CNN said it is standing by television host Piers Morgan amid growing media scrutiny over his past as a tabloid editor in Britain, where a widening scandal over reporting tactics has led to a re-examination of the tabloid-newspaper industry.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN knew Piers Morgan had a colorful past as a London tabloid editor when the network installed him as Larry King’s replacement this year, but surely didn’t anticipate how that personal history would ensnare him months into his new job. Morgan issued another statement Wednesday denying any involvement or knowledge of […]
CNN said today that it will move Anderson Cooper’s AC360 into the 8 p.m. time slot instead of the cancelled In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer. Beginning Aug. 8, CNN will broadcast AC360 live at 8 p.m. and re-air it in its current timeslot of 10 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has named Jessica Yellin as its new chief White House correspondent. CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist said Tuesday that Yellin’s “assertiveness along with her clever insight” has set her apart as a political reporter. Yellin has served as national political correspondent for CNN since January 2009. She joined the […]
Cheryl Reinhardt said her father, a former president of CNN, suffered from ischemic strokes and died Tuesday at his home in Marietta, Ga.
The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
The CNBC anchor Erin Burnett is poised to sign a long-term contract with CNN, according to three people with knowledge of her plans. The signing will represent a shift to general news anchoring for Burnett, who has shown interest in branching out beyond business news, CNBC’s specialty. It is unclear what time slot she will occupy at CNN.
All major U.S. news organizations will be at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, not to mention plenty of cable neworks from TLC and Bravo to the Weather Channel and Game Show Network.
ABC, CNN and CBS news executives headed to NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York to discuss the safety and well-being of freelance journalists who increasingly serve the network news divisions worldwide.
Fox News Channel is reporting that CNN and Reuters TV news crews were used as human shields as Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound was attacked last night. Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported the new information this afternoon: “We have learned that British fighter jets had seven missiles. They were in fact going to be fired from tornado fighter planes onto that compound, but the mission had to be cut short because of the presence of CNN television crews and Reuters journalists on the ground who had been taken to the site by the Libyan Ministry of Information.”
“We’ve had a year’s worth of international breaking news, and we’re only halfway through March,” says Tony Maddox, EVP and managing director at CNN International, where anchors spoke on Saturday of being “live on five continents.”
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel lost viewers last year, the first time all three have seen dropoffs in a dozen years, according to a new study.
After four months, Kathleen Parker is out at CNN’s Parker Spitzer.The move will leave co-host Eliot Spitzer as the sole host of CNN’s 8 p.m. hour., joined by a changing set of guests and to be renamed In the Arena.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says the top executive behind “Good Morning America” is leaving. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Wednesday that Jim Murphy, senior executive producer of the show, is becoming executive producer of Anderson Cooper’s new syndicated talk show. Murphy’s top deputy, Tom Cibrowski, will continue as “Good Morning America’”s executive […]
A week ago, CNN’s Anderson Cooper cowered in a Cairo hotel room with shades drawn for a live broadcast, following two days in which the Mubarak regime unleashed men to beat, intimidate and take into custody journalists who had entered Egypt to cover pro-democracy demonstrations. The climax of the 18-day revolution came suddenly on Friday, in a short speech by Vice President Omar Suleiman that Mubarak had resigned and turned power over to the military.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former CNN and Associated Press executive Jon Petrovich has died following a battle with cancer and diabetes. Petrovich, who would have turned 64 on Feb. 28, died Thursday in New York City, said his nephew, Ron Petrovich. A widely respected broadcast executive, Petrovich joined the AP in 2007. As vice president […]
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour said today that she and a crew came under attack from a “mob” on the same day CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported the same.