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Paula Faris Joins ‘Good Morning America’

This morning, Paula Faris debuted as the new Weekend “Good Morning America” co-anchor. Faris takes over for Bianna Golodryga who is joining Yahoo! News. Dan Harris, Ron Claiborne and Sara Haines welcomed the former ABC News correspondent and “World News Now” co-anchor to the team.

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Pres. Obama Delivers Statement From White House Briefing Room

President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon on the economy and Washington gridlock. The cable and broadcast networks had live coverage of the press conference, which included questions from the press after the President delivered his remarks.

“Good Morning America” weekend news anchor Ron Claiborne anchored an ABC News special report, joined by Jonathan Karl. On NBC, David Gregory anchored with Chuck Todd at the White House. James Brown anchored on CBS with Bill Plante at the White House.

The cable news networks also took the President’s statement live: Jenna Lee anchored on Fox News with Wendell Goler at the White House, Krystal Ball anchored for MSNBC with Chris Jansing at the White House, and Anderson Cooper anchored for CNN with Wolf Blitzer in Jerusalem, Jake Tapper in Washington and Michelle Kosinski at the White House.

> First question goes to Roberta Rampton from Reuters, who asked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

> Second question goes to Bill Plante from CBS News, who asked the President if he’s losing his international influence. In his response, Obama says that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on “even longer than you’ve been reporting.”

> Third question goes to Fox News’ Wendell Goler, who asks about the President’s executive orders.

> Fourth and last question goes to CNN’s Michelle Kosinski, who asks if a cease-fire in Gaza is realistic.

Ron Claiborne Gives Back to At-Risk Students

RonClaiborne304ABC News “Good Morning America” Weekend anchor Ron Claiborne is going back to school today. Clairborne along with WPVI anchor/reporter Tamala Edwards will spend the better part of their day at Glen Mills Schools outside Philadelphia. Glen Mills is the oldest residential school in the U.S. for court referred students.

Claiborne and Edwards, along with producers, photographers and editors from WPVI, will guide six teams of students who will shoot one of three assigned stories. They will then critique and dissect the students’ work and give feedback on how to report a TV news story, then write and edit it.

“For many of the young men at Glen Mills, life has been hard,” Claiborne tells TVNewser. “I want them to know that there are opportunities to live their dreams.”

The project may not have come together at all, if Claiborne hadn’t run into the quarterback of the Glen Mills football team.

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Networks Up Early For Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

Pope Francis marked the start of his papacy with an inaugural mass at the Vatican this morning. The cable and broadcast networks that had special reports anchored coverage of the event, which began around 4:30amET, from New York.

CNN covered the mass during an expanded version of “Early Start,” with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin anchoring beginning at 3:30amET. Fox News’ special report, anchored by Shepard Smith, began at 4:20amET. Chris Jansing anchored on MSNBC beginning at 4:30amET.

On the broadcast networks, ABC’s Terry Moran anchored beginning at 3:51amET. Cecilia Vega and Ron Claiborne reported from Vatican City. On NBC, Savannah Guthrie anchored beginning at 4:31amET, with Keir Simmons in Vatican City. CBS News did not air a special report, but correspondent Vinita Nair did live shots from St. Peter’s Square for the network’s affiliates during the inaugural mass. CBS also streamed the ceremony live on its website.

 

Pope Benedict Coverage: ABC News

With Pope Benedict XVI set to resign on Thursday, U.S. networks are beginning to plan for coverage of the unprecedented (at least in modern times) event.

George Stephanopoulos and Terry Moran will lead the network’s coverage of the Pope’s departure, anchoring “Good Morning America” from the Vatican on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as two special reports Thursday morning. Moran will anchor “Nightline” from Rome on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as contribute to the network’s coverage. David Wright, Ron Claiborne, Cokie Roberts and Christiane Amanpour will also report from the Vatican.

Wright covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict, while Roberts’ mother, Lindy Boggs, was the Ambassador to the Holy See from 1997-2001.

Diane Sawyer will lead the network’s coverage of the Conclave in March.
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ABC’s Ron Claiborne Drives While Sleeping

ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne filed a story this week for “ABC World News” about “micro-sleeping,” and driving while being sleep-deprived.

As any good journalist would, he decided to dive in first-hand: he deprived himself of sleep and got behind the wheel (on a closed track, of course). Even Diane Sawyer was surprised by what happened.

Watch the video, after the jump.

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ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot

Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan’s West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. “Never in the history of the industry has there been a photo like this,” said Sherwood to his team, according to someone who was there. “It is a real Mt. Olympus shot,” he added.

Among the ABC News talent on hand Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, Cynthia McFadden, Bill Weir, Terry Moran, Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris, Ron Claiborne, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas, Bob Woodruff, John Quinones, David Muir, Brian Ross, Jake Tapper and Rob Nelson.

Expect to see the photos in marketing a promotional materials on air and online, soon.

‘GMA’ Weekend Anchors Perform ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ on Broadway

As part of the “Good Morning America” Rock & Roll Challenge, weekend anchors Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris and and Ron Claiborne performed this week on Broadway. The trio — Golodryga as the lead singer, Harris on the drums and Claiborne on the sax — performed Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” after Thursday night’s performance of “Rock of Ages” in front of a sold-out 55o people. Watch:

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Diane Sawyer, other ABCNewsers, head home to see what works

Sawyer_9.22.jpgABC News anchors and correspondents are getting out of New York to prove you can go home again.

Diane Sawyer and four reporters on her broadcast, will return to their hometowns to report on success stories of the economic recovery. For Sawyer, it’s a return to Louisville, Kentucky.

“By returning to our roots we are hoping to shine a light on the resilience and the powerful ideas of Americans that will ultimately drive the recovery,” Sawyer tells TVNewser.

“World News” weekend anchor David Muir returns to Syracuse, New York. Sharyn Alfonsi goes home to Georgetown, SC. Ron Claiborne to Oakland, CA and Bill Weir returns to his Wisconsin roots to Milwaukee.

All will be revisiting familiar places and faces to see what innovative solutions people have implemented to survive and even thrive during the downturn. “The economy is still issue number one around the kitchen table,” Sawyer tells us. “A lot is working, and we hope to share the inventive ways Americans are firing up the spirit of hope and change.”

The week-long series begins Monday on “World News with Diane Sawyer.”

Bianna Golodryga Named ‘GMA’ Weekend Co-Anchor

Bianna-Golodryga_5-7.jpgBreaking: ABC News has named Bianna Golodryga as the new co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” Golodryga joins Bill Weir as well as Ron Claiborne (news anchor) and Marysol Castro (weather anchor). ABC News President David Westin sent an email to staff informing them of the news.

Her first day is tomorrow. She will continue to cover business and finance as a correspondent for the network.

There had been speculation with the departure of Kate Snow — who starts at “Dateline NBC” next week — that Golodryga, an internal candidate, would be the likely choice for the job. She had been a regular part of the fill-in rotation since Snow’s departure.

Golodryga had also reportedly been in consideration for the weekday newsreader position that eventually went to Juju Chang after Chris Cuomo moved to “20/20.”

She had recently made non-industry headlines for her engagement to Peter Orszag, director of the OMB.

She joined ABC News in 2007 after working at CNBC from 2001.

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