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Posts Tagged ‘Liz Claman’

The Evening Ticker: ‘Today,’ Claman, ‘Next List’

  • Turner Broadcasting is taking its CNN “Next List” brand and expanding it to other units. Turner Sports will launch “The Next List Summit” in Atlanta in advance of the NCAA Final Four. CNN will air an NCAA-themed edition of the weekend series to tie it together. More information below.

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Warren Buffett Will Buy Ketchup, But Not Magazines

Warren Buffett phoned in to CNBC this morning following the news of his $28 billion acquisition, along with private equity, of H.J. Heinz. Which means, among other things, that the Secretary of State is about to be a whole lot richer. That deal aside, Buffett is also bullish on newspapers. Last year his company acquired dozens of papers across the country. But his love of media does not extend to magazines, apparently. Following news yesterday that Time Warner is ready to sell several Time Inc. titles to Meredith, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin asked Buffett, “You obviously love the print business, but would you ever buy a magazine?”

“No. The answer is no,” said Buffett.

Buffett will be on Liz Claman‘s FBN show later today.

The Ticker: Edson, Claman, Nielsen

  • FBN’s Rich Edson is interviewed by The Opportunist, and reveals that his first media gig was as an intern at “Saturday Night Live.” “If the stars of the show or the guest host wanted food or a pack of cigarettes, they would send me out to get it.”

Business Networks Head To Davos For World Economic Forum

This week the World Economic Forum is once again  being held in the sleepy ski town of Davos, Switzerland, and the business networks are on the scene to try and score chats with market shakers and world leaders.

CNBC has anchors Maria Bartiromo and Andrew Ross Sorkin in Davos, along with senior economics reporter Steve Liesman, Sorkin will co-anchor “Squawk Box” from Davos Wednesday-Friday, while Bartiromo and Liesman will be appearing on various programs throughout the week.

Fox Business Network has Liz Claman in Davos, with coverage kicking off Wednesday at 11 AM, and continuing through Friday.

Bloomberg TV has Erik Schatzker, Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua at the Forum, along with reporter Olivia Sterns. BTV coverage starts at 1 AM ET (6 AM GMT) tomorrow, and continues through Friday. Lacqua will anchor “On the Move,” Keene will anchor “Bloomberg Surveillance” and Schatzker will co-anchor “Market Makers” from Davos.

In Holiday Cards, Fox Roasts More Than Chestnuts

Once again the Fox News and Fox Business media relations folks have served up some holiday cheer but taking jabs at their competitors in holiday cards. Yes, the war on Christmas the competition is alive and well at Fox. In the Fox Biz card, below, FBN anchors make the nice list, while a few CNBC anchors make the “naughty” list

Meanwhile, Fox News conjures up an image of the network ratings horse race in their card, showing Fox News ahead of the broadcast competition, while one network stumbles and two others remain in the “Grooming Center.” See it after the jump.

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The Ticker: Rock Center, Claman, Stein

  • NBC’s primetime newsmagazine “Rock Center” is once again moving to a new timeslot. Starting January 31, 2013, “Rock Center” will vacate Thursdays at 10 PM to make room for drama “Do No Harm,” and will move to Fridays at 10 PM February 8.
  • Fox Business anchor Liz Claman is being honored as a “woman to watch” by Jewish Women International. Her colleagues, including Bret Baier, are expected to attend the ceremony Monday in Washington.

Claman, Asman Express Anger with Publicist After Simpson and Bowles Cancel FBN Interview

“After the Bell” anchors Liz Claman and David Asman had some choice words for a publicist representing Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles after the pair bailed on a scheduled interview with Fox Business Network.

Simpson and Bowles, who chaired the bipartisan debt commission in 2010 and now run the “Fix the Debt” campaign, were scheduled to appear on both CNBC and FBN during the 4pmET hour. Before the CNBC interview began, handlers for Simpson and Bowles told Fox Business that the “After the Bell” interview was cancelled.

CNBC billed Bartiromo’s interview as exclusive. Bartiromo’s executive producer is Gary Schreier, who jumped from FBN to CNBC earlier this year.

“They made a commitment, and Alan Simpson’s people and the PR people for Fix the Debt — specifically Beth Sullivan — have not allowed them to come to speak to you on Fox Business,” Claman said as the network showed a live shot of two empty chairs. “Apparently, David, they don’t want to fix the debt that badly.”

“The point is is that the debate that we’re involved in now, a really historic debate, is not exclusive to anybody,” Asman added. “It’s a debate that all networks, that all individuals, are interested in. And if they’re interested in getting their message out, they should not consider themselves exclusive to one party.”

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Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis’ Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter,” she’s on her way to fulfilling that adulthood dream. Francis was feted last night at Astra, an event space overlooking Manhattan’s East River. The memoir is a brutally honest, sometimes painful, yet touching story of life as a child actor. After dozens of commercials, her first big break came on “Little House on the Prairie.”

In a Media Beat interview this summer Francis told us the book, includes “the typical family dramas, set against the backdrop of a very unusual childhood.”

But last night, no drama, just celebrating. Among the guests, FNC/FBN c0-founder and chairman Roger Ailes, FBN EVP Kevin Magee, anchors Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman, Lori Rothman, Cheryl Casone, Elizabeth MacDonald, Tracy Byrnes, Sandra Smith, Nicole Petallides, Tom Sullivan and Dennis Kneale.

From FNC, we spotted Bill Hemmer and chatted with Megyn Kelly about election night, and the moment that took her from the studio through the bowels of Fox News to the decision desk as they explained calling Ohio for Pres. Obama, giving him the election and giving Karl Rove agita. Following many long months of election coverage and, more recently, of Hurricane Sandy, which left her without power for a week, Kelly was looking forward to taking today off.

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The New York Election Ticker: Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center

  • CNN is trying to one-up NBC in the “let’s project electoral votes on buildings” contest. CNN will power lights showing Obama and Romney’s electoral totals on the Empire State Building. You can see a photo of the spire as it will look tonight here. Unlike 30 Rock, The Empire State Building wont have any CNN branding.
  • FBN is promoting its election coverage in the heart of New York finance. Yesterday Charlie Gasparino rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, while today Liz Claman will ring the NASDAQ closing bell, and will anchor her show from its MarketSite in Times Square.
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews took over a segment on “Now with Alex Wagner” today on NBC’s set in Rockefeller Center (sorry, “Democracy Plaza“), taking the opportunity to chastise anyone who doesn’t vote, or doesn’t vote for a Democrat or Republican

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FBN’s Election Night Plans

FOX Business Network will provide live continuous election night coverage on Tuesday beginning at 5pmET hosted by anchor and Managing Editor Neil Cavuto. FBN’s Stuart Varney and Lou Dobbs will also take part. Also, Liz Claman will report live from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Gerri Willis will be live from the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston while FBN Washington Correspondent Rich Edson will provide coverage from President Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago. Also, Melissa Francis will be live from Florida and Adam Shapiro live from Nevada, two important swing states.

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