The Afternoon Ticker: Blizzard, Oscar, Jones

By Chris Ariens 

  • A blizzard expected to hit the Northeast tomorrow and continue into Saturday is keeping the “Today” show in New York City. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie had planned to anchor from Chicago Friday.

  • ABC’s Katie Couric will host a “20/20” Academy Awards special. “Mad About Oscar” features nominees Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Denzel Washington, and will air Feb. 20 at 10pmET/PT.

  • CNN updated its iPhone app, with a must-have feature … and it sounds a little something like this. The feature is optional and can be turned off, if you get turned off by it.