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The Ticker: Williams, Smith, Kagan, Sawyer…

> Brian Williams will anchor the NBC Nightly News from Africa next week. He’ll “report on the major issues currently facing the continent, including HIV/AIDS, hunger, economic development and poverty” from Nigeria, Mali and Ghana. He also has an exclusive interview with Bono…

> Harry Smith will anchor The Early Show from Baghdad beginning Friday. He has an interview with General Peter Chiarelli. He’ll also report for the CBS Evening News…

> While Wolf Blitzer was anchoring Situation Room coverage of the Hayden hearings this morning, Daryn Kagan was anchoring on CNN Pipeline, an e-mailer says…

> Editor & Publisher: “A new Indiana University study of [CNN] reporting by those embedded with U.S. troops in the early days of the Iraq War found the majority of the reporting was objective…”

> Page Six asks: Why has Diane Sawyer “hired top entertainment lawyer Allen Grubman?”

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