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Newsers Pack the Waldorf to Honor Women Reporters

PBS’ Judy Woodruff was the mistress of ceremony at an awards luncheon of the of International Women’s Media Foundation today at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Four women journalists were honored for their work confronting danger while doing their jobs. Among them: Adela Navarro Bello, general director and columnist for Zeta news magazine in Mexico, Reuters Iran bureau chief Parisa Hafezi and Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director and webmaster of the Prachatai online newspaper in Thailand. Kate Adie, a BBC anchor, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Spotted in the crowd, CBS News’s Lesley Stahl, NBC’s Kate Snow and from ABC News, president Ben Sherwood, “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden, “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour, correspondents Martha Raddatz and Juju Chang, and GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Another ceremony was held Monday night in Beverly Hills honoring the women. Here’s a KABC report on that event:

‘It Was One of Those Stories Where the Adults Let Those Children Down’

ABC News correspondent Juju Chang with Dawn Boldrin, the teacher who witnessed the killing of student Larry King by classmate Brandon McInerney.

ABC’s Juju Chang calls it, “a labor of love.” As a reporter, that can be hard to come by.

Tonight’s “20/20″ devotes the hour to the case of Brandon McInerney and Larry King. On February 12, 2008, 14-year-old McInerney brought a loaded gun into his Ventura, CA classroom and shot his classmate, King, twice in the head. McInerney, the child of drug addicts, had bullied King for months. King, a foster child also from an abusive home, had a school-yard crush on his killer.

But the hour goes beyond the crime and the punishment, and takes a broader look at what makes children different, at what makes one child a bully and another, the bullied. And Chang says this tale has even more than that. “It started out as a bullying story and became about child abuse and drug abuse,” Chang tells TVNewser. “It is layered so thickly … it’s a story you can dig your claws into and

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Nightline’s Supernatural Summer

Following a trial run last summer, “Nightline” is expanding this summer to 13 hour-long specials in primetime. The first five episodes, which begin next Wednesday, are delving into the supernatureal and are titled “Beyond Belief.”

The 5-part investigation will feature Bob Woodruff reporting on his memory of seeing “his body floating below in a kind of whiteness” after the 2006 IED attack that left him and his cameraman with head injuries in Iraq. It will also feature installments from Juju Chang on “Twin-tuition”, Terry Moran dances with the devil and Bill Weir looks into miracles.

ABC is hoping the summer series will capitalize on the recent success of “Nightline,” which was the most-watched late night show for the 2010-2011 season.

The full press release after the jump…

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Juju Chang says so long to GMA: ‘I look forward to the next chapter of my adventure’

Juju Chang has a few more days left with “GMA”, but the anchor team said their good-byes this morning just after 8:30am.

“Our loss is ‘Nightline’s’ gain,” said Robin Roberts. “It’s not fair how ‘Nightline’ comes in and takes everybody,” added George Stephanopoulos, who forgot to mention the EP of “Nightline” recently moved to “GMA.”

“I’ve enjoyed every minute sitting on this couch with you all. It’s been great,” said Chang, who joined the team in December 2009. “And I look forward to the next chapter of my adventure, very much. And I’ll see you around.” The send-off included a video of Chang’s three sons telling her, “We’ll listen to everything you say” and “We’ll serve you breakfast in bed.”

As we reported last month, Chang will be reporting for “Nightline” as ESPN’s Josh Elliott moves to the GMA newsreader position.

Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer to Lead ABC News Royal Wedding Coverage

ABC News has slated its coverage plans for the upcoming Royal Wedding. Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer will lead the network’s coverage, which includes almost 20 hours on ABC, in addition to other platforms.

On Friday, Walters and Sawyer will anchor live starting at 4 AM ET, joined by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, who will be anchoring from London all week.

Contributors to the broadcast will include: Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown, former Royal press secretary Colleen Harris, Royal Historian Robert Lacey; and Royal Editor for the Sun Newspaper, Duncan Larcombe. Also appearing will be one of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids, India Hicks.

“ABC World News” will be broadcast from London Wednesday, April 27 to Friday April 29, while Cynthia McFadden anchors “Nightline” from London all week.

Even Disney Channel is getting into the game, with Juju Chang hosting a short form series about the Royal Wedding for kids all week long.

Much more information, including where to watch online, after the jump.

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Juju Chang Moving To ‘Nightline,’ ESPN’s Josh Elliott To Become ‘GMA’ Newsreader

Breaking: Changes are afoot at ABC’s “Good Morning America,” as Juju Chang will soon leave the program to join “Nightline” as a correspondent and fill-in anchor, while ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Josh Elliott joins the morning show as its newsreader.

The changes are the first major moves since James Goldston took over as senior EP of “GMA” in February.

“In her new position, Juju will play a leading part in a number of the 13 primetime hours that Nightline will produce this summer,” wrote ABC News president Ben Sherwood in an email to staff. “She will also make major contributions to 20/20, World News and GMA – as she has throughout her 23 year career at ABC News.”

The news was first reported by the NY Post.

Elliott will join fellow ESPN alum Robin Roberts on the morning show, along with ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who contributes regular pieces to the program. Both ESPN and ABC are owned by the Walt Disney Company.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA’s 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization for gay and lesbian journalists.

“I am honored to be this year’s host,” Roberts tells TVNewser. “It is going to be a great night. I really believe in NLGJA and its work and I’m proud to be involved.”

Roberts, who joined MSNBC fulltime late last year, was named anchor of the 11am hour last month.

NLGJA’s annual New York benefit gathers big name TV, radio, print and online journalists –tonight that includes FNC’s Jamie Colby, Rick Reichmuth, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Rick Folbaum; from CBS Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Marysol Castro and Troy Roberts; from CNN and HLN, Don Lemon and Jane Velez-Mitchell; from ABC News Sam Champion, and JuJu Chang; and Roberts’ MSNBC/NBC colleagues Chris Jansing, Natalie Morales, Contessa Brewer and Carl Quintanilla.

In the past, the New York benefit has been hosted by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Meredith Vieira, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. Tickets are still available. Go here for more info.

‘Your 3 Words’ with Darius Rucker

Musician Darius Rucker (remember Hootie & the Blowfish?) was on “GMA” earlier this week with Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Juju Chang, and Sam Champion to promote a special edition of “Your 3 Words” — a segment which is seen every Saturday on “Good Morning America” weekend where it debuted in the summer of 2007.

In this behind-the-scenes video, Rucker and the anchors reveal their three words.

‘World News Now’ Celebrates 19th Anniversary with a New Look

ABC’s overnight show “World News Now” turns 19 this week, and is moving into a new studio.

There have been many great anchors on the broadcast throughout the years — including Aaron Brown, Lisa Mcree, Ryan Owens, Anderson Cooper, and Juju Chang.

An ABC spokesperson tells TVNewser that the show debuted a new set, and “World News Now”’s sister program, “America This Morning,” will debut its upgraded new look soon.

A look back at the show over its 19 years is after the jump…
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‘Work With Me, GMA!’

“Good Morning America” this week focuses on good old American jobs, according to The Daily News. GMA hosts and reporters will profile a different American job each day this week on ABC in their new segment, “Work with Me, GMA!”

This morning, Juju Chang followed two sisters in Milwaukee: a civil servant and a firefighter. Tomorrow, George Stephanopoulos will report on a steelworker in Ohio. On Wednesday, Robin Roberts will follow a fish wholesaler in Charleston, S.C. Sam Champion will work at a BBQ joint in Houston, Texas on Thursday. And then on Friday, Dan Harris will report on a winemaker in California. And Saturday, Ron Claiborne will work with a veterinarian in Virginia.

Video of the first installment with Bianna Golodryga along with Juju Chang’s installment of the segment: “Work with Me GMA!” is after the jump…
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