> The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will honor Susan Grant, EVP of CNN News Services and Cokie Roberts, commentator for ABC News and NPR, during its First Amendment Awards Dinner on March 12.
> The video tribute to NBC News’ former announcer Howard Reig has been put on YouTube. Reig passed away on November 12.
> Although News Corp. canceled its holiday party, that didn’t stop an “America’s Newsroom/Happening Now/Live Desk Christmas party” from taking place. From Janice Dean‘s blog:
- The Friday Ticker: 'Med' Ratings, Rula's Take, Battleground Polls
- The A.M. Ticker: Reporter Missing, New Network, Colbert Stays
- The Afternoon Ticker: Liesman & Obama, Castiglia & CBS, Newt & the Root
- The Morning Ticker: Reporter Explains, 'Meet' Rumors, Kickstart CNN