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TVNewsers Heading To Haiti

haitimap_1-13.jpgContinually Updated: We’ll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake.

Anderson Cooper is the first anchor on the ground and is already reporting.

CBS “Evening News” and NBC “Nightly News” are planning to broadcast from the region tonight. Katie Couric arrived in Santo Domingo just before 12pmET, and in Port-au-Prince at 2:30pmET.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer heads there from Afghanistan, so she likely won’t be on air from Haiti until tomorrow.

FNC WH correspondent Wendell Goler was first on Hispaniola because…he was already there. Goler was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake struck. He reported for “FOX Report” via phone last evening.

At 2:54pmET, Brian Williams did a live phone interview from Haiti. We’ve also learned that “Nightly News” will be one hour tonight.

On Thursday, Sawyer will anchor “World News” and Robin Roberts will anchor “GMA” from Haiti. George Stephanopoulos will anchor “World News” this evening from New York, which is as previously scheduled due to Sawyer’s Afghanistan trip.

Couric will anchor an hour-long broadcast of “Evening News” for CBS this evening.

ABC “World News” will also be one hour.

> Wednesday Evening Additions: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will head down during the day Thursday and will host “On the Record” from Miami Thursday night.

Caption Contest: Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at Last Night’s White House Christmas Party

MaddowAiles_12.16.jpgMSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were among the guests at last night’s holiday party for tvnewsers at the White House. Leave your captions to the priceless photo (just try to keep ‘em clean, please) in the comments section.

Greta Van Susteren blogs about meeting Maddow for the first time and about who else was there:

Jake Tapper of ABC and his wife were there (my money is on Jake for getting the job as anchoring This Week on ABC now that George has gone to GMA and Jake would be great at it)….former CNN colleagues Wolf Blitzer, Ed Henry, Sam Feist (Sam was a student of mine at Georgetown Law School…he earned an A!).

Gloria BorgerTammy Haddad (who knows everyone in Washington and more….Tammy worked at CNN years ago…and here is more trivia, I was an intern years ago for her date, her husband Ted.)…Betsy Fisher (exec producer of Meet the Press)…. executives from Fox Business Channel.

Wendell GolerBret Baier told me earlier in the day he was going but I never saw him….Bill O’Reilly likewise said he was going but I never saw him (and to think he is about 6’5 and I never saw him!)…Mike Emanuel and his wife….I was told there were many hosts from NBC there but missed them (I am short, remember? I don’t get to see everyone!)”

• After the jump, a couple more photos courtesy of CNN contributor Roland Martin‘s Facebook page…

(Photo of Ailes and Maddow from CNN political director Sam Feist.)

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Garrett Named Senior WH Correspondent

garrett_1-13.jpgABC, CBS, NBC and CNN have all named their White House correspondents for the new administration, and now Fox News has made their selection as well.

Major Garrett has been named Senior White House Correspondent today, after following Barack Obama on the campaign trail during the ’08 election (The Huffington Post has the internal memo).

The former chief White House correspondent, Bret Baier, started in his new role as anchor of “Special Report” last week.

There is no word from Fox News on any other D.C. changes. Carl Cameron (who was the chief WH correspondent before Baier and followed John McCain on the trail) remains chief political correspondent and Wendell Goler as a White House correspondent.

Click continued to see the memo (which recalls Garrett’s days at CNN)…

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Obama Calls on Fox News, Finally

Goler_12.3.jpgAfter going 0-5 at his post-election news conferences, this morning Pres.-elect Barack Obama finally called on Fox News. Correspondent Wendell Goler to a question.

According to Michelle Malkin (who watched and listened, we only watched) Goler asked about TARP and joked about Bill Richardson‘s now-shaved beard.

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