Dan Abrams Day
Mediaite founder Dan Abrams has been named as a new Nightline anchor and ABC News’s chief legal affairs anchor, the network announced today. Mr. Abrams will step away from day-to-day operations at Mediate. In early May, the blog network hired Bridget Williams as president of parent company Abrams Media.
“We actually hear that he won’t be coming to the office anymore, so, hooray! Err, we mean — Congratulations, Dan!” Mediate’s Andrew Kirell wrote today in a post about their founder’s new gig at ABC News.
When we saw that Nightline co-host Cynthia McFadden had sold her three-bedroom co-op at 129 East 69th Street last week, we wondered where she would be moving. Like the 11:35 p.m. time slot on ABC, a pre-war co-op in a white glove Lenox Hill building is prime real estate.
The answer is Carnegie Hill (and, if you’re watching ABC, it’s 12:35 a.m.). The famed journalist tells The Observer that she and her teenaged son are upgrading to a four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side neighborhood.
It seems only fitting that Nightline co-host Cynthia McFadden would embrace the show’s move to a new time slot with one of her own—the ABC news maven has sold the three-bedroom, two bath co-op at 129 East 69th Street where she has lived since 2004.
That’s solidarity! But Ms. McFadden always was irreproachably committed to her career.
Martin Bashir is leaving ABC’s Nightline to join NBC News, where he will anchor an afternoon show on MSNBC and contribute to Dateline, according to Lisa de Moraes.
Mr. Bashir has big accomplishments, not to mention big ratings, under his belt. Mr. Bashir was responsible for the only televised interview with Princess Diana Read More
David Letterman has a slow night, Nightline talks Apple and Jay Leno got “screwed” Read More
Yesterday, Bill Clinton explained that it was a lifetime of eating greasy food, stress, and lack of sleep that resulted in his recent heart troubles. Once the earthquake in Haiti happened, he started sleeping even less, and things got worse.
Even before the former president was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian for Read More
Earlier this week, ABC executives announced that on Wednesday, June 24, the news division would be broadcasting a series of shows at the White House, culminating with a prime-time interview with President Obama focusing on his plans for health care reform. Shortly thereafter, a range of conservative lawmakers and pundits criticized the Read More
NBC is currently exploring the possibility of leasing out part of its longtime headquarters in Washington, D.C., to an outside organization, according to sources familiar with the situation.
One possible partner? American University.
The longtime home of NBC News, MSNBC, and WRC-TV Channel 4—NBC’s owned and operated station in D.C.—is located on Read More
On typical evenings, the anchors at ABC News’ Nightline wrap up the show just after midnight with a quaint sign-off to viewers, “Good night, America.” But on the night of Monday, March 2, with the entire landscape of late-night television undergoing the first major shift in years, Nightline broke with protocol.
“That is our Read More
Tonight on ABC’s Nightline, Ben Affleck will report an "essay" on his recent fact-finding mission concerning the humanitarian crisis in the Congo.
"It’s fairly clear that in the modern age that there is a currency to celebrity, or celebrity is a currency, really," Mr. Affleck told David Bauder of The Associated Press. Read More