TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It’s On

By Alex Weprin 

The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge.

Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman emerging victorious.

Hartman is back this year to defend his crown, but we opened the field up to all senior executives, executive producers and talent.

One thing we learned: “The Early Show” crew sticks together, and CNBCers love their college basketball.

Who are our players? Find out after the jump.

Team BBC News/Returning champion:

Rome Hartman– EP, “BBC World News America”

Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:

Jon Scott-anchor, Fox News

Shannon Bream-anchor, Fox News

Connell McShane-anchor, Fox Business

Sandra Smith-reporter, Fox Business

Team Bloomberg:

Michele Steele-reporter, Bloomberg TV

Cory Johnson-anchor, Bloomberg TV

Dominic Chu-reporter, Bloomberg TV

Team ABC News:

Jon Banner-EP, “ABC World News”

Team CBS News:

Chris Wragge-anchor, “The Early Show”

Jeff Glor-news anchor, “The Early Show”

Marysol Castro-weather anchor “The Early Show”

David Friedman-EP, “The Early Show”

Team CNN:

Ed Henry-senior White House correspondent, CNN

Team CNBC:

Joe Kernen-anchor, “Squawk Box”

Becky Quick-anchor, “Squawk Box”

Chris Sheridan-EP, “Power Lunch”

Ramona Schindelheim-EP, CNBC Business Day

Sandy Cannold-EP, “Street Signs” & Specials & Supervising Producer of “Squawk on the Street”

Matt Quayle-EP, Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street

Regina Gilgan-EP, Mad Money w/Jim Cramer

Gary Kaminsky-Co-host of “The Strategy Session”

John Melloy-EP, Fast Money

Mitch Weitzner-Senior Executive Producer, Long Form

They may be divided by teams right now, but only one will achieve March Madness glory. Stay tuned to see who it is.