The Ticker: Gregory, Merger, Baier

By Merrill Knox 

  • The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik praises David Gregory for moderating Maryland’s first debate among the Democratic candidates for governor last night. The “Meet the Press” host “quickly sharpened the focus and heightened conflict among two of the candidates,” Zurawik writes.

  • Executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are testifying on The Hill today about the proposed merger between the two companies. “While none of the lawmakers asked federal regulators to block the transaction, both Republicans and Democrats cautioned there were potential negatives in the $45 billion deal,” Reuters reports.

  • On “Access Hollywood LIVE” last night, Kit Hoover revealed her prom date was none other than Bret Baier, “the cute boy … over at Fox News Channel.” Baier was “a gentleman through and through,” Hoover said. Watch after the jump…