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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
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. “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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Networks, Cablers Plan Coverage of the Final Launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program

Tomorrow at 11:25 AM ET, the Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch, the final launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, which first sent craft into orbit in 1981. There is a strong chance that weather could delay the launch, but that isn’t stopping the broadcast networks and cable news organizations from planning extensive coverage to mark the occasion.

NBC News is planning a special report to be anchored by Brian Williams in New York. Jay Barbree, the only journalist to cover every manned space mission, will “call” the launch from Cape Canaveral.

ABC News is planning a special report to be anchored by “Good Morning America” news anchor Josh Elliott in New York. Matt Gutman will be on the scene in Florida for the network.

CBS News is sending “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley to Cape Canaveral, where he will anchor a special report as well as that evening’s broadcast.

On Cable:

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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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Haiti: One Year Later

One year after the earth shook under Haiti, TV news reporters and anchors, producers and photographers, looked at the devastation and the recovery with return trips, special reports, and interviews with celebrities making a difference.

  • Fox News’ Bill Hemmer told Cincinnati Magazine that last year’s experience was like “traveling to the moon” because they “had to bring everything” with them to an island with “no electricity, in absolute desolation.” Fox News’ Steve Harrigan — who was there last year — went back to report on the tragedy.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman are reporting from Haiti this week. Cooper talked to actor/humanitarian Sean Penn about his work in Haiti. (Update: Cooper stayed in New York for breaking news in Tucson, Ariz.)
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent for TheGrio Jeff Johnson provided analysis from 30 Rock on his trip to Haiti last year.
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ABC News Rejiggers Correspondent Assignments

ABC News has made a number of changes to its correspondent assignments, both domestically and abroad.

Some of the more notable moves:

Jeffrey Kofman will move to ABC’s London bureau, he had been based in Miami. Kofman was front and center during two of 2010′s biggest news stories: the Chilean miner rescue and the BP oil spill.

Matt Gutman, whose reporting for ABC News Radio during the BP oil spill drew praise from executives, will now be a correspondent for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, and will be based out of Miami. Gutman is currently in Haiti reporting on the cholera outbreak there.

Jim Sciutto will return to Washington from London, where he has served as senior foreign correspondent since 2002.

A number of other moves, after the jump.

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‘GQ Brigade’ Deployed to the Gulf Coast

Daily Beast’s Rebecca Dana writes today about ABC News’ crew of male “talent” covering the oil spill in the gulf:

This summer, the network has sent a boy band’s assemblage of bright-eyed, sharp-tongued correspondents to the Gulf Coast, where they’ve broken news, landed big-get interviews and done it all in impossibly tight T-shirts. Other outlets fielded their own formidable crews to cover the oil spill, but only ABC fielded a lacrosse team.

Based on this TVNewser collage, that could be hard to argue:

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Dana singles out David Muir, Matt Gutman, Jeffrey Kofman, Ryan Owens, Sam Champion and Chris Cuomo, but what about the men from other networks that got left out?

After the jump, see the other male correspondents and anchors rocking the smoldering GQ look.

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In Oil Spill Coverage, Reporters See Their Profiles Raised

Gutman060910.jpg The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about television news reporters and contributors getting more airtime due to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stelter discusses CNN contributors Amber Lyon and Philippe Cousteau diving under the oil slick, and Jeff Corwin, who recently joined NBC News as its science & wildlife expert.

Then there is ABC News Radio’s Matt Gutman, whose work in the Gulf has not gone unnoticed:

Matt Gutman, a radio reporter for ABC News, is suddenly a high-profile reporter on television too, having filed nearly two dozen reports for ABC’s flagship “World News” since mid-May, according to The Tyndall Report, which tracks the content of evening newscasts.

“He most definitely does not have a face for radio, as the saying goes,” said Andrew Tyndall, who compiles the report.

And of course there are the efforts by Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, FNC’s Steve Harrigan and Kris Gutierrez and Kelly Cobiella and Mark Strassmann from CBS News. Strassmann in particular has been present:

Mr. Strassmann, for instance, has filed about 38 reports for the “CBS Evening News” since the spill started, according to The Tyndall Report, almost as many as he filed in the previous 12 months combined.

Stop Touching the Oil

CNN’s Jeanne Moos filed this look at recent reporting from the Gulf Coast and the newser obsession with touching every oil patty from Tampa to the Mexican Riviera:

Speaking of touching the oil, ABC News’ Matt Gutman was questioned by BP workers earlier today when setting up a Skype conversation with Dan Harris from a beach in the Gulf with a cleanup crew in the background. Video after the jump. Also, he touches the oil.

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Matt Gutman’s Star Rises at ABC News

Gutman060910.jpg In the TV news business, major news events can define careers, but they also launch them. Anderson Cooper broke out as a star journalist at CNN during his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

Now, with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ABC News may have found a rising star of its own, ABC News Radio reporter Matt Gutman.

Gutman has been appearing regularly on the television network covering the spill from the Gulf coast.

“He’s very much in the mold of the reporter who is a true digital journalist – someone who can shoot and produce and edit,” said an ABC News insider.

Gutman has also drawn reactions from TV viewers, who seem to care less about his digital journalism skills than some of his other assets:

“He looks like he was ripped from the cover of Men’s Health or Muscle & Fitness,” wrote one blogger, adding: “Wooh, heat wave! I feel like Blanche from The Golden Girls whenever ABC drags him out of hiding.”

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