Three weeks ago, we challenged executive producers from all the news networks to take part in our NCAA basketball tournament bracket challenge.
At the time, “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman told us that he was “constitutionally incapable of picking against Duke even if my head tells me not to.” As one of his staffers put it, “there rests the fate of BBC World News America pride.”
After nearly everyone lost their champion pick, Kansas, in the first few days, the competition remained tight. David Friedman (“The Early Show”) led for much of the way, until David Tabacoff (“The O’Reilly Factor”) took the lead.
While Hartman was out of the top five for most of the tourney, his stubbornness about sticking with his alma mater ended up launching him to first pace when all was said and done, which means he’s officially crowned the 2010 Boss of All Bosses champ. Congratulations, sir.
MSNBC’s Chris Licht (“Morning Joe”) is the first runner up followed by Tabacoff, Amy Sohnen (“O’Reilly Factor”) and a three-way tie for fifth between Bob Epstein (“NBC Nightly News”), Kim Rosenberg (“FOX Report”), and your TVNewser editor.
Here’s Hartman’s winning bracket and check out the full standings after the jump.
|1||Rome Hartman||106||36||BBC World News America|
|2||Chris Licht||81||36||Morning Joe|
|3||David Tabacoff||75||39||The O’Reilly Factor|
|4||Amy Sohnen||74||35||The O’Reilly Factor|
|5||Bob Epstein||68||34||NBC Nightly News|
|5||Kim Rosenberg||68||37||FOX Report|
|8||David Friedman||67||41||The Early Show|
|8||Gary Schreier||67||36||Fox Business Network|
|10||Tom Cibrowski||66||37||Good Morning America|
|11||Betsy Fischer||59||33||Meet the Press|
|11||Stephanie Todd||59||35||Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell|
|13||Bill Wolff||58||34||The Rachel Maddow Show|
|13||Carin Pratt||58||36||Face the Nation|
|15||Michael Kane||57||36||CNN Money Unit|
|15||Regina Gilgan||57||33||Mad Money|
|17||Jon Banner||55||32||ABC World News|
|18||Ramona Schindelheim||53||34||CNBC Business Day|
|19||Matt Quayle||46||31||Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street|
|20||Alex Crippen||42||29||CNBC and CNBC.com|
|21||Sanford Cannold||35||25||Power Lunch, Street Signs|