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Press Releases: 02/05/13

Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2013 by icn2

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CNN Debuts Jake Tapper Reports Documentary

An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha to air Thursday at 10 p.m.

In a Jake Tapper Reports documentary, the anchor and chief Washington correspondent will look back at one of the deadliest days of the Afghan war through a compelling interview with former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who led the courageous battle when Combat Outpost Keating was attacked on Oct. 3, 2009. The one-hour special will air Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, just days before President Obama will award Romesha the Medal of Honor for his actions that deadly day.

Tapper, who has the first sit-down television interview with Romesha, traveled to Minot, N.D., less than two weeks ago to speak with the him about his uncommon valor and remarkable service to his country. The special also will feature interviews with Sergeant Thomas Rasmussen and former Private First Class Chris Jones who fought alongside Romesha.
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Whither Candy Crowley’s CNN Future

Posted in CNN on February 5, 2013 by icn2

FishbowlDC stirs CNN’s pot by suggesting that Candy Crowley could be leaving the network…

There are murmurings that Candy Crowley may be contemplating a change. She was originally scheduled for Inauguration coverage and then HLN’s Robin Meade was brought in from Atlanta along with Brooke Baldwin. Suddenly things weren’t so sweet for Candy and she was noticeably absent for much of the coverage. Sources tell us Crowley has been entertaining the idea of picking up her blocks and making a change, even before Zucker arrived. It was, however, announced in the Washington town hall held by Zucker that political programming would diminish but that overall programming would increase from the Washington bureau come one year from now.

But FishbowlDC wasn’t done there…

Executives are buzzing that Kate Bolduan was “born to anchor.” So expect to see more of her. Also in the “like” category is Brianna Keilar, who is perceived as a fresh, younger face.

Anyone who’s watched CNN with any kind of regularity knows that Boduan’s profile is rising quickly. It’s only a matter of time before she gets an anchor slot. The question is who gets dumped to make room for her?

Then there’s this which I don’t think is automatically a slam dunk..

Wolf Blitzer will lose an hour of his three-hour afternoon program, but he was the lead interviewer of Zucker at the Washington town hall and is presumed safe.

It’s not a foregone conclusion that The Situation Room will lose an hour. Remember, Erin Burnett is rumored to be headed to mornings which opens up 7pm. It’s possible, though not a high probability, that The Situation Room retains all its hours, at least in the short term, but slides back one hour.

What Took Them So Long?

Posted in FNC on February 5, 2013 by icn2

Politico’s Dylan Byers writes that FNC is not renewing Dick Morris. The only shock about this news is it took them this long to get around to dropping him…

Morris, who was on contract with Fox News throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, had not appeared on the network for almost three months after Fox News president Roger Ailes decided to keep him off the network. He is scheduled to appear on CNN on Wednesday.

Considering how often Morris wound up being so completely wrong about so much, this was long overdue…

Zain Asher Joins CNN…

Posted in CNN on February 5, 2013 by icn2

CNN’s release on the Zain Asher hiring…

CNN welcomes Zain Asher

Zain Asher joins CNN as business correspondent, where she will appear across platforms covering the latest news on personal finance, money and the

Asher comes from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice. Prior to joining MONEY, Asher spent two years as a reporter for News 12 covering the local economy, as well as political and cultural issues in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Connecticut. She served as a contributing reporter for, covering business trend and consumer stories. Her articles have appeared on, The Guardian and The Oxford Reporter. Born and raised in London, Asher graduated from Oxford University in 2005. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.