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On-Air Murders Highlight How TV News Crews Are Exposed at Every Angle

Studios are safer than ever, while reporters are left out in the open

Alison Parker and Adam Ward had the most seemingly simple and stress-free of assignments: a live interview with a local Chamber of Commerce representative. No crowds, no police, just a…

TV Reporter and Photographer Killed by Former Colleague During Live Broadcast

Gunman commits suicide, leaves 23-page note

During a live broadcast this morning around 6:45 a.m. on WDBJ-TV, Roanoke/Lynchburg's CBS affiliate, a gunman opened fire, killing reporter Alison Parker and her photographer Adam Ward. They were broadcasting live…

Pretty Much Everyone Outside New England Believes Tom Brady Is Guilty

New survey shows distrust of Patriots star QB

Tom Brady was in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday for a hearing over his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal. But in the court of public opinion, the New England Patriots star has been…

WWE Fires Hulk Hogan as Sex Tape Reportedly Reveals Racist Comments

Iconic wrestler tweets that he's 'in the storm'

UPDATE: World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan—whose legal name is Terry Bollea—after an audiotape of the pro wresting icon making racist comments surfaced Friday.  "WWE terminated its contract with Terry…

Telemundo Will Produce a TV Newscast Using Only Smartphones and Tablets

First-of-its-kind show embraces ubiquitous tech

Telemundo will be the first network to produce a newscast entirely with mobile devices. Reporters and photojournalists will use smartphones and tablets to shoot all the video for the Monday, July…

How Lester Holt Went From Nearly Unemployed to NBC Nightly News Anchor

And what he talked about with Brian Williams

Fifteen years ago, Lester Holt was demoted and being "pushed toward the door" at WBBM, the CBS TV station in Chicago, where he was the main news anchor. Today, he…

Millennials Favor Facebook Over TV for Political News

Social media set to steal a once-reliable source of ad revenue

In Republican years and Democratic years, local television stations have always emerged as winners. The 2014 midterm election delivered an estimated $2.4 billion to local stations, as candidates and political…

‘Queen of Instagram’ Gayle King Spills Her Guilty TV Pleasures

She's got a weakness for infomercials—and Andy Cohen

Specs Who Gayle King Age 60 Claim to fame Co-host of CBS This Morning (weekdays at 7 a.m.) and editor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine (currently celebrating its 15th anniversary) Base New…

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GSN Expands Its Slate of Original Series With 2 New Programs

A steampunk design competition and comedian game show

In game-show terms, GSN is feeling like a returning champion. Viewership is up, the average age of viewers is down, and the network's experiment with original series is paying off. "GSN…

What This Online News Program Learned From Making a Facebook-First Show

Why The Young Turks is focusing on the platform

The Young Turks is one of YouTube's top online news networks, with more than 1.7 billion lifetime views. Now, it believes it can crack the news formula for Facebook videos,…

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