Around the town
Helen Thomas, the longtime White House reporter and first female president of the White House Correspondents Association, died on Saturday at the age of 92. (Washington Post)
Nate Silver is leaving The New York Times for ESPN once his contract with the paper expires in August. He’ll also contribute political reporting and Oscars coverage to ABC. (Times/Politico)
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera tweeted and then deleted a mostly-nude selfie yesterday. The caption: “70 is the new 50.” (Mediaite)
MSNBC announced Tuesday that the cable news network has suspended anchor David Shuster “indefinitely.”
On Friday, The Observer reported that Mr. Shuster, whose contract at MSNBC will expire this year, recently shot a pilot for rival cable news network CNN, featuring Mr. Shuster and NPR’s Michel Martin as co-anchors.
The news apparently took MSNBC Read More
Amid the recent news of CNN’s rough first quarter, there’s been much speculation about what CNN U.S. chief Jon Klein should do to revitalize the cable news network’s line up. On Wednesday, (soon to be former) Politico reporter Michael Calderone polled everyone from Phil Donahue to Aaron Brown Read More
Last night, MSNBC President Phil Griffin officially announced that progressive radio host Ed Schultz would be joining the network and anchoring a new 6 p.m. weekday program, called The Ed Show, premiering Monday, April 6. Danny Shea of the Huffington Post broke the news.
The Observer first reported Read More
The Observer has learned that MSNBC president Phil Griffin is in discussions with syndicated talk radio host Ed Schultz about possibly joining the network on a full-time basis. It is unclear what exactly the job would entail should Mr. Schultz and MSNBC come to an agreement.
On March 10, Mr. Schultz, who bills Read More
Here’s a clip of David Shuster, host of MSNBC’s "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," interviewing/lecturing Port Authority executive director Chris Ward on Friday about the delays surrounding the World Trade Center redevelopment. The interview capped off a weeklong series on the redevelopment, with Mr. Shuster on an apparent crusade to scrap the current Read More
MSNBC confirmed in a release today that David Shuster will be taking over as anchor of the 6 p.m. hour, a slot vacated by newly minted Meet the Press moderator David Gregory.
Mr. Shuster had been filing in for Mr. Gregory in recent weeks and on Sunday Brian Stelter of The New York Times Read More
Barack Obama‘s campaign managers are focused on keeping celebrities off the stage and out of sight of cameras in order to prevent further "celebrity" attacks from the McCain camp. [NY Daily News]
That’s not stopping them from coming to Denver, though. Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Fat Joe, Wilmer Valderrama Read More
Not only will David Shuster, the MSNBC talent who got into trouble over claiming the Clinton campaign had “pimped out” former first daughter Chelsea on the hustings, be returning to the network; his suspension will have lasted two weeks, and he’ll be back in time for the NBC-sponsored debate between Hillary Clinton and Read More
Greg Sargent at TalkingPointsMemo has confirmed with sources of his that the prime beef Hillary Clinton’s campaign has had with the MSNBC network is the pugilistic behavior of Hardball‘s Chris Matthews.
Apparently both Mandy Grunwald and Howard Wolfson have complained to the network about Matthews’ treatment of their candidate; and everybody remembers the Read More