> MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams will be switching networks and appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Abrams is anchoring Verdict from Los Angeles all week.
> CNN.com announced Nielsen named it the “No. 1 news gateway” for June. It is the 19th straight month CNN.com is on top.
> FishbowlNY picked up on the New York Times’ observation of the purple-tie
coincidence phenomenon, in which anchors are wearing purple to appear unbiased. Brian Williams, Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly are some of the anchors tied (ha) to the trend.
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