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Jana Winter: ‘There Are No Take Backs’

WinterOn “MediaBuzz” Sunday, Fox News reporter Jana Winter reiterated she was never going to reveal sources from her Aurora, CO shooting story

“If I make a promise to say I will not publish this information unless I keep your name out of it, I’m not going to change my mind,” Winter told Howard Kurtz. “There are no take backs. I said I’d keep my sources secret, and that’s it…end of story.”

Winter said she felt her ordeal was completely “bizarre” and unfair.

Over on “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter closed the show agreeing with Roger Ailes that protecting Winter’s confidential sources was necessary to protect journalism and democracy.

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Megyn Kelly: Fox News’ ‘Brightest Star’

megyn kelly kelly file 2Megyn Kelly transitions from Fox News’ rising star to Fox News’ “brightest star” with a long profile in the Washington Post‘s style section today. Kelly, a “recovering perfectionist,” talks about how she relates to her audience, how Roger Ailes convinced her to be herself on the air, and how her upbringing influenced her career:

The real Megyn Kelly, the Megyn Kelly you can see every weeknight, grew up the youngest of three in a vanilla suburb of Albany. No, she says, politics were not discussed in the Kelly household; “The Jeffersons” or “The Golden Girls” were watched more than the nightly news. Her upbringing was “standard” until her father, an education professor who traveled often, died suddenly of a heart attack when she was 15.

“I think that event had the single greatest impact on who I am as a person,” she says. “I do think it made me keenly aware of my own mortality, and I think in many ways that has been a gift. It’s forced me to change my life when I’m unhappy. I don’t know I would’ve gotten out of my law job or my first marriage if I hadn’t been keenly aware of that.”

Fox News Reporter Won’t Have to Testify in Colorado

WinterBreaking: FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter cannot be forced to testify in a Colorado court.

New York State’s highest court has ruled Winter cannot be compelled to testify about her reporting in the case of Colorado movie theater killer James Holmes.

Winter’s story revealed the existence of Holmes’ diary that he reportedly gave to his psychiatrist before he went on his shooting spree.

Winter and her lawyers argued their case before the New York Court of Appeals November 11. The court let a lower court ruling stand, which protected Winter from having to reveal her sources. Had the court ruled the other way, she could have faced jail time for not giving up the information, which she declared she never would.

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More: From Fox News CEO Roger Ailes: “Today’s ruling is a major win for all journalists. The protection of Jana Winter’s confidential sources was necessary for the survival of journalism and democracy as a whole. We are very grateful that the highest court in New York State agreed with our position.”

Megyn Kelly: ‘I Care About Protecting My Audience’

Megyn Kelly appeared on “The Tonight Show” yesterday, talking with Jay Leno about her transition from law to television as well as her Fox News primetime show. “I don’t care about pandering to the left or the right, I care about protecting my audience,” Kelly said. “My boss, Roger Ailes, pays me a decent amount of money to go out there and ask questions, because he thinks that I know the questions my audience wants answers to.” Watch:

Chris Wallace Marks Ten Years as Host of ‘Fox News Sunday’

Chris-Wallace2Chris Wallace celebrates his tenth anniversary as host of “Fox News Sunday” this weekend. “If you look at our interviews, I think they tend to be tougher, more informative, more interesting and produce more news,” he tells the AP’s David Bauder. “I like where we stand.” Wallace also says he’s not planning on making any career moves soon:

Wallace, 66, who covered the White House for NBC News during the Ronald Reagan administration and also moderated ‘‘Meet the Press,’’ said ‘‘there is a special joy in having the best job of your career in the home stretch of your career.’’

For the Wallace family, ‘‘home stretch’’ is a relative term. His dad, Mike, who died last year at 93, worked at ‘‘60 Minutes’’ until he was almost 90. ‘‘When I was hired by Roger [Ailes] 10 years ago, I said, ‘Looking at my father’s career, I can only give you 30 years,’’’ he said. ‘‘So it’s 10 down, 20 to go.’’

Geraldo Rivera Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by William Morris Endeavor. The talent agency sued Rivera claiming it is owed commission of more than $1 million. WME claims it negotiated Rivera’s deal with Fox News going back 12 years, but that he stopped paying them a 10 percent commission at the beginning of 2010. As the Hollywood Reporter reports, Rivera tells a different story:

He says that after a year with ABC, he had moved to CNBC and NBC in about 1998. When the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks occurred, Rivera says he anticipated there would be conflicts in the Middle East, and he asked to be sent there as a war correspondent. When NBC refused to do so, Rivera says they released him from his contract. He then went to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox Television, whom he describes as a “longtime friend,” and made a deal to work for Fox News on Nov. 15, 2001. After his experience as a war correspondent, he returned home and began to do the show Geraldo at Large, which has continued in various time periods ever since. His contract at Fox, he said, also allows him to do a daily radio show that airs in New York and Los Angeles.

WME hasn’t commented on Rivera’s motion. As for that radio show, Rivera tweeted a picture yesterday taken from his home studio:

 

Maria Bartiromo Just the Latest CNBC Talent to Jump to FBN

maria bartiromo_304x200For Maria Bartiromo, 20 years at CNBC was enough. We don’t know yet where on Fox Business she will be anchoring, but we do know the move, announced earlier today, will re-unite her with many of her former CNBC colleagues, including:

Liz Claman joined FBN just after it launched in Oct. 2007.

Charlie Gasparino joined in Feb. 2010

Dennis Kneale followed 8 months later.

Melissa Francis made the move in June 2012

Neil Cavuto worked for CNBC in the 1990s, and joined Roger Ailes at the launch of Fox News Channel in 1996. Since the launch of FBN in 2007, Cavuto has anchored a show on each of the networks.

Bartiromo’s EP at CNBC, Gary Schreier, made the move the other way. One of the founding producers of FBN, having also worked at Fox News, Schreir jumped to CNBC last year.

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Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN

Breaking: mariabartiromo1Maria Bartiromo is leaving CNBC to join Fox Business.

“After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24,” a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser. “Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best.”

Drudge Report, which was first to report the news, says Bartiromo will anchor a daily FBN program during the market hours and also have a role on Fox News.

Bartiromo, who celebrated her 20th anniversary with CNBC last month, signed with CAA in May. We reported at the time that her contract was set to expire at the end of the year.

Bartiromo will re-join Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who first put her on the air when he ran CNBC. She will also be reunited with Lou Dobbs, who was her boss at CNN in the early 1990s. As Bartiromo recounted to TVNewser in 2011, Dobbs told her a move to CNBC would be a big career mistake:

But Lou Dobbs wanted to restructure the newsroom and I was on the assignment desk, so Lou promoted me to senior producer for the morning shows and I was upset, because it would put me on the overnights again, and take me out of the field. So after all my crying — I used to cry on the 22nd floor of CNN — I went back and put together my reel. Re-shooting the stories I’d produced. And I sent it to CNBC and Peter Sturtevant and Roger Ailes said “we want to put you on the air.” I went to Lou and I said, “Lou, I’m leaving.” And he said, “Maria, you’re making the biggest mistake of your life.”

More: Bartiromo’s remarks on leaving CNBC: “After twenty great years of having a front row seat to some of the most important economic stories in the world, it’s hard to sum up the gratitude and appreciation I have for the team that helped make it happen. I am incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish. I want to thank all the people at CNBC who have been with me on this journey, and of course the viewers and investors everywhere for making me love every minute of it.”

Fox News Celebrates Ninth Class of Ailes Apprentice Program Graduates

Ailes Apprentice ProgramThe ninth class of Ailes Apprentice Program graduates were honored at Fox News yesterday. Business Insider has details on the ceremony:

“I had this idea for the apprentice program 10 years ago because I saw many young minority people in our intern programs, but we couldn’t find them after the summer was over,” Ailes said in a speech at Fox News’ New York headquarters this morning.

“I said, ‘Where did those kids go?’ They were good. … So we created the access so that they had somebody inside that they could talk to and call. … And once the access was created … every single one of them for the last nine years has performed.”

Multichannel News reports the 90-minute ceremony was emceed by Bill Hemmer. Fox News correspondent Kelly Wright introduced the keynote speaker, former Virginia governor Douglas Wilder. Roy Eaton also served as a featured keynote speaker at the event.

‘My First Day at MSNBC, Was MSNBC’s First Day’

A part of MSNBC.com’s relaunch last week, several MSNBC TV anchors talk about their first day at the channel. “My first day at MSNBC, was MSNBC’s first day,” said Lawrence O’DonnellChris Matthews then one-ups O’Donnell: “I was here before there was an MNSBC. It was called ‘America’s Talking’

and I had a 2-hour show every night.” (What Matthews didn’t mention is that “America’s Talking” was run by Roger Ailes who would go on to launch Fox News.)

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