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Hurricane Irene Keeps Reporters & Forecasters on the Move

TV news anchors, correspondents and meteorologists may not have to go far from their New York headquarters to cover Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm barrels toward the East Coast.

With the 11amET advisory, the storm continues its catastrophic path toward North Carolina, the DelMarVa peninsula and the coasts of New Jersey, New York and New England.

The Weather Channel just added an “EXTREME” threat level category from eastern North Carolina to southern New England.

NBC’s Al Roker is in the appropriately named Duck, NC alongside his Weather Channel colleague Stephanie
. “We’ll stay here through tomorrow then head to either coastal New Jersey or New York,” Roker tells TVNewser between liveshots on MSNBC.

ABC’s Matt Gutman, CBS’s Mark Strassman, NBC’s Kerry Sanders, CNN’s John Zarrella and FNC’s John

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Mark Strassmann Named Transportation Correspondent for CBS News

CBS News has named Mark Strassmann transportation correspondent. He will continue to serve as the network’s Atlanta-based correspondent, and the channel notes that Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport, Hartfield-Jackson.

In a note to staff, Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews notes Strassmann’s coverage over the last 10 years, encompassing war zones and natural disasters:

“Mark has been at CBS News since January 2001 and has covered major domestic and international stories, including the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, and the final years of the space shuttle program,” Ciprian-Matthews wrote. ” Mark has made multiple trips to Iraq since 2003, reporting from the front lines for seven weeks as US forces swept from Kuwait into Iraq.  In recent years he’s covered events in Haiti and the earthquake in Chile.”

Her full memo is after the jump.

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Evening Newscasts Cover One-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The network evening newscasts are preparing to cover the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which happened a year ago today.

Anne Thompson will report for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” tonight, focusing on the environmental impact of the disaster. Thompson spent 80 days in the Gulf region last year. Williams himself anchored his program from Louisiana on Monday night.

Mark Strassman will lead the coverage on the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” tonight. Strassman, who spent weeks in the Gulf last year, has been covering the story all week for CBS News.

Matt Gutman has been covering the anniversary for “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” and the broadcast will continue its coverage tonight.

Elsewhere: NBC News is planning a livechat with Thompson at 1:30 Pm ET, while the three network morning shows covered the anniversary this morning:

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Katrina Anniversary Coverage Update

katrina_8-23.jpgWe have some updates to our roundup of news network coverage for the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

  • CBS: Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from New Orleans on Friday the 27th for full anniversary coverage throughout the program, including reports from correspondents Michelle Miller and Betty Nguyen. Mark Strassman will report that day for “Evening News” and Jeff Greenfield will have a report for “CBS Sunday Morning.” Russ Mitchell will anchor Sunday’s “Evening News” from New Orleans as well. The Saturday “Early Show” and “Evening News” will also provide coverage.
  • CNN: Anderson Cooper will anchor “AC360″ from New Orleans Wednesday-Friday this week. The network will air an “AC360″ special on Thursday titled, “In Katrina’s Wake Building Up America.” More: John Roberts anchors “American Morning” on Friday from the Lower 9th Ward. Soledad O’Brien will report live.
  • Fox News: Jonathan Hunt, Trace Gallagher, and Arthel Neville will be reporting from the Gulf for “Studio B” and “Fox Report” starting on Thursday the 26th.
  • The Newseum in Washington DC has a new exhibit opening Friday examining press coverage of Katrina.

For our complete list of coverage plans — including the broadcast and cable nets — click here.

Networks Announce Katrina Anniversary Coverage

As we arrive at the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, the news nets are prepping special coverage to mark the occasion. We will update as we learn more, but here’s what we’ve heard so far:

Brian Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from New Orleans on August 26, 27, 29, and 30th where he will interview Brad Pitt and Harry Connick Jr. for segments on the 27th and 28th. Williams will also moderate “Meet the Press” from nearby Jackson Square on the 29th. “Dateline” will air a special hour titled “Hurricane Katrina: The First Five Days” airing the 22nd. Al Roker and Matt Lauer will co-anchor NBC’s “Today” show from New Orleans on Friday the 27th.
Bob Woodruff will report a series for ABC News titled “Katrina: Where Things Stand,” which will first appear on “World News” the 26th and continue on “GMA” and “Nightline.” On Friday the 27th, Robin Roberts will anchor “Good Morning America” from her hometown of Pass Christian, MS, which was devastated by the storm.
CBS’ Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from New Orleans on Friday the 27th for full anniversary coverage throughout the program. Mark Strassman will report that day for “Evening News” and Jeff Greenfield will have a report for “CBS Sunday Morning.” Russ Mitchell will anchor Sunday’s “Evening News” from New Orleans as well. The Saturday “Early Show” and “Evening News” will also provide coverage.The network will also have a special CBS News poll on Katrina’s impact and aftermath.

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Linda Stouffer and Rusty Dornin Out at CNN

stouffer_12-15b.jpgTVNewser has confirmed two more on-air talent leaving CNN: Headline News anchor Linda Stouffer (pictured) and longtime CNN correspondent Rusty Dornin.

Stouffer’s last day with the network was yesterday. She had been with Headline News since 1997. Stouffer is married to CBS News reporter Mark Strassman.

Dornin has been with CNN since 1991. She was most recently based in Atlanta but had been in the San Francisco bureau for many years. She’s covered stories ranging from the California governor’s recall to the murder of Laci Peterson.

Since Friday, TVNewser has reported four other correspondents leaving the network, including Jamie McIntyre and Kelli Arena. The email Arena sent to her colleagues is after the jump…

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