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Broadcasters Plan Special and Extended Newscasts ahead of Hurricane Irene

“NBC Nightly News” is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and Jim Cantore in the broadcast as well as seven NBC News correspondents stationed up and down the East Coast.

ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” will include reports from Weather Editor Sam Champion and a team of correspondents. Tonight’s “Nightline” will be all about Irene, with an updated West Coast version. And on Sunday, George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts will anchor a special 3-hour edition of “Good Morning America” from Times Square beginning at 7am. “GMA” weekend anchors Dan Harris and Bianna Golodryga also report.

CBS’s Scott Pelley will be in for “Evening News” tonight anchoring from Battery Park City, which is in Zone A of the NYC evacuation zone. He’ll be back Sunday morning for a special 11amET newscast when the storm is expected to be over the Tri-State area. This follows “Sunday Morning” and “Face the Nation” which will also cover the storm.

ABC, CBS, NBC Back on the Air With Closing Bell Special Reports

Just two days after the big three broadcast networks all broke in with special reports at the close of trading, all three were back on the air this afternoon shortly after 4 p.m., watching the market sell off another 500 points. 

Diane Sawyer anchored for ABC. She was joined by business correspondent Bianna Golodryga. CBS’s special report was anchored by Scott Pelley, who talked with business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Brian Williams, joined by CNBC’s Sue Herrera, was on the air for NBC.

Morning Shows invade U.K. for Royal Wedding Week

The American morning shows have invaded Great Britain. Coverage of Friday’s royal wedding, which really began over the weekend, kicked in to high gear today. The “Today” show’s Meredith Vieira was outside Buckingham Palace this morning while Natalie Morales reported live from the village of Buckleberry, Kate Middleton‘s hometown. Matt Lauer and Ann Curry were in New York, and Al Roker was on the road in Washington, DC for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

ABC’s Robin Roberts was live in Jubilee Gardens across from Big Ben along with GMA Weekend co-anchor Bianna Golodryga, ABC’s UK reporter Nick Watt and future ABC daytime host Tim Gunn.

“The Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill was live outside the Tower of London while “American Morning” anchor Kiran Chetry was at CNN’s perch across from Buckingham Palace along with CNN’s analysts, “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deely and British record producer Mark Saunders.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, an Anglophile via his obsession with the Beatles and The Who, along with Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist have also begun a week of shows in London.

> RelatedNew York Times: U.S. Networks Add Britons to Royal Wedding Coverage

Here Comes the Royal Wedding Coverage: Brian Williams & Prince Charles, ‘Nightline,’ ‘Dateline’ Specials

Not long after Buckingham Palace confirmed there would be a royal wedding next year of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, the news networks went in to high gear with Royal coverage.

The three network morning shows lead with the news in their cold opens; all three dubbing it “breaking news.” CBS tells us that Erica Hill is getting on a flight tonight for London where she will anchor a split version of “The Early Show” tomorrow. “Today” show’s Natalie Morales and “Good Morning America”‘s Bianna Golodryga are also heading over tonight and will be in place for their shows tomorrow morning.

NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed Prince Charles for a Dateline special called “The Man Who Will Be King” airing this Friday at 9pm. Williams’ interview runs before the Prince’s own “Harmony” documentary about climate change, airing Friday at 10pm. NBC tells us Williams’s interview was not in exchange for airing the Prince’s doc, but rather the network only recently decided to pair the two hours together.

About the pending nuptials, which have been rumored for months, but only confirmed today, Williams asks the Prince, “Do you have words of advice for your son William…?” Charles responds in part, “Well, don’t take the advice of the media is my advice.”

“Nightline,” which usually runs three pieces each night, will devote the show to a special called “A Very British Wedding.” In an announcement this morning, ABC says “‘Nightline’ will report on the Royal engagement, the soon-to-be Princess, Kate Middleton, and will take an inside look at the Royal family.” Terry Moran, who will anchor tonight’s special, Tweeted a link to the sermon from Charles & Diana’s 1981 wedding. “In retrospect, so sad,” Moran wrote.

NBC is rushing a “Dateline” special to air tomorrow night at 8pm, which will replace “Undercovers.” According to NBC, the special will “look at how the couple met, what drew them to each other and what their modern day marriage will mean for the British Monarchy.”

‘Work With Me, GMA!’

“Good Morning America” this week focuses on good old American jobs, according to The Daily News. GMA hosts and reporters will profile a different American job each day this week on ABC in their new segment, “Work with Me, GMA!”

This morning, Juju Chang followed two sisters in Milwaukee: a civil servant and a firefighter. Tomorrow, George Stephanopoulos will report on a steelworker in Ohio. On Wednesday, Robin Roberts will follow a fish wholesaler in Charleston, S.C. Sam Champion will work at a BBQ joint in Houston, Texas on Thursday. And then on Friday, Dan Harris will report on a winemaker in California. And Saturday, Ron Claiborne will work with a veterinarian in Virginia.

Video of the first installment with Bianna Golodryga along with Juju Chang’s installment of the segment: “Work with Me GMA!” is after the jump…
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Bianna Golodryga and Peter Orszag Tie the Knot

“Good Morning America” Weekend co-anchor Bianna Golodryga and former OMB director and current New York Times columnist Peter Orszag were married this weekend.

The Times reports the wedding took place at Capitale in Manhattan.

The couple got engaged last December. The two met in May ’09 at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

An ABC News spokesperson says Golodryga and Orszag are now on their honeymoon, with Golodryga back at work next week.

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GMA Weekend Begins Rotating Co-anchors

Berman_8.9.jpgWith Bill Weir‘s move to late nights, ABC News will begin tapping male anchors and correspondents from the news division to fill in as co-anchors with Bianna Golodryga on “Good Morning America” Weekend.

First up: correspondent John Berman who began at ABC News in 1995 as a desk assistant. ABC tells us a rotating group of talent will sit in the chair until a decision is made on a permanent anchor.

Before you think ABC News Got its Peter Orszag News from his Fiancee/Anchor…

orszag_golodryga_6_22.jpgLast night, as the story of the impending resignation of White House OMB director Peter Orszag was making its way onto the internets, ABCNews.com had this headline, which, when it was posted at 8:06pmET, did not link to any story:

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag Will Step Down in the Coming Weeks, Sources Tell ABC News

This had some wondering if the ABC News source was Bianna Golodryga who is engaged to Orszag. Golodryga, who was named co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend last month and also covers business for ABC News, and Orszag will be married in September.

But TVNewser has learned it was White House correspondent Jake Tapper‘s reporting that led to the ABCNews.com headline. The story was first reported by Bloomberg News just after 7pmET. Tapper’s reporting, however, had a more specific time frame of Orszag’s departure being “the next few weeks.”

Currently, ABCNews.com is linking to an AP story on Orszag’s future.

Orszag, Golodryga Attending WH State Dinner

The White House released its list of expected attendees at this evening’s State Dinner with Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, and OMB Director Peter Orszag and fiancée, ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga, are on it. Golodryga was recently named the new co-anchor of the “GMA” weekend edition.

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas will be sitting at the head table with the president. Other notable non-politicos: Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria-Parker, and, oddly, Jets QB Mark Sanchez along with his date: D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

(TwitPic via @LynnSweet)

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Bianna Golodryga Named ‘GMA’ Weekend Co-Anchor

Bianna-Golodryga_5-7.jpgBreaking: ABC News has named Bianna Golodryga as the new co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” Golodryga joins Bill Weir as well as Ron Claiborne (news anchor) and Marysol Castro (weather anchor). ABC News President David Westin sent an email to staff informing them of the news.

Her first day is tomorrow. She will continue to cover business and finance as a correspondent for the network.

There had been speculation with the departure of Kate Snow — who starts at “Dateline NBC” next week — that Golodryga, an internal candidate, would be the likely choice for the job. She had been a regular part of the fill-in rotation since Snow’s departure.

Golodryga had also reportedly been in consideration for the weekday newsreader position that eventually went to Juju Chang after Chris Cuomo moved to “20/20.”

She had recently made non-industry headlines for her engagement to Peter Orszag, director of the OMB.

She joined ABC News in 2007 after working at CNBC from 2001.

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