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Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet Kate O’Brian joins well-funded startup channel

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president. In her new role,…

July 22, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News. Silver, the political number cruncher who predicted the…

July 20, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

Hell Freezes Over, Olbermann Rejoins ESPN Pariah sports anchor to helm late-night chat show

Sixteen years after blowing up the sports world’s version of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Keith Olbermann has made nice with ESPN. Sources on Tuesday night said that the 54-year-old…

July 17, 2013, 7:27 AM EDT

Nearly 11 Million Viewers Turned to Cable for Zimmerman Verdict Fox News Channel, CNN rack up huge ratings as trial ends

Approximately 10.6 million viewers on Saturday night turned to the cable news networks as a Florida jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. According to Nielsen, Fox…

July 15, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

Zucker's Changes at CNN Are Already Bearing Fruit Walls between shows come down

The good ship CNN is riding a little higher on the waves. After months of plummeting ratings and a high-profile game of C-suite musical chairs, the original cable news network…

July 10, 2013, 8:38 AM EDT

NBCU Preps Syndicated Meredith Vieira Show Former Today show co-anchor returns to morning TV in fall 2014

Two years after bowing out as a co-anchor on NBC’s Today show, Meredith Vieira is planning her return to morning TV. The 59-year-old talk show veteran will saddle up for…

July 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Cable News Drops the Ball on Texas Abortion Protest Coverage Bueller? Bueller....?

If you wanted live coverage of the dramatic filibuster of anti-abortion legislation in Texas last night, the best thing you could do was turn off your television and jump online.…

June 26, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

You Endure More Commercials When Watching Cable Networks Compared to broadcast

Is the viewer in the bathroom during your prime-time ad? If that ad is on CMT, there’s a good chance he is. If it runs on Bravo, she’ll be more…

June 23, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

Chris Cuomo Is About to Get Mad as Hell on CNN Watch out, politicians

Specs Age 42 New gig Co-host of CNN’s New Day Old gig Co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 So, your father is Mario Cuomo, your brother is Andrew Cuomo—why go into news and not politics? The biggest…

June 16, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

Jeff Zucker’s Quest for the Fountain of Youth CNN boss scrambles to scare up a younger audience

While CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker is looking to draw a younger, more cosmopolitan audience, he acknowledges that reaching people who fit that description is a challenge in a cord-cutting…

June 3, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

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