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Thomas Roberts to Host NLGJA New York Benefit

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s 16th Annual New York Benefit: Headlines & Headliners will be hosted by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, the association announced today.

Joining Roberts Jamie Colby (FNC), Ann Curry (NBC), Manuel Gallegus (CBS), Chris Jansing (MSNBC), Rick Folbaum (FNC), Natalie Morales (NBC), Erin Moriarty (CBS), Trish Regan (CNBC), and others.

Click here to purchase tickets for the March 24th event, which will take place Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams SoHo Store in New York City.

CNN and Fox News Channel are two of the principal sponsors this year.

ADL Honors Murdoch, News Corp. Chairman & CEO

K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Wednesday night at a Waldorf Astoria dinner. The organization honored Murdoch for “his charitable endeavors and his creative vision of the media which has had a dramatic impact on the world.”

Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes delivered a speech about Murdoch. Liz Claman emceed the event, which had several other speakers honoring Murdoch:  film producer Harvey Weinstein, ADL National Chair Robert G. Sugarman and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

There were other FNC personalities there: FNC anchors Bill O’ReillyRick Folbaum and Greg Jarrett, as well as FBN’s Charles Payne.

Also in attendance were media heavyweights: president, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Deputy Chairman of News Corp., Chase Carey, son of Murdoch and Chairman/Chief Executive of News Corp., Europe and Asia, James Murdoch, media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting, Barry Diller, billionaire media proprietor Haim Saban, and magazine editor, publisher, and real estate billionaire Mort Zuckerman.

Jeff Goldblatt Exits Chicago’s Fox Station

Goldblatt J.jpgFormer Fox News Channel correspondent Jeff Goldblatt — who’s been the 9pm main anchor at Chicago’s Fox O&O WFLD-TV since August of 2008 — is leaving the station, reports vocalo.org’s Robert Feder.

According to Feder, Goldblatt told colleagues his contract would not be renewed later this year. Goldblatt joined WFLD in “a wave of Fox News Channel anchors and reporters drafted for key news positions at Fox-owned stations under big boss Roger Ailes. Among others were Dari Alexander, Rick Folbaum, Greg Kelly, Heather Nauert and Mike Jerrick.”

It’s not known what’s next for Goldblatt. As far as his replacement, Feder cites speculation focused on former CBS News correspondent and Chicago news veteran Bob Sirott.

Tiger Woods Delivers First Public Statement: ‘I’m Deeply Sorry’

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Tiger Woods delivered his first public statement today from PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida and addressed the recent scandal surrounding his personal life that forced him to take a leave of absence from professional golf. “For all that I have done, I am so sorry,” Woods said. “I have a lot to atone for”

Woods denied that there were any episodes of domestic violence in his marriage and said part of his recovery will involve a return to Buddhism, which “teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security.” Woods faith was the subject of a controversy involving FNC anchor Brit Hume last month.

Woods gave some rationale for his decision not to take questions: “I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants me — wants to ask me for the details and the times I was unfaithful… Please know that as far as I’m concerned every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me.”

He also took the opportunity to criticize the way he had been treated by the press: “My behavior doesn’t make it right for the media to follow my 2 1/2-year-old daughter to school and report the school’s location. They staked out my wife and they pursued my mom. Whatever my wrongdoings, for the sake of my family, please leave my wife and kids alone.”

Only two pool cameras were present. It appears the feed from the main camera was lost during the statement and the secondary feed, which showed Woods’ mother and other family members, had to be used for the conclusion.

> 11:30am: While the cable networks continue coverage, the broadcast nets did limited analysis. NBC, with Matt Lauer anchoring from Vancouver with analysis from NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts, wrapped up at 11:21. ABC was next to wrap up at 11:22, as George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts analyzed the remarks with entertainment reporter Chris Connelly. CBS, with Katie Couric and CBS golf analyst David Feherty, from the site of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, wrapped up at 11:23. And FOX coverage, anchored by Rick Folbaum with analysis from FOX Sports’ Chris Rose wrapped up at 11:23.

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CNN Sponsors, O’Brien Hosts NLGJA Benefit

Soledad_3.11.gifOne week from tonight, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosts the 14th annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit at CNN’s headquarters. (The one in New York; the main HQ is in Atlanta. Thanks, tipsters.)

And the tvnewsers will be out in force: from NBC News, Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira, and Amy Robach; from CBS, Maggie Rodriguez, Chris Wragge and Russ Mitchell. ABC’s Robin Roberts, Sam Champion and Elizabeth Vargas will attend. From FNC, Alisyn Camerota, and Rick Folbaum; Carl Quintanilla from CNBC, Jeanne Moos from CNN and many, many more.

The event is next Thursday night at Time Warner Center. For more information, or if you’d like to attend, click here.

The Ticker: Willis, Moyers, Folbaum…

> CNN’s Gerri Willis has an exclusive interview with Shaun Donovan, President Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary. It airs tomorrow on Your Bottom Line.

> Bill Moyers of PBS is participating in a live chat on Tuesday. WebNewser has the details.

> Fox News confirms to TVNewser FTVLive‘s report that Rick Folbaum is rejoining FNC later this month. He left FOX’s WNYW in January.

The Ticker: King, Jakes, Folbaum…

> CNN’s premiere “State of the Union,” anchored by John King, will be live from the Newseum and feature interviews with Obama adviser David Axelrod, Bush WH press secretary Dana Perino and WH counselor Ed Gillespie. King’s interview today with Obama airing on The Situation Room will also be shown Sunday.

> Broadcasting & Cable reports MSNBC has agreed to run a series of specials with evangelical preacher T.D. Jakes. The three roundtables will take place in March.

> New York Daily News’ Richard Huff reports former FNCer and current anchor at WNYW FOX 5 in New York, Rick Folbaum, “anchored his final show at Ch. 5 last night.” In December we reported possible cuts coming at WNYW in early 2009.

FOX O&O’s Bracing For Cuts

fox5_12-11.jpgWhile cuts have been seen at many major media companies over the last few weeks, News Corp. has stayed largely in the clear. That appears likely to change.

According to a local spy, News Corp. is preparing for a round of cutbacks after the new year, mandating major O&O’s to make “across the board” cuts. Stations like New York’s WNYW, Chicago’s WFLD and Houston’s KRIV are expected to be hit hard.

Our source tells TVNewser some talent contracts are not being renewed, and that any talent who want to renew their deals will be asked to take a pay cut. As for existing talent “balking at signing a pay cut,” our source says, “There’s plenty of good talent on the street looking for work.”

Some former Fox Newsers now at O&O’s include Greg Kelly, Dari Alexander and Rick Folbaum at WNYW and Jeff Goldblatt at WFLD.

Greg Kelly Moving to Good Day New York

kelly_7-9.JPGFishbowlNY reports FNC correspondent Greg Kelly is moving to FOX’s broadcast outlet in New York to co-anchor “Good Day New York” with Jodi Applegate.

Since Ron Corning was let go in April, several co-anchors have filled in, including Kelly and former FNCer Rick Folbaum.

Kelly has seen several roles during his six years with the network, recently as White House correspondent and Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor.

Kelly is certainly familiar with the market — his dad is NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly. And we know Richard Huff of the New York Daily News approves.

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