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Lizzie O’Leary Leaves CNN

Lizzie O’Leary, hired as CNN’s aviation and regulation corespondent a year ago, is no longer with the network, TVNewser has learned. O’Leary joined CNN last January from Bloomberg where she was a Washington, D.C. correspondent. O’Leary had been on medical leave since last July, suffering from severe endometriosis. O’Leary decided it was best to move on as she fights the disease. O’Leary, who on a slow day Tweets hourly @lizzieohreally, has sent Tweets about endometriosis in hopes of raising awareness.

Last Night On Jeopardy!: Chris Matthews Fumbles, And Robert Gibbs Eeks Out A Win

Last night was night one of “Jeopardy!” “Power Players” week, which features Washington politicos, influencers and TV news personalities competing for charity.

The contestants were MSNBC host Chris Matthews, CNN aviation and regulation correspondent Lizzie O’Leary and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Notes and observations:

Chris Matthews should stick to political talk shows. Matthews had a lot of trouble with the “Jeopardy!” format. After selecting the category “New York Times Crossword Clues ‘E,’” Matthews answered the first question as such: “At ease, soldier, what is at ease soldier, ease soldier!” In fact, all he had to say was “What is ease?”

Matthews also answered a question about geography (“Beirut!”) before Trebek called on him, allowing Gibbs to get the point by buzzing in first. Finally, a question about espionage led Matthews to answer “Who is Gary Powers?” host Alex Trebek responded that they needed the full name, and Matthews replied by saying “Who is GARY POWERS!” O’Leary stole the cash by answering correctly, “Who is Francis Gary Powers?”

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TV News Talent Competes In ‘Jeopardy!’ ‘Power Players’ Week Starting Tonight

Tonight marks night one of syndicated game show “Jeopardy!’”s “Power Players Week,” featuring TV news talent and political insiders playing for charity. We gave you the rundown on who would be playing a few weeks ago, and we will be sure to fill you in on who won, and who didn’t, throughout the week.

Tonight’s matchup features MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary taking on former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Washington Fly-By

The Space Shuttle Discovery has been circling Washington DC this morning, making a low-altitude fly-by of the Nation’s Capital before being taken to the Smiths0nian for display.

CNN provided by far the most coverage, covering the fly-by almost non-stop between 9:50 AM and 11 AM. John Zarella and Lizzie O’Leary covered the fly-by and landing for the network.

Fox News provided rolling coverage early on, and started t cut back and forth between the shuttle and other news starting around 10:15 AM. Doug McKelway and Phil Keating covered the event for the network in the field.

MSNBC provided by far the least coverage, only showing around 20 seconds of footage between 9:50 and 10:49, before finally providing live coverage of the final fly-by and landing around 10:49. Jay Barbree reported for the network for the landing. Among the topics covered by MSNBC instead of showing footage of the shuttle: new comments regarding Mitt Romney strapping his dog on the roof of the car, NASCAR’s Tony Stewart visiting the White House and earthquakes in Chile and Papua New Guinea.

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TV News Well-Represented During Jeopardy! ‘Power Players Week’

Anchors, correspondents and contributors for TV news organizations make up most of the contestants for “Jeopardy!” “Power Players Week.” CNN, NBC News, Fox News and the BBC are all represented, with the contestants all playing for their favorite charities.

The players are:

From CNN: Anchor Anderson Cooper and correspondent Lizzie O’Leary.

From NBC News/MSNBC/CNBC: CNBC anchor David Faber, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, correspondent Kelly O’Donnell and anchor and correspondent Chuck Todd.

From Fox News: anchor Chris Wallace and contributor Dana Perino.

From the BBC: Katty Kay.

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Lizzie O’Leary leaves Bloomberg TV For CNN

Bloomberg TV Washington DC correspondent Lizzie O’Leary is leaving the business channel for CNN. O’Leary will be CNN’s aviation and regulation corespondent, reporting on all facets of transportation, as well as DC’s regulatory agencies.

“Lizzie brings to the beat everything we’re looking for,” said CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist in a statement. “She is a smart and experienced reporter, and I look forward to Lizzie joining our ranks as we expand reporting out of the Washington bureau.”

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Mississippi Flooding: Who’s Covering

Fox News Channel has sent Rick Richmeuth and Jonathan Serrie to Memphis to cover the flooding along the Mississippi River, and further south in Mississippi, Steve Harrigan and Elizabeth Prann are covering. CNN has David Mattingly, Ted Rowlands and Ed Lavandera along the river. On MSNBC expect to see NBC News correspondent Janet Shamlian in Memphis, as well as Weather Channel reporters in the days ahead. CBS’s Mark Strassmann is covering, Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary is downriver in Norco, LA and as we mentioned earlier, ABC’s Diane Sawyer will anchor tonight from Memphis.

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting

Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The husband and wife CNN team of  John King and Dana Bash broke the news during “Anderson Cooper 360.” Bash even turned up on Fox News around 10:15 during Greta Van Susteren‘s show and again around 10:45 as Fox Business Network’s Eric Bolling interviewed Karl Rove, as networks kept cameras trained on the House side. Van Susteren and Bolling are anchoring for their respective Fox networks until Midnight, as will Cooper on CNN.

MSNBC, which normally runs Lockup at 10pm and 11pmET on Friday nights, is live with coverage from Chris Hayes, filling in for Ed Schultz at 10pm and Lawrence O’Donnell at 11pm.

Earlier in the evening, Wolf Blitzer filled in for Piers Morgan at 9pm to continue CNN’s coverage. Bloomberg TV has also been doing cut-ins all night with correspondent Lizzie O’Leary.

CNN’s Bash got out of the shot just in time for Rep. John Boehner to arrive at 10:53pmET announcing a deal had been struck on a continuing resolution and ultimately a final deal.

> Update: Pres. Obama spoke at 11:04pmET. Because Obama’s remarks occurred during the late local news in the Eastern and Central Time Zones the networks left it to the local stations to carry the statement. But at least one network correspondent, CBS’s Chip Reid did a Q&A with WCBS in New York.

> Update: At MidnightET Fox News with Bret Baier and MSNBC with Lawrence O’Donnell continued live. CNN re-aired the 11pm hour of AC360.

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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