The A.M. Ticker: Huckabee, Comcast, Gibson

By Chris Ariens 

  • With Fox News host Mike Huckabee eyeing a potential presidential run in 2016, the network is “evaluating his current status,” reports Politico. Last week, FNC cut ties with contributor Dr. Ben Carson after he began promoting a biographical documentary.

  • Comcast expects to close on its acquisition of Time Warner Cable by the end of March, reports the AP. At an event yesterday, CEO Brian Roberts says its “full steam ahead” for the deal, despite a challenging regulatory approval process.

  • Former ABC Newsman Charlie Gibson moderated “Information Overload: Your Health in the Digital Age” at Quinnipiac University yesterday. Dr. Tim Johnson, senior medical contributor at ABC News, was among the panelists.