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The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters

  • The Knight Foundation has announced 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge with total awards of $3.47 million. The New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America and Journalism Development Network are among the winners.

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Cab vs. Bike: Who Gets to the Live Shot First?

ABC News Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis raced ABC “World News” producer Michael Koenigs to a live shot location in New York City earlier this month. She took a cab. He rode a bike. The winner?

Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

For the White House Correspondents’ Association, it’s a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it’s a night where “a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussions.” And for TVNewser, it’s a night where the people we cover all year — executives, producers, reporters and anchors from every major network — are all together in the same room: the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which we attended this year as a guest of ABC News.

Our night began outside the entrance to the ballroom at the Washington Hilton, where we overheard now-NBC News correspdonent Cynthia McFadden ask for directions to the ABC News party. We followed her in, and a few minutes later we were chatting with Diane Sawyer, who told us she always looks forward to the Correspondents’ Dinner, and James Goldston, who said he was pleased with his first few weeks as ABC News president. In the back of the room, Fox News anchors Ainsley Earhardt and Kimberly Guilfoyle posed for a picture with Sofia Vergara; Earhardt told us afterwards that she’s “having a blast” anchoring “Fox & Friends First,” despite the crazy hours. We spotted Katie Couric chatting with former Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and his daughter, Abby Huntsman, who is a co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”

Wolf Blitzer made the rounds with Diane Lane. We saw NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and ABC’s Lara Spencer snap a picture with Tony Goldwyn from “Scandal.” We spent a few minutes with Rebecca Jarvis, and chatted with Alicia Menendez about her participation in the TVNewser Show as well as her Twitter habit.

On the way into the ballroom, we spotted Guthrie and her husband, Mike Feldman, chatting with Bret Baier and his wife Amy. We saw Jessica Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, chatting with fans. Simpson’s ex, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, was also at the WHCD as a guest of Fox News. Read more

TVNewsers Celebrate 10 Years of TVNewser

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In January 2004, a college student named Brian Stelter started CableNewser, a blog that covered the ins and outs of cable TV news. It quickly grabbed the attention of the people who work in all ranks of TV news: from top news executives, to ground floor production assistants; from anchors and  agents, to producers and directors. In May, 2004 Stelter’s CableNewser was featured in the New York Times. A couple months after that, Mediabistro acquired the site and renamed in TVNewser, to reflect expanded coverage of the broadcast networks. Some of the earliest supporters of the site are still reading today. We reached out to the networks and asked for their thoughts, 10 years on:

Greta Van Susteren, Fox News: “I think if TVNewser goes back in history, they will learn that I was the first one on the national scene to give the site a shout-out. At the time, Brian Stelter was a college student blogging in a dorm room at Towson University. He sent me a nice note thanking me. It was fun for me to help him out and give him the shout-out. Now fast forward and lots has changed and people have moved on in the news business and so has TVNewser. What was once just a college blog has now morphed into a great website. Congrats on 10 years!

Chris Cuomo, CNN: “We need someone to watch the watchmen. Here is to 10 years and a job well done.”

Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News: “Happy Birthday. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Thanks for all the valuable information. The stuff we hate to love and love to hate.”

Chris Wallace, Fox News: “It is remarkable to think TVNewser didn’t exist a decade ago. Now, a day doesn’t go by that I miss checking the site to get my fix about the industry.”

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‘Real Money’ Returns to ABC World News

DianeSawyerTonight ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” continues its series “Real Money,” which includes results of a new poll on working Americans’ biggest financial challenges. ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis, Linzie Janis and Dave Zinczenko will report on the results and speak with experts who provide a blueprint on how make more money, cut back and save. The broadcast will report from Cincinnati, Miami and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Since its launch in 2012, the “Real Money” series has highlighted inventive ways to save money through conserving energy, getting better interest rates on checking accounts, obtaining discounted dental services and negotiating car repairs.  With the help of ABC News, one family learned they could lower their monthly prescription drug bill from $20,000 to $1,252.

The AM Ticker: Wilson, Graduate Day, RTDNA

  • TV One has named Donna Wilson the EP of its daily news program “News One Now,” which is anchored by Roland Martin. Wilson is a former producer for CNN, as well as Dr. Phil and projects for Biography Channel.

Rebecca Jarvis Named ABC’s Chief Business and Economics Correspondent

As we first reported Saturday, ABC News is now announcing that Rebecca Jarvis is joining the network as chief business and economics correspondent. Jarvis spent the last three years at CBS News, as a business and finance correspondent and co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” Saturday.

“Deeply knowledgeable about financial news, Rebecca is a versatile and aggressive reporter who will contribute immensely across every program and platform,” writes ABC News president Ben Sherwood in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser. “I’m delighted Rebecca is joining ABC News as we expand the strongest team in journalism.”

Jarvis is ABC’s second high-profile pick this week from CBS. It was announced yesterday that Byron Pitts will join the network as national correspondent and anchor.

Rebecca Jarvis Leaving CBS for ABC

Rebecca Jarvis announced on “CBS This Morning” that she is leaving the network and TVNewser hears she’s heading to ABC News. Jarvis anchored the Saturday edition of “CTM” and was also a financial correspondent for CBS News. Jarvis joined CBS from CNBC 3 years ago this week. She had been with CNBC for four years, joining not long after being named runner-up on season 4 of “The Apprentice.”

“Anthony, it’s been a real pleasure and a treat and gift sitting next to you,” said Jarvis in her goodbye to co-anchor Anthony Mason ”You’re one of a kind. You’ve been so great. And to everybody who sits out here, you’re wonderful. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you to all of the producers and thanks to you, the viewers.”

We hear CBS is not ready to announce just yet a new co-anchor for the Saturday edition of “CTM.” The network recently brought on Melody Hobson to contribute to the network’s financial and economic coverage. Mason remains CBS’s senior business and economics correspondent.

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans

Coverage of Friday’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks.

On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” from Newtown. Elizabeth Vargas will join him from New York. ABC’s Josh Elliott, Amy Robach and Dan Harris will report from the scene in Newtown.

NBC’s “Today” will also have the weekday team in, with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchoring from Newtown. Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Ann Curry and Willie Geist will contribute to the program.

Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis will anchor “CBS This Morning Saturday” from Newtown. CBS will also preempt “48 Hours” Saturday night for a special report on the shooting at 10pmET.

Fox News will be live at 5amET with “Fox & Friends First.” An expanded edition of “Fox & Friends” will air from 6-10amET, and will be simulcast on FBN. The 10am-noon business block will be preempted for live coverage anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee. Scott will also host an expanded two-hour “Fox Report” beginning at 6pmET. Mike Huckabee‘s program will be live from NYC at 8pmET and Jeanine Pirro and Geraldo Rivera will host their primetime shows from Newtown.

MSNBC will focus on the shooting during regularly-scheduled programming and will be live until at least 7pmET Saturday night.

On CNN, Ali Velshi and Jon Berman will anchor from 6-9amET. Soledad O’Brien will anchor from 9-11amET, Wolf Blitzer will anchor from 11am-1pmET and Don Lemon will anchor from 1-3pmET. O’Brien will anchor from 3-5pmET, and Blitzer and Kate Bolduan will anchor from 5-8pmET. Anderson Cooper will anchor from 8-9pmET,  Lemon and O’Brien will anchor from 9-10pmET, and Cooper will take over again from 10-11pmET.

On HLN, Nancy Grace will host a special on the shooting tonight at 8pmET. Dr. Drew Pinsky will host a special live hour at 9pmET.

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP

At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian Williams anchoring from London, joined by Peter Alexander in Norfolk, and Chuck Todd and David Gregory in Washington. CBS News broke in at 9:03 with Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis anchoring with Jan Crawford in Norfolk and Bob Schieffer in Washington. David Muir on ABC News began a special report at 9:10 with Jonathan Karl in Norfolk and George Stephanopoulos, by Skype from a well-appointed home.

Wolf Blitzer led coverage on CNN, Bret Baier on FNC, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was up for Chris Hayes‘ show with Andrea Mitchell in Norfolk. FBN and HLN also carried the announcement live.

ABC continued with its special report until 9:51, NBC and CBS until 9:52.

On Fox News Baier will continue until 11am when John Roberts picks up anchoring until 1pET.

FNC is producing a modified weekday schedule: “The Five” will be in for a special hour today at 5, Baier is back for “Special Report” at 6pm followed by Shepard Smith anchoring “Fox Report” at 7pm, “Huckabee” at 8, “Hannity” at 9 and the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren will host a live “On the Record” at 10pmET.

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