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Geoff Bennett Named PBS NewsHour Chief Washington Correspondent and Weekend Anchor

Changes are afoot at the PBS NewsHour. The public broadcaster’s signature evening news program has hired Geoff Bennett to serve as its chief Washington correspondent and the anchor of NewsHour‘s weekend edition. Bennett joins NewsHour from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and MSNBC fill-in anchor. He will continue to appear on […]

CNN’s Clarissa Ward on Covering “Absolutely Chaotic” Scenes Out of Afghanistan

On New Day on Wednesday morning, CNN chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward beamed images of the crowds trying to make their way to Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai airport, hoping to secure a spot on a plane leaving the country. “I have covered all sorts of crazy situations. This was mayhem. This was nuts,” Ward said, reporting from […]

Fox Business Network Launching Entertainment-Focused Primetime Block

Fox Business Network is changing its primetime programming lineup, moving toward an entertainment-focused offering “that celebrates American industry and ingenuity,” the company says. The new “FBN Prime” lineup will debut Sept. 20., with new episodes Monday-Wednesday, and replays on Thursdays. As a result of the new lineup, FBN’s 8 PM show, Kennedy, hosted by Lisa […]

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Ignores Investigation Into His Brother

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo did not address the investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James into his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his primetime cable news program Tuesday. Cuomo instead opened the show by saying “we’re focused on COVID here,” leading into segments about the pandemic. While the news was not entirely […]

NBC News to Hire 200 Staffers In Renewed Streaming Push

NBC News is planning a significant investment in streaming video, hiring some 200 staffers and planning multiple new shows as part of a larger pivot by television news organizations toward streaming video. NBC says that it will hire 200 new positions dedicated to NBC News Digital and its streaming services, which include NBC News Now […]

NBC Brands Lester Holt as ‘The Anchor for America’ in Olympics Promotional Push (Exclusive)

NBC will use its Olympics coverage to kick-start a new marketing campaign for NBC Nightly News and anchor Lester Holt, branding the NBC veteran as “The Anchor for America.” The campaign will debut with a 15-second commercial during NBC’s live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony Friday morning, with other versions of the spot […]

Dan Abrams Set to Host Show For NewsNation

NewsNation, the fledgling cable news channel owned by local TV station giant Nexstar, is adding some high-profile talent to its primetime lineup. The channel on Monday said that ABC News chief legal correspondent Dan Abrams is joining to host a new primetime show, Dan Abrams Live, beginning Sept. 27. The Abrams show will replace NewsNation […]

‘Way Too Early’ Anchor Kasie Hunt Leaving NBC News

NBC News will have to find someone else to wake up way too early. Kasie Hunt, the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News and anchor of the 5 a.m. show Way Too Early on MSNBC, is leaving the company. She announced the move during her show Friday. “This is going to be my final broadcast […]

MSNBC Plans Peacock Push With New Programming Slate Including ‘Morning Mika’ (Exclusive)

MSNBC is expanding its presence on parent company NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, developing new shows with notable talent, and rebranding to better incorporate the MSNBC brand name. For starters, MSNBC’s Peacock channel The Choice will rebrand as The Choice by MSNBC, making the cable channel’s name more visible for streaming viewers. It’s also planning an […]

To Interview or Not to Interview? Bill Cosby Offers TV Networks a Dilemma

When Bill Cosby was released from prison following the stunning decision by Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court earlier this week, the media descended on his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. Later that day, he participated in a brief appearance there, flanked by his attorneys. But the 83-year-old comedian remained silent as his lawyers spoke to the press. […]

Fox News Fined $1M By New York City Human Rights Commission

Fox News Channel will pay a $1 million fine to the New York City Human Rights Commission as part of a settlement related to its previous handling of sexual harassment and retaliation claims. The fine is the largest in the Commission’s history, it said Tuesday. “With this settlement, the Commission not only ordered the largest […]

CNN to Sell NFTs of Its Historic News Coverage

This … is a non-fungible token of CNN. The WarnerMedia-owned cable news channel is branching into the burgeoning NFT space with a new offering it is calling the “Vault by CNN.” Beginning in late June, the company will “mint” NFTs on the Flow blockchain of memorable moments from CNN’s 41-year history. It will then sell […]