NBC News Sets Political Conventions Lineup

Trump Cuts Off Press Conference After CBS Reporter’s Challenge On Veterans Bill

President Donald Trump ended his press conference on Saturday after being pressed by Paula Reid of CBS News on the claim that his administration passed the Veterans Choice health care law.

CBS News Names Mark X. Lima West Coast Bureau Chief

Longtime ‘Today’ Producer Jackie Levin Leaving NBC News

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Forcing Networks To Reinvent Election Coverage

Conventions, election night and the campaign trail will look a lot different on TV to political junkies as the 2020 race heats up.

Liz Plank Joins NBC News For Digital Series On Coronavirus With ‘Positive Spin’

NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo Count Down To Election Day

This Sunday, with 100 days to go until Election Day 2020, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo will host an hour-long special, Decision 2020: 100 Days To Go, anchored by “Meet The Press” moderator and MSNBC host Chuck Todd. The special airs Sunday on MSNBC at 10 p.m. ET, and streams on NBC News NOW, CNBC.com […]

CBS News Picks Alvin Patrick To Head New Unit

CBS News is launching a Race and Culture Unit, and CBS News’s Alvin Patrick will lead it. Patrick, a senior producer at the network who has been working exclusively with CBS News special correspondent (and The NFL on CBS studio host) James Brown, will report to EVP of News Kimberly Godwin, effective immediately.

ABC News Readies ‘American Catastrophe’

On Tuesday, July 28, at 9 p.m. ABC News will unveil a 20/20 report that is three months in the making. “American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?” with the network’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the United States missed opportunities, warning signs and chances to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic, and interviews past and current U.S. officials in an attempt to figure out how the nation will proceed.

Daisha Riley, ‘Good Morning America’ Producer, Dies At 35

COMMENTARY

A Culture War Inside America’s Newsrooms

It’s been called a “civil war” in some of the nation’s leading newsrooms, a battle between generations of reporters and writers over the directions and goals of journalism, especially in how it covers challenging topics like race, gender and a certain figure in the White House.

Top ABC News Exec Barbara Fedida Gone

Barbara Fedida, a top news division talent and business affairs executive, is out at ABC News following an investigation that she made racially insensitive remarks. The network also announced that changes would be implemented “given the manner in which Ms. Fedida wielded the power of her position.”

Rachel Scott Promoted To ABC News White House, D.C. Correspondent

CBS Picks Johnny Green Jr. To Oversee Newspath

How The Media Covered COVID & Racism

The 24-hour news cycle only moved away from the coronavirus once it was clear that people would not stop fighting for racial justice.

‘NBC Nightly News’ Staffers Offered Buyouts

A source tells TVNewser that NBC News is offering buyout options for staffers at NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. However, we hear these buyout offers are not directly related to the Covid-19 pandemic, nor are they linked to the recent arrival of Cesar Conde, the Telemundo-turned-NBC News Group chairman who assumed the new role in May.

Telemundo Adding Latenight Weekend News

The NBCUniversal-owned Spanish language broadcaster is launching a latenight edition of Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana, a newscast set to air Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET beginning July 18.

COMMENTARY

Many To Blame For Pandemic Misinformation

David Zurawik: “While Mr. Trump and enablers in the Republican Party and the media are clearly at the core of the problem, we are at a point where others in our information ecosystem also need to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they have done and are doing enough to give their fellow citizens the information needed to help us stem and survive this pandemic.”

Trump Campaign Slams Univision

The Trump reelection campaign is branding Spanish-language network Univision a “leftist propaganda machine,” saying it will “treat them accordingly,” and is taking issue with the company’s effort to become a 100% foreign-owned network as part of an internal financial restructuring.

NBC News Chief Vows To Boost Diversity

In a memo to staff, NBC News Group Chairman Cesar Conde writes that the organization aspires to achieve “two concrete goals: that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color.”

NBC News’ Morgan Chesky Contacts Coronavirus

NBC News correspondent Morgan Chesky took to social media over the weekend to publicly announce that he had contracted coronavirus. “It’s a truly unsettling feeling to wake up every day and wonder how your body will respond to a virus that we’re still learning about.”

Official: White House Hasn’t Approved Requests For TV Interviews With Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, arguably the most trusted man in America, is practically invisible right now. Fauci is not appearing on any of the major US television networks at a brutal stage of the coronavirus pandemic. An administration official familiar with the situation said high-profile figures from the task force, including Fauci, have been unable to secure White House permission to appear on American TV networks.

A MeToo Moment For Journalists Of Color

Soledad O’Brien: We’re finally feeling empowered to speak openly about racism in the newsroom.

NBC News’ ‘Meet The Press’ Wins Every Ratings Category Across The Board In 2Q

‘World News Tonight’ Wins Second Quarter

ABC’s World News Tonight won the quarter in average total viewers for nightly news broadcasts, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings, topping average and age-demo rankings for the 6:30 p.m. ET slot. For the second quarter of 2020, World News Tonight, hosted by David Muir, brought in an average of 10,331,000 viewers total. Comparatively, NBC’s Nightly News with Lester Holt took in an average of 8,866,000 and CBS’s Evening News, helmed by Norah O’Donnell, secured 6,257,000 viewers on average.

‘I Have Struggled’: Black TV Journalists Talk George Floyd Coverage, Industry Diversity

Ten Black journalists speak about how they have covered the protests, the hurdles and dilemmas they face, and why their industry still has work to do.

NBC, PBS News Maven Les Crystal Dies

Les Crystal, who was president of NBC News in the late 1970s before serving for more than two decades as the executive producer of PBS’s NewsHour, died on Wednesday. He was 85.

Call To Hire More Black News Employees

More than 320 scholars and practitioners in media and communications signed a letter sent to six CEOs of television news networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and PBS, calling out issues of systemic racism within the organizations.

Some New York News Shows Back

Monday represented a key phase in New York City’s reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite moves back by CBS and Fox News, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar.

‘CBS This Morning’ Returns To Broadcast Center

After nearly 100 days away from the office, CBS This Morning returned to its home, Studio 57 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Not only have the show’s host trio of Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil been remote for the entire time, but the control room has been away from its stomping grounds for this entire time as well. King and Mason were back at the table this morning, while Dokoupil remained at his makeshift home studio in Brooklyn. But that won’t be the case each day. The hosts will rotate.

Q&A WITH BILL OWENS

How ’60 Minutes’ Adjusted Its Production Process

The news magazine’s executive producer, Bill Owens, details his approach to calming the waters at 60 Minutes, guiding the show through the myriad challenges of COVID-19, launching a short-form sibling show on Quibi, and other topics.

COMMENTARY

Press Credentials: The Right To Report Should Not Be The Purview Of Government

Norman Siegel: “The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States provides, in part, that government shall not abridge freedom of the press. Clearly, free expression by journalists, or by anyone with access to the equivalent of a printing press, is a cornerstone principle of our republic. The challenge to uphold this basic value is, unfortunately, an ongoing struggle.”

Chris Isham Stepping Down As CBS News Washington Bureau Chief

News Consumption Down Since COVID Peak

News consumption has fallen 11% since its peak when the COVID-19 pandemic was originally declared in March, according to a new study by LoopMe.

Investigating Police Takes Collaboration And Context

‘GMA’ Cuts Ties With Jessica Mulroney

ABC has severed ties with Jessica Mulroney, Good Morning America contributor, celebrity stylist and best friend to Meghan Markle, following a social media firestorm over comments Mulroney allegedly made to black influencer Sasha Exeter.

Gayle King To Host CBS News Racism Special

As protests over George Floyd’s killing continue around the country, CBS News has set a special on racism and police brutality. Anchored by CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, Justice for All airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday on CBS, BET and streamer CBSN.

COMMENTARY

Media, Heal Thyself. Before It’s Too Late.

Hugh Hewitt: “There are far fewer Americans across the vast political spectrum who “trust” anyone on television anymore — anchors, “analysts” or reporters, regardless of whether they purport to “report” or transparently “opine.” And that’s a problem. We need a free and fair television press that can be trusted. We will perish as a free republic without it. And we don’t have one now.”

Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Joins NBC News, MSNBC

Broadcasters Tackle Tough Racial Issues

Broadcast outlets are using their airwaves to help viewers grapple with the tough issues of racial and judicial inequality brought to a head by the death of George Floyd in police custody.