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Mary Alice Williams Named Anchor of NJTV

MaryAliceWilliamsNBC News and CNN alum Mary Alice Williams has been named anchor of NJTV News, a nightly news broadcast on New Jersey’s public television network. Current anchor and managing editor Mike Schneider will remain with the show as a Senior Correspondent

“The broadcast has grown exponentially during Mike’s tenure. He has further established his legacy as a trusted source of vital news and as being one of the best interviewers in the business,” said NJTV News Executive Producer Phil Alongi. “Mary Alice is a consummate professional who has blazed trails in this business,”

With CNN, Williams oversaw the construction of CNN’s New York Bureau prior to the launch of the network in 1980. She served as New York Bureau Chief and in 1982 was appointed Vice president, becoming one of the highest ranking female executives in TV news. She reported on politics for CNN and co-hosted the first iteration of “Inside Politcs” with Bernard Shaw. Williams moved to NBC News in 1989 where she co-hosted news magazine specials and later co-anchored Sunday “Today.”

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The Ticker: Phillips, Alongi, O’Brien

  • Abby Phillip joins ABC News as a digital reporter covering Politics out of the Washington Bureau. Philliip spent the past year as part of the ABC News Fellowship program where she’s worked at “Nightline” and “This Week.”

  • Philip Alongi has been named EP of the PBS show “NJ Today with Mike Schneider.” Alongi had been senior producer of the show. TV news runs in the Alongi family. Alongi is the son of Phil Alongi, a 30-year NBC News veteran, who now runs Alongi Media

  • The Foundation for the National Archives has elected five new Board members, including Soledad O’Brien, CNN Special Correspondent. The mission of the Archives is to provide access to government records and promote the relevance of American history.

Jodi Applegate, Soledad O’Brien, Campbell Brown Help Celebrate Weekend ‘Today’ 25th Anniversary

Sunday morning, NBC’s Weekend “Today” will celebrate a quarter century of being on the air. “Today” made its Sunday debut in 1987 and five years later, the Saturday edition premiered making it a 7-day a week franchise.

Former anchors Boyd Matson, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, Scott Simon, Jackie Nespral, Mike Schneider, Giselle Fernandez and Jodi Applegate will be in studio, while the show has assembled taped pieces from other former anchors including Campbell Brown, Maria Shriver, Jack Ford and Soledad O’Brien.

Will Amy Robach who left the show earlier this year and is now with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” make an appearance? Stay tuned. A permanent Saturday co-anchor has not been named. Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt, who has anchored the show for 9 years, lead the anniversary broadcast Sunday morning.

A Familiar Voice on the CNBC Series ‘Titans’

Viewers of the CNBC documentary series “Titans” could be forgiven for thinking that the voiceover presenter sounds a little familiar. On last night’s episode, and a number of others, the man doing the voiceover was Mike Schneider. Schneider is a veteran of just about every TV news outlet. He has served as a correspondent and anchor for ABC News, NBC News, Fox News and most recently Bloomberg.

Florida Runs Your News

florida_9-2.jpgGrowing up in South Florida, I should have known I would someday end up somehow involved in TV news. For better or worse, the state of Florida — and in particular the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market — has had maybe the biggest impact on the television news industry outside New York and LA.

For one, the number of major national anchors who did stints in South Florida will astound you. CNN’s Larry King and “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft both did stints at WPLG very early in their careers. King also once worked at current NBC O&O WTVJ, where Katie Couric would later be a general assignment reporter.

“Get this,” says current-HLN anchor and former Miami anchor/health reporter Robin Meade. “When I was at WSVN in 1994-ish, I did the mornings. Rick Sanchez was the main anchor at the station. Shepherd Smith was a street reporter for the same channel. Linda Stouffer (former HLN anchor) was the weekend morning anchor. And Charles Molineaux (former HLN anchor) was my co-anchor in the morning. Soon after I left, I believe Shawn Robinson started doing the mornings there before heading to access Hollywood.”

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Mike Schneider Talks Layoffs and Cutbacks

FishbowlNY’s Jerry Barmash sits down with anchor Mike Schneider for his first interview since the veteran newser left Bloomberg in 2009. Schneider, a former ABC, NBC, and Fox News anchor and reporter, was let go from his hosting gig at Bloomberg as a part of a round of layoffs, but he says if he could return anywhere, it would be there. Read his thoughts here.

Bloomberg Cuts 100 From Radio/TV Division

bloomberg_2-4.bmpAs first reported by two U.K. newspapers, TVNewser confirms Bloomberg is cutting 100 jobs in the radio and television groups. Forty-five from the New York newsroom.

“We have eliminated around 100 positions in the U.S. and are considering some additional redundancies in Europe, UK and Japan, specifically in radio and television,” Bloomberg’s head of PR, Judith Czelusniak, tells TVNewser. “We’re reorganizing the radio and TV operation into an English-language global 24/7 business network.”

Despite the cuts in TV/Radio, Bloomberg is “hiring around 1,000 employees this year in print news, product development, sales and customer service.”

The major shake-up comes less than four months after Bloomberg’s new CEO, Andy Lack, took over the network. “The business television viewer needs a universal perspective that is not now available on any financial network — and only Bloomberg has all the pieces,” says Czelusniak. “Andy is here to put those pieces together into a global network.”

Yesterday TVNewser reported Mike Schneider had been let go from the network and his 10pmET show “Night Talk” canceled. That followed the departure of Bloomberg TV (U.S.) managing editor John Meehan last month.

Schneider Out At Bloomberg; Night Talk Canceled

schneider_2-3.jpgBreaking: TVNewser confirms Bloomberg TV anchor Mike Schneider has been let go from the network, and his 10pmET program, Night Talk, has been canceled. The news was first reported by TheMediaIsDying on Twitter.

We hear the slot will be occupied tonight by global reporting on the opening of the Asia and European markets.

A TV insider notes this is the second time Schneider has been let go from an Andy Lack operation. Lack, who joined Bloomberg as CEO in October, was Schneider’s boss at NBC News in the mid 1990′s.

Schneider has reported and anchored for ABC, NBC and Fox News before joining Bloomberg in 2003.

The Ticker: Maddow, King, Schneider…

> Rachel Maddow has reached a new agreement with Air America Media, however her show is moving from three hours at 6pmET to one hour in the mornings. Ron Reagan will began anchoring at 6pmET on February 2.

> CNN’s John King will interview President-elect Barack Obama tomorrow in Bedford Heights, Ohio. The interview will air during The Situation Room tomorrow.

> Mike Schneider hosts, “AARP: Making Money Losing Trust,” tonight on Bloomberg at 7pmET (and repeated at 9 and 11pmET). The special report investigates the cost and marketing of insurance plans endorsed by AARP.

Stahl on Rather Lawsuit: “I Wish Dan Hadn’t Taken This Step”

Mike Schneider interviews 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl on Bloomberg TV’s “Night Talk” tonight at 10pmET.

According to an advance transcript of the interview, Stahl opens up about the Dan Rather/CBS lawsuit:

It’s just killing all of us, it’s killing us to watch this played out. I wish Dan hadn’t taken this step. I don’t know; it’s like shooting your child or something. He was CBS. It’s sad, it’s awful, it’s terrible.

Stahl also gives her take on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Click continued for those comments…

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