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The A.M. Ticker: Reporter Missing, New Network, Colbert Stays

  • Graham Phillips, a stringer for Russian-backed network RT, is missing in Ukraine. RT believes Phillips, a British national, is being held by Ukrainian Security Forces. Phillips was last heard from early Wednesday morning as he was on his way to cover fighting near the Donetsk airport.

  • Venezuelan government-backed TeleSUR is launching an English language news and information network with some of the programming originating from Manhattan. The TeleSUR English Facebook page has more information.

  • The “Late Show” will remain in New York City when Stephen Colbert takes over next year. CBS worked out a deal with New York State that will make the network eligible for $11 million in tax credits as well as a $5 million grant to offset the cost of renovating the Ed Sullivan Theatre.

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