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March 8, 2013, 1:07 PM EST

Filibustering Rand Paul Builds His Brand Update: Jr. Kentucky Sen. droned about drones, started #filiblizzard campaign

Update: Paul's filibuster ended shortly after this item was posted, at 12:40, just shy of the 13-hour mark. "I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going…

March 7, 2013, 1:03 AM EST

Soledad O'Brien Off Daily Duties at CNN Longtime anchor headed to documentary division

It's been rumored for a while and now it's official: Soledad O'Brien is out of the mix at CNN. She'll be producing documentaries for the network, but O'Brien will no…

February 21, 2013, 9:42 PM EST

How CNN Sells Breaking News The inside poop on managing TV’s most sensitive inventory

CNN took plenty of heat yesterday for its extensive coverage of Carnival’s ill-fated “Poop Cruise”—upon losing power in the Gulf of Mexico, the cruise ship Triumph transformed into a drifting…

February 15, 2013, 1:21 PM EST

Where's the Party? At 30,000 Feet Virgin America marketing chief: 'What would Richard do?'

Luanne Calvert is used to working without a net, executing first-class, buzzworthy campaigns and forging relationships on the fly. When the five-year-old airline Virgin America, partly owned by Sir Richard Branson’s…

February 5, 2013, 12:27 AM EST

First Mover: Ryan Seacrest The TV host keeps growing his reach, regardless of what the doctor says

Specs Age 38 New gig Founder of Seacrest Global Group, majority owner of events marketing agency Civic Entertainment Group Continuing gig Host of American Idol In addition to hosting American Idol, doing a radio…

February 4, 2013, 3:57 AM EST

Steve Capus Out at NBC News 'New direction' for longtime division president

NBC News president Steve Capus on Friday announced that he is leaving the network. In a memo issued to staffers, Capus said that while it is “an extremely difficult decision to…

February 1, 2013, 1:51 PM EST

CNN's Bleacher Report Programming Launches Saturday Pre-Bowl coverage sold to BlackRock, Hampton Inn

Sports Illustrated who? Turner's $175 million acquisition of Bleacher Report happened way back in August after the company parted ways with SI; now, its partnership with CNN cemented earlier this month,…

January 30, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

Major Shake-up at CNN Managing editor steps down citing Zucker's 'forceful ideas' about net’s reporting

Looks like the Jeff Zucker regime at CNN is going to be quite a bit different from predecessor Jim Walton's tenure. Managing editor and evp Mark Whitaker is out at…

January 29, 2013, 12:52 PM EST

Zucker Poaches Rachel Nichols From ESPN CNN to build a weekend sports show around reporter

Jeff Zucker has made his first official hire as the new CNN boss, luring long-time ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols to CNN and Turner Sports. In her new role, Nichols will field…

January 24, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

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