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Vinita Nair Named Correspondent for CBS News

vinita nairVinita Nair has been named a New York-based correspondent for CBS News in addition to her current role as co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”

Nair joined CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television news service for CBS affiliates, as a New York-based correspondent in January 2013. Before that, she served as a co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning” at ABC. She was also a contributor for “Good Morning America.”

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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.

 

Vinita Nair Joins CBS News as Newspath Correspondent

Vinita Nair is joining CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television news service for CBS affiliates, as a New York-based correspondent.

Nair is is a former co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” ABC’s early morning newscasts, and spent three years as a contributor for “Good Morning America.” Since leaving ABC last year, Nair has worked as a freelance anchor and reporter, appearing on CBS and NBC.

Colorado Shooting: Denver Anchor in New York Visiting ‘World News Now’

Jeremy Hubbard is the former anchor of “World News Now.” He left ABC in 2010 for a job as main anchor at Denver Fox station KDVR. But Hubbard happened to be in New York for a wedding this weekend. At 3:15amET, just as the massacre back in Aurora was unfolding, he dropped by his old show. His former co-anchor Vinita Nair joined him.

About 90 minutes later, at 4:53amET, “World News Now” anchors Rob Nelson and Paula Farris led a special report (video after the jump) that was broadcast with coverage from ABC affiliate KMGH, which, as TVSPY reports, first began reporting the story around 2:40amMT.

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The Ticker: Geraldo, Vinita, Dylan

  • FNC’ Geraldo Rivera will be in LA next week for the debut of his new 2-hour radio show on KABC. “There is plenty to do out there. Los Angeles stories tend to be nationalized larger than life,” Rivera tells the OC Register.
  • Wondering what Vinita Nair has been doing since leaving her co-anchor gig at “ABC World News Now?” Well, for starters, she had a baby this week.
  • “Too much idiocy, too much work, too little sleep, and I lost my mind and said what I was thinking,” MSNBCs’ Dylan Ratigan tells the Miami Herald about his mad-as-hell moment last fall. Ratigan wraps up three days of shows from Miami Beach today at 4pmET.

Vinita Nair Filling in on NBC, MSNBC

Vinita Nairlast seen bidding farewell to ABC’s “World News Now” — is doing fill-in anchoring on MSNBC’s 5amET show “First Look” and its mirror-image network program, NBC’s “Early Today.” Insiders tells us Nair is doing some temporary freelance work for the network. Nair co-anchored ABC’s overnight show for more than two years, before departing in February.

Today was also the first day on the air for new MSNBC fulltime hire Craig Melvin. Melvin joins MSNBC from NBC’s WRC in Washington. Melvin anchored the 11amET hour this morning. Melvin will also contribute to NBC News as a correspondent across all platforms.

Peggy Bunker Moving on from ‘World News Now’

Peggy Bunker‘s temporary fill-in role on ABC’s overnight show “World News Now” is coming to an end. At the end of this morning’s show, Bunker announced tomorrow will be her final broadcast. Bunker has been filling in since February when Vinita Nair left the show.

ABC News tells TVNewser the network will rotate anchors for the time being alongside Rob Nelson.

Vinita Nair Says Goodbye to ‘World News Now’

Vinita Nair bid farewell to ABC’s overnight show “World News Now” this morning. Nair joined the show in Sept. 2008 and has been with ABC News since 2007. In her goodbye this morning, Nair said she is going to take an extended vacation and enjoy sleeping in.

As TVSpy reported yesterday, Peggy Bunker will be doing temporary fill-in on the show alongside co-anchor Rob Nelson who joined last May.

The WNN Facebook Fan page has much more on Nair’s departure.

It’s the 19th Anniversary World News Now Polka!

ABC’s overnight program “World News Now” is celebrating its 19 years on the air by looking back on all the fun they’ve been having with Barry Mitchell‘s polkas. Mitchell joined anchors Rob Nelson and Vinita Nair to remember his favorite polkas over the past 19 years.

After the jump, Mitchell performs the World News Polka…
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ABC’s Vinita Nair to Guest Star in Soap ‘One Life to Live’

ABC “World News Now”‘s Vinita Nair will be in an an upcoming episode of the ABC’s daytime soap “One Life To Live.” Nair thinks the episode will air January 11. Here’s a sneak peek at her appearance:

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