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The Afternoon Ticker: Damon, Syria Deeply, Gifford

  • CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon has been in Syria reporting for the network for almost a week. “She’s risking her life to bring us these reports,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer wrote on Twitter.
  • Speaking of Syria, Lara Setrakian has launched Syria Deeply, a website dedicated to exploring “a new model of storytelling around a global crisis.” Setrakian is a foreign correspondent who has been based in the Middle East for five years, filing reports for Bloomberg TV and ABC News.
  • After just three weeks on Broadway, it’s the end of the road for “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson,” written by NBC’s Kathie Lee Gifford. Gifford talked about it on the fourth hour of “Today” Wednesday, saying, “They’re the best cast on Broadway. They’re unbelievable. And I love them to pieces. There’s a sadness that comes with this.”
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Lara Setrakian joins BloombergTV, will continue to contribute to ABC News

After several weeks of reporting for the network, Bloomberg TV announced today that Lara Setrakian has officially joined the network.

Setrakian, who will be based in Dubai, was seen reporting alongside Margaret Brennan during the crisis in Egypt last month.

Setrakian joins Bloomberg from ABC News. This morning on Twitter she announced she’ll still contribute to ABC News.

With great joy I officially join @BloombergTV. Continue as a contributor to ABC News. In search of a new handle.

Her current Twitter handle is @LaraABCNews (25,114 followers)

“Lara is a seasoned journalist with a strong understanding of the important news stories coming out of the Gulf,” said Bloomberg TV ME Malcolm Fried. “Her on-the-ground expertise and contacts will offer our global audience a unique perspective on how the Middle East is impacting politics and business worldwide.”

Bloomberg’s Margaret Brennan and Lara Setrakian Report Live From Cairo

Time to fire up the Bloomberg-ABC News rumor mill again. As we reported earlier, all three business news channels had live coverage as Hosni Mubarak relinquished power in Egypt. Both Bloomberg and Fox Business Network have correspondents in Cairo, filing reports over the past few days.

In the case of Bloomberg, Margaret Brennan and Lara Setrakian have been reporting from just above Tahrir Square. Setrakian is a Dubai-based correspondent for ABC News, and has been reporting on the crisis for Bloomberg extensively over the last three weeks.

Update: ABC News tells us that Setrakian actually works for Bloomberg, although she does contribute occasionally to ABC programming.


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Brian Williams preps ‘Nightly News’ live from Cairo

As we’ve been following the movements of the network anchors and correspondents in Egypt, TVNewser was sent this picture of “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, weekend “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and producer Paul Nassar at work this evening in Cairo, putting together tonight’s “Nightly News.” Williams will appear on MSNBC’s “Hardball” in the next few minutes and he’ll tape an appearance on “The Last Word” following “Nightly.” No word on whether Williams’ iPad has internet service.

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour will also be making a return to her old network CNN when she appears on “Piers Morgan Tonight” at 9pmET from Cairo. The Cutline’s Michael Calderone talked with Amanpour today: “I really do think what we’ve shown is that when news happens, we’re going to go there and report for ourselves and for our viewers from the ground.”

“World News” weekend anchor David Muir is en route to Cairo where he will join Amanpour, and correspondents Alexander Marquardt, Lama Hasan, and Lara Setrakian.