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Kate Middleton Admitted to Hospital For Birth of Royal Baby

The Great Kate Wait is (almost) over. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor this morning, Kensington Palace officials announced around 2:30amET.

CNN was the first cable news channel to report the news, simulcasting CNN International beginning at 2:38 a.m. Robert Gray anchored a special report on Fox News at 2:42 a.m. MSNBC reported the news on “First Look” at the top of the 5 a.m. hour.

Diana Perez and John Muller reported on the royal baby at 2:37 a.m. on ABC News’ “World News Now.”  The story also led NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS This Morning.” Natalie Morales reported from St. Mary’s for NBC. Amy Robach was there for ABC and Elizabeth Palmer was there for CBS.

The networks also have reporters at Buckingham Palace, where the birth announcement will be posted on an easel in public view. The document will be the first official notification of the baby’s gender, weight and time of birth.

The morning show anchors, who have few details to report at this hour, joked on Twitter about the Royal Baby:

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With Markets Closed, Business Networks Shift to Hurricane Coverage

The three business networks have turned their focus to severe weather coverage today as Hurricane Sandy forced the close of the stock markets. Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and CNBC have all set special coverage plans for today that focus on the economic impact of the storm, expected to make landfall later today.

Bloomberg TV will shift into special Hurricane Sandy coverage at 1pmET, which is when the storm’s intensity is supposed to increase on the East Coast. Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker anchor the 1pmET hour, Betty Liu anchors the 2pmET hour and Trish Regan and Adam Johnson anchor from 3-6pmET. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is handling weather forecasts.

Fox Business broadcast a special report in place of “Imus in the Morning” this morning, anchored by Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane. FBN’s Robert Gray is in Battery Park and Sandra Smith is at the CME throughout the day. Neil Cavuto will host primetime coverage of the storm tonight beginning at 7pmET.

CNBC will have regular programming until 7pmET. The network is replacing “The Kudlow Report” with a live two-hour special report anchored by Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

More Going Home For FBN

Two more FBN anchors visited their hometown for the network’s Friday feature: “Opportunity in America: My Hometown.”

Cody Willard in Ruidoso, New Mexico: “Coming here reminds people that we aren’t all Wall Street or big media people.”

Robert Gray in Roxboro, North Carolina: “The area has definitely diversified from it’s tobacco-farming past.”

Earlier:
Charles Payne‘s “Hometown” visit
Brian Sullivan‘s “Hometown” visit

Click continued to see a video Q&A with Willard from the Ruidoso News…

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