Chicago-based cable startup NewsNation, host of this season’s most talked-about debates, sees election boost after slow start
NewsNation, formerly WGN America, has come a long way since the days of Bozo’s Circus and Andy Griffith reruns. But with an average of 93,000 viewers on election night prime time to Fox News' 7.4 million, it still has a long way to go.chicagotribune.com
NewsNation, Chris Cuomo’s New Home, Is in Danger of Losing Millions of Cable Subscribers
Santiago FelipeNewsNation, the new home of disgraced CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, could be dropped from millions of homes by the end of this week if its parent company Nexstar cannot reach an agreement with cable provider Verizon Fios.In a message delivered to customers of its Fios TV service, Verizon stated that its “contract with Nexstar ends on October 14, 2022 and your Fios TV package contains Nexstar channels,” adding that it is currently “working hard to negotiate with them to reach a new agreenews.yahoo.com
Kathie Lee Gifford urges Janice Dean to forgive Andrew Cuomo after reports his team plotted to discredit her
Kathie Lee Gifford shares the power of forgiveness with Janice Dean months after reports allege Andrew Cuomo's team plotted to discredit her for speaking out about the COVID-19 nursing home scandal.foxnews.com
Bill Maher’s Embarrassing Interview With Chris Cuomo
HBOOn December 4, 2021, after an investigation conducted by an outside law firm, CNN terminated its star host Chris Cuomo.The news came after it was revealed that in May of that year, Cuomo had been acting as an unofficial adviser to his brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo, concerning the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him (in clear violation of journalism ethics). Cuomo apologized for this breach of conduct and promised it would never happen again, and CNN let him keep his cushy gnews.yahoo.com
Chris Cuomo Lands New Gig With Little-Watched NewsNation
Daniel ZuchnikGuess who’s back already.Less than a year after getting fired by CNN, Chris Cuomo will return to primetime cable news. The former CNN anchor will join NewsNation as a primetime anchor, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed to The Daily Beast, giving the self-described “free agent” a new platform to “get after it” and handing the fledgling network a big name to potentially boost its floundering ratings.The news was confirmed with an on-air announcement during Cuomo’s Tnews.yahoo.com
Trevor Noah Holds Nothing Back in Brutally Funny White House Correspondents’ Dinner Roast
ALEXANDER DRAGOThe last time a president and comedian shared the stage at the White House Correspondents' Dinner was six long years ago tonight when Larry Wilmore ended his set with a deeply personal send-off to Barack Obama. A lot has changed in both politics and comedy since then.Now, following a couple of years in which Donald Trump refused to attend and was roasted in absentia by, most notably, comedian Michelle Wolf, two more years canceled due to the pandemic—and one in between that everyonews.yahoo.com
Chris Cuomo Throws His Bestie Don Lemon Under the Bus in Pursuit of CNN Cash
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Instagram/TwitterChris Cuomo’s bromance with Don Lemon appears to be completely over, taking an especially ugly turn Wednesday when the disgraced anchor threw his former CNN “brother” under the bus in an effort to extract $125 million from the network.Cuomo demanded the nine-figure sum from CNN in an arbitration filing, claiming damages for breach of contract, lost wages, and what he alleged was an assassination of his character following an unews.yahoo.com
Cuomo sued by New York trooper who said he sexually harassed her
The trooper, who filed the suit anonymously in the Eastern District of New York, said in the complaint that Cuomo touched her inappropriately, kissed her, repeatedly commented on her appearance and made a string of sexually suggestive remarks.washingtonpost.com
Jeff Zucker’s Girlfriend Goes Scorched Earth as She Quits CNN Too
Mike Groll/APAllison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, resigned from the network on Tuesday, less than two weeks after her boss-turned-lover Jeff Zucker also quit.Jason Kilar, the CEO of CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia, announced Gollust’s departure in a Tuesday memo. He said a company investigation into “issues” related to the recent ouster of disgraced star anchor Chris Cuomo had found that Gollust, along with Cuomo and then-network president Zucker, had comnews.yahoo.com
Reports say CNN's Chris Cuomo got special COVID-19 testing
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. Andrew Cuomo. According to published reports, Cuomo family members, including Chris, got special treatment a year ago when it came to COVID testing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Having a brother for governor is no longer the benefit it once seemed for CNN's Chris Cuomo. For Chris Cuomo, the revelation is “grotesque and damaging to CNN's brand,” journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote on Thursday.
Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives
Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office to provide his family members with special access to scarce coronavirus tests a year ago, a state lawmaker said Thursday. The testing of people closely tied to the governor was carried out by high-ranking state health officials, The New York Times reported. Troopers picked up samples from doctor’s offices, state testing sites, nursing homes and other locations at the state health agency’s direction. Cuomo often suggested the primary purpose of limited COVID-19 tests was to isolate people who are likely exposed and sick. “The truth is we don’t have the testing capacity,” Cuomo told reporters March 9, 2020.
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
CNN's Chris Cuomo says he 'obviously' can't cover brother
CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he obviously could not cover the charges against his older brother, New York Gov. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK – CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. “Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo said on Monday. Chris Cuomo had caught COVID-19 and was doing shows from his basement, quarantined from his family. “An apology would have been a good start.”As Chris Cuomo said, CNN has covered the story elsewhere on the network.
The lighter days of CNN's Cuomo Brothers show are long gone
For CNN, last spring's prime-time banter between Chris Cuomo and his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, looks worse in hindsight as the governor's administration is questioned about its role in failing to disclose the true number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. The last time the governor appeared on his brother's show, in June, Chris Cuomo asked him: “Nursing homes. Both anchors said they had asked Andrew Cuomo to appear on their show and been turned down — dozens of times, in Tapper's case. “You had your brother on for the Cuomo Brothers Comedy Hour.”“Yes, I did,” Chris Cuomo replied.
Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination
CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 3.2 million viewers. NBC had 3 million, ABC had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Fox had 1.3 million, ION Television reached 1.1 million and Telemundo had 820,000. Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 2.94 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC was second with 2.03 million, CNN had 1.59 million, HGTV had 1.29 million and TLC had 1.26 million. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening news networks with an average of 8.9 million viewers.
Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years
“The others in this space are political talk channels, and so even when they're talking about these stories, they're talking about the politics of the stories. CNN has its share of political talk, especially on its increasingly opinionated prime-time lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. During the breaking stories, CNN responded by assigning more of its top people, like Wolf Blitzer, to weekend work. It has simulcast the CNN International network overnight in the U.S., Zucker said. The ratings of the past three months proved those viewers still return to CNN when there is important news, he said.
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW YORK – It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. “The president seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order,” CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Trump has the full authority to use the federal government to go into states to restore order, Fox's Sean Hannity said. Criminals and domestic terrorists are using George Floyd “to try to murder America,” host Laura Ingraham said.
Virus tests Lesley Stahl and CBS' '60 Minutes' on, off air
This image released by CBS News shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. At the same time, “60 Minutes” has dove into a breaking news story in ways that it seldom has before. She wasn't alone with coronavirus at “60 Minutes.” Owens declined to say how many others had it, but said everyone was well now. “60 Minutes” is no stranger to news, and became more topical when Jeff Fager replaced original producer Don Hewitt. Traditionally, “60 Minutes” essentially shuts down at the end of May for vacations and to prepare for next season's stories.
'60 Minutes' correspondent Stahl says she fought coronavirus
NEW YORK – CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl said Sunday that she's finally feeling well after a battle with COVID-19 that left her hospitalized for a week. She joined “60 Minutes” in March 1991, and before that was moderator of the Sunday talk show “Face the Nation” and a Washington correspondent. Stahl said there was a cluster of “60 Minutes” employees with the virus. 60 Minutes declined to name the hospital involved. CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin have tested positive, the former continuing his prime-time show while fighting symptoms.
Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed
NEW YORK – CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease. In an Instagram post Friday, Baldwin said that her symptoms — a fever, chills and aches — came on suddenly Thursday afternoon. She said she'd been social distancing and doing all of the things that medical experts have said to do. CNN prime-time host Chris Cuomo also has COVID-19, and twice this week did shows remotely from the basement of his home. Most people who get the coronavirus suffer mild to moderate symptoms and recover.
Pandemic forces CNN into a debate unique to campaign cycle
The coronavirus epidemic dominated preparation for the two-hour debate and was the sole subject of the first 40 minutes of discussion. Sunday's session stood in sharp contrast to the food-fight atmosphere of the Feb. 25 debate hosted by CBS, when Biden and Sanders were among seven candidates onstage. Two days later, they decided to move the event to a CNN studio in Washington. Even before the debate, CNN panels of commentators sat notably farther apart from each other, and Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper were in separate studios. She made sure to highlight that answer and asked Sanders for a specific response.
Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs
The severity of Hasson’s sentence hinged on two starkly divergent explanations for the cache of weapons seized from his Maryland home and the disturbing material found on his computer at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington. “Any semblance of hate, bigotry or advocacy of violence has no place in our Coast Guard,” said Adm. Karl Schultz, the guard's commandant, in an emailed news release. They have called Hasson a domestic terrorist and self-described white nationalist, intent on carrying out mass killings. Defense lawyers dispute that their client has any “sincerely held” extremist, racist or white nationalist views. They described him as an avid firearms collector and disaster “prepper” who stockpiles survivalist gear for "doomsday-type scenarios.”Hasson worked at Coast Guard headquarters on a program to acquire advanced new cutters for the agency.
Wounded El Paso hero reunited with CBP agent who saved his life
Though his mom is "a gun-wielding grandma," she made the unusual decision Saturday morning to leave her Smith & Wesson .38 Special at home, since they were "just going to Walmart," Grant said. As his mother hustled to safety at the back of the store, Grant decided he would try to deter the shooter. Reunited with Grant a day later, Sifford said: "We bonded out there, and I'm just happy to see he's doing well." "If I could trade my life for that little girl's life I saw killed, I would do it in a second," Grant said. My life is almost over, so I would have traded my life for that life any day of the week.
Star Sightings: Chrissy Teigen Does Face Yoga, Audrina Patridge Toasts to 'The Hills'
Chrissy Teigen surprised fans at the POPSUGAR Play/Ground Festival in New York City on June 24, appearing as an unannounced face yoga instructor in the FOREO booth. ReebokAudrina Patridge spent the night of The Hills: New Beginnings premiere sipping on cocktails at Cointreau x Bumble's Margarita event at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles on June 24. Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesBalt Getty celebrated the launch of his first retail store and menswear collection, MONK PUNK, on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles on June 13. Marc JacobsBusy Philipps celebrated Maya Brenners 20th anniversary at Los Angeles Firehouse Hotel on June 5. Natalie CraneSpeaking of mamas, Enfagrow ambassador Jessie James Decker was on hand for the brands NeuroPro launch event In New York City on June 18.