CNBC’s Brian Sullivan was interviewing Olympian Julie Chu when the news came down that she was selected as the U.S. flag-bearer for Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. Sullivan gave her the news and captured her surprised reaction. The U.S. Women took silver in hockey. Canada grabbed gold.
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“First Thursday,” the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started.
This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack.
CNBC’s Brian Schactman leads the way, with his colleague Joe Kernen and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin right behind him. Right now Lisa Sylvester, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are at the bottom of the pack, but there is plenty of time for a comeback.
Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.
Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one competition to see who is tops at picking winners and losers.
Ultimately there can be only one winner, and they get the chance to brag about their picking prowess for all to see. 2012′s winner was Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald. Liz wont be participating this year, but 2011′s winner Dominic Chu is back to try and reclaim the title.
Here is your 2013 TVNewser March Madness lineup:
- Christiane Amanpour is reporting from Cairo today and tomorrow as Egyptians go to the polls. She is working on projects for ABC and CNN. Amanpour also taped an interview with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi who is in Oslo this weekend to give her Nobel acceptance speech 21 years after receiving the award.
- CNBC’s Brian Sullivan will host a town hall event from Atlanta at 9pmET Wednesday night. “Getting Back to Business” will bring together a panel of entrepreneurs and a studio audience of small business owners to discuss challenges and strategies for success in the current economy.
It’s a May Friday, which would usually mean a slow news day… but not today. Facebook has gone public, and is now trading on the NASDAQ. CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening bell from Menlo Park, CA this morning.
After some drama and a brief delay in trading, apparently due to overwhelming demand for orders, the stock started to trade at 11:30 AM. Not surprisingly, cable news has been eating it up, the business networks in particular:
For reporters covering the IPO, it was all about finding unique angles on the story. Take CNBC’s Brian Sullivan, for example:
U2′s Bono will make multiples more on Facebook IPO than in entire 30+year music career: bit.ly/JVNv1n
— Brian Sullivan (@SullyCNBC) May 18, 2012
Likewise, Bloomberg’s Dominic Chu used Twitter to provide some interesting background information on the trade:
Reminder…circuit breakers are still in effect…so if there is a sharp move in #Facebook stock, trading halts will kick in $$ $FB
— Dominic Chu (@The_Domino) May 18, 2012
Not to be outdone, even the “big three” cable news channels were sure to cover the news:
With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.
Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…
Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!
“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”
It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.
In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.
A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.
The final standings are below.
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.
Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.
Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:
Team Bloomberg TV:
Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV
Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV
Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV
Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:
- Fox News and Fox Business have brought on Vicky Ward, the British-born author and journalist, as a contributor. Ward, who has contributed to CNBC and Bloomberg, is the author of the New York Times Best Seller “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers.” Her first Fox appearance will be Thursday.
- CNBC’s Brian Sullivan begins reporting from Singapore tomorrow from the 2012 YPO Global Leadership Summit. This is part of a new partnership between CNBC and the Young Presidents’ Organization. The YPO will advise and inform CNBC’s audience and editors on what CEOs are experiencing on the frontlines of the economy.
- Jean Chatzky makes her television hosting debut tonight on “Cash Call” on RLTV. The network says the live 30-minute call-in show, at 8pmET, will “help set viewers on the path to financial health by offering thoughtful advice, a dose of empathy and practical, actionable strategies.”
In the just released November 2011 ratings, CNBC’s Business Day programming (9am-5pm) is up +31% in A25-54 viewers. The network’s midday show, “Street Signs” up +29% in younger viewers. Last November the show was anchored by Erin Burnett, now with CNN. This year, it’s an ensemble of Mandy Drury, Brian Sullivan, Herb Greenberg and the occasional drop-in by Jim Cramer.
Drury calls what she’s doing now her dream job. “It was my dream to come to New York,” says the Australian native Drury in part III of our Media Beat interview. “As a business journalist, there’s probably only a few cities in the world where you can get as much of a stimulating challenge as I have now.” WATCH:
- Part I Monday: Mandy Drury on the “Big Personalities” at CNBC
- Part II Tuesday: Mandy Drury has No Time for Nicknames
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People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.
On the morning shows:
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.
After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more
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