Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant & Kyle Mooney Leaving ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson is leaving Studio 8H. The comedian is poised to sign off for good from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where he has been a staple for the past eight seasons after joining the Lorne Michaels sketch comedy as one of its youngest-ever castmembers. Castmembers Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are also expected to announce their departure alongside Davidson during SNL’s season 47 finale, to be hosted by Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) and featuring musical guest Japanese Breakfast.

The Washingtonians We’ll Watch In Fall 2022

Primaries are now well underway, and the 2022 midterm elections are a focus for news organizations already preparing for what’s certain to be a contentious 2024 presidential campaign. With that in mind, The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the Beltway-based news personalities and executives poised to play a leading role in the months (and years) ahead.


Twitter will begin placing warning notices in front of some misleading content regarding the conflict in Ukraine and limit the spread of claims debunked by humanitarian groups or other credible sources, the social media company said on Thursday. The step-up against misinformation around Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special military operation," is part of a new policy that outlines how Twitter will approach misinformation during crises.

Longtime Digital Exec Meredith Artley Out At CNN

Meredith Artley, the longtime SVP and editor-in-chief of CNN Digital Worldwide, is out at the network, according to a memo obtained by Axios. The news was first noted on a staff call with head of CNN Worldwide Chris Licht. (Image: CNN)

Broadcast TV’s Reduced Role Made Clear In Fall Presentations

There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers in flashy New York presentations. None was more glaring than the fact that Craig Erwich and Kelly Kahl, chiefs of the ABC and CBS entertainment divisions, watched from the sidelines. (Image: Associated Press)

Talking TV: Mo Rocca’s ‘Innovation Nation’ Milestone

TVNewsCheck's Michael Depp talks with Mo Rocca, host of Innovation Nation, which has just celebrated its 200th episode, on the syndicated show's enduring, omni-generational appeal; the state of E/I programming; and the competition the space is getting from YouTubers. Click here for a full episode transcript.


The Remote/Hybrid Worker Challenge: How Managers Can Motivate And Engage Teams

The media industry is evolving to a hybrid workforce model, with some companies offering their employees to continue to work remotely full time. How do managers keep their staff motivated when they aren’t able to interact in person? Today’s leaders need to shift their mindsets and take new approaches to building and maintaining highly functional teams.

‘Daredevil’ Gets a Disney+ Reboot

A new “Daredevil” series is moving forward at Disney+. Matt Corman and Chris Ord are attached to write and executive produce.

The World Broadcasting Unions has updated its list of Cybersecurity Recommendations for Media Vendors’ Systems, Software and Services, a document designed to help technology vendors enhance the security of their solutions. Media company IT and security managers also use the list, first released in 2018, as a framework for what to ask of their vendors when investing or maintaining their networks. Download a copy of the recommendations here.


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a director of engineering, a digital sales manager and a national sales assistant in Virginia Beach and Sarasota, Fla.

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