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The Morning Ticker: Glor, Ramsey, Karl

  • CBS’s Jeff Glor will moderate a discussion with Marie Tillman, the widow of ex-NFL star turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman and the author Jon Krakauer in Chicago today. Marie Tillman opens up for the first time about rebuilding her life after her husband’s death.

  • Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert, radio personality, and former FBN host will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April.

  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl tells The Atlantic Wire what he reads: he likes Mike Allen‘s Playbook and thinks Politico’s David Rogers‘ “fiscal cliff” reporting/commentary is “stellar.” He also has a new-found appreciation for Justin Bieber.

DNC, RNC Communications Directors Will Shave Their Heads for Charity on ABC’s ‘This Week’

DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse (left) and RNC communications director Sean Spicer (right) will shave their heads for charity on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.

The stunt started out as a political bet — whoever’s candidate won the election would shave the loser’s head — but, in the post-election spirit of bipartisanship, the pair will both shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that raises money for childhood cancer research.

ABC senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl will do the honors.

Obama’s Post-Election Press Conference

President Obama is holding his first press conference in eight months, and the first since he won reelection 8 days ago. As we noted earlier, the networks are breaking into regular programming for the presser.

“I hear you have a few questions for me,” Obama said as he stepped up to the podium, before delivering a brief statement.

 

Among the likely topics of discussion are the Petraeus incident, his election win and the attack in Benghazi.

  • The first question went to the AP, as is customary, which asked about national security as it relates to the Petraeus scandal.
  • Question two went to CNN chief White House correspondent Jessia Yellin, who asked about the fiscal cliff as it related to tax cuts.

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Networks Taking Obama Presser

At 1:30 PM ET, President Obama will be giving his first press conference in months, and the first since he won reelection just over a week ago.

The cable news channels will, as usual, be dedicating their programs in that hour to covering the conference, and the broadcasters will be breaking into regular programming to carry it as well.

NBC will have Brian Williams anchoring from New York, with David Gregory in Washington and Chuck Todd at the White House. CBS will have Scott Pelley anchoring. ABC will have Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring with Martha Raddatz and Jonathan Karl in Washington.

The President is expected to be asked about the Petraeus scandal, though any other subject is presumable also on the table.

The Morning Ticker: Karl & Ryan, Snyder & London, Hope & Hearts

  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl gets the first network TV interview with GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan. Karl’s interview with the airs tonight on “World News.” Ryan has already spoken with local TV stations in Wisconsin.

  • Tracy Snyder is leaving her role as evening assignment manager at NBC Newschannel for a Senior Desk Editor position at NBC News in London. Tracy, who has extensive international coverage under her belt, has spent the last 10 years at the affiliate news service in Charlotte.

  • MSNBC/NBC anchor Veronica De La Cruz hosted a fundraiser Friday raising thousands of dollars for heart transplant patients and Hurricane Sandy victims. De La Cruz established Hope for Hearts in 2010 after her brother Eric died in 2009 while awaiting a heart transplant.

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS’ Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here’s a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned…

Scott Pelley anchors on CBS from 9-11pmET. With Schieffer moderating, certain CBS programs — including yesterday’s “Face the Nation” and today’s “CBS This Morning” — originate from Florida. Pelley will be joined by Major Garrett of National Journal and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg, among others.

ABC’s coverage kicks off at 9pmET with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring. They will be joined during the two-hour broadcast by VP debate moderator Martha Raddatz, Christiane Amanpour, Jake Tapper, David Muir and Jonathan Karl.

Brian Williams anchors on NBC from 9pm-11pmET. Williams will be joined by David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Richard Haass.

PBS’ coverage runs from 9-11pmET, with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring and political editor Christina Bellantoni contributing.

Plans for the cable networks after after the jump. Read more

Sawyer and Stephanopoulos To Lead ABC’s Debate Coverage

ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the three Presidential and one Vice Presidential debates. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will be anchoring the network’s coverage from 9-11 PM on debate nights. Joining them will be Jake Tapper, David Muir, Jonathan Karl and analysts George Will, Matthew Dowd, Nicole Wallace, Donna Brazile and Austan Goolsbee.

In addition, “Nightline” at 11:35 will have a post-debate wrap up, featuring highlights and more analysis.

Online, debate coverage will be anchored by Amy Walter and Dan Harris from 8-11:30 PM, and will be available on ABCNews.com, all of the network’s apps, Yahoo! News and on YouTube.

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News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP

At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian Williams anchoring from London, joined by Peter Alexander in Norfolk, and Chuck Todd and David Gregory in Washington. CBS News broke in at 9:03 with Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis anchoring with Jan Crawford in Norfolk and Bob Schieffer in Washington. David Muir on ABC News began a special report at 9:10 with Jonathan Karl in Norfolk and George Stephanopoulos, by Skype from a well-appointed home.

Wolf Blitzer led coverage on CNN, Bret Baier on FNC, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was up for Chris Hayes‘ show with Andrea Mitchell in Norfolk. FBN and HLN also carried the announcement live.

ABC continued with its special report until 9:51, NBC and CBS until 9:52.

On Fox News Baier will continue until 11am when John Roberts picks up anchoring until 1pET.

FNC is producing a modified weekday schedule: “The Five” will be in for a special hour today at 5, Baier is back for “Special Report” at 6pm followed by Shepard Smith anchoring “Fox Report” at 7pm, “Huckabee” at 8, “Hannity” at 9 and the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren will host a live “On the Record” at 10pmET.

Mitt Romney to Announce VP Pick Saturday Morning; Paul Ryan Expected Running Mate

Fox News broke into the 11pmET reair of “The O’Reilly Factor” with the news that Mitt Romney would be announcing his VP pick in the morning. Carl Cameron confirmed the announcement would be on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA at 9amET. “All signs have pointed to the likelihood of Paul Ryan as running mate, the congressman from Wisconsin,” said Cameron in his report at 11:04pm.

Following the news, the Tweets with confirmations from other news organizations began rolling in.  ”Norfolk” and “USS Wisconsin” began trending on Twitter.

MSNBC broke in with the news at 11:29pm and CNN broke in at 11:33pm with a report from CNN International.

“Nightline’s” Cynthia McFadden led the ABC show with the news (and updated the show for the West Coast at 2:35amET). Expect expanded coverage from the cable and broadcast networks in the morning, including Bret Baier anchoring FNC’s coverage from Miami. And fortunately for NBC and MSNBC, they won’t have to decide whether to interrupt the Olympics, as Olympic programming doesn’t start until 10amET on both networks.

> More: At 12:01amET, NBC’s Chuck Todd reported live on MSNBC that Ryan was the pick. At 12:22amET, the NBC broadcast network broke in with the news.

> More: On ABC, David Muir, who has been covering the Romney campaign, will anchor a special report beginning at approximately 8:45amET. George Stephanopoulos and Jonathan Karl will contribute. CNN’s coverage begins at 7amET with lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, along with Candy Crowley, John King and Gloria Borger.

The Weekend Ticker: Kapp, Karl, Garibotto…

  • Lauren Kapp, the former top communications and marketing executive at NBC News who left for a strategy and marketing position at Huffington Post in May, will be leaving that job next week. Reuters reports Kapp will leave Huffington Post Media Group August 1, three months after joining from NBC. Reuters says personal reasons are behind the change.
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney was interviewed yesterday by ABC’s Jonathan Karl. The interview, Cheney’s first since his heart transplant earlier this year, will be previewed across all ABC’s platforms on Monday, and will air in its entirety on “Nightline” Monday evening.
  • Pilar Garibotto has been named executive producer of “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste,” Telemundo’s weekly newsmagazine show. Garibotto joins Telemundo from KRCA, a Spanish-language station in Los Angeles.

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