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Shep Smith: ‘The Boss Tried to Buy the CNN’

On “Shepard Smith Reporting” this afternoon, Smith and Maria Bartiromo waded into the major media news of the day that Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, made an $80 billion offer last month to buy Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.

Saying she would “not be betting against Rupert” (and also noting she has no insider information), Bartiromo said she suspects Murdoch will come back with a higher bid that the Time Warner shareholders will ultimately accept. Under such a deal, 21st Century Fox would sell CNN to appease regulators — “beat ‘em, buy ‘em, sell ‘em,” as Smith described it. Under that scenario, Bartiromo says she sees CBS as a likely bidder for CNN.

“You could just repeat Anthony Bourdain, ‘The Sixties’ and ‘Forensic Files’ 24 hours a day on a loop! It’s gonna be great,” Smith said. Watch the video, via J$P:

The Saturday Ticker: Coast, Flight, Launch

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” heads to the coast for its annual summer-at-the-shore edition tomorrow. Lee Cowan anchors the broadcast from the former home of Katharine Hepburn in Old Saybrook, Conn.

  • Tuesday night, CNN airs the special report “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800″ which reconstructs the events that unfolded over Long Island on that fateful day in 1996 and the four year investigation that followed.

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The Morning Ticker: Bartiromo, Coulter, Lewis

  • FBN’s Maria Bartiromo is hosting Wharton’s first ever Sirius Town Hall event today at NoonET. The event for the new Wharton channel brings together esteemed Wharton alum.

  • Following Ann Coulter‘s “moral decay” column about soccer, Fusion’s Soccer Gods take on Coulter: “I can take solace in the fact that if you hate it, I am 100% correct in loving it.”

  • Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity, writes a provocative Politico Magazine story about why he left one of the best jobs in TV news: “It was a matter of principle. It was simply time for me to leave.”

‘Do Not Bet Against Bartiromo, Ever’

Bartiromo the horseMaria Bartiromo is already the subject of a Joey Ramone song, and this week, she discovered she has another fan in her stable, so to speak: Bartiromo, a Thoroughbred filly named after the Fox Business anchor, won her race at Belmont Park Wednesday.

Bartiromo (the person) interviewed the owner of Bartiromo (the horse), Peter Bradley, on “Opening Bell” this morning. He said the name was suggested by one of his good friends because the horse was “strong and elegant, she’s tough.”

“Do not bet against Bartiromo, ever,” the anchor joked (watch the video here).

The Biz Ticker: Bloomberg, Bartiromo, Bell

  • Jacki Kelley is joining Bloomberg Media as Chief Operating Officer. Kelley was most recently CEO for IPG Mediabrands. “There is an insatiable and magnetic ambition at Bloomberg,” Kelley said in a statement. “After looking at what is being built in the media operation here, I realized it’s one of those rare opportunities where if I did not do it, I may wonder what I missed.”

  • In a Q+A with Variety, Maria Bartiromo reveals how she unwinds at the end of the day: “I work out a lot; I ride my bike when I come home. I’ll do 20 or 30 miles a couple of times a week. And I love yoga.”

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Jon Hilsenrath Joins FBN as a Contributor

jon hilsenrathJon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal‘s chief economics correspondent, is joining Fox Business as a contributor. In his new role, he will appear on both FBN and Fox News.

“Jon’s impressive background and expertise in global economics will make a great addition to FBN’s all-star business lineup, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team,” FBN EVP Kevin Magee said in a statement.

Hilsenrath, who currently covers the Federal Reserve, has worked at the WSJ since 1997. Previously, he worked as a freelance reporter for the New York Times and TIME. He will make his first appearance as a contributor on “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” tomorrow morning.

Maria Bartiromo and Janet Yellen Meet in the Infield

BartiromoYellenUsually she’s covering Janet Yellen on her Fox Business show, but yesterday, FBN’s Maria Bartiromo, who is on the board of trustees of New York University, caught up with Yellen at Yankee Stadium where the Federal Reserve Chairwoman, was an honorary degree recipient and speaker at New York University’s 182nd commencement.

“Yankee Stadium is a natural venue for another lesson,” Yellen said in her speech. “You won’t succeed all the time. Even Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio failed most of time when they stepped to the plate. Finding the right path in life, more often than not, involves some missteps.”

“Janet Yellen @ Yankee stadium. Empowered the #nyu grads w her commencement speech,” Bartiromo tweeted.

Maria Bartiromo: What’s Your Show?

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After 20 years at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo has hit the ground running at Fox. Bartiromo is among a small group of TV news anchors who host two shows on two different networks. MediabistroTV visited Bartiromo on a recent Friday where her day started with editorial meetings for her FBN show, then a round of affiliate interviews, followed by the 2-hour “Opening Bell,” then a planning meeting for her Sunday show on Fox News Channel. In a “What’s Your Show?” first, we ask Maria Bartiromo: “What Are Your Shows?”

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Maria Bartiromo: ‘When I Knew My Stuff, Nobody Could Push Me Around’

maria bartiromoAhead of an appearance at The Cable Show in Los Angeles later this week, Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo is featured in a pair of interviews. The FBN anchor talks to Multichannel News about her new co-workers:

I find that everyone is working really hard here. They know they’re number one and they’re busy. They’re going to keep being number one and they’re doing their job. But everybody has been unbelievable; they’ve really made it easy for me, going out of their way to welcome me. Shepard Smith sent me flowers. Bill O’Reilly took me in his office and just chatted me up. Judge Napolitano said; “When can you have coffee?” They are all – Jeanine Pirro as well – they are all being so wonderful to me. So I think that the warmth that they have shown me has been just so great and I appreciate them all.

Bartiromo talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about taking on the challenge of being a woman reporting on the NYSE floor at the beginning of her career: Read more

TVNewsers on Gotham, Variety Power Lists

Gotham and Variety were both out this week with power lists featuring female television personalities and executives.

In Variety‘s “Power of Women” issue, the “New York Impact” list featured Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, NBC Universal News Group chairman Pat Fili-Krushel, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Al Jazeera America president Kate O’Brian, ABC’s Robin Roberts and CAA television agent Olivia Metzger.

Bartiromo and Roberts are also on Gotham’s “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” list, along with NBC’s Deborah Turness and Savannah Guthrie, CBS’ Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell and ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

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