Topic: cable news

MSNBC Ratings Down Since Olbermann's Departure

CNN edging in on No. 2 spot

Things aren’t looking good for MSNBC, which is apparently on the precipice of falling back into third place among cable news networks, The New York Times reported today. And according…

Fast Chat: Nicole Lapin

Anchor discusses her CNBC departure and free agent future

Nicole Lapin left a plush gig as anchor of the CNBC program Worldwide Exchange last week, in part to start her own multimedia production company aimed at bringing her unique…

Viewers Spend Weekend Glued to Weather Channel

Wind-blown reporters draw ratings

This past weekend, as Hurricane Irene made her way up the Eastern Seaboard from North Carolina through New England, millions of residents—the ones with power, at least—turned to local and…

MSNBC Late to the Qaddafi Party

Less interested in Libya news than bear videos, at least this weekend

As rebel forces breached the walls of Tripoli yesterday, and Muammar el-Qaddafi’s brutal reign seemed poised for a spectacular collapse after months of civil war, American cable news outlets were…

Joel Hyatt: 'A Natural Thing' to Reclaim CEO Title

Current TV boss plays up network's tilt toward news

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt says that the departure of his former co-chief Mark Rosenthal at the network a few weeks ago came amidst a broader push to revamp Current…

Current TV Appoints a New President

Move comes just one week after the departure of the network's CEO

After the resignation of its CEO just over a week ago, Current TV has named a partial successor. David Bohrman, who just last week stepped down as head of CNN’s…

MSNBC Suspends Mark Halperin for Calling Obama a 'Dick'

Note to producers: learn how to work delay button

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin has been indefinitely suspended as an MSNBC analyst after he called President Obama a “dick” on this Thursday’s Morning Joe. “Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely…

Casey Anthony Trial Gives Big Bump to HLN

June brought the best ratings ever for the cable news network

With juicy crime shows like Law & Order: SVU on hiatus for the summer, viewers in search of a drama-filled court case have turned their attention to a real-life event:…

Jessica Yellin Is CNN's New Chief White House Correspondent

Assumes new role after Ed Henry's move to Fox News

CNN has announced a new chief White House correspondent. Jessica Yellin is taking over the post from Ed Henry, who left CNN to become chief White House correspondent at Fox…

CNN Loses Ed Henry to Fox News

Senior White House correspondent second to make the jump this year

CNN's Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry is leaving the network to take a job at Fox News.  Henry discussed the move in an email to his CNN colleagues, writing, "After…