The Morning Ticker: Deggans, Gavin, Greta

By Chris Ariens Comment

  • Eric Deggans, the media critic at the Tampa Bay (formerly St. Petersburg) Times for nearly 18 years, is leaving the paper to become the first TV critic for NPR. He joins in October. “After years of serving as an NPR fan and occasional contributor, I’ll get a chance to join one of the strongest journalism organizations in the nation.”

  • Patrick Gavin, Politico’s media reporter — and former editor of mediabistro’s FishbowlDC — will be hosting CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this weekend as the show continues to rotate hosts following Howard Kurtz’s departure last month to Fox News.

  • Greta Van Susteren was blogging before blogging was cool. The FNC host is celebrating 10 years of GretaWire. So, what’s in store for the next 10? For starters, she’d like to “take my iPhone and report from anywhere in the world live to GretaWire.”