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Sheinelle Jones Named News Anchor of ‘Weekend Today’

ShenielleJonesSheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of the weekend editions of the “Today” show. Jones, who joins NBC News from WTXF-FOX in Philadelphia, begins October 4.

“We are delighted to welcome Sheinelle Jones to NBC News,” said NBC News President Deborah Turness. “She is an experienced journalist, a fantastic reporter and a dynamic interviewer who will bring so much to Weekend TODAY and the entire NBC News team.”

Until March, Jones was co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia” at WTXF. In her sign-off she said, in part, “I am leaving ‘Good Day.’ I am going to be with my kids.” Her co-host on “Good Day” was Mike Jerrick, a former Fox News host.

Jones had been the co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia” for the last 9 years. Before that she was an anchor and reporter for KOKI-TV the Fox affiliate in Tulsa. She’s also worked as a morning anchor and reporter for WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois.

Jones replaces Jenna Wolfe who last week was named lifestyle and fitness correspondent for the “Today” show.

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Jeff Goldblatt Exits Chicago’s Fox Station

Goldblatt J.jpgFormer Fox News Channel correspondent Jeff Goldblatt — who’s been the 9pm main anchor at Chicago’s Fox O&O WFLD-TV since August of 2008 — is leaving the station, reports vocalo.org’s Robert Feder.

According to Feder, Goldblatt told colleagues his contract would not be renewed later this year. Goldblatt joined WFLD in “a wave of Fox News Channel anchors and reporters drafted for key news positions at Fox-owned stations under big boss Roger Ailes. Among others were Dari Alexander, Rick Folbaum, Greg Kelly, Heather Nauert and Mike Jerrick.”

It’s not known what’s next for Goldblatt. As far as his replacement, Feder cites speculation focused on former CBS News correspondent and Chicago news veteran Bob Sirott.

Juliet Huddy Rejoins Fox News, At Least According to Twitter

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Juliet Huddy, late of “The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet” on FOX-TV, has officially re-joined Fox News Channel. She’d been filling in on FNC as well as FoxNews.com’s Strategy Room since “M and J” went away in June.

Fox News confirms the Tweet. She’ll be a substitute anchor for the network where she hosted “Dayside” with Mike Jerrick. That show morphed into “The Morning Show” and went to broadcast TV in January, 2007.

Later this afternoon, Huddy tweeted, “New segment on O’Reilly Factor — ‘Dumbest Things’. See you on Fridays!”

The P.M. Ticker: FNC, CNN, ABC…

> Mike Jerrick, former FNC anchor and host of the now-canceled “Morning Show” has returned to Philadelphia and FOX29. He’ll work as an anchor/reporter on “Good Day Philadelphia.” Jerrick joined FNC from FOX29 in 2002. (H/T J$)

> The ratings for Black in America 2 were off last year’s premiere. B&C reports night one saw a boost from Pres. Obama’s news conference drawing 1.99M Total Viewers, but down 6% from last year. Night two on Thursday drew 1.41M Total Viewers compared to 2.565 million last year, down 45%. Still, it was the highest rated doc of the year on cable news.

> A tribute site has been set up in memory of Rebecca Lipkin, a former ABC News producer who died last week of inflammatory breast cancer. The 48-year-old Lipkin moved to London earlier in the decade working out of ABC’s London bureau. She would join Al Jazeera English in 2005 as director of programs.

Time Warner Center Hosts Annual NLGJA Benefit

More than 300 TVNewsers packed Time Warner Center’s 10th floor event space last night for the 14th annual NLGJA Headlines and Headliners benefit and silent auction. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien emceed the event which raised more than $130,000 for NLGJA’s annual programs and scholarships.

In attendance: Geraldo Rivera, Juliet Huddy, Mike Jerrick, Natalie Morales, Meredith Vieira and her former “The View” co-host Joy Behar; Jeanne Moos, Jane Velez Mitchell, Jenna Wolf, and Alison Stewart; NBC News president Steve Capus, FNC VP John Moody and many more (we had to duck out half way through the event so probably missed some late-comers.) Here are some of the faces in the crowd:

Several local newscasters, who headed back to their stations to anchor the 10 or 11 O’Clock shows, were in attendance, including Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander of WNYW, Sade Baderinwa and Bill Ritter of WABC, and Chris Wragge of WCBS, doing double duty this week for the local station and the network.

At this hour, five noteworthy auction items remain on eBay.

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“Mike and Juliet” Not Renewed

mj_1-8.jpg“The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” has not been picked up for a third season, announced Twentieth Television president and COO Bob Cook today.

“Over the past two years, we set out to produce a high-quality show that provided viewers with an engaging source of entertainment,” he said. “We believe we accomplished this goal. Unfortunately, the current serious economic conditions made it challenging to continue producing the type of unique program that we wanted to deliver.”

Original episodes of the program will end in June.

Last January there were questions whether the program would be picked up for a second season, although it was ultimately renewed and expanded to more markets. Co-hosts Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy previously served as hosts of “Dayside” and “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Fox News.