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NBC’s Katy Tur Named London Correspondent

KatyTurKaty Tur has been named a correspondent for NBC News London. We hear the announcement was made this morning by NBC News president Deborah Turness during a visit to the London bureau.

Tur has been with NBC for 5 years, starting at the Weather Channel, then reporting for WNBC in New York before joining NBC News as a correspondent in 2012. Tur has TV news in the genes. Her father Bob Tur is a former local news chopper pilot in Los Angeles and her mother, Marika Gerrard, was a news photographer, who captured the iconic Reginald Denny footage during the 1992 LA riots. The couple co-founded Los Angeles News Service.

Turness also announced that longtime NBC News producer Paul Nassar has been promoted to London Bureau Manager, tasked with overseeing day-to-day editorial operations.

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Pres. Obama Delivers Statement From White House Briefing Room

President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon on the economy and Washington gridlock. The cable and broadcast networks had live coverage of the press conference, which included questions from the press after the President delivered his remarks.

“Good Morning America” weekend news anchor Ron Claiborne anchored an ABC News special report, joined by Jonathan Karl. On NBC, David Gregory anchored with Chuck Todd at the White House. James Brown anchored on CBS with Bill Plante at the White House.

The cable news networks also took the President’s statement live: Jenna Lee anchored on Fox News with Wendell Goler at the White House, Krystal Ball anchored for MSNBC with Chris Jansing at the White House, and Anderson Cooper anchored for CNN with Wolf Blitzer in Jerusalem, Jake Tapper in Washington and Michelle Kosinski at the White House.

> First question goes to Roberta Rampton from Reuters, who asked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

> Second question goes to Bill Plante from CBS News, who asked the President if he’s losing his international influence. In his response, Obama says that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on “even longer than you’ve been reporting.”

> Third question goes to Fox News’ Wendell Goler, who asks about the President’s executive orders.

> Fourth and last question goes to CNN’s Michelle Kosinski, who asks if a cease-fire in Gaza is realistic.

CNN Correspondent Questions Josh Earnest About White House Gender Pay Gap

KosinskiCNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski challenged White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest this afternoon over whether the Obama administration is practicing what it preaches regarding America’s gender pay gap.

“It keeps coming up repeatedly that the metric the White House cites for there being a gap nationwide is also there at the White House,” Kosinski said before Earnest interrupted her.

He pointed out that the statistic the White House cites is women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts, but at the White House, its 88 cents on the dollar. “So,” Earnest said, “the White House is doing appreciably better than the country is more broadly, but we still have a lot of work to do at the White House.”

Kosinski followed up asking if the White House should be using the averages to examine the pay gap. Earnest pointed out that there are many ways to evaluate whether workers are receiving equal pay for equal work. He noted two Obama advisers of different genders but the same position earn identical salaries: Dan Pfeiffer and Valerie Jarrett.

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(h/t RNC Research)

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Michelle Kosinski is Reading Up on Washington

michelle kosinskiThe newest addition to CNN’s political team is Michelle Kosinski, who joined the network last month as White House correspondent. Kosinski, who was previously a London-based correspondent for NBC News, does a Q+A with The Hill:

How do you unwind after a long day at work?: Reading and preparing for the next long day at work — I’ve been on the job a week!  Also, endlessly searching for a pen can really clear the mind.

What you’re reading:  Other than a background email deluge of biblical proportions, have been staring at a stack of books on Washington, politics and the president. This Town, by Mark Leibovich, has been recommended to me as the first one to crack.  Soon, soon.

[h/t J$P]

Michelle Kosinski Leaves NBC for CNN, Named White House Correspondent

michelle kosinskiCNN is making changes in the Washington bureau ahead of the 2014 midterms and 2016 Presidential elections. Michelle Kosinski is joining the network as White House correspondent and Dana Bash and Pamela Brown will add new responsibilities, bureau chief Sam Feist has announced.

Kosinski joins CNN from NBC News, where she has worked since 2005, most recently as a London-based foreign correspondent.

Bash, CNN’s chief Congressional correspondent, will also serve as the network’s lead reporter covering the 2016 field of Republican Presidential candidates. Brown, who joined CNN last year, has been named Justice correspondent, replacing Joe Johns, who was promoted to senior Washington correspondent last month.

“We have put together a powerhouse team of outstanding journalists whose reporting is second to none,” Feist said in a statement. “With Michelle, Dana, Pamela, Brianna [Keilar] and Suzanne [Malveaux] as well as our large roster of accomplished journalists, CNN is positioned to deliver the most in-depth, high caliber and informative political coverage anywhere.”

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The Ticker: Kosinski, NABJ, First Ladies

  • ABC News was among the organizations recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists at its awards gala over the weekend. “GMA” won for coverage of Robin Roberts’ journey, and “ABC World News” won for its Trayvon Martin coverage.

  • Season two of C-SPAN’s “First Ladies” series kicks off September 9. The second season will cover the first ladies from Edith Roosevelt through Michelle Obama. The trailer is below.

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Michelle Kosinski Has Been Wearing the Same Pants for Almost Two Weeks

NBC News foreign correspondent Michelle Kosinski is a veteran of covering stories abroad. From the London Riots to the Arab Spring, she is always prepared for whatever comes her way.

Now on day 12 of her coverage of the Oscar Pistorious murder trial, Kosinski writes on the “Today” blog with some grizzly behind the scenes details… with regard to her pants. It seems that she only has one pair, and they have been getting plenty of use.

I was able to somehow persuade a hair salon over the phone to deliver my favorite shampoo and conditioner to my hotel, which was a nice comfort when I inevitably started to run out of products as well, but there would be no doing that with clothing.

Thus, my 11-day trouser run. The longest ever. Thank goodness.

As she notes, when you are on-camera, it doesn’t particularly matter what you are wearing below the waist.

Steamy Book is Hot Topic for Morning Shows

During prime Monday night, ABC ran promos for an exclusive “Good Morning America” interview with British housewife-turned-author E.L. James who penned the erotic novel “50 Shades of Grey.” One problem: James was also on the “Today” show.

ABC’s on-screen graphic read “exclusive” and the voice over said “she’s only talking to GMA.” 

But NBC’s Michelle Kosinski also interviewed James about the success of the book. And in introducing the story, Matt Lauer pointed out that NBC’s corporate cousin Universal Pictures had secured the movie rights.

Elizabeth Vargas did the sit-down with James for GMA. And to the show’s credit, they didn’t blare it as EXCLUSIVE. But apparently the primetime promo producer didn’t get the message.

Both “Today and “GMA” ran their interviews at the exact same time, at 8:19am. “CBS This Morning” also mentioned how the steamy book is also boosting sales at sex shops. Gayle King reported customers “are asking for some of the products described in the book.”

Lilia Luciano Joins NBC News as Miami Correspondent

Lilia Luciano is joining NBC News as a network correspondent based in Miami.

Luciano was hired away from the Univision-owned network TeleFutura, which is a competitor to NBC’s Telemundo. At TeleFutura, Luciano hosted entertainment programs “Escándalo TV” and “Escándalo Extra.”

Starting Monday, she’ll report for all platforms of NBC News, including “Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and msnbc.com, as well as Telemundo.

“Lilia’s passion for journalism along with her unique reporting expertise make her a strong addition to the team,” said Steve Capus, President of NBC News. “We are excited to bring her on board to join our talented lineup of NBC News correspondents.”

The Puerto Rican-born Luciano is a 2007 grad of the University of Miami.

TVNewser has also learned that current Miami-based correspondent Michelle Kosinski is making the move to NBC’s London Bureau.

More about Luciano in the press release after the jump.

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TVNewsers Heading To Haiti

haitimap_1-13.jpgContinually Updated: We’ll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake.

Anderson Cooper is the first anchor on the ground and is already reporting.

CBS “Evening News” and NBC “Nightly News” are planning to broadcast from the region tonight. Katie Couric arrived in Santo Domingo just before 12pmET, and in Port-au-Prince at 2:30pmET.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer heads there from Afghanistan, so she likely won’t be on air from Haiti until tomorrow.

FNC WH correspondent Wendell Goler was first on Hispaniola because…he was already there. Goler was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake struck. He reported for “FOX Report” via phone last evening.

At 2:54pmET, Brian Williams did a live phone interview from Haiti. We’ve also learned that “Nightly News” will be one hour tonight.

On Thursday, Sawyer will anchor “World News” and Robin Roberts will anchor “GMA” from Haiti. George Stephanopoulos will anchor “World News” this evening from New York, which is as previously scheduled due to Sawyer’s Afghanistan trip.

Couric will anchor an hour-long broadcast of “Evening News” for CBS this evening.

ABC “World News” will also be one hour.

> Wednesday Evening Additions: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will head down during the day Thursday and will host “On the Record” from Miami Thursday night.

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