Yeltsin Dead: Cable Notes

By Brian 

MSNBC and Fox News reported Boris Yeltsin‘s death within seconds of each other at 9:45am. HLN followed at 9:50am.

CNN had the only live pictures from the drillfield at Va. Tech, so it waited to report the news until 9:55am.

CNN had the first live report from Moscow, with correspondent Matthew Chance on the air at 9:56am. FNC had Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin on camera at 11am. (Griffin is traveling with Robert Gates.)

> Update: 3:11pm: “CNN had live pics from Virginia Tech, but does that excuse waiting 10 minutes to break this news?,” an insider asks…