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Cable Networks Break in to New Year’s Eve Specials with Senate Vote on Fiscal Cliff Deal

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After Anderson and Kathy and Megyn and Bill signed off last night, the Senate came to a deal — by a vote of 89 to 8 — to avert a full dive over the fiscal cliff. The House meets this afternoon with a vote coming possibly today, or tomorrow before the new Congress convenes on Thursday. Voting began after 1:45amET with the Senate adjourning at 2:31am.

CNN International was covering the vote when at 1:50amET CNN/U.S. broke into a re-air of the Anderson Cooper Kathy Griffin New Year’s Eve special taking the feed anchored by John Vause with CNN Radio’s Lisa Desjardins on the phone from Capitol Hill. At 1:51am, Mara Schiavocampo broke into MSNBC’s coverage as the vote was going on with Mike Viqueira reporting from the Hill by phone. (Schiavocampo is back on the air anchoring the 10am hour). Patti Ann Browne broke into a re-air of FNC’s Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer New Year’s Eve special at 2:08am after the vote occurred. Correspondents Doug Mckelway and Chad Pergram reported from Washington.

Schiavocampo Tapped For ‘Early Today,’ ‘First Look’

NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo has been named the anchor of the early-morning NBC program “Early Today,” which airs at 4 AM ET and MSNBC’s early news show “First Look,” which airs at 5 AM ET.

She will continue in her role as a correspondent, contributing to all of the NBC News platforms and programs.

Schiavocampo started at NBC in 2007 as the digital correspondent for “NBC Nightly News,” taking on wider correspondent duties in 2010.

She starts next week on the early news programs. Lynn Berry, who currently anchors the programs, is moving on tweeting the following:
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Steve Osunsami, Mara Schiavocampo Take Home Two NABJ Awards

NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo (left) and ABC’s Steve Osunsami each took home two awards Saturday night at the NABJ’s annual Salute to Excellence ceremony, the culmination of the NABJ’s convention in New Orleans.

Schiavocampo won the International category with her story “Haiti Rubble Survivor” and in the Short Form Feature category for “Hudson River Survivor.”

Osunsami won for Spot News for “Alabama Tornadoes” and Specialty report for “Hunger at Home” along with several of his ABC News colleagues. Other double winners included “CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” and “60 Minutes.”

ABC’s Pierre Thomas picked up his Journalist of the Year award, after which he Tweeted, “No one deserves the night I just had. Thank you to NABJ and my colleagues at ABC News.”

Mara Schiavocampo’s Early Christmas Gift

For NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo and her husband, Christmas came early. Schiavocampo gave birth to Nina Isabella Porter yesterday at 2:37pm. Nina clocks in at 7 lbs 4 oz, 19.5 inches long. Schiavocampo says, “Baby girl was in a hurry, entering the world after a brief labor, for which I am very grateful!” Mom, dad and baby are doing great.

Nudity, Cursing During Coverage of ‘Occupy’ Protests

Typically when there is nudity on the TV, it is either late at night on Cinemax or during some sort of live event (looking at you Janet Jackson). This morning however, a wee bit of nudity somehow made it onto MSNBC has part of what looked to be a pre-taped clip package.

Anchor Richard Lui was speaking to Mara Schiavocampo live from Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, and during the conversation the network ran a series of edited clips from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Somehow some clearly topless ladies made it into the clip reel, and were on screen for a good five seconds or so before a different video was shown (about 1:10 into the clip) Update: MSNBC has removed the video in question and replaced it with another one, but we have a screengrab, after the jump.

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Meanwhile, on New York’s local Fox station , there was some cursing as anti-’Occupy’ folks got into a heated argument with some ‘Occupiers’ (via Mediaite):
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Hurricane Irene Could Change Coverage Plans for Dedication of MLK Jr. Memorial

The cable networks are planning special coverage Sunday morning for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. But Hurricane Irene could scrap some of the outdoor anchor positions the nets had been planning. And while the event will go on rain or shine, the ceremony may be pushed back. Dr. King’s Memorial is on a four-acre plot on the northwest corner of the Tidal Basin.

The dedication comes on the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the nearby Lincoln Memorial. Here’s what the nets are planning, weather permitting:

  • CNN’s Candy Crowley, T.J. Holmes and Soledad O’Brien will anchor live coverage from 11amET-1pmET with reports beginning as early as 6amET and a special edition of “State of the Union” at 9amET. Other specials include a Holmes-hosted half hour at 7:30pm Saturday and the O’Brien documentary “MLK: Words that Changed a Nation” Sunday at 8pmET/PT.

Casey Anthony Released from Jail

FNC, CNN and MSNBC broke in to regular programming after Midnight this morning as Casey Anthony was released from jail. Interestingly, the one network that has been covering the case the most — HLN — didn’t. Instead, the network ran a crawl during a pre-taped Casey Anthony special. The network’s @hlntv Twitter feed is also being updated.

CNN broke in at 12:13am with a simulcast special report from CNN International and anchor Natalie Allen; Fox News broke in at 12:14amET, with anchor Marianne Rafferty; MSNBC also broke in at 12:14am with Mara Schiavocampo anchoring and live chopper coverage from NBC affiliate WESH-TV in Orlando. By that time Anthony and her attorney Jose Baez had left the Orange County jail.

Moments later, pool video of Anthony leaving jail was aired on the networks.

Fox News also carried a news conference from the three journalists acting as the pool, including the AP’s Matt Sedensky and photojournalist Tony Zumbado. Zumbado has worked for NBC News in the past, including covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

FNC also carried helicopter shots from WOFL-TV which showed a small airplane that Anthony was reported to be getting on to a destination unknown to the media.

Meet NBC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo

NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo gets profiled in video form by the social media team at the company:

NBC News Correspondent Series: Mara Schiavocampo from NBC News on Vimeo.

Mara Schiavocampo upped at NBC News

Mara Schiavocampo, hired as NBC Nightly News’ first Digital Correspondent, has been promoted to correspondent for all NBC News broadcasts. Schiavocampo, who included mediabistro.com instructor on her resume, was hired by NBC News in Oct. 2007 to report for nightly.msnbc.com. Over the years she’s reported from Jordan, Indonesia and Haiti. A few weeks ago she had a memorable interview with Michael Vick in which he admitted he’d like to have another dog some day.

LeBron Earns Warm Welcome On The NY Back Pages

Welcome to New York, LeBron.

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