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Ex-CNBCer Jonathan Wald in Talks with CNN

B&C’s Marissa Guthrie reports former CNBC president Jonathan Wald is in line for the EP job for CNN’s upcoming Piers Morgan show which will replace “Larry King Live” at 9pmET. Insiders confirm with TVNewser the talks are ongoing but that no deal is in place.

Wald would bring considerable hard news experience to the job. He left CNBC in 2009, after shepherding the network’s business day programming through the financial crisis; a period that saw unprecedented ratings growth for the NBC Universal-owned business channel. Prior to CNBC, Wald held multiple executive producer jobs at NBC News including at flagship broadcasts Today and Nightly News during Tom Brokaw‘s tenure. He’s currently on the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Columbia University.

Guthrie also reports new CNN president Ken Jautz met with EP candidates last week and that he’d like to bring someone in soon “”so that the nuts and bolts of the show can begin to be hammered.”

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With Layoffs Abound, CBS Finds Time to Celebrate

cbs.jpgTVNewser attended one of the few holiday parties still on the calendar. Producers, anchors and executives from CBS News and CBS Radio, and those of us who cover them, packed the 35th floor of CBS’s Black Rock headquarters last night.

We talked with The Early Show’s Julie Chen as she arrived, before telling us, “Okay, I’ve gotta go say hi to my husband.” Her husband, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves was a few feet away chatting with CBS PR honcho Gil Schwartz.

The rest of The Early Show team was in attendance too — Maggie Rodriguez, Harry Smith and Dave Price and Saturday anchors Erica Hill and Chris Wragge. Hill told us she is excited about her new CBS gig, while still contributing to CNN’s AC360. Wragge’s WCBS anchors were also there — Kristine Johnson, formerly an MSNBC anchor and weather guy Lonnie Quinn.

Katie Couric
arrived after the Evening News. “How are things in TVNewser-land?” she asked us. “Great,” we said. We congratulated her on her ratings last week. “Oh, I don’t pay attention to those things,” she said motioning to CBS News president Sean McManus and Moonves who were a few feet away. Couric said, “As long as they’re telling us we’re doing okay.”

We chatted up CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace, whose husband Matt Saal works across the street, almost literally, on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

Charles Osgood, Morley Safer, Steve Kroft, and Troy Roberts, worked the crowd. And 48 Hours EP Susan Zirinsky told us, despite the media gloom and doom, she’s actually hiring for upcoming prime time projects.

And along with the holiday cheer, there was a lot of layoff talk, including someone who covers the industry…

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Roger Ailes Expects “Dip” in Audience With “Big Return” in January

RoveHume_11.10.jpgB&C’s Marisa Guthrie spent some time at Fox News Channel on election night talking with FNC founder and chairman Roger Ailes, among others. Guthrie poses this question: “Will the news side of Fox News face an apathetic audience, compounded by being on the losing end of a national election?”

“There may be certain elements of our audience that turn away between now and the inauguration,” says Ailes. “I think cable numbers overall will drop, although there is a fascination with Obama. I expect a dip over the next couple of months and then a big return to our numbers in late January, early February.”

Guthrie gets great inside access, including FNC’s reaction to CNN’s holograms, and she reveals election anchor Brit Hume “made an executive decision to call it a night” one hour early at 1amET.

With that, the face of Fox News’ coverage on the biggest Election Night in a generation exits News Corp.’s Avenue of the Americas headquarters, turns right on West 47th Street and walks off into the balmy night, alone. It is the end of an era and the beginning of a new one-for America and Fox News.

• Marketwatch.com’s Jon Friedman has thoughts on how Fox News can stay #1: its loyal audience, don’t be complacent, be The Outsider.