In Profile: Smerconish, Wallace, Glor

By A.J. Katz 

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CNN host Michael Smerconish talks to Columbia Journalism Review about attempting to remain politically moderate in 2018, and is asked about how Pres. Trump, an occasional viewer of his weekend CNN program, has called him out by name: “I worry that he’s been effective in diminishing the credibility of the media among his constituents. The example I’m thinking about specifically is the Russian probe, with his repeated references of this being a “witch hunt” that has been spurred on by “fake news.” The Russia story requires a deep dive…”

MSNBC Deadline White House host Nicolle Wallace is profiled by the Associated Press: “When news happens, we respond immediately,” Wallace said. “We don’t blink. We don’t flinch. We don’t think about it. We never say, ‘let’s stick with what we’ve scripted.’ We blow it up. My most Zen moment is when the prompter goes black and (executive producer) Pat Burkey is talking to me and we’re trying to get through the moment.”

CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor, ep Mosheh Oinounou and CBS News president David Rhodes talk to Variety about the network newscast: “We are trying to get a little better every day,” says Glor, holding forth from his office last week just 24 hours before he was slated to fly to Singapore – and six minutes before hurtling through the hallways at CBS’ New York broadcast facility to do a daily radio report. “We are paying attention to the next generation and all the places we can make our work available beyond the traditional six-thirty slot.”