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The Ticker: Crime Pays, Abramson Speaks, DC Unaware

  • TV reporter Justin Gray was stopped at the Orlando airport because a TSA agent didn’t accept his ID: a driver license from the District of Columbia. “He demanded a passport,” Gray reports on WFTV, “Because he didn’t recognize my ID.”

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The Afternoon Ticker: Cosby, Housley, O’Brien

  • Former Fox News and MSNBC anchor Rita Cosby has been named co-host of WABC radio’s “The Ride Home.” The drivetime show, airing from 5-6pm on the New York station, features news, insight and opinion. Pat Kiernan, the morning anchor on NY1, is Cosby’s co-host.

‘I Went to the New York Times to Find Out Why Those TV A**holes Wouldn’t Cover It’

The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee went searching for answers last week into why no one covered a shady but perfectly legal deal brokered by private equity firm Blackstone.

“How much coverage has this incredibly egregious behavior gotten on the 24 hour news networks?” Jon Stewart asked Bee. “Zero. Bupkis. “Really? 600 television channels three 24-hour news networks…”

“And nothing.” Not the New York Times, not BuzzFeed, but almost Pat Kiernan.

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The Ticker: Poker, First Jobs, ‘Crossfire’

  • Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan will host “Poker Night on Wall Street” Wednesday at 9pmET. Six Wall Street executives will play for charity with a $50,000 buy in. Watch a preview after the jump.

  • CNN’s “Crossfire” is “not about real debate and civic discourse. It’s about conflict, show-biz and what passes for celebrity in Washington in these sad and sorry days of the Republic,” David Zurawik writes in The Baltimore Sun. “…It’s not a real debate between the guests in any way, shape or form.”

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‘Crowd Rules’ Removed From CNBC Schedule

The CNBC reality/game show “Crowd Rules” has been put on haitus due to low ratings. The weekly show, hosted by entrepreneur Kendra Scott and NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, was averaging 47,000 viewers over its two airings. This week’s episode, which was to have aired Tuesday night, was shelved, as have future shows. “Crowd Rules” is part of CNBC’s move to reality shows in primetime.

TV News Executives And Talent Toast ‘Top Of The Morning’ At Book Party

Last night the media elite gathered at the rooftop of The Park in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood to toast New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter‘s book Top of the Morning.

As the sun set over the Hudson River and the High Line park, guests sipped wine and nibbled on hummus, cheese and skewers of shrimp and scallops. NY1 traffic anchor Jamie Shupak, Stelter’s girlfriend, organized the affair.

Matt Lauer and Ann Curry send their regrets,” Stelter quipped in his remarks. Indeed, NBC’s “Today” was not represented at the party, though there were plenty of notable TV news attendees.

ABC News seemed to have the largest contingent, led by president Ben Sherwood, and joined by senior VP of content and development James Goldston, and senior VP of communications Jeffrey Schneider. CBS News was represented by chairman Jeff Fager and “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose (pictured below). NY1′s morning news anchor Pat Kiernan was there, as was CNN “Piers Morgan Live” EP (and former “Today” EP) Jonathan Wald. Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, New York Post publisher Jesse Angelo and Gawker founder Nick Denton were all spotted in the crowd.
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New Startup Lets You Create Your Own TV News Anchor

Have you ever wanted to have a news anchor read you the morning newspaper? Yes, those of us in New York have Pat Kiernan, but for most of the country, there is no such thing.

A new startup is aiming to change that. Guide takes any written content, be it from Twitter, or a newspaper or magazine, and creates a virtual anchor to read the stories for you.

The anchor can be a man or woman, old or young, or even a robot or cat, if you desire. That said, it doesn’t look like the traditional news anchor will be disappearing anytime soon.

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Is There A News Anchor In That Movie Or TV Show? Odds Are It’s Pat Kiernan

The New Yorker profiles NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, specifically his propensity to appear as himself in feature films and TV shows. If you saw “The Avengers,” you saw Kiernan towards the end of the film. In “The Interpreter,” he played a pivotal role:

The late Sydney Pollack found himself in just such a fix in 2004, when his movie “The Interpreter” was leaving test audiences befuddled. How did he get out of the jam?

He called Pat Kiernan, the forty-three-year-old Canadian anchorman on NY1, and the go-to man for directors who need a newscaster to explain a knotty plot point to moviegoers. Since 2001, Kiernan has played himself a dozen times, in episodes of “Law & Order” and in movies such as the new “Avengers.” The other day, he took a break from the real news—brush fire in Staten Island, murder trial in Manhattan—to tape a scene for the season finale of NBC’s “30 Rock,” which will air this Thursday

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The WebNewser Ticker: ‘CBS This Morning’ App, CNN Digital Magazine, Top Twitterers

    • “CBS This Morning” has launched a free app for iPhone and iPad. All of the features one would expect from a news app, including text stories, video, photos and Twitter feeds from anchors and correspondents. It also features “The Rundown,” a breakdown of the day’s news, as well as local weather,which is fitting as the actual “CBS This Morning” doesn’t have a weather anchor, leaving that to affiliates.
    • CNN is releasing a “digital magazine”–its first–for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The magazine, “Slavery’s Last Stronghold” is part of the channel’s “Freedom Project” features video, text and interactive components. A special report will air on-air and online, with additional components accessible through the app.
  • TV, Wall Street Bigwigs Fete Erin Burnett at CNN Launch Party

    Mark Whitaker, Jim Walton, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Piers Morgan and Ken Jautz

    Last night CNN feted its newest anchor, Erin Burnett, at Robert restaurant at The Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle, just a few hundred feet from CNN’s NYC headquarters. Overlooking Columbus Circle and the southwest corner of Central Park, guests watched the city fade into night, while clips of Burnett preparing for her show played on a loop on TV sets spread throughout the space.

    Just after 7:30 PM, CNN/U.S. executive VP Ken Jautz and CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker made some brief remarks. Jautz commented that Burnett is extremely passionate about news, and that anyone expecting a curt reply when asking her what she is working on is in for a long conversation.

    Burnett then addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support. Her manager John Ferriter was in attendance, as was her fiancee David Rubulotta. Jautz and Whitaker got shout-outs, as did CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton and CNN ad sales chief Greg D’alba, both of whom were working the room.

    The party also drew a packed room of boldface names:

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