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Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor's Chair

Taking charge, his goal is to build TV's ‘front page’

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you…

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show

Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

Vice Continues to Grow as It Heads Into Its First NewFronts

Expanding into sports and food programming

Since its humble beginnings as a Montreal-based print publication on news and culture, Vice has mushroomed to 129 million views per month across its platforms, which include online channels, TV…

Mad Men Star Vincent Kartheiser Stays Away From Social Media

But doesn’t mind some binge-watching

Specs Who Vincent Kartheiser Age 34 Accomplishments Stars as Pete Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men (Season 7 airs Sundays at 10/9c); voices Marsh Merriweather on the Fox animated series High School USA! Base…

MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video

One bite-sized story, aimed at younger audiences

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced it will be airing 15-second pieces produced by NowThis News as part of a series called…

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming

9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

Advertisers Are Lining Up for a Piece of Mad Men’s Final Season

April 13 marks the beginning of the end for AMC’s stylish drama

While viewers may be in for a little culture shock when Mad Men returns for its seventh and final season—the story picks up in January 1969, and in keeping with…

Tribune Digital Ventures Acquires TV by the Numbers

Ratings information may be sold as a B2B newsletter

Tribune Digital Ventures bought ratings resource TV by the Numbers for an undisclosed sum and hopes to parlay its information into additional revenue streams.   Graham McKenna, the company's vp of…

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for…

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales

Restructuring squeezes out CNN vet Greg D’Alba

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will…

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