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The Ticker: Meier, Bell, King, Dateline…

> Former MSNBC anchor Randy Meier says NBC is “hacking” the cable net’s budget: “I think MSNBC had to cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from its budget…”

> Happy seventh birthday to The Fox Report…

> May’s speculation was accurate: Court TV president and COO Art Bell is saying goodbye to the company…

> This is unconfirmed, but according to a tipster, “Dateline is being told it’s moving to Engelwood Cliffs, NJ. But Dateline is digging in for a fight…”

> Hollywood Reporter: “Nearly 37 million people tuned to watch President Bush’s speech from the Oval Office marking the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Monday…”

> “News of Ann Richards‘ passing away crossed the wires at 11:36pm and CNN showed Larry King‘s vintage interview with Ann at midnight,” an e-mailer says…

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