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‘Today’ Anchors Throw Savannah Guthrie a Baby Shower

Savannah Guthrie‘s “Today” show colleagues — Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Tamron Hall and Natalie Morales — threw the expecting mom a baby shower last week at The Glass Houses in Chelsea. Although Morales didn’t attend because she was in Brazil covering the World Cup, Guthrie was feted by NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager, Cynthia McFadden, Contessa Brewer, Dylan Dreyer and Erica Hill, as well as CBS’ Gayle King, ABC’s Amy Robach and Deborah Roberts, and CNN’s Kate Bolduan, who is also expecting

“I have never felt in my life so much genuine joy,” Guthrie said in a speech with her husband, Mike Feldman. “Because when you say that you’re happy for us and you give us a hug or you rub the belly, I know you really mean it.” Watch:

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Kate Bolduan, Mika Brzezinski, Norah O’Donnell to Interview Pres. Obama Today

NBC News Obama special report_304x200Two cable morning show anchors will be interviewing Pres. Obama today. CNN’s “New Day” co-anchor Kate Bolduan and “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski will sit down with the president today. Both interviews air Monday, previewing Monday’s White House Summit on Working Families.

Meanwhile, another cable news host, Greta Van Susteren, is taking the president to task. “I am furious at President Obama if he blew this opportunity,” writes Van Susteren on GretaWire.

>Update: Norah O’Donnell also gets an interview with Obama. An excerpt will air tonight on the “CBS Evening News,” with the full interview airing on Monday’s “CBS This Morning.”

Ivan Watson: ‘I’m Being Kicked. I’m Being Kicked’

WatsonTurkeyCNN’s Ivan Watson says it was just another day at the office Saturday when he was roughed up by security forces in Istanbul while reporting  on the one year anniversary of the standoff and crackdown in Istanbul’s Gezi park. Turkish authorities began demanding his identification, then knocking him around and kicking him, all in the middle of a live report.

“I’m pretty used to getting knocked around by security forces,” Watson told Kate Bolduan on “New Day.” “I’ve been detained in Iran and Russia. I’ve been knocked around in Turkey before. The difference here is that it happened on live television.”

Watson says he wasn’t legally detained but rather held for a half hour as security forces conducted an identity check. “They did not accept my Turkish press accreditation,” he says, adding that he’s seen other colleagues in the media leave their jobs because of the pressure put on them by security forces. WATCH: Read more

Jenna Lee Pregnant With First Child

Jenna LeeAt the end of “Happening Now” this afternoon, co-anchor Jenna Lee announced she and husband Leif Babin are expecting their first child around, appropriately enough, Labor Day.

“As my team knows, I like to double and triple source everything before putting it on the air,” Lee joked. “After consulting a wide variety of different medical experts, I can confirm that my husband and I are expecting our first child…it’s very much ‘happening now.’”

Co-anchor Jon Scott asked Lee if part of her husband’s training as a former Navy SEAL dealt with how to “deal with a pregnant woman.”

“I can’t reveal all their top-secret training,” Lee lightheartedly responded, adding that for some reason, a lot of former Navy Seals end up having girls as children. Lee and Babin have decided not to learn the gender ahead of time. “It will just be breaking news when it happens,” Lee joked.

Lee joins “Today” show anchor Savannah Guthrie and CNN anchor Kate Bolduan who are also pregnant for the first time.

Kate Bolduan Expecting First Child

“New Day” co-anchor Kate Bolduan and her husband private equity investor Michael Gershenson are expecting their first child. “You all, without probably knowing it, have put up with some pretty gnarly morning sickness,” Bolduan said.

“You’ll have to deal with another baby,” John Berman said, pointing at Chris Cuomo. “I know, I’ve already got one,” Bolduan laughed while leaning on Cuomo.

And a fellow morning anchor who is also expecting, sent her congratulations.

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Guess That Baby: TV News Edition

You know you love it when mom or dad whip out the old baby album, so we’re adding to the “aww” count this morning with some photos from some of the most-well known tvnewsers:

baby one

baby 2

The identities revealed after the jump. Read more

Morning Shows Wear Red For Women’s Heart Health

Anchors and correspondents across the morning shows wore red on the air today for National Wear Red Day, which raises awareness for women’s heart health.

Among those participating: ABC’s Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott; NBC’s Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Jenna Bush Hager; CBS’ Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell; Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Nauert and Maria Molina; CNN’s Kate Bolduan and Chris Cuomo; CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Sara Eisen; Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy of “The View” and Kelly Ripa of “Live.”

2013 TVNewser Challege: The Results

At the beginning of the year, we asked you to predict what would happen in the television news industry in 2013, and thousands of you responded with your thoughts on the year ahead. We’ll have a new set of questions in the 2014 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s how you did.

Will the three evening newscasts increase or decrease in viewership in 2013?

82% of you thought the evening newscasts would decrease in viewership, compared to just 18% of you who thought viewership would go up. As it turns out, you were all right: year-to-date, the three-network annual total is up +2% in total viewers and down -4% in the A25-54 demographic compared to 2012. “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” remained on top this year. “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” was second and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” was third.

By this time next year, which CNN daypart will see the biggest change under Jeff Zucker?

The majority of you (57%) believed CNN’s primetime programming would see the biggest changes under Jeff Zucker‘s leadership. There have been a few changes in primetime, but the major programming overhaul was in the mornings, which 30% of voters predicted. “New Day” debuted in June.

Which broadcast morning show is likely to see an anchor change in 2013?

Only 12% of responders saw an anchor change in the cards for “Good Morning America,” which had weather anchor Sam Champion depart for The Weather Channel this month. 61% of you thought the anchor change would be at “Today” and 27% thought it would be at “CBS This Morning.”

Will Megyn Kelly still be with Fox News at this time next year?

44% of you correctly predicted Megyn Kelly‘s move to primetime, which took place after she returned from maternity leave in October. Read more

Dueling Cuomos On The Morning Shows

Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge may have been the big boldface name on the morning shows this morning, but there was another high-profile family all over TV: New York’s royal family, the Cuomos.

Chris Cuomo sat at his usual perch in the Time Warner Center, alongside Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira, where he led “New Day” on CNN talking about the Royal Baby, among other topics.

Meanwhile, on the network morning program that clearly influenced “New Day” quite a bit–”CBS This Morning”–Chris’ older brother Andrew Cuomo, who also happens to be Governor of the State of New York, talked to Jan Crawford.

Crawford interviewed Cuomo about 2016 ambitions and New York City politics… but also went head to head with the Governor in a whitewater raft race in the Adirondacks.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 222 | MSNBC: 143 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102
  • Primetime: FNC: 333 | MSNBC: 192 | CNN: 381 | HLN: 141

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

132

TheFive:

260

Baier:

223

Shep:

256

O’Reilly:

416

Hannity:

309

Greta:

274

O’Reilly:

232

Hannity:

209

MSNBC
Bashir:

107

Matthews:

183

Sharpton:

230

Matthews:

175

Hayes:

159

Maddow:

217

O’Donnell:

198

Hayes:

180

Maddow:

201

CNN
Tapper:

96

Blitzer:

162

Blitzer:

128

Burnett:

137

Cooper:

366

Morgan:

364

Will&Kate+1:

413

Cooper:

222

Morgan:

133

HLN
America:

100

Express:

120

Express:

105

Jane:

94

Grace:

108

DrDrew:

196

AfterDark:

117

Showbiz:

84

DrDrew:

77

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