisconsin to Cover Sikh Temple Shooting

Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will both broadcast their shows live from Oak Creek, WI tonight, site of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple. CNN’s David Mattingly, Brian Todd, Dan Simon, Poppy Harlow, Randi Kaye, Ted Rowlands and Mallika Kapur from Mumbai, India, are also covering.

Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal is reporting from Wisconsin. NBC News correspondent John Yang is covering for MSNBC, which continues with Olympic games coverage.

NBC’s Brian Williams returns to U.S. from London to Cover Aftermath of Deadly Southern Storms

Brian Williams had arrived at London’s Heathrow airport, picked up his bags and was on his way to NBC’s Royal Wedding encampment when the damage and death toll from last night’s southern storm began to sink in.

“Our NBC News staff in London was just awakening to the news from home,” writes Williams on his blog. “Minutes later, NBC News President Steve Capus made the call: He said I should go home. We both agreed the tragedy would dominate our newscast and our coverage.”

Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from New York tonight and then travel with Lester Holt to hard-hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama for tomorrow’s broadcast. NBC News correspondents John Yang and Thanh Truong are in Alabama, Mark Potter is in Georgia, and Ron Mott is in Mississippi. As NBC is part owner of The Weather Channel,  meteorologists Dr. Greg Forbes and Bryan Norcross will provide analysis to NBC’s coverage.

“I never got to see our infrastructure in London,” writes Williams, “or any of my colleagues beyond the confines of my car. We had a magnificent setup — the result of months of planning — to cover the big day in London, and we still will, live and wall-to-wall. But for now, for us, for this story, one of us had to go back and lead a separate coverage team—as the death toll grows.”

To date, more than 160 tornadoes covering 15 states have swept through the nation; the preliminary toll shows at least 250 deaths.

Chuck Todd: King or Yang?

Todd Yang.jpgWhile anchoring MSNBC’s Daily Rundown this morning, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd was about to toss to reporter John Yang for a live report from Louisville, on today’s Kentucky Senate primary.

And that’s when Todd instead tossed to someone who, shall we say, reports for a different network:

John King is live for us. John Yang is live for us in Louisville. Boy, that‘ll be a YouTube moment there!

Yang laughed at the mix-up. So far, though, no YouTube clip…

NBC’s John Yang Heading to Chicago

Yang_7.29.jpgFishbowlDC scoops that NBC News D.C. correspondent John Yang is heading to Chicago, to cover the Midwest for NBC News and MSNBC.

In an email obtained by TVNewser, Yang tells colleagues, “NBC is moving me from the city of big egos to the city of broad shoulders.” The former ABC News correspondent, Yang, who joined NBC in 2007 hopes to be “fully engaged” in Chicago by Sept. 1.

Richard Engel to the White House?

Engel_12.17.jpgTVNewser hears NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel may be headed to the White House for the network.

Engel has been with NBC since just after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He’s reported extensively on the war and has also served as Beirut bureau chief and, since April, as chief foreign correspondent. Sources tell us Engel, who has been reporting from NBC’s New York headquarters recently (last night’s Nightly News story after the jump), could also remain chief foreign correspondent but be based stateside, similar to Lara Logan‘s assignment with CBS News.

Savannah Guthrie and John Yang are currently reporting on the White House for NBC. Yang, on the remaining days of the Bush administration and Guthrie on the Obama transition. As TVNewser first reported last week, Lee Cowan, who covered the Obama campaign, is expected to move to NBC’s Los Angeles bureau.

Two other NBC White House correspondents Kevin Corke and Jeannie Ohm were part of the cuts NBC News made earlier this month.

ABC, CBS and CNN have all named their Washington, DC teams.

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More ABC Correspondents Out

TVNewser tipsters tell us three more veteran ABC News correspondents may soon be parting ways with the network. Bob Jamieson, Mark Litke and Bill Redeker have a combined 72 years of service with ABC.

Jamieson joined ABC News in 1990 after a 20-year career at NBC News. Litke has been with ABC since 1979. He is the network’s Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. Redeker has been with the network the longest, joining ABC in 1975.

An ABC News spokesperson tells TVNewser any staffing or bureau changes are “part of the strategic look” outlined by news president David Westin last month. There will “be cutbacks and hiring at ABC News,” the spokesperson said. The cuts “will affect some correspondents, and that will happen over the next six months”

Today’s news follows Friday’s story (and the confirmation yesterday) that ABC’s Dean Reynolds is moving to CBS. Reynolds’ departure follows that of Jessica Yellin (to CNN), Heather Nauert (to FNC), Nancy Cordes (to CBS), Hari Sreenivasan (to CBS), and Geoff Morrell (to the Pentagon)

>An emailer adds: “Don’t forget the year began with John Yang going from ABC to NBC.”