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CNN Correspondent Lisa Sylvester Moving to Pittsburgh NBC Affiliate

After nine years at CNN, Lisa Sylvester is leaving the network to join the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh.

Sylvester will join WPXI as co-anchor of the evening newscasts in October. At CNN, she was a correspondent and cut-in anchor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” Before that, she was a general correspondent based in Washington, D.C. for ABC News.

“I am thrilled to be joining WPXI,” Sylvester said in a statement. “This is a wonderful opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to providing the best news coverage. I look forward to raising my family in Pittsburgh and being part of the community.”

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2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: Final Four Update!

Only four teams remain in the 2013 NCAA March Madness college basketball tourney, and things are getting tense in the TVNewser bracket challenge.

“CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht has pulled away into a commanding (but not insurmountable) lead. CNN’s Janelle Rodriguez and MSNBC’s Bill Wolff are neck and neck at 2nd and 3rd while CNNers Eric Sherling and Randi Kaye are still within striking distance.

FNC’s Anna Kooiman and CNN’s Lisa Sylvester are at the bottom of the pack right now.

The full standings are after the jump.
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2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: ‘Sweet 16′ Update

The NCAA March Madness”Sweet 16″ is set, and a few surprises (Florida Gulf Coast University?? What??) mean that most of our brackets are busted. That said, we still have a good game going, with plenty of players still in contention.

Right now MSNBC’s Bill Wolff is all alone in leading the pack. CNBC’s KC Sullivan is close behind, and “Sqauwk Box”‘s Joe Kernen hot on his tail. A number of other participants are also within striking distance. At the bottom of the board is Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman and TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, whose plan to let a computer randomly generate his way to victory does not look good right now.

The full standings are after the jump.
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2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update

“First Thursday,” the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started.

This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack.

CNBC’s Brian Schactman leads the way, with his colleague Joe Kernen and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin right behind him. Right now Lisa Sylvester, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are at the bottom of the pack, but there is plenty of time for a comeback.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
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TVNewser’s 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.

Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one competition to see who is tops at picking winners and losers.

Ultimately there can be only one winner, and they get the chance to brag about their picking prowess for all to see. 2012′s winner was Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald. Liz wont be participating this year, but 2011′s winner Dominic Chu is back to try and reclaim the title.

Here is your 2013 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

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Fundraiser for Veteran CNN Cameraman Jerry Thompson & His Family

A lot of notable tvnewsers will be at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Washington, DC next month, all to help out CNN cameraman Jerry Thompson and his family: Wolf Blitzer, John King, Dana Milbank, Candy Crowley, Major Garrett, Dana Bash, Mike Viqueira, Jill Dougherty, Claire Shipman, Jamie McIntyre, Chris Plante, Ed Henry, Lisa Sylvester, and Brett Baier are just a fraction of the names set to be at the event.

The 25-year TV veteran was diagnosed with brain cancer and lost his job at CNN when his medical leave expired. The event will raise money for Thompson and his three children. Celebrity bartenders from CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post and National Journal, and entertainment from, Suspicious Package, the Washington all-journalist band. Tickets for the event, which will be held November 17 from 7-10pm can be purchased through Eventbrite.

More information about the event is after the jump…

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Lisa Sylvester Gives Birth to Baby Girl

LisaSylvester.JPGCNN’s Lisa Sylvester has left the Situation Room … for a few months anyway. Yesterday, the CNNer gave birth to a 7 pound 9 ounce baby girl, Amelia Marie Tedesco. Mom and Dad are doing great. Amelia joins an older brother.

Wolf Blitzer broke the news on his show yesterday, along with Kate Bolduan who will be filling in for Sylvester as The Situation Room’s news anchor.

Baby picture, after the jump…

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Lisa Bloom Joins Newsreader Rotation at AC360

BloomAC360.jpgYou may have noticed CNN and CBS News Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom rotating in as newsreader on CNN’s AC360, making appearances both this week and last.

The job has been open since Erica Hill‘s departure for CBS in January. Substitutes have included CNNers Stephanie Elam, Poppy Harlow, Lisa Sylvester, and Jessica Yellin, among others.

For Bloom, the news stint is a departure from her role as a commentator and as a practicing attorney. Bloom joined CNN after leaving sister network truTV last year, where she anchored Open Court.

No word yet on CNN announcing a permanent AC360 newsreader. Correspondent Randi Kaye will fill in on tonight’s show.