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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.

Greece Protests Drive Dow Down. Biz Nets, Cable Nets go Full-Bore

At 2:48pmET, as the cable news channels showed live pictures of riots in Athens, Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 995 points.

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Several correspondents from the business channels began appearing on the news channels, including CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla from Athens and Trish Regan from Lisbon both phoning in to MSNBC, while CNNMoney.com’s Poppy Harlow appeared on CNN and FBN’s Nicole Petallides and Eric Bolling went on FNC.

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> At 2:58pmET, ABC News broadcast a two-minute special report anchored by Ron Claiborne with business correspondent Bianna Golodryga.

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Bloomberg is pre-empting its normal evening line-up for a special hosted by Margaret Brennan called “Behind the Dive.” We hear FBN will preempt its evening programming while Liz Claman, David Asman and Neil Cavuto continue to anchor. (Also, FNC has been showing a crazy time-lapse of the DOW’s drop and bounce-back.)

> NBC and ABC both broadcast brief special reports at the 4pmET market close. Claiborne and Golodryga again in for ABC, while Brian Williams was in on NBC.

> CNBC is airing a special report “Markets in Turmoil” tonight. Larry Kudlow anchors from 7-8pmET, Maria Bartiromo and David Faber are in 8-10pmET.

> After the jump, a clip from CNBC of the coverage from amidst the craziness earlier today.

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Networks Headed to Ghana

As a part of his international tour that includes Russia and G8 meetings in Italy, Pres. Barack Obama will be making his first stop to sub-Saharan Africa since entering office. Pres. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Ghana on Friday for a weekend visit.

We have already reported that Mara Schiavocampo is there now for NBC and “Nightly News.”

And today CNN started running promos for Anderson Cooper who will also be traveling to the African nation. The “AC360″ blog is promoting a Monday report from Anderson as he “takes this historic journey with President Obama.”

Other members of the White House press corps will be continuing on to Africa with Obama including Fox News’ Major Garret. Another News Corp. network, Sky News, is getting a sit-down interview with Pres. Obama in Ghana this weekend.

> Update: ABC has informed us that Ron Claiborne of GMA Weekend will be reporting live from Ghana this weekend.

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