The AM Ticker: Dokoupil, Zahn, Al Jazeera

By Alex Weprin 

  • NBC News Digital has hired Tony Dokoupil as a senior writer for Dokoupil joins NBC from Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where he was a senior writer.

  • Investigation Discovery announced that the new season of “On the Case with Paula Zahn” will return Sunday, June 23 at 10 PM. “On the Case” will air its 100th episode this season.

  • Al Jazeera is asking the government of Niger to release its crew that was arrested by authorities there. The four-person crew led by correspondent Yvonne Ndege was detained and charged with espionage.