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Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, ESPN at War Over Johnny Manziel Scoop

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is among the most polarizing athletes in America and his popularity is even causing a stir between sports newsers. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, who is widely regarded as one of the most credible reporters on all-things NFL, claims that ESPN is stealing his work and the drama is unfolding on Twitter.  The whole thing is reminiscent of the Charlie Gasparino vs. Ron Insana Twitter beef from last month, but not quite as personal.

Despite being a celebrity, Manziel was simply a backup as recently as last week. Incumbent starter Brian Hoyer’s recent struggles caused plenty of speculation that Johnny Football would be taking over. Glazer’s tweeted confirmation that a change has been made and he was even on live TV when it all went down.

ESPN picked up on the news and didn’t immediately credit Glazer. ESPN eventually gave Fox Sports partial credit on Twitter, but declined to mention Glazer by name. Read more

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FBN’s Charlie Gasparino Calls CNBC’s Ron Insana an ‘Unctuous, Disgusting, Balding Jerk’

GasparinoOn Fox Business Network’s “Imus in the Morning” Monday, host Don Imus asked FBN’s Charlie Gasparino about his recent Twitter feud with CNBC contributor Ron Insana.

Gasparino at first pretended not to recognize the name, and Imus described Insana as “my fat little friend” from the days when Imus simulcast his radio show on MSNBC.

“He didn’t like the reporting I’ve done,” Gasparino said of Insana, who Gasparino insisted was not a journalist but “a sycophantic suck-up to Wall Street.” Of the fight on Twitter, Gasparino said Insana threw the first punch. “This guy takes a shot at me on Twitter, so I came back at him…People in glass houses shouldn’t be throwing stones. He is an unctuous, disgusting, balding jerk…you should not be attacking my street cred as a reporter.”

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‘Ur Not Just Fat But Dumb’: Charlie Gasparino and Ron Insana in Twitter Fight Over Print Ad

FBNCharlie Breaks ItA standard-issue promotional ad (right) declaring Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino Breaks the Business News Stories Nobody Else Does sparked an unusual and highly personal Twitter fight between Gasparino and CNBC’s Ron Insana.

When the FBN ad was shared on Twitter, Insana responded that it wasn’t Gasparino breaking business stories, but rather, CNBC’s David Faber: “David Faber breaks news… ALL others follow!”

And that, my friends, got the bruising ball rolling–at least thirty minutes of often below-the-belt back-and-forth between high profile talent. Later, Gasparino went on Liz Claman‘s show (video below) and piled on.

“Why are you being mean?” Claman asked Gasparino. “I’m not being mean. He was mean to me. He’s jealous of Fox Business … he thinks the world begins and ends at that crappy studio at Englewood Cliffs.”

Not clear on “GFY”? Look here. But it got even more personal: Read more

Roger Ailes, Les Moonves and a Host of TVNewsers on 5th Ave.

Seen at Georgette Mosbacher‘s annual Christmas party tonight at her Fifth Ave. apartment: Fox’s Roger Ailes, CBS’s Les Moonves and Julie Chen, from CNBC Ron Insana and Larry Kudlow, the Foxies: Liz Claman, Martha MacCallum and Jamie Colby, from ABC Lynn Sherr, plus Felicia Taylor and Deborah Norville.

Margaret Brennan Jumps from CNBC to Bloomberg

Brennan_6.22.jpgInsiders tell TVNewser CNBC correspondent Margaret Brennan is leaving the network to take an anchor job at BloombergTV.

Brennan has been a correspondent with CNBC since 2006. She joined the network as a producer for Louis Rukeyser. She wrote, researched and booked guests for the weekly “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street” and later worked as a producer on “Street Signs with Ron Insana.”

The “Other” CNBC 20th Anniversary Party

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Former NBCU Chairman Bob Wright and former CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor at a CNBC Anniversary party coordinated by some of the channel’s original employees.

This afternoon about 200 CNBC originals gathered in Times Square for their own 20th Anniversary party – one that did not include the people currently running the NBC cable business channel.

Former CNBC anchor Ted David, who’s been planning the event over the last two months, told the raucous crowd, “Frankly, there’s a guy across the river who thinks he made this happen. There’s a guy across the street who thinks he made this happen. And we know, [and the crowd joined in on this last part] we made it happen.”

[The reference to the "guy across the street" is to Roger Ailes who became president of CNBC in 1993, and would later found Fox News and Fox Business.]

• After the jump: who showed up, who didn’t, plus video of remarks from former NBCU Chairman and CEO Bob Wright, who insiders tell us wrote a sizable check to make today’s party at the Crowne Plaza hotel happen.

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Insana Returns: “The One Regret I have is We Ended Up Losing Money”

insana_3-16.jpgThe New York Times’ Tim Arango writes about the return of Ron Insana to CNBC.

Insana started his own hedge fund, and later left it and CNBC in August to join SAC Capital. “The one regret I have is we ended up losing money,” Insana said.

But earlier this month he returned to the network, in a part-time role.

Now Insana says he can share his experience as a player in the financial market with the TV audience. “I got to see it first-hand,” he said. “In the media world, you rarely get the chance to go inside.”

Fake Keith Morrison on SNL, Real Rick Kaplan on HBO

KMorrison_3.14.jpgDateline’s Keith Morrison got another send-up tonight on SNL. We’ll have the clip tomorrow after the jump.

In other comedy/news news, a tipster tells us that during SNL alum Will Ferrell‘s HBO special, “You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W. Bush,” which aired live tonight, Ferrell singled out CBS Evening News EP Rick Kaplan. Anyone have a clip?

Other newsers in the crowd at New York’s Cort Theatre, CNBC’s Ron Insana, and CBS’s Jeff Greenfield.

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Ron Insana Returns to CNBC

Insana_3.2.jpgCNBC veteran Ron Insana has rejoined the network as a senior analyst. Insana’s first appearance was during today’s Power Lunch.

“Look who’s back?” said Bill Griffeth, “Ron Insana.”

“Seems like an interesting time to get back into the market,” said Insana, adding, “Most of my timing over the last three years has not entirely been in my control.”

Insana left a primary anchor slot on the network in 2006, for a senior analyst role while also forming Insana Capital Partners. Insana Partners ceased operations in August 2008 when Insana joined a Connecticut-based hedge fund. That move precluded him from appearing on CNBC.

And it appears CNBCers are happy to have him back. During a tease of his segment, Insana got a “Whoo-hoo! Yay” from Power Lunch co-co-co-anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Ron Insana Leaves Insana Capital…and CNBC?

insana_8-8.JPGCNBC’s Ron Insana, the veteran anchor who left the chair in February 2006 and became a senior analyst, is leaving Insana Capital Partners, the company he started upon leaving CNBC full-time.

“He plans to join S.A.C. Capital, the Stamford hedgefund company, as a managing director,” reported CNBC correspondent Melissa Lee today.

“Congrat to our friend Ron,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “Yes, we are biased, after all he was our co-worker.”

Although it was teased Insana would appear on Closing Bell later in the day, he did not. And we hear taking the new position means he will not make any more CNBC appearances.