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Weekend Changes at Fox News; Gregg Jarrett Taking Time Off for ‘Personal Reasons’

gregg jarrettFox News is making some changes to weekend programming, just as one of its longtime weekend anchors is taking time off.

Fox News tells us Gregg Jarrett “requested time off for personal reasons and Fox obliged.” Jarrett has been with FNC since 2002, joining from MSNBC.

Other programming changes include Harris Faulkner signing off the Saturday edition of “Fox Report,” while continuing to host Sunday’s show at 7pmET. Faulkner will move to a six-day workweek, serving as a co-host on the new show “Outnumbered” Monday-Friday at NoonET.

Replacing her on “Fox Report” Saturday will be rotating anchors including Julie Banderas, John Roberts, and Shannon Bream, Fox tells us.

And Saturday at 1pmET will also have rotating anchors: Banderas, Arthel Neville, and Elizabeth Prann will be filling in as hosts. For Prann, it’s been an upward climb since 2008, moving from assistant to Greta Van Susteren, to local news reporter, to Fox News correspondent, and now part of the network’s weekend anchor rotation.

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Ed Henry Eats a Cricket on ‘Happening Now’

Ed Henry took a break from his post at the White House to fill in on “Happening Now” Friday, something he may not have done had he known what co-anchor Julie Banderas had planned for him. Following a report by Alicia Acuna about a Utah business that uses crickets for a “low-fat, protein-dense” flour, Banderas produced a cricket and made Henry eat it.

The verdict? “Crunchy” but “pretty nasty.” Watch:


The Ticker: MoJo Book Awards, Banderas, Morgan

  • One of the most prestigious accolades in publishing is the National Book Awards, and this year there is a TV news twist. As our sister blog GalleyCat notes, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards will be announced on “Morning Joe” October 10.
  • The always shy and subdued Piers Morgan decided to come out of his shell last night, taking credit for Mitt Romney’s performance at the debate, and recommending that President Obama should come on “PMT” to hone his skills for the next one:

Harris Faulkner to anchor weekend ‘FOX Report’

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner has been named anchor of FOX Report weekends. Faulkner has been subbing on the show for several weeks since the departure of Julie Banderas, who is now correspondent in the FNC New York bureau.

Faulkner joined FOX News in 2005 as a correspondent and primetime news break anchor. Before FNC, Faulker was a correspondent at “A Current Affair” and before that, she worked in local news in Minneapolis, Kansas City and Greenville, North Carolina.

Says FNC chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, “Harris has done an excellent job in a variety of roles for FOX News – she handles breaking news well and exhibits great journalistic instincts. We’re proud to see that she will lead a program that is so vital to our network.”

More in the press release after the jump…

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Julie Banderas Returning to ‘Fox Report’

Fox News anchor Julie Banderas returns to her post on the weekend edition of “Fox Report” next week. Juliet Huddy, who’s filled in for Banderas during her maternity leave, announced the news last evening, adding, “I’d like to say thank you so much. It was a wonderful, wonderful pleasure spending my all my Sundays with you. The crew you’re awesome…thanks for watching.” Banderas had a baby girl April 21st. (h/t ICN)

Julie Banderas Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Fox News Channel’s Julie Banderas gave birth to a baby girl last night, the details of which are below, retweeted to her account by her husband Andrew Sansone. Congrats Julie and Andrew!

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The Snyder Saga, Where it all Began

As we continue to report on Fox News host Bill O’Reilly stepping up to assist the family of a fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder with their mounting legal bills, here’s a look back at where it all began.

In June, 2006 on Fox News Channel’s “The Big Story Prime Time,” Julie Banderas interviewed Matthew’s father Albert. In a separate interview, she talked with Shirley Phelps Roper, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church who picketed Matthew’s funeral a few months earlier.

In a moment of must-see-TV news, Banderas takes on Phelps Roper, who fires right back, with a slew of Bible passages, taunts and eternal damnation.

> Update: An emailer reminds us that radio talk show host Michael Smerconish interviewed Fred Phelps on this case while guest hosting on MSNBC, on April 11, 2006.

And like O’Reilly, Smerconish is writing his own check to the Snyder family and encouraging his audience to as well.

Health Care Reform: Final Vote Coverage

As we await a final vote in the house on health care reform, perhaps in the 10pmET hour, the newschannels are going extra hours. Fox News brought in their weekday daytime and primetime talent including Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. On CNN, the network-declared Best Political Team on Television is in for non-stop coverage and on MSNBC David Shuster and Ed Schultz are anchoring coverage. In between the talking heads, the networks are carrying some of the house debate leading up to the final vote.

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CNBC and Fox Business are providing live coverage as well. CNBC produced a two-hour special at 9pmET while FBN has been live since about 1:30pmET. Neil Cavuto is the lead anchor from Washington.

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• CNN analyst @RolandSMartin hasn’t been brought into the conversation in a while, so he’s Tweeting about ordering a pizza:

Gonna be here a bit longer. I just ordered a pizza for and me and cameraman, Bruce. Thin crust. Giordano’s. Wish it was Pizza Hut.

> 10:45pmET: 216 votes reached to pass health care reform. Final vote is 219 for – 212 against.

> 10:50pmET: ABC’s Diane Sawyer anchors a special report, putting on pause “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” in the Eastern and Central time zones.

Julie Banderas Pregnant

Fox News anchor Julie Banderas announced she is pregnant on air this weekend. She showed a picture of her and her husband, Andrew Sansone, and asked, “How many people do you see?”

Banderas and Sansone married this past August.

After making the announcement, Banderas pointed to co-anchor Gregg Jarrett and said, “This is going to be a very lonely man next summer.” Her due date is April 22nd.

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FNC’s Julie Banderas Married

Banderas_8.30.jpgFox News anchor Julie Banderas was married Saturday to Andrew Sansone. The couple’s wedding was written up in today’s New York Times.

Julie Bidwell and Andrew J. Sansone were married Saturday at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The Rev. Paul T. Rock performed the ceremony. The bride, 35, will continue to use the name Julie Banderas professionally. She is the host of “Fox Report Weekend” and a host of “America’s News Headquarters,” both for the Fox News Channel. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston.

The Times announcement includes, appropriately, a video of how the two met.

(Photo/Courtesy: Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography)

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