- FNC/FBN’s Irena Briganti is getting a promotion. Briganti, who’s been with the network since June, 1996, prior to launch, is being promoted to Group Senior VP of Media Relations for Fox News and Fox Business.
- FBN Washington correspondent Peter Barnes and his wife are finishing up their latest children’s book. “Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence,” about the Declaration of Independence told from a mouse’s point of view, will be in stores this May.
- Neil Cavuto was all set to be a Catholic priest, but, “But truth be told,” he tells JerseyMan Magazine, “it really wasn’t cut out for me to be a priest for a variety of reasons. It upset my Irish mother and my Italian father, who, as a man of few words, said, ‘Good, there is no money in it anyway.’”
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All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama’s third State of the Union address.
The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET — anchored by Scott Pelley on CBS, Brian Williams on NBC and Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will anchor coverage for the Fox Broadcast Network.
On the cable networks:
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.
On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.
On the cable news channels:
For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming.
CNBC will have live coverage from 7 PM to midnight, programming which it is calling “Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote. Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla will anchor until 11 PM, with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury taking over from there.
Guests will include business leaders and political insiders, including former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
And yes, Rick Santelli, who famously coined the phrase “tea party movement,” will be providing special commentary throughout the night.
You may recall that in September, we asked the TV White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. Now that we know its the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Texas Longhorns, here’s a quick update:
Both FNC’s Mike Emanuel and NBC News’ Chuck Todd picked the Longhorns to win, so they’re still in the running. ABC’s Jake Tapper, who picked Florida, was in good shape until Saturday, when his hopes of winning were washed away with Tim Tebow‘s tears as the Gators lost to the Tide.
Once the NFL regular season ends, we’ll follow up on the anchors who picked Super Bowl champs.
At 8:30amET sharp, the business networks reported something that hasn’t happened since 1983 — the unemployment rate shot past 10%. With 190,000 jobs lost in October, the rate is now 10.2%. For CNBC, Hampton Pearson was outside the Labor Deptarment with the stats. For Fox Business, Peter Barnes broke the news, during Imus in the Morning. Lizzie O’Leary reported the news for BloombergTV.
But it was a bit of a homecoming for Fox Business’ Peter Barnes. Earlier this week, Barnes, who interned at The Pittsburgh Press in 1979, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “The first thing I’m going to do here is take my TV producer and some of the press pool over to the Original Oyster House on Market Square for their nice big fish filet sandwich and a beer. I’ve been dreaming about that sandwich for 30 years.”
In a follow-up, Barnes talked about when he called the restaurant, “I tell the guy on the other end of the line that I’ll be over before they close because it’s been 20 years since I had a sandwich — The guy says ‘Are you Peter Barnes?’ I say, shocked, ‘why yes — how did you know?’ He says, ‘we read the article about you in the paper — we’ll be waiting for you with a camera!’”
Barnes had his photo taken mid-sandwich (above) for the restaurant’s wall. And here he is with the exuberant staff:
Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox Business have started to release their early plans for covering the G-20 summit that will bring together leaders from 19 of the world’s largest economies (plus the EU) next week. Festivities start next Thursday in the unrelentingly majesty of Pittsburgh, PA.
|Bloomberg anchor Peter Cook and reporter Hans Nichols will be in Pittsburgh reporting live on Thursday and Friday.|
|On CNBC, John Harwood will report live during “Business Day” programming. “Squawk Box” will be hosted by Carl Quintanilla live on Thursday and Friday from Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh and World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Canadian PM Stephen Harper are set to appear.|
|Senior Washington Correspondent Peter Barnes will be reporting live in Pittsburgh from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Thursday and Friday.|
It’s still early in the planning process, so TVNewser will update/revisit these as the forum approaches and more information is solidified.
To celebrate fall, TVNewser has issued a challenge to some of your favorite newsers on something that’s actually important for once. This week, we’ve asked the White House correspondents to pick the school that they think will win the college football national title come January. (Alma maters were not allowed.)
Next Wednesday, anchors from each network will pick a NFL Super Bowl champion. Here are your correspondents’ selections:
Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief WH Correspondent
“I guess I’ll predict Texas, but my heart is always with Miami.”
Jake Tapper, ABC News Sr. WH Correspondent
Mike Emanuel, Fox News WH Correspondent
“Texas QB Colt McCoy does not have a Heisman hangover, and does not have to face a bruising SEC schedule. McCoy will leave Austin a University of Texas all-time great after leading the Longhorns to the national title. Hook ‘em Horns!”
Ed Henry, CNN Sr. WH correspondent
“Anybody except Notre Dame. Not that I’m bitter or have a long memory but …. They shot down this Irish Catholic’s application in 1989, one year after they won the national championship. Turns out they haven’t won the title again since ’88. Bad Karma? Hmm.”
|Peter Barnes, FBN Sr. Washington Correspondent
“I have to root for the Big 10, as Penn State is my Alma Mater, and if I can’t vote for Penn State, I have to pick Michigan, only because my buddy in our football group is a Michigan grad. Go Blue.”