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The Sunday Ticker: Al, Jose, Maria Elena

  • The Weather Channel’s “Wake up with Al” celebrates its 5th birthday today. Last week, hosts Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams took a look back at the biggest storms, biggest guests and best remotes since the show launched July 20, 2009.

  • MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will receive the Rubén Salazar Award for Communications at the NCLR annual convention in Los Angeles Tuesday. The organization presents the award to a professional dedicated to portraying news relevant to US Hispanics.

  • Univision News anchor María Elena Salinas travels to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, to get to the root of the current crisis at the U.S. border where more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained. Her special report will air on Univision tonight at 7 pm ET/PT.

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TV News Crews Head to North Carolina for Hurricane Arthur

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Tropical Storm Arthur has strengthened into a category one Hurricane churning up the east coast set to hit North Carolina’s Outer Banks hardest. TV news crews have already dispersed crews to cover the extreme weather this 4th of July.

The Weather Channel will have a number of meteorologists and correspondents reporting live from North Carolina. Sam Champion, Stephanie Abrams, and Mike Seidel will report from Kill Devil Hills; Reynolds Wolf and Raegan Medgie will do live shots from Wrightsville Beach; Dave Malkoff and Ron Blome will report from various Outer Banks locations, and Jim Cantore will report from Salvo, NC.

ABC News Correspondent Matt Gutman will report from Wrightsville Beach, NC. Correspondent David Kerley and NewsOne Correspondent Marci Gonzalez will report from Nags Head, a town in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ABC weather anchor Ginger Zee will cover the storm from New York City. Tonight, “World News” will lead with Arthur coverage; David Muir substitutes for Diane Sawyer.

NBC News has correspondent Kerry Sanders reporting from Kill Devil Hills, NC. CBS Newspath correspondent Craig Boswell is reporting from Nags Head, NC.

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Sam Champion to Make Weather Channel Debut

sam championAs a winter storm bears down on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Sam Champion will make his debut on The Weather Channel today. Champion joined The Weather Channel in December and will debut his morning show in March.

Champion will be on from 4-8pmET from The Weather Channel’s Atlanta studios. He will be joined for coverage of “Winter Storm Janus” by Jim Cantore and Kait Parker from Washington, D.C., Mike Seidel from Plymouth, Mass. and Stephanie Abrams from New York City. The network, which says it will devote round-the-clock coverage to the storm through Wednesday night, will also have a special edition of “Wake Up With Al” tomorrow at 5 a.m. Al Roker will report from Boston.

The ramped-up storm coverage comes as the standoff between The Weather Channel and DIRECTV enters its second week.

The Ticker: Univision, Bloomberg, Abrams

  • Univision’s investigative unit followed the trail of the top leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, for an in-depth report that will air Sunday. The special, which features over 100 interviews with people “on both sides of the law,” will air at 7pmET/PT on Univision and at 8pmET/PT on Fusion.

  • In a post on his personal blog, GigaOM founder Om Malik writes about Bloomberg TV: “I think they are becoming a thinking-person’s financial network.”

  • The Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams is running the New York Marathon this weekend. Abrams had planned to run last year before the event was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

NBC’s Kentucky Derby Plans

This afternoon thousands of dapper people will file into Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. They will sip mint juleps, wear funny hats and make “trifecta” wagers after pretending to read the book on handicapping.

Yes, the Kentucky Derby is here, and NBC, which paid good money for the TV rights, is planning wide-ranging coverage, including contributions from NBC News and The Weather Channel.

Al Roker was at Churchill Friday for a “Today” segment, as well as “Wake Up with Al” on Weather Channel. His colleague Stephanie Abrams will continue coverage on Weather Saturday morning. “Today” correspondent Dylan Dreyer will report from the hallowed grounds on Saturday and Sunday, previewing and recapping the event, respectively. Brian Schachtman, CNBC’s sports business reporter, filed reports from Churchill Friday, and will continue all day today.

E! news is also planning coverage. The fancy hats may cover people’s heads, but they won;t cover themselves, you know.

Bob Costas will lead the coverage, along with:
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Watch Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams In A Snow Throwdown

Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams are having a bit too much fun covering Winter Storm Hagrid (or whatever this one’s called). Reporting live from Worcester, Mass. this morning the two Weather Channel meteorologists had a good old fashioned snow throwdown. The area is under a severe winter storm warning until 7pm tonight with snow totals anywhere from 15 to 24 inches.

Watch after the jump…

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The Morning Ticker: Keteyian, Sochi, Empire

  • Armen Keteyian‘s inside report when the lights went out at Super Bowl XLVII airs tonight on “60 Minutes Sports” on Showtime. Keteyian was in the NFL control booth interviewing the league’s Senior V.P. of Events when the power went out.
  • As the “Today” show marked one year to the Sochi Olympics this morning — with tubing on man-made snow on Mt. Rockefeller — NBC Sports chief Mark Lazarus predicts, “We believe we’ll be profitable in Sochi.” NBC lost $223 million on the 2010 Vancouver Winter games, and made $88 million on the London Summer games.

  • The Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams and “LIVE’s” Kelly Ripa will be among the runners taking part in the Empire State Building Run-Up tonight, a race up the 86 floors of New York City’s most famous office building.

Weather Channel Airing ‘Superstorm Sandy’ Special Tonight

The Weather Channel is airing a one-hour special about Hurricane (and later Superstorm) Sandy tonight at 8PM and 9PM. “Sandy: The Anatomy of a Superstorm,” is being produced by NBC’s Peacock Productions, and will feature Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams, Bryan Norcross, Stu Ostro and Bill Nye (The Science Guy) talking about the storm.

From the logline:

This one-hour special reveals the science of how this hurricane began in the Caribbean and developed into a devastating super storm, slamming the eastern United States as a combination hurricane/nor’easter/winter storm. The program spotlights historical records broken by the storm and explores the possibility of more super storms in our future.

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans

TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty  but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information.

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The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. “Wake Up With Al” will air this weekend starting at 5:30 AM, and 5 AM starting next week.

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‘Wake Up With Al’ Officially Moving To New York

The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up With Al” is making New York City its permanent home. Since it launched in 2009, the program had been split between New York, where Al Roker also co-anchors NBC’s “Today,” and Atlanta, where Weather Channel and anchor Stephanie Abrams are based.

In April, Weather decided to test out having Abrams co-anchor with Roker from New York. At the time it was described as a “tryout.” Well, the results are in, as Abrams and the show will be moving to New York permanently.

At this point, the only firm decision is to have both Abrams and Roker anchor from New York. Some staffers will likely move as well, and we have heard rumors of a new studio for the show, though none of those are firmed up yet.

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