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The Ticker: Maddow, Martin, Friel…

> Variety’s Ted Johnson profiles MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and some observations about the way MSNBC is using the host. “She guested on Jay Leno and visited the ladies at ‘The View,’ he writes, and, “was the first analyst…called upon for reaction [after Obama's address] — a plum position that in the past may have gone to Tim Russert.

> CNN’s Roland Martin is profiled by The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron, and the future 8pmET fill-in host describes why he’s “a hybrid.” “I am a true 21st-century multimedia, multi-platform journalist,” says Martin. “There is no box you can put me in, and if you put me in a box, I will kill you to try to get out of it.”

> FNC’s Courtney Friel is the focus of a video profile by Philly.com’s Marnie Hall. “Just because you wear a bikini and look more like a supermodel rather than a reporter, doesn’t mean you can’t be a national network correspondent,” says Hall of the “homegrown gal.” Click continued to see the clip, and find out how Friel met husband Carter Evans of CNN (when she was an intern)…


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