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Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

You can be sure that some enterprising TV executive, somewhere, is going to take advantage of this. In about a year, the station's newscast, featurin...

Allison Payne, WGN Anchor, Discusses Battle With Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rumors have circulated for several years about whether WGN news anchor Allison Payne had a drinking problem, and during a Thursday broadcast, the 20 y...

News Anchor Can't Stop Laughing While Describing A Gruesome Murder (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This local news anchor just cannot keep it together while she describes a gruesome murder. A man in Michigan was arrested on suspicion of chopping up...

Titillating the News Business

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Fisher

Thanks to America Online, we've just hit a new low in the dumbing down of news. Not a bottom, mind you, just a new low. Because the lowest of the low...

Open Letter to the Next Generation of Cronkites

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As we embrace Twitter and the blog, we must also be committed to forging a new pathway to the truth and the hard work of uncovering the information necessary to sustain a healthy democracy.

Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman

Rob Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Morrison

One of the beautiful things about being "in between jobs" is you have plenty of time to try new things.

A Lion Is Chewing my Foot off, Somebody Call a Cop! 2

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

Would things be any different had the broadcast networks been "free" to keep America informed about our wars and the constitutional violations as well as the entirety of the run of the mill transgressions perpetrated by the Bush/Cheney administration?

Twitter Growing In Popularity Among TV News Personalities

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Here's a chance through Twitter, all these social networks, to break the glass in front of the tube," says "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran. "It giv...

As a Psychologist, Examining Gender Dynamics on Morning Joe

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanton Peele

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have both discussed family dynamics on MSNBC's Morning Joe, which they co-host. In many ways, these dynamics seem...

Mr. Obama

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

Every time I wrote "Mr. Bush" for an anchor to read on air, I would grit my teeth and count down the days until January 20th, 2009. Now, that day is here.

CNN Anchor Heidi Collins -- Incredible

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

Is it really hard to believe that most American produce retailers don't routinely label country of origin on all their fruits and vegetables? Does Collins not shop for her own food?

The "Absurd" TV News Cult Of Personality

Los Angeles Times | Howard Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tailored suit, tasteful hair, good posture, all business, only rare hints of perkiness. I've been checking out Katie Couric, really putting the evil ...

Toddler Or Anchor? I Report, You Decide

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Keenan

I never thought that more than a decade in the cable news business, working in the heady presence of dozens of anchors great and small, would prepare me so well for my current job: mother of a toddler.

Why Women News Anchors Need A Makeover

The Guardian | Hadley Freeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's interesting to see that this problem plagues the UK, too: Why do all female newscasters look like 80s throwbacks?-Marcus Tompkinson, by email O...

HDTV Has Anchors Worrying About Their Close-Ups

Baltimore Sun | Chris Emery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Makeup artists at HD stations with big budgets use airbrushes to apply specially formulated cosmetics. Their makeup contains no silicon or mica becaus...

Shocker: Double Standards Apply To Female Newscasters

Morning Call | Nichola D. Gutgold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Anchor. The word evokes the heft and weightiness needed to secure a vessel. In television news, an anchorperson must ''hook'' the audience, and make t...

"SuperKatrina": Newscasts Converge on San Diego For Fire Coverage

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As previously mentioned, all three nightly newscasts originated live from the scene of California's devastating forest fires tonight as Katie Couric, ...

Despite Dwindling Ratings, Evening Newscasts Remain Profitable

Business Week | Jon Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Does any media form seem quainter than the network's evening newscasts? The entire exercise is suffused with the scent of the long-ago. Its better day...

Ringside At The Reality Show: New Kurtz Book Goes Behind The Scenes In The Anchor Wars

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The book itself still remains under wraps, but from the amount we've surveyed it looks to be a thoroughly engrossing, engaging and more than occasionally juicy read.

Fox Business Network Bumps Insiders As Anchors

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News Corp's Fox Business Network on Wednesday named five Fox News Channel insiders to be the first on-air news anchors ahead of the channel's highly a...