The Today show’s Facebook page lit up this weekend when Erica Hill became a co-host of Weekend Today, the Saturday and Sunday offshoot of the NBC morning show. Hundreds of fans said they were dismayed by the network’s decision to bump Jenna Wolfe, the previous co-host on Sundays, out of the job.
CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News will expand to an hour again tonight as Superstorm Sandy moves north, and the devastation in its wake is measured.
ABC World News and CBS Evening News will expand to one hour tonight covering, for the most part, Hurricane Sandy. But it’s likely the broadcasts won’t be seen in some of the nation’s largest TV markets which are in Hurricane Sandy’s cross-hairs.
At this moment, the networks are splitting their staffs between the two locations. Other news organizations big and small are also making the same calculations, stationing reporters in Louisiana and Mississippi while leaving other reporters in Tampa, where the Republican National Convention was supposed to begin today.
Or are they just more obvious? Almost all of the major national news organizations have made high-profile gaffs in recent months: CNN and Fox News initially misreported the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. ABC News erroneously linked the Colorado shootings to a member of the Tea Party movement. And NBC edited the Trayvon Martin phone call in a highly misleading way.
Why do American television anchors make spectacles of themselves when covering events that involve British royalty?
Margaret Brennan today was named a correspondent for CBS News. Principally assigned to the State Department, Brennan will also serve as a general assignment correspondent based in Washington. Her appointment is effective in July. Most recently, Brennan anchored Bloomberg Television’s InBusiness with Margaret Brennan, a weekday program broadcast live from the NYSE that covered the […]
Super Tuesday represented another strong TV news day for the cable news networks — but one of the broadcast networks could also claim some honors.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Pierre Thomas, senior justice correspondent for ABC News, as its 2012 Journalist of the Year, an award that recognizes signature reporting from the previous year. “Pierre Thomas’ entire career has been a testament to his abilities as an incisive reporter whose storytelling is noteworthy,” said NABJ […]
Univision has appointed Lourdes Ramos and Felix De Bedout anchors of its weekend newscast, Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana. A veteran journalist, Ramos joins Univision to co-anchor the newscast on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET with De Bedout. In addition, De Bedout will anchor Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana at 11:30 p.m. Ramos […]
Influenced by cable and the Internet, the network news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC have shifted the focus to differentiating their nightly shows.