The Ticker: Gibson, Warner, Hedge Funds…

By Brian 

> ABC’s Charles Gibson anchored World News from Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, tonight, near the scene of yesterday’s school shooting…

> MSNBC’s Elise Warner recently received the Newswomen’s Club of New York 2006 Front Page Award for the doc “Wasteland: The Innocent Victims of Meth…”

> TV Barn’s Aaron Barnhart recaps Meredith Vieira‘s “lame” interview with John Ashcroft: “The only thing she didn’t ask was about what was in the news … TODAY…”

> CNBC is devoting “increased, high-priority coverage” to hedge funds and private equity, “beginning immediately,” the network says excitedly

> CBS notes: “60 Minutes drew its largest audience in six months this past Sunday, posting a 10.0/16 with 15.13m viewers, 4.8/12 in adults 25-54 and 3.7/10 in adults 18-49. It was the number one news magazine’s best delivery in households, viewers, and key demos since March 26…”

> An e-mailer asks: “Is anchor Sophia Choi out at HLN? She hasn’t been on the weekend prime shift for the past four or so weekends…”