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Israel-Gaza Ground War Changes Cable Plans

CNNGaza_1.3.jpgThe cable news channels have been covering breaking news from Gaza for much of the afternoon. The official word of Israeli Defense Force ground troops moving in to Palestinian territory was reported around 1:40pmET this afternoon, but had been expected for days.

Fredricka Whitfield anchored much of the afternoon on CNN with Don Lemon picking up at 5pmET.


Fox News correspondent David Lee Miller is along the border. Viewers could see IDF troops on the move behind him during his live shots. FNC tells TVNewser they will preempt regular programming until 7pmET at which point Fox Report will air. The network has added two live hours of Geraldo at 8pmET and 10pmET which will cover the crisis.

MSNBCGaza_1.3.jpgMSNBC interrupted its afternoon documentaries just after 1:30pmET and has been in live coverage since. Peter Alexander, who anchored the morning show as well, was joined by Chris Jansing at 2pmET from Los Angeles. Contessa Brewer took over for Alexander at 5pmET. With the NFL on NBC there is no Nightly News so network correspondents including Tom Aspell, Martin Fletcher and Andrea Mitchell continue to report for the cable channel.

As for the broadcast networks, it appears CBS News did not have a correspondent in Israel or inside Gaza. SKY News correspondent Dominic Waghorn reported for the CBS Evening News from along the border. For ABC’s “World News,” Miguel Marquez reported from Jerusalem and Simon McGregor-Wood was in Sderot, Israel, near Gaza.

> Update from a reader: CBS Radio correspondent Robert Berger has been filing reports from Jerusalem during the on-the-hour casts all day…

Changes Coming For ABC News Correspondents

Marquez_10.20.jpgABC News is shifting several bureau correspondents to new cities.

Miguel Marquez moves from Los Angeles to the London bureau; Mike Von Fremd moves from Dallas to Los Angeles and Ryan Owens moves from New York to Dallas.

Marquez joined ABC news in May 2005, but has spent much of his time reporting overseas in Iraq. From LA, Marquez covered everything from the entertainment industry to the seemingly-endless California wildfires. For 30-year ABC News veteran Mike Von Fremd, the move to Los Angeles is the next stop after assignments in cities including Chicago, Washington (Congress & The White House), and Dallas. Von Fremd was part of the team that received the Edward R. Murrow award for the “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings‘” broadcast the day President Clinton was impeached.

Owens_10.20.jpgRelative newcomer Ryan Owens takes Von Fremd’s spot in Dallas. Owens has been a New York-based correspondent since March, before that, he was co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning.”

Today’s press release is after the jump…

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