TVNewser’s Great ’08 Expectations

By Alissa Krinsky Comment

Alissa Krinsky
TVNewser Contributor

Happy New Year.jpgWith 2008 just hours away, we present “TVNewser’s Great ’08 Expectations”: the hopes and expectations of ten television journalists for themselves — personal, professional, or both — in 2008.

So, in alphabetical order by last name, our respondents complete the sentence, “In 2008, I expect…”:

• ABC’s Jim Avila: “To right wrongs, speak truth to power and cut down on the chocolate.”

Today Executive Producer Jim Bell: “Today to go back to ‘The Ends of the Earth’, with a twist.”

• MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson: “To spend more time in sub-zero primary states, and to wear more makeup. I’ve got a pretty good shot at achieving both.”

• Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone: “To create more personal time, and get back to my long runs in Central Park.”

• NBC’s Lester Holt: “To eat fewer sweets, and more fruits and vegetables (which I guess means less time ‘on the road’).”

• CNN’s Don Lemon: “To continue to harness my no-nonsense, aggressive reporting style; viewers tell me it’s refreshing and they appreciate it. I also would like to help as many children as possible to get a decent education in New Orleans, as knowledge is the power that will eventually lead them out of their current morass.”

• CBS’ Charles Osgood: “To lose my extra weight. But if I don’t, that will be fine, I’ll just have to lose it in 2009.”

• CNBC’s Dylan Ratigan: “To be Faster, Accurater, Actionabler and Unbiaseder.”

• CNN Headline News’ Linda Stouffer: “To spend more time reading novels and less time getting stressed out.”

• FNC’s Greta Van Susteren: “That On The Record stays #1 and maintains its dominance at 10 pm! The competition has spent lots of money on marketing…and has almost six times our staff…yet can’t beat us!!”