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Press Releases: 03/24/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC

MSNBC PRESENTS “GROWING HOPE LIVE FROM DETROIT” ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Joy Reid Hosts One-Hour Special Live from the #YesWeCode Hackathon at the Ford STEAM Lab

NEW YORK – March 24, 2015 – MSNBC will present “Growing Hope Live from Detroit,” on Friday, March 27th at 2 p.m. ET. The one-hour special, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, will be hosted by MSNBC National Correspondent Joy Reid live from the #YesWeCode Hackathon at the Ford STEAM Lab in Detroit, Michigan.

Featured guests include U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor and co-host of “Detroit Today,” and Van Jones, founder of #YesWeCode. Reid will also look at Sisters Code, a Detroit organization that teaches women of all ages how to code and succeed in science, technology, engineering and math industries.

Additionally, Reid will speak with Hackathon participants and serve as one of the competition’s judges. #YesWeCode’s Detroit Hackathon will provide 100 Detroit middle school students training and computer programming skills to pave the way for high-tech education and careers. Students will present a final project and the concepts they learned to a panel of judges.

“I witnessed firsthand at last year’s My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon that teaching our youth the value of coding enables creativity,” said Reid. “I’m thrilled to be a guest judge to support the students of this city and the #YesWeCode program, which is essential to fostering diversity in the tech industry.”

Launched last year, Ford STEAM Lab is an educational program from the Ford Motor Company Fund designed to spark student passion for technology entrepreneurship and careers in STEM fields.

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CNN

NEW CNN ORIGINAL SERIES HIGH PROFITS PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 19
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Press Releases: 03/23/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2015 by icn2

The Weather Channel (1)

The Weather Company Expands Marketing and Communications Group, Appoints David Jaye as Chief Marketing Officer

Maureen Marshall Also Promoted to Vice President of Communications

Atlanta, GA – March 23, 2015 – The Weather Company has expanded its marketing and communications group, appointing David Jaye as chief marketing officer and elevating Maureen Marshall to vice president of communications. Jaye joins Weather from Google and will spearhead the marketing, creative and social media efforts for The Weather Channel® and Weather Underground brands across all platforms. Marshall will lead the communications efforts for the marketing and communications group, supporting cross-functional efforts for the company. Both Jaye and Marshall will report to Shirley Powell, executive vice president of marketing and communications.

“I’m thrilled to have a terrific leader like David join the company,” said Powell. “His strong digital marketing experience and passion for marketing will be a great asset and help strategically position Weather to show just how ‘It’s Amazing Out There’ across all of our brands.”
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Press Releases: 03/09/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2015 by icn2

CNN (1)

KEVIN SPACEY BRINGS “RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE” TO CNN IN 2016

Academy Award® winning actor and producer Kevin Spacey will bring a thrilling, six-part mini docu-series to CNN as part of the network’s slate of Original Series in 2016. Currently titled Race for the White House, the original series will be executive produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti, and co-produced by Raw and Trigger Street Productions.

The series will be history telling at its most compelling. Using previously unseen archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic recreations, each episode narrated by Spacey will tell the story of one campaign for the Presidency of the United States.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. “When we created the CNN Original Series brand, this is exactly the type of programming we had in mind and Race for the White House will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election.”

Each hour will tell the story of a four-year, no-holds-barred battle to become the most powerful person in the world, culminating in a single night of heart pounding tension. From powerful campaign speeches to the dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House will capture the drama of how a high-stakes presidential election can turn on a single issue and so much more.

Press Releases: 03/03/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2015 by icn2

CNN (1)

Jeff Zeleny Joins CNN

Pre-eminent political journalist Jeff Zeleny has been named CNN senior Washington correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. Zeleny, based in Washington, D.C., will report on air and will frequently write for CNN Politics Digital. He joins CNN this month.

“As we move into the upcoming presidential election year, having a reporter of Jeff’s stature and caliber joining our powerhouse team of D.C. correspondents is a tremendous asset to our network and our audience,” said Feist. “Jeff is one of the nation’s most premier political journalists and we are thrilled to have him join the CNN family.”
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Press Releases: 03/02/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2015 by icn2

MSNBC (1)

NBCUNIVERSAL NEWS GROUP AND MIKA BRZEZINSKI ANNOUNCE “KNOW YOUR VALUE” TOUR DATES, SPEAKERS AND THE “GROW YOUR VALUE BONUS COMPETITION”

Tickets on Sale Beginning Today, March 2

NEW YORK – March 2, 2015 – Today the NBCUniversal News Group and Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” announced new details of their upcoming “Know Your Value” nationwide tour, including the dates of the five initial live workshop events, the start of ticket sales for each event, and the launch of a new interactive contest, which will allow women the chance to enter and win $10,000 to further their lives and careers.

Last month, NBCUniversal and Brzezinski unveiled this new partnership which builds on Brzezinski’s New York Times bestselling book and brand “Knowing Your Value.” The tour, which will be part of a full-year program, will begin in Philadelphia on April 10th at the Loews Hotel; Washington, D.C. on May 15th at the Marriott Marquis; Chicago on September 25th; Boston on October 23rd; and Orlando on November 20th. Venue locations for the latter dates will be released in the coming weeks. The public can purchase tickets today by clicking here.
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Press Releases: 02/18/15

Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC ANNOUNCES CHEF TOM COLICCHIO AS ITS FIRST-EVER FOOD CORRESPONDENT ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

In New Role, Colicchio Will Create the First Cable and Digital Programming Specifically Focused On the Politics, Power, and Personalities of our Nation’s Food

NEW YORK – February 18, 2015 – MSNBC announced today that Tom Colicchio – the award-winning chef, restaurant owner, founder of Crafted Hospitality and TV personality – is becoming the network’s first-ever food correspondent across all platforms.
Colicchio will produce original reporting and in-depth video for MSNBC’s biggest TV shows, and host a new weekly food show on Shift, MSNBC’s new digital video experience.

A passionate advocate for healthy food, sustainable farming, smart food policy and combating hunger, Colicchio has until now been an occasional guest on MSNBC TV. In his new role, he will create the first cable and digital programming focused on an important challenge facing us all: our food.
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Press Releases: 01/29/15

Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 by icn2

CNN (1)

KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO
Airs Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 pm/et

From the heart of Super Bowl central in downtown Phoenix, CNN Sports Anchor Rachel Nichols will go inside football’s biggest game with Pro-Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino.

In the 30 minute special, Nichols sit-downs with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll to discuss how he overcame being fired by the Patriots to bring a championship to Seattle. Also a topic of conversation: deflategate.
Former New York Giants Receiver David Tyree also joins the special to give us a view from inside the Super Bowl. It was Tyree who made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history: the miraculous “Helmet Catch” to beat the Patriots in Arizona seven years ago.
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