NEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague’s anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives. Marcy McGinnis, a former CBS News executive, told Al Jazeera on Monday that she was leaving the company, […]
News crews from KSDK St. Louis and Al-Jazeera America were attacked with a bean-bag round and tear gas on Wednesday evening while reporting on a school closing in the wake of this weekend’s police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The cable news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layoffs and by cutting some live newscasts. Al-Jazeera America has also won awards for its work, seen some recent audience growth and its chief executive insists a steady growth plan is on target.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former PBS journalist Ray Suarez is joining Al-Jazeera America to host a daily show, “Inside Story,” that airs in the late afternoon each weekday. Suarez worked at PBS’”NewsHour” for 20 years, most recently as chief national correspondent. He’s also worked for CNN, NPR and NBC’s local station in Chicago. He’ll start […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America’s incoming president said Tuesday that people interested in news will get live programming whenever they tune in, even in the middle of the night on a weekend. The new cable news network will debut Aug. 20, replacing programming on what is now Current TV. Its executives are beginning the […]