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Fox News Channel’s Clayton Morris Is New York’s Funniest Reporter

The annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” stand-up comedy contest (to benefit the Humane Society) was held Thursday night, and the victor’s trophy returned to Fox News.

“Fox & Friends” weekend anchor and FNC tech guru Clayton Morris was the winner, as he noted on his Twitter account:

Morris is the second FNCer to take home the title in the last three years. Lauren Sivan won the title in 2010, while last year’s champ was “Nancy Grace” producer Marlaina Schiavo.

Morris faced some stiff competition last night, with In Touch Weekly’s Marianne Garvey placing second and WNYW’s Greg Kelly placing third. The other participants were Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Manny Alvarez, RT America’s Lauren Lyster and ESPN anchor and correspondent Michele Steele.

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‘NY’s Funniest Reporter’ Contest Slated for August

Calling aspiring comedians: this year’s “New York’s Funniest Reporter” contest has been scheduled for August 19.

The competition, now in its seventh year, requires reporters to do five minutes of stand-up comedy at NYC’s Comic Strip Live Comedy Club. All contestants are assigned a professional comedy “mentor” to help them prepare.

Last years’ competitors included HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell, FNC’s Courtney Friel, FBN’s Adam Shapiro and WPIX’s Greg Mocker. HLN producer Marlaina Schiavo was the 2011 winner.

HLN’s Velez-Mitchell, FNC’s Friel Among Those Vying to Be ‘New York’s Funniest Reporter’

Tomorrow evening, journalists, comedians and everyone in-between will converge on the Comic Strip Live in New York for the 6th annual “New York’s Funniest Reporter” competition. There are some familiar names in this year’s lineup.

HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell will try her hand at stand-up comedy, as will Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel, FBN’s Adam Shapiro and “Nancy Grace” producer Marlaina Schiavo.

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New Anchor Gigs for Jodi Applegate & Lauren Sivan

JAp.jpgFormer MSNBC/NBC News anchor Jodi Applegate is on the move again.

After stops at FOX stations in Boston and New York and a layover at News12 Long Island, the anchor is moving to WPIX, the Tribune-owned CW station in New York, reports the Daily News’ Richard Huff.

Applegate was the first voice heard on MSNBC when it went on the air on July 15, 1996. Applegate went on to anchor “Later Today” before leaving NBC News for local news anchor jobs.

Huff reports that Applegate will be replaced — temporarily, we hear — at News 12 by former Fox News anchor Lauren Sivan starting Oct. 5.

Bill Schulz’s NSFW Birthday Cake

red_eye081710.jpgIt was Fox News Channel and “Red Eye” regular Bill Schulz‘s birthday over the weekend, and his friends apparently went to the erotic bakery for his cake.

Former FNC anchor and current “Red Eye” contributor Lauren Sivan tweeted:

“Still in diabetic shock from @BillSchulz’s birthday cake. It was a lot to digest!”

Based on the (not safe for work) picture she included, yes it was:

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Lauren Sivan Leaving Fox News

sivan_12-28.pngLauren Sivan, who’s been Fox News overnight anchor since September 2008, tweeted last night that it would be her final evening with the network:

About to read last set of headlines 4 FoxNews. Bittersweet. Will miss this place tons but not the overnight shift! Here’s 2 SLEEP in 2010!

@glennbeckgirl12 tweeted the news a few hours earlier, to which Sivan replied, “‘Tis true. Tonight’s my last night:(”

Sivan had also been a producer on “Fox & Friends” and started out as a PA on “Fox News Sunday.”

Flight 3407 Crash: Cable News Notes

Below are some notes about the cable news coverage of the Flight 3407 crash (and some Twitter reaction and anonymous tips after the jump). Also, last night a tipster noted how long it took any cable news network to report the news — members of an Aviation forum began discussing the news at 10:41pmET. The first network TV report was at 12:03am.

Anderson Cooper returned to the air just after 1amET, and continued anchoring until 4amET. Inside Cable News live-blogged the cable news coverage. He writes: “Update: 1:23 — I’m surprised that CNN would make an effort with its own coverage by bringing in an A talent. Another example of how CNN has just owned this story tonight.” American Morning started two hours early, picking up when Cooper left the air. CNNI’s coverage, simulcast on CNN just after MidnightET, was the first to be seen on U.S. cable news, and CNN simulcast NBC affiliate WGRZ as well.


• FNC moved between live and taped coverage for approximately an hour after it first broke in with coverage at 12:26amET. Lauren Sivan anchored, as did Julie Banderas by phone. Banderas also was able to secure an eyewitness as a guest by Twitter. She wrote, “@KeithBurtis Hi Keith, this is Julie Banderas.. I’m a host on Fox and read your tweet I am with Fox News Channel. How can I reach you?” Burtis called in several times on FNC throughout the night. Fox & Friends started early, at 5:25amET.


• MSNBC broke into taped coverage with anchor Dan Kloeffler at 12:11amET. Veteran aviation correspondent Robert Hager, now retired, joined Kloeffler as the network broadcast YouTube video and still images until they could get the live feed from affiliate WGRZ at 2amET. (Insiders tell us there were transmission issues which delayed getting the feed). MSNBC used both a simulcast of WGRZ and Kloeffler anchoring until 6amET, when Morning Joe took over. Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell anchored.


Click continued to see Twitter reaction and anonymous tips about who covered the crash best…

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