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Katherine Fung
Katherine Fung is the deputy editor of HuffPost Media.

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Here's What Meredith Vieira Thinks Of The Changes On 'The View'

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Meredith Vieira appeared on Tuesday's "Good Morning America," and shared her thoughts about the changes on "The View."

"That show has been around for so many years, and I think as long as the chemistry works, it's going to be great," Vieira told "GMA" host George Stephanopoulos about her former...

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BREAKING: TV News Stars Are Still Unbelievably Rich

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM

TV Guide is out with its latest list of television stars' salaries, and the numbers are eye-popping.

The publication ranked the highest-paid news anchors and daytime hosts for its latest issue, which is out this week. Matt Lauer stayed at the top of the list, pulling in...

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ABC News Is Making Some Big Changes

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 9:04 AM

ABC News announced a series of leadership changes on Tuesday ahead of Diane Sawyer's departure from the "World News" anchor chair this week.

"Nightline" executive producer Almin Karamehmedovic will be the new executive producer for "World News," taking over for Michael Corn, who will become the senior executive producer for...

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The Atlantic's David Bradley Helped Free Journalist Captured In Syria

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 8:46 AM

David Bradley, who owns The Atlantic, took crucial steps to help free Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist captured in Syria nearly two years ago.

Al Jazeera broke news of Curtis' release, which was negotiated by Qatari officials, on Sunday. He is now reportedly at the

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Dan Rather Gives Pro-War Pundits A Reality Check

(149) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Dan Rather issued a stern warning on Sunday to pundits who have beating the drums for war lately: if you aren't willing to send your kid to war, just stop talking.

Rather appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources," and told host Brian Stelter that it "unsettles" him to hear the...

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Chuck Todd Talks About His Goals For 'Meet The Press'

(27) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 9:29 AM

A new era for "Meet the Press" is almost here.

Todd was named the new moderator of the Sunday morning show earlier this month, and replaces David Gregory after months of flailing ratings. He will make his debut as host on Sunday, September 7.

Todd appeared...

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CNN Chief Delivers Grim News To Employees

(74) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 8:44 AM

It's not a fun time to be an employee at CNN.

Network chief Jeff Zucker recently spoke to employees about a recent memo from Turner CEO John Martin about potential layoffs — Martin said to expect "organizational changes" as the company implements a new plan to "maximize...

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CNN Gets Pranked By Howard Stern Caller

(62) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Legendary prank caller Captain Janks has struck again, this time targeting CNN during a report about the earthquake that hit northern California early Sunday morning.

CNN thought it was speaking to Adam Sure, a spokesperson for the San Francisco police department, about the damage that has...

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Press Freedom Group: Journalists Have Become 'Pawns' In Syria's Conflict

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:53 PM

James Foley's beheading by militants is shining more light on the danger that journalists covering the civil war in Syria face.

The Committee To Protect Journalists declared Syria the most dangerous place in the world for journalists, even before members of Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS)...

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New Yorker Cover Makes Powerful Statement About What's Happening In Ferguson

(386) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 11:13 AM

The latest cover of The New Yorker is a bold statement about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, a city roiled by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

The image, which is on the front of the magazine's Sept. 1 issue, shows people holding up their...

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Anderson Cooper Is A Comic Book Character Now

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 9:50 AM

A dream is coming true for the comic book lover within Anderson Cooper.

The CNN host will be a Marvel comic book character come November, the publisher announced Thursday. Making his debut in the 12th issue of the "Black Widow" series, Cooper's character will be a journalist...

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Al Gore Accuses Al Jazeera Of Being 'Underhanded'

(6) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 9:11 AM

Al Gore has alleged that Al Jazeera is wrongfully withholding millions of dollars from him because of "financially disastrous" decisions the network has made.

The former vice president and co-founder of Current TV sued Al Jazeera earlier this month, accusing the network of owing him money from...

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James Foley's Parents Say They Had Hoped To Be Able To Negotiate With ISIS

(57) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:21 AM

James Foley's parents spoke to "Today" on Friday about their son's courage and their hope for the other journalists held captive in Syria.

It was their first television interview since their son, an American war journalist taken captive in Syria, was beheaded by Islamic State militants. They told the media...

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Afghanistan Levels Ridiculous Allegation Against New York Times Reporter

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Afghanistan has kicked New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg out of the country on allegations that he is a spy.

Rosenberg tweeted Thursday:

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Kathy Griffin Explains Why Fox News Is The 'Bane Of Her Existence'

(33) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Comedian Kathy Griffin is no fan of Fox News, and she recently told HuffPost Live that she finds the network even more irritating because her mother watches it.

She said she used to "hate watch" Fox News for comedic material, but continued, "The bane of my existence... is that...

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'The View' Is Getting A Head-To-Toe Makeover

(202) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:49 AM

Adding to the major changes "The View" is already undergoing, the show revealed Thursday that it is also getting an entirely new set and logo.

"The View" is moving from the studio that it has had for the past 17 years, and into the former...

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Some News Outlets Defend Showing Images Of James Foley's Beheading

(15) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:01 AM

Many news outlets have chosen not to share images of journalist James Foley's beheading, but others made the call to do so, prompting the resurgence of a long-running debate about the ethics behind such decisions.

Video of Foley's beheading by the militant group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) surfaced...

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AP Chief Says James Foley's Murder Should Be Treated As A War Crime

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt condemned the murder of journalist James Foley in a statement on Wednesday.

A video posted online on Tuesday claimed to show Foley being beheaded by the militant group ISIL in Syria. The U.S. government and Foley's family have concluded that...

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All Of These Journalists Have Been Arrested In Ferguson

(15) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Reporters have become part of the story in Ferguson, a community outraged over the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer. Ever since journalists were arrested last Wednesday, a steady stream of reporters has been detained by local police. Here is a list of journalists who have...

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Al Roker Gets Birthday Surprise From Joe Biden

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:34 AM

This just in: Al Roker is 60! And this happened on his birthday:

Roker hit the big milestone on Wednesday, and received a surprise phone call from Vice President Joe...

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