Shepard Smith to fill in for Lester Holt on 'NBC Nightly News'
CNBC host Shepard Smith will fill in for Lester Holt of "NBC Nightly News" on Friday night, the network confirmed on Thursday. News of the network's plans to have Smith fill in for Holt was first reported by CNN on Wednesday evening. Smith joined NBCUniversal in June of 2020 after spending years as an anchor and reporter at Fox News, where he hosted "The Fox Report with Shepard Smith" from 1999 to 2013 and became managing editor of the network's...news.yahoo.com
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. “The impeachment trial that you're all ignoring, I guess you're afraid ...”At that point, he was shouted down by Watters and Gutfeld. “Impeachment? “We will continue to bring you live coverage of the impeachment trial here on One America News,” anchor Jennifer Franco said. During the trial's first afternoon break, Fox turned to Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who denounced the Democrats' case.
NBC's Holt adds empathetic commentaries to news anchor role
NBC's Lester Holt appears on the set in New York on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018. The NBC Nightly News anchor occasionally ends his broadcasts now with commentaries, an unusual departure for network evening newscasts that have a lengthy track record of playing it straight. Holt's commentaries trend toward the non-controversial, with a central theme of trying to find common ground that will pull Americans together. (Christopher Dilts/NBC Universal via AP)NEW YORK – During this brutal news year, Lester Holt has concluded that telling stories isn't enough. Holt, 61, has been nightly news anchor since 2015.
Networks cut away from Trump’s White House address
NEW YORK – ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from President Donald Trump on Thursday as he spoke from the White House to make an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him. Trump was more subdued Thursday, yet offered a litany of complaints about “suppression” polls, mail-in voting and fraud that he never specified. Cordes said there is no indication of a substantive number of illegal votes cast, and said Trump's reference to votes arriving late was “another falsehood.”MSNBC cut away from Trump to anchor Brian Williams. “There are no illegal votes that we know of, there has been no Trump victory that we know of.”After ABC ended its coverage, the network’s White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, also said there was no evidence of illegal votes. But especially in this election.”While CNN kept Trump on the air, a chyron displayed under him said, “Without any evidence, Trump says he's being cheated.”Anchor Jake Tapper looked weary when it was over.
New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Project Power: Missing new superhero pics? Netflix has one up its sleeve in Project Power, hitting the streamer Friday. Selena Gomez is on new turf the kitchen in Selena + Chef, a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. The answer may be found in Ted Lasso, a new Apple TV+ series starring Jason Sudeikis as the character he played in NBC Sports promotions for the Premier League.
NBC News sets goal of a workforce that is half mnority
NEW YORK NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are minorities. Conde set no deadline for achieving his 50 Percent Initiative.He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he's already nearly there. The plan, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, makes Conde a leader in the current movement to diversify the news business. Given where NBC currently stands, particularly with Black employees, Truong said she understands why the initiative has no deadline and is glad that progress will be checked regularly. What I would like to hear is whether other people at NBC are committed to this moving forward, she said.
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Democratic primary debate a win for NBC as 15.3 million viewers watch
With 20 qualifying candidates in the debates, the Democratic National Committee split them into two groups of 10 through a lottery. The result put Biden on the same night as several of his top competitors, while Warren was among a group of candidates all polling with 5% or less.latimes.com