The Ticker: MoJo Book Awards, Banderas, Morgan

By Alex Weprin 

  • One of the most prestigious accolades in publishing is the National Book Awards, and this year there is a TV news twist. As our sister blog GalleyCat notes, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards will be announced on “Morning Joe” October 10.
  • Fox News host Julie Banderas is movin’ on up. The Observer notes that Banderas plunked down a cool $2.65 million for a sweet apartment on Central Park South.
  • The always shy and subdued Piers Morgan decided to come out of his shell last night, taking credit for Mitt Romney’s performance at the debate, and recommending that President Obama should come on “PMT” to hone his skills for the next one: