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Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett Bring Shows to Wisconsin to Cover Sikh Temple Shooting

Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will both broadcast their shows live from Oak Creek, WI tonight, site of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple. CNN’s David Mattingly, Brian Todd, Dan Simon, Poppy Harlow, Randi Kaye, Ted Rowlands and Mallika Kapur from Mumbai, India, are also covering.

Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal is reporting from Wisconsin. NBC News correspondent John Yang is covering for MSNBC, which continues with Olympic games coverage.

CNN Hires New Anchor for Weekend Mornings

Victor Blackwell joins CNN as an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent and will co-host CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye. Blackwell joins CNN from WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. Blackwell has been the main co-anchor of WPBF’s newscasts since 2009. Before WPBF, Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, WPMT-TV in York, PA, and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, MD.

“Victor is a passionate and committed journalist,” says CNN EVP Ken Jautz. “He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”

The Afternoon Ticker: Bream, Cooper, Newsom

  • Shannon Bream is filling in for Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” this week. It will be the second time hosting the program for Bream, who was the first female to ever fill in for Wallace.
  • Anderson Cooper 360″ will host its inaugural Google+ hangout tonight at 6:45pmET. Viewers will able to chat with Cooper, Randi Kaye, CNN International anchor Isha Sesay and “AC360″ producer Jack Gray.
  • “The Gavin Newsom Show, ” Current TV’s weekly show hosted by the California Lieutenant Governor, will premiere next Friday night at 10pmET.

2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is…

With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.

Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…

Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!

“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”

It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.

In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.

A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.

The final standings are below.
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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Final Four’ Update

And then there were four. Teams that is. The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is nearing its conclusion, with only four teams left vying for the championship.

With the end in sight, it is a good time to check in our TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Joe Kernen has held on to the top spot, although the competition is fierce. Randi Kaye, Brooke Baldwin, Liz MacDonald and Kyra Phillips are all right behind him, with a number of others still within striking distance.

In last place at the moment, regrettably, is your TVNewser editor. This is what happens when you go to a Division III school.

Update: On “Squawk Box” this morning, Kernen noted that he was in first place in the TVNewser challenge, and took issue with me for not posting an update late last week.

WATCH (6:30 in):

The Final Four games will be played next weekend, with the championship set for April 2.

The full rankings, after the jump.

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2012 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Sweet 16′ Update

Have you been watching some of the first round games? Holy moly. Lehigh? Ohio? Norfolk State? Suffice it to say a lot of brackets are in trouble, and our TV news competition is no exception.

Right now NBC’s Rome Hartman (our 2010 champion) is tied for first with CNN’s Randi Kaye, with Kyra Phillips nipping at their heels. Most of the competitors are in the middle of the pack, with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and CNBC’s John Melloy at the bottom. Have no fear though, there is plenty of time to make up ground.

The full standings are after the jump.

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TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.

Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.

Last year’s champion–Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu–is back to defend his crown, but there is some steep competition from across the TV news spectrum.

Game on.

Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

Team Bloomberg TV:

Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV

Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV

Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV

Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:

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CNN Names New EP for Weekend Morning Show

As Randi Kaye takes over as anchor of CNN’s weekend morning show, the network has also named a new executive producer for the program, Nora Zimmett.

Zimmett joins CNN from Bloomberg TV, where she was a senior producer in Los Angeles. Before joining Bloomberg, she worked as a producer at HDNet and Fox News Channel.

Bryan Bell is also moving to CNN’s Atlanta bureau as the executive producer of the 9-11amET hours of “CNN Newsroom.” Bell, who has been with CNN for more than a decade, has spent the last six years as a member of the senior production team of CNN’s morning programming.

Dayside Shifts at CNN

CNN is shifting its dayside anchor lineup.

As our sister blog FishbowlDC first reported, Carol Costello will be moving to Atlanta and taking over the 9-11 AM shift, while Kyra Phillips loses one hour of anchor time, and moves to 11AM-noon. Suzanne Malveaux is moving back an hour and anchoring from noon-2 PM. Randi Kaye, who had been filling in on the morning shift, will become the permanent anchor in the morning on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more at FishbowlDC here.

Whitney Houston Funeral Getting Extensive Cable Coverage

The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, and while it is private, cable news is planning extensive coverage.

The funeral will be streamed online at the AP’s livestream page, so fans can bypass cable news if they so choose. In addition, users can expect to watch the AP stream on many news sites including FoxNews.com and CNN.com (even though CNN does not subscribe to AP content, the AP’s coverage is pool coverage, so CNN can use it). Those that do turn on their TV’s will have a number of options.

CNN seems to have the most comprehensive coverage lined up, with Piers Morgan, Don Lemon and Soledad O’Brien anchoring from 11:30 AM-2 PM. Saturday and Sunday evening Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Randi Kaye will host primetime specials looking at Houston’s life.

Fox News will be covering the funeral live from 11:30 AM-2PM, with Jon Scott and Uma Pemmaraju anchoring in New York. Kelly Wright will report from outside the church in Newark.

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