Taking Out The Trash, 07.06.06

  • ABC News President David Westin announced today that Christianne Klein is leaving local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV to join ABC News as an overnight and early morning news anchor and a New York-based correspondent. She will contribute to “World News Now” and “World News This Morning,” as well as “Good Morning America” and ABC News Now.

  • David Ensor is leaving CNN. TVNewser has all the details

  • Looks like the Washingtonian interns win the hot-off.

  • NPR Pentagon reporter John Hendren is not a fan of Air France, especially after Air France lost the bag containing his satellite phone. Hendren: “Air France is the dangerous part. Once you’re in Baghdad, you’re fine!”

  • Sunday night, C-SPAN will air a joint interview with author Mona Charen and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus at 8 p.m. on “Q & A” with Brian Lamb.

  • Damn those cyber-terrorists! JessicaCutlerOnline is starting anew after hackers compromised the system. Will this mean a new leaf for Jessica?

  • President Bush and Laura Bush will appear in an “exclusive interview” tonight on Larry King Live. Following Star Jones? Now, that’s tough.

  • Former Sun reporter and creator of HBO’s “The Wire” David Simon denies he named a new character, Police Lt. Charles F. Marimow after former Sun editor William K. Marimow. Simon: “Charles Marimow is not the best example of leadership in the Police Department, and I have said elsewhere that I don’t think Bill Marimow and John Carroll [Marimow’s predecessor] were the best examples of leadership at The Sun. But Charles Marimow is not Bill Marimow. All they share is a surname.”

  • Is hating on Ann Coulter going to become an Olympic sport?

  • C-SPAN’s three-part special series, “The Capitol”, re-airs tonight, offering the “most extensive view of the Capitol ever recorded for television” according to the release. The series is already attracting attention. Coming up on the bill — Senate Baths. Ooooh.

  • Everything you have ever wanted to know about Washington Post’s Jose Antonio Vargas, on his own spiffy website.

  • One year ago today, Ms. Judy Miller stepped into that Alexandria jail.
  • The Washington Post reports that former Reuters chief executive Glen Renfrew died June 29 at a nursing home in St. Albans, England. He was 77. Renfrew was managing director and chief executive of Reuters from 1981 to 1991.

  • Bob Woodruff contributed to “Nightline” last night via phone.

  • Oh, and how could we forget? Butterstick’s birthday party.