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10 things you didn't know about Willie Geist

Tom Falco | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Willie Geist, shown here, is one of my favorite newsmen, he's serious when he has to be a lots of fun when doi...

Full-Frontal News: The Virus Among Us

Raymond J Brune | Posted 01.21.2017 | Media
Raymond J Brune

Watching a local newscast this morning, I was horrified when I saw two more TV newsreaders had become infected with a virus that transforms them into sub-human, brainless prompter puppets I call "Setwalkers" - zombie-like news creatures who move from monitor to monitor.

Addicted To Trump? So Is This News Anchor.

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

A very serious disease is affecting our nation's cable news anchors: an addiction to reporting non-stop on Donald Trump. Sure, it's fun to report on T...

What Does Brian Williams Return Say About MSNBC?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.18.2016 | Media
Kevin Price

NBC wants to put their one time superstar on the staff of MSNBC. For those who have served in a high position in any major network, this is a form a purgatory, a way of firing someone without actually pulling the trigger.

What Exactly Does a News Anchor Do During Their Work Day?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2016 | Media

It might seem as if anchors don't have much to do but read from a prompter and look nice, but, there's a lot more that goes into anchoring than that. My first producer explained live news like this, "There is a train that's coming at 6:00. You have to get on that train, prepared. If you're not ready, the train is still leaving, and you will still be on it."

Why Do We Expect News Anchors to Be Great Reporters?

Karen Frankola | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media
Karen Frankola

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is denouncing a Mother Jones story that charges he has his own Brian Williams problem. The magazine accuses O'Reilly of ma...

Hazards of the 'Me' Culture

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Whatever the case, Brian Williams' downfall is symptomatic of our culture. No doubt Williams felt compelled to spiff up his newscasts.

News Anchors Have A Lot Of Questions About Brian Williams' Helicopter Story

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

On Wednesday, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams recanted an account he had given of being aboard a helicopter as it was struck down by RPG fire...

Popular New England TV Personality Bianca de la Garza Shines as a Single Mom

Caroline Presno | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.

News Anchor Dances To T.I.; His Co-Anchor Is Not Impressed

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

Who says news anchors can't have a little fun during commercial breaks? Dan Thorn, of WVNS 59 News, certainly thinks they can. Between on-air segme...

Good News! There's A 100 Percent Chance Of Puppy Hugs

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Comedy

Wouldn't it be awesome if traffic jams weren't possible and dogs on skateboards wanted to hang out with you? Well, you're in luck. Since the world ...

Jimmy Fallon Reminds Us That There's Still SOME Good News Out There

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

The world is full of bad news. There are wars, taxes, new Johnny Depp movies, and the list just goes on and on. In order to counter all those stori...

WATCH: Anchor Calls Out Florida Governor

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has spent $13.5 million on reelection ads for television, most of it in Central Florida. But that doesn't mean he ...

Lupita Tried To Tell Us This A Long Time Ago

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

By now, we're sure you've received the news that Lupita Nyong'o was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014. And you may have also real...

What If These Wild Media Rumors...Were TRUE?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media

The media world is a hotbed of constantly spreading rumor. Did you hear that this host is jumping ship? Or that that anchor is moving to a rival netwo...

Dana Oliver

A Tribute To Tamron Hall's 'Today' Show Style | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.25.2014 | Style

When I heard the news that "Today" regular Tamron Hall was officially named a co-host of the 9 a.m. hour, I couldn't help but let out a squeal of exci...

Penis Makes Surprise Appearance On Czech News Broadcast

Posted 10.03.2013 | Media

Oh, balls. A Czech news anchor was upstaged during a live broadcast when an image of a penis accidentally appeared on a monitor behind his head. ...

Go Home News, You're Drunk

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

September has been a month filled with important international events. You might have been watching the news extra closely, but you still might have m...

WATCH: Breaking News Shocks TV Anchor

Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings

Here's a story one TV news anchor never thought she'd break on air -- she's getting married! During Huntsville, Alabama news station FOX54's Saturd...

Sue Simmons Signs Off After 32 Years As News Anchor In New York | Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices

If Sue Simmons had a farewell speech for her 32 years at Ch. 4, she never got a chance to deliver it Friday night on her last newscast, mostly because...

An Interview with Tom Llamas

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Jordana Zizmor

He is not the typical anchorman who just reads the teleprompter but he is actually invested in every story. I met up with Tom last week to talk about everything from how he got started at NBC to Twitter.

Real Reporting Does Not Include Hollywood

Leslie Griffith | Posted 06.11.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

In the U.K., news "anchors" are called "presenters." It's high time we make that distinction here in America as well.

WATCH: 9News Weatherman FAIL

Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

Funny news fails are a staple of YouTube. From bugs flying into mouths to accidentally cursing on air, who doesn't love a good old blooper? And if it...

The Best New York Wake-Up Call

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 10.05.2011 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

I look forward to watching Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York every morning. I met up with Rosanna at the studio last week to talk about everything from her early morning schedule to Twitter.

WATCH: Anchor Cracks Up At Fart Story

Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy

You're a professional journalist. You went through years of training to learn about ethics and bias and responsible reporting. You put in your time as...