Norah O’Donnell Invokes Edward R. Murrow

Though Norah O’Donnell had her first turn as anchor of CBS Evening News Monday night, she didn’t rely on any attention-grabbing tricks to carry the day. O’Donnell delivered a no-nonsense newscast that was packed with information and left little time for gimmicks. Indeed, O’Donnell summoned the ghost of the celebrated Edward R. Murrow, who took on Sen. Joseph McCarthy with the CBS News TV program See It Now, in an effort to tell viewers what to expect from her tenure behind the desk.

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

Journo Meets His Audiences Where They Are

Meet Ben Winslow, a “multi-platform journalist” at Tribune’s KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s on Twitter, he’s on Facebook, he co-hosts a podcast — and oh yes, he’s also on TV. But Winslow is not just posting his work to different platforms; he is using each one in a distinctive way.

DMA 71: TOLEDO, OH

Shots Fired At News Vehicle In Toledo

Police in Toledo, Ohio, are looking for a person or people inside a car that fired shots at a WTVG news vehicle Saturday.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Andrea Mitchell To Receive Lifetime Emmy

Andrea Mitchell is in the midst of her 42nd year as an NBC News journalist, and she will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards later this year.

Jason Klarman Named Marketing EVP For Fox News Media

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Jobs In Sales, News And Creative Services

Jobs just posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in sales, news, creative services, and advertising research by ABC, Graham and BIA Advisory Services. These openings are in Texas, California, Virginia and in the Midwest.

JESSELL AT LARGE

Jessell | Is O’Donnell The Answer To CBS’s News Woes?

This evening, CBS will introduce Norah O’Donnell as the anchor of its evening news show in the hope that she can restore it to its former glory. I’m skeptical. It’s going to  take more that a new personality — even one as appealing as O’Donnell — to turn things around at CBS and, more important, to make the evening news genre relevant to the millions who have strayed away or who have never given it a chance.

DMA 12: PHOENIX

Forecaster James Quinones Leaves KPNX

Fox News Correspondent Ed Henry Recovering After Liver Transplant Surgery

ABC News Adds Ex-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel As Contributor