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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.

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Mara Schiavocampo Gets ‘Marie Claire’ Treatment

Schiavocampo091610.jpgNBC News digital correspondent Mara Schiavocampo gets profiled in Marie Claire, as part of the magazine’s “Women on Top Awards.”

The awards profile six talented women in their 20s and 30s, from various industries, who have undertaken some notable achievements in their careers.

In her interview, Schiavocampo discusses how she got her big break at NBC News, among other topics:

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Newsers Step Out for Byron Pitts Book Party

SmithPitts_9.30.jpgAfter dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts‘ book “Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.”

The room was packed with CBS, ABC and NBC newsers including CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus and NBC News president Steve Capus. Also on hand, “60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager, GMA senior EP Jim Murphy, who worked for years at CBS; as did Mika Brzezinski now with MSNBC. Also, Lesley Stahl, Harry Smith, Hoda Kotb, Jeff Greenfield, Michelle Miller and Mara Schiavocampo.

“Step Out on Nothing,” which we began to read on the subway ride home, is an intensely personal look at how Pitts went from a functionally illiterate child to ascend to the ranks of network correspondent. He recounts being a youth trying to overcome a pronounced stutter to the nervousness he felt decades later as he sat in the “60 Minutes” studio for the first time.

The National Center for Family Literacy co-sponsored the book party. Pitts becomes the first author to join the NCFL’s “A Penny a Book” initiative to benefit family literacy across the country.

• More photos after the jump, plus click here to read Gail Shister‘s interview with Pitts…

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