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In Oil Spill Coverage, Reporters See Their Profiles Raised

Gutman060910.jpg The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about television news reporters and contributors getting more airtime due to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stelter discusses CNN contributors Amber Lyon and Philippe Cousteau diving under the oil slick, and Jeff Corwin, who recently joined NBC News as its science & wildlife expert.

Then there is ABC News Radio’s Matt Gutman, whose work in the Gulf has not gone unnoticed:

Matt Gutman, a radio reporter for ABC News, is suddenly a high-profile reporter on television too, having filed nearly two dozen reports for ABC’s flagship “World News” since mid-May, according to The Tyndall Report, which tracks the content of evening newscasts.

“He most definitely does not have a face for radio, as the saying goes,” said Andrew Tyndall, who compiles the report.

And of course there are the efforts by Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, FNC’s Steve Harrigan and Kris Gutierrez and Kelly Cobiella and Mark Strassmann from CBS News. Strassmann in particular has been present:

Mr. Strassmann, for instance, has filed about 38 reports for the “CBS Evening News” since the spill started, according to The Tyndall Report, almost as many as he filed in the previous 12 months combined.

Anderson Cooper: ‘I think there’s a basic lack of transparency in [BP's] dealings’

cooper_execs_6-18.jpgNYTimes’ Brian Stelter writes today about Anderson Cooper and his roughly 20 days reporting from the Gulf Coast. While we’ve noted that some CNN anchors have had some access, “AC360″ reportedly requests interviews with BP execs every day, but has been denied access since May 19th:

Mr. Cooper said that he finds it “odd.” He also said that he was amazed that the company has not allowed more cameras onto the rig and into the engineering room. “They have a remarkable story. They’re working very hard. And nobody sees that,” he said, quickly adding, “They’re not allowing anybody to see that.”

Stelter also writes about Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary, who’s been in the region for four weeks now, and NBC’s Tom Costello, both of whom have recently criticized BP and the President on credibility issues.

Unemployment Tops 10%

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At 8:30amET sharp, the business networks reported something that hasn’t happened since 1983 — the unemployment rate shot past 10%. With 190,000 jobs lost in October, the rate is now 10.2%. For CNBC, Hampton Pearson was outside the Labor Deptarment with the stats. For Fox Business, Peter Barnes broke the news, during Imus in the Morning. Lizzie O’Leary reported the news for BloombergTV.

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