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Are Fox News Employees Really Blackballed?

One of the claims made in today’s “Reliable Sources” interview with former Fox News associate producer Joe Muto is that he was “blackballed within the industry.”

“I tried to leave many, many times. I sent out dozens and dozens of resumes. CNN must have 20 resumes from me,” said Muto on his attempts to leave Fox News long before his firing Thursday for being the mole paid by Gawker to reveal inside information on Fox News.

Muto worked on one of Fox’s opinion shows, “The O’Reilly Factor,” not one of the news shows. This, he says, made him persona non grata at other networks.

“Hiring managers see Fox News on your resume and they say ‘this guy is conservative. This guy is a nut. We don’t want him in our organization.’”

Of course, many Fox News employees have left for bigger and better things including David Rhodes, now president of CBS News. Tim Gaughan was an assignment manager for years at Fox News before moving to Bloomberg and then to CBS News (the same trek Rhodes made.) Maral Usefi was a producer for six years on “Fox & Friends” and left for a senior producer job at CNN. And Rick DiBella spent 10 years at Fox News. He’s now EP of the CNN show Muto was on today. We’ve even seen a PR person from Fox News, Tanya Hayre, make the move to MSNBC.

It seems like being an AP on the #1 show on cable — an 8-year employee at that — would make you attractive to another channel. What do you think?

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Tim Gaughan Leaving Bloomberg for CBS News

First on TVNewser: Bloomberg’s head of newsgathering, Tim Gaughan, is leaving the cable channel to join CBS News as director of digital newsgathering and senior producer, special events. Gaughan will start at CBS News August 1.

Before joining Bloomberg, Gaughan spent 12 years at Fox news Channel, serving in a number of roles including director of domestic news. It was at FNC where Gaughan first worked with David Rhodes, who was at the time the cable channel’s chief news executive. Rhodes would go on to work at Bloomberg as the head of Bloomberg TV, and earlier this year joined CBS News as president.

Writes CBS News VP Ingrid Cipiran-Matthews in a memo to staff: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Tim to the CBS News family where he will manage, recruit and train digital journalists as well as contribute to our fine Special Events unit under the leadership of Executive Producer Al Ortiz.

The CBS News memo announcing Gaughan’s hire is after the jump.

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Tim Gaughan Joining Bloomberg

Gaughan080710.jpgFox News Assignment Manager Tim Gaughan is leaving the network to join Bloomberg Television. Gaughan will be the U.S. Assignment Desk Manager for the financial news network.

Gaughan occasionally appeared on-air during the day at FNC, where he would give live updates from the assignment desk.

His departure apparently caught a number of FNC staffers by surprise, some of whom started a Facebook group encouraging him to stay at the network.

Gaughan will be joining FNC veteran David Rhodes at Bloomberg. Rhodes had been FNC’s VP of News, joining Bloomberg in late 2008 to become the head of U.S. television operations.