The A.M. Ticker: Brooks Out, CNN Brand, Florida Fan

By Chris Ariens 

  • Mike Brooks, a law enforcement analyst who appeared on many HLN and CNN programs going back to 2001, was among those cut during layoffs this week. “I had the opportunity to work with some of THE finest journalists, producers, and bookers,” Brooks wrote on Facebook.

  • CNN has been ranked the world’s leading news brand in the Asia and Latin American markets. The Ipsos survey found CNN reached 40% of upscale consumers and decision-makers. BBC came in second.

  • TVSpy has the video of a strange moment on Florida TV stations last night, as Gov. Rick Scott delayed the start of the debate because challenger Charlie Crist was using a fan.