With advertising revenue in freefall and hiring freezes creeping through the TV news industry, it’s not everyday that we hear of a network actually adding a staffer. But on Tuesday, we heard of three new hires.
The hiring boomlet made for an unusually cheerful day in NYTV’s inbox.
On Monday evening, for the third time in less than a month, progressive radio host Ed Schultz filled in for David Shuster as the host of MSNBC’s 6 p.m. show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
About 10 minutes into Monday’s telecast, Mr. Schultz reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a blue credit card. Looking 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 himself Read More
On the morning of Monday, March 9th, liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz, who bills himself as the “most listened-to progressive radio talk show host in America,” announced on his Web site that he would be guest-hosting MSNBC’s 6 p.m. show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the following evening.
Word of the announcement promptly touched Read More
MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced today that the cable news channel has extended Keith Olbermann‘s contract through 2012.
In February of last year, MSNBC and Mr. Olbermann reached an agreement that would keep the Countdown host under contract through 2011.
The new agreement would seem to extend Mr. Olbermann’s commitment Read More
Felix Gillette talks to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who says, "A lot of people like to make fun of cable… They think it’s something for people who don’t get news. No. It’s for people who really understand news, want depth and want it from people they connect to."
John Koblin gets the details Read More
On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 23, around 1 p.m., Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet.
Mr. Griffin was sitting at a table at the Sea Grill restaurant, overlooking the ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza, the nerve center of NBC. From Read More
NBC News executives today named Phil Griffin president of MSNBC. Previously, Mr. Griffin had been a senior vice president of NBC News in charge of managing the cable news network. What has changed besides his title? According to the press release, Mr. Griffin will now "take over all day-to-day managment issues at MSNBC."
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A recent episode of ‘Race For the White House.’
“MSNBC and NBC are one,” said Phil Griffin. “We’ve said that for over a decade. It actually is true now.”
Mr. Griffin, the senior vice president of NBC News, was speaking on the phone to NYTV on Monday afternoon. He had brought up the unification of Read More
The Houston Chronicle reports that, in an interview, Phil Griffin, who oversees MSNBC’s primetime lineup, "reject[ed] the notion that MSNBC has used [Keith Olbermann's] show and others as part of a deliberately more contrarian tone toward the Bush administration as an alternative to Fox News Channel."
Mr. Griffin told the paper: "Keith was doing Read More