The Ticker: Gibson, Harwood, Casone…

By SteveK 

> ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson receives the 2008 Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac University today. The award is named after the former CBS News president.

> CNBC’s chief Washington correspondent John Harwood sat down yesterday with Sen. Barack Obama for his first TV interview since Sen. Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign. The full interview airs tonight at 8pmET during the “Your Money, Your Vote” special.

> FBN anchor Cheryl Casone appears on the cover and is profiled in this month’s Southern Vanity, “Dallas’ Affluent Lifestyle Magazine.” Casone will be live all day at the WSJ Deals and Dealmakers Conference tomorrow.

(Casone on the cover of Southern Vanity. “My bosses, [Rupert] Murdoch and Roger [Ailes] and Neil Cavuto realize that there is room out there for business news from a different perspective,” she says.)