TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Josh Elliott’

Josh Elliott Makes ‘Today’ Debut

ElliottOver five months after he left ABC News for NBC Sports, Josh Elliott made his first appearance on “Today” yesterday.

“Welcome to the ‘Today’ show,” Matt Lauer said, introducing Elliott for his first segment. Elliott reported live from CenturyLink Field in Seattle to preview the NFL season ahead of the opener between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. That contest turned into a 20-point home-team blowout.

And this morning, Elliott reported from Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, interviewing a local high school football coach about his team’s community service during training camp. He also spoke to former NFL great Terrell Davis .

WATCH:

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Olympics Extended on NBC Through 2032

CostasOlympicsNBCUniversal has just acquired all media rights to another six Olympics. NBC adds to the three Olympics it secured in an earlier deal: 2016 in Rio, 2018 in Peyongchang and 2020 in Tokyo, with six more Summer and Winter Olympics through 2032, the host cities of which have not yet been selected.

The new deal, valued at $7.65 billion, is the longest U.S. Olympic sports rights agreement in history.

“This is one of the most important days in the history of NBCUniversal,” says NBCU CEO Steve Burke. “The Olympics are part of the fabric of our company, and we couldn’t be more excited that today’s announcement guarantees that this massively popular and profitable programming will continue to air every two years on the broadcast, cable, digital and mobile platforms of NBCUniversal for the next two decades.”

NBC has had the U.S. rights to 11 of the last 14 Olympics. Josh Elliott, said the Olympics played a major part in his decision to leave ABC News for NBC Sports: “A profound and essential part of my being has always been to be a part of an Olympics broadcast,” Elliott said on the day he was hired.

Josh Elliott on ‘GMA’ Departure: 99 Percent of Rumors Were ‘Whole Cloth Fiction’

abc_josh_elliott_304On the same weekend he made his NBC Sports debut at the Kentucky Derby, former “Good Morning America” news anchor Josh Elliott poured cold water on the flurry of rumors born after his “GMA” departure.

“It was interesting for me to see this very deeply personal choice of mine become almost this bit player in this grander melodrama…99 percent of which just was whole cloth fiction,” Elliott told Extra’s Charissa Thompson. “I don’t know that we have enough time to work through them all,” Elliott answered regarding which headlines about his departure were false. He also vowed not to be after a new colleague’s anchor chair.

“None of that’s going to happen,” Elliott said on replacing Matt Lauer. “Unless the ‘Today’ show comes under the aegis of NBC Sports.”

Read more

Josh Elliott Makes NBC Debut, with Former ABC Colleague

ElliottChampionFormer “Good Morning America” hosts Josh Elliott and Sam Champion were back together again this morning on the Weather Channel. Around 9:10amET Elliott turned up on Champion’s show “AMHQ.” Both are at Churchill Downs for NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby. This is Elliott’s first day on-air for NBC. He joined the network a month ago today. The Weather Channel is part-owned by NBC. Elliott will be covering today’s Kentucky Oaks on NBC Sports Network as well the Derby tomorrow.

When Copy and Paste Tweeting Goes Wrong

“Good Morning America’s” revolving door has made headlines over the last few months, and this morning, its Twitter account momentarily forgot about one of its most recent staffing changes.

GMA tweet

The tweet, posted around 6:45am, has since been deleted. A network spokesperson tells us it was a simple mistake; its social media team mistakenly pulled an old tweet and published it.

Josh Elliott, of course, left “GMA” for NBC Sports last month; he debuts for the network on May 3 during the Kentucky Derby.

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 31

morningshowanchors2014In its first week without Josh Elliott, “Good Morning America” not only remained in first place in the mornings, but hit 4-week highs. “GMA” also showed the most growth in the A25-54 demo, up +18% compared to the same week last year and also up +9% in viewers.

NBC’s “Today” show was up double digits year-over-year: +10% in viewers and +13% in the A25-54 demo. And for the second straight Monday, “Today” topped “GMA” in the demo. “Today” has won at least one broadcast day in the A25-54 demo for 5 consecutive weeks.

“CBS This Morning” saw the most growth in the morning among total viewers: +13%, but lost viewers in the demo, down -4%.

The averages for the week of March 31, 2014:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 5.827M / NBC: 5.112M / CBS: 3.154M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 2.309M / NBC: 2.144M / CBS: 966,000


Lunch with Lara Spencer & Amy Robach: Rumors, Ratings & the Revolving Door

"GMA" anchors Amy Robach and Lara Spencer show off their manicures April 1. (via @laraspencer)

“Good Morning America” anchors Amy Robach and Lara Spencer show off their manicures on the show April 1. (via @laraspencer)

It has been a busy few months at “Good Morning America.” Since December, Sam Champion and Josh Elliott have departed, Ginger Zee and Amy Robach have joined the team and Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer have extended their contracts with ABC News. Through it all, “GMA” remains steadfast in the ratings, despite the fact that both Champion and Elliott — “our brothers,” as Spencer calls them — have decamped for NBC.

As “GMA” prepares to mark two years as the most-watched morning show, TVNewser caught up with Spencer and Robach over lunch at Bobby Flay‘s Bar Americain Tuesday. They told us about their new roles on the show, how the team is really getting along, and why the “GMA” rumor mill has been in high gear the past few weeks. Before talking shop, we asked Robach, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, how she is feeling.

Amy Robach: I am feeling pretty darn good considering where I am in my treatments. I have two more chemotherapy rounds left – my next one is on Thursday. My final one is April 24. And then I have one more surgery in June. I’m going to work every day, and that means a lot to me mentally which I think helps me physically.

My memory is not amazing right now. It’s a little nerve wracking, feeling not mentally sharp all the time, but luckily there’s a teleprompter in front of me, and a good team that picks up any mental malfunctions I may have in the middle of a sentence or a thought.

Lara Spencer:  You haven’t missed a beat. You are radiant and smiling – she’s a rock star. She comes in, she brings her A-game. I haven’t noticed the memory at all. She’s remarkable. She’s being very modest.

TVNewser: Do you feel like you’ve processed your promotion yet? Read more

George Stephanopoulos Denies Being Unhappy About ‘GMA’ Changes

Stephanopoulos 304George Stephanopoulos denies being unhappy with the on-air changes at “Good Morning America,” telling Page Six the rumors aren’t true.

“So much of what you’ve been told is false. What I can say is that I’m proud of our continued success at ‘GMA,’ ‘This Week’ and ABC News, and I’m confident that will continue,” he told Page Six.

Page Six reported Stephanopoulos has been unhappy with the recent exits of Josh Elliott and Sam Champion, currently leaving him as the only male host on the show. The report also suggests his displeasure with the “softer” direction of the show, and that he desires more serious news programming on “GMA.” Stephanopoulos is signed through the end of 2014.

The ABC morning broadcast recently won its sixth quarter in a row in both total and demo viewers. Stephanopoulos has also scaled back his “This Week” hosting duties, decreasing from hosting three times a month down to two.

Cynthia McFadden Says Good Morning to ‘Today’

A week after signing off ABC News, Cynthia McFadden made her first appearance on NBC News. McFadden, NBC’s senior legal and investigative correspondent, was on the “Today” show talking about the Oscar Pistorius trial. “Cynthia McFadden, good morning and welcome to NBC,” Savannah Guthrie said. “It’s a pleasure to be here, Savannah,” McFadden replied.

McFadden, who spent 20 years at ABC, is one of three high-profile ABC News talent hired away by NBC in the last few months: Sam Champion joined the Weather Channel in December and Josh Elliott jumped to NBC Sports last week.

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women

abc_hillary_clinton_nightline_interview_lpl_130129_mnAt a “Women in the World” event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are talked about in the media, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports.

“There is a double standard,” Clinton said. “The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media is the principal propagator of its persistence,” she added.

She added advice for women, suggesting they not take criticism personally, but instead seriously. Clinton’s comments about the media’s gender double standard come a day after a new Women’s Media Center report showed a different issue when it comes to females and the media: a wide gap between the number of female media figures and their male counterparts.

We tallied the cable and brodcast news ratios for you (after the jump).

Read more

NEXT PAGE >>