What’s Hot/What’s Not: 02/09/14

What’s Hot:

HLN Cancels Showbiz Tonight – AJ Hammer will stay on but the rest of the staff is out of work…though they will be able to apply for positions elsewhere at CNN/HLN.

Brianna Keilar – Keilar has been tapped as Senior Political Correspondent at CNN. The space created at the White House was immediately filled by…

Michelle Kosinski – Kosinski gets a big step up in profile by jumping from NBC to CNN where she’ll be a White House correspondent.

Maria Bartiromo – Bartiromo will slot in at FBN at 9am ET.

Dennis Kneale Out At FBN – Kneale and two longtime FBN staffers are being not renewed…

What’s Not:

Ari Melber: News Anchor? – Melber has been filling in on Jansing & Co while the show’s namesake has been in Sochi covering the Olympics. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time a non NBC journalist has filled in on her show…a data point I do hold some significance to…though at this point I’m not sure what it means ultimately…

AC360 Later – Dead, dead, dead…

3 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: 02/09/14”

  1. “Ari Melber: News Anchor? – Melber has been filling in on Jansing & Co while the show’s namesake has been in Sochi covering the Olympics. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time a non NBC journalist has filled in on her show…a data point I do hold some significance to…though at this point I’m not sure what it means ultimately…”

    ^^I don’t see this as a big deal for a couple of reasons.

    1) While Melber is subbing for Jansing; “straight news” anchors are filling the gaps left by the departure of Roberts and Wagner. If Melber was subbing in Wagner’s old slot and Craig Melvin or Richard Lui were in for Jansing would it really make a difference.

    2) Melber is working with the Jansing format and many of her regular panelists and pundits. I don’t see much change in the show’s quality since he’s been subbing.

    All and all from what I’ve seen Melber has been doing a pretty good job filling in for Jansing. I expect a show of his own is in his future.

  2. Not sure Jansing was exactly an oasis of purity. A little slouch here, a little bend there, soon it starts to look like you’re leaning.

  3. As long as Melber keeps his Opinions of Jansing’s show then I don’t see a problem
    I wonder whrere Dennis Kneale will go next

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