Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million defamation lawsuit today against CBS Corp. and CBS Broadcasting in New York, alleging the network published false statements by two women who have accused him of sexual assault.
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt calls his reporting “respectful and respectfully persistent” and says his race doesn’t factor into how he covers stories. “There has been no sense of, ‘I’m a black anchor and therefore we’re going to do black stories,’ ” he says.
On Wednesday, ABC News President James Goldston announced Julia Redpath has been named the executive producer of Sunday morning current affairs This Week.
A sobering trip inside Louisiana State Penitentiary frames Friday’s Dateline NBC report about 1990s-era “tough on crime” legislation and what it has meant for society today. The show is repeated Sunday night on MSNBC, along with a Holt-moderated town hall meeting from inside another well-known prison, New York’s Sing Sing.
As Hurricane Dorian headed toward the Florida coast, reporters for news networks and local stations fanned out along the state’s southeastern coastline but also were adjusting their plans to cover the devastation and relief efforts in the area so far hardest hit: the Bahamas.
ABC News said Thursday it would televise just one night of debates among Democratic hopefuls for 2020, as opposed to the two nights it had previously planned. ABC’s Sept. 12 coverage will feature 10 candidates, reflecting the fact that a good chunk of those campaigning for the job had failed to reach the next level of support to participate in the event, organized by the Democratic National Committee.
Just weeks before it co-hosts its first Democratic presidential primary debate with ABC, Univsion is bolstering its news division with the promotion of María Martínez-Guzmán as SVP and executive news director. Prior to this appointment, she was VP, newsgathering for Univision News.