Jennifer Ashton Named Chief Medical Correspondent At ABC News
Dr. Jennifer Ashton has been named Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News. She joined the ABC News Medical Unit five years ago and most recently had been Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News. Ashton, who last year added a Master's Degree in human nutrition to her resume, began her television career in 2006 as Fox News Channel medical contributor.
In February, Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, announced he was leaving to become… Read
John Kelly Defends Donald Trump’s Call To Soldier’s Widow, Blasts Rep. Frederica Wilson At Briefing
UPDATED with responses: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was "stunned" that "a member of Congress would have listened in" on a President's phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, as Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson did.
"I thought at least that was sacred," Kelly said at today's White Houses press briefing, during which you could hear a pin drop.
"When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor… Read
Donald Trump: “Disgrace” That Media “Won’t” Cover “Real Russia Story” From Obama Administration
President Donald Trump had wrapped Thursday’s photo op with Puerto Rico’s governor when someone lobbed a question about a report that FBI began probing Kremlin’s push into the U.S. nuclear industry with bribes, and kickbacks even before Obama’s administration approved Russia’s 2010 acquisition of a majority stake in a Canadian firm that owned U.S. uranium mines.
“That's your Russia story,” Trump responded enthusiastically. “That's your real Russia story – not a story… Read
Megyn Kelly Not So Sure Harvey Weinstein Scandal Will Bring Sea Change
NBC News host Megyn Kelly’s reaction to those who say the Harvey Weinstein scandal marks the start of a sea change?
In a piece for Time magazine, Kelly, who was among the women who came forward claiming to have been sexually harassed by the late Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, said she thought his ouster marked the start of a sea change. And, she thought so again, when Silicon Valley began to disgorge its own stories of harassment against women.
“Now that we are in… Read
Steven Baker Upped To Exec Producer At ‘Nightline’
Steven Baker has been promoted to Nightline Executive Producer, and Eric Johnson and Jenna Millman have joined as Senior Broadcast Producers.
From ABC News chief James Goldston’s memo to staff:
I'm pleased to announce exciting news about Nightline.
Steven Baker has been promoted to Executive Producer while Eric Johnson and Jenna Millman have been appointed Senior Broadcast Producers.
Steve has a long and distinguished record on the show. He first joined me at Nightli… Read
Donald Trump Dares Dem Rep To Repeat Claim About His Call To Soldier’s Widow; She Obliges
“I did not say what that congresswoman said. Didn't say it at all. She knows it, and she now is not saying it,” President Donald Trump said at a White House photo op today.
Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on Tuesday night claimed Trump called the widow of a soldier killed in Niger as she was driving to the airport to receive his body, reducing her to tears and telling her, "I'm sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway."… Read
Tegna CEO Dave Lougee: Local TV Is “The Belle Of The Ball” In An OTT World
While it may not be the sexiest corner of the entertainment world, local TV has a good shot to remain a key part of the media mix, especially as stations consolidate, produce their own shows instead of shelling out for pricey syndicated fare and keep gaining traction on skinny bundles.
Such was the argument, anyway, made during an hour-long panel discussion at NAB Show New York featuring four CEOs of major station groups: Dave Lougee of Tegna; Chris Ripley of Sinclair… Read
Donald Trump: “I Have Proof” Dem Rep “Fabricated” His Words To Soldier’s Widow
Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to punch back at the Democratic Congresswoman who claims Trump told the grieving widow of a soldier killed in Niger “I’m sure he knew what he was signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was with the widow of La David Johnson when she got the call from Trump as the widow was on her way to pick up his remains. Johnson was killed earlier this month in an ambush for which ISIS has… Read
Nielsen Adds Netflix Ratings, With NBCU, Disney-ABC, A+E And Five Other Content Players Onboard
Nielsen’s ongoing efforts to measure viewing of video content across screens and devices–which have hit a few bumps as the stakes have gotten higher for the TV business–are taking a significant step forward with the offering of a syndicated solution for viewing on subscription video on demand.
Specifically, that means tracking shows as they play on Netflix. Customers at launch include NBCUniversal, Disney-ABC, A+E Networks, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. Television and three… Read
Political ‘Groundhog Day’: Court Blocks Travel Ban 3.0, White House Outraged, DOJ Will Appeal
“Is this going to keep going,” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked wearily after a federal judge ruled to block President Donald Trump’s latest stab at a travel ban – Travel Ban 3.0, TV news outlets have taken to calling it, to distinguish from Trump’s first and second stabs at a travel ban.
Following script closely, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly issued its latest statement, saying “Today’s dangerously flawed district court order undercuts the… Read
John McCain To CNN: Donald Trump’s “Spurious Nationalism” Taking Us Down Path That Led U.S. To World War II
President Donald Trump is taking the country down the same path that led to U.S. entry into World War II, Sen. John McCain warned today, spelling it out for reporters who appeared not to get the message he delivered Monday night in Philadelphia.
On Monday, McCain blasted isolationism, declaring “unpatriotic” those calls to abandon the country’s role as international leader.
“To fear the world we organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we… Read
Chris Cuomo Anchors ‘Inside’ For HLN Over Five Fridays
CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will headline Inside with Chris Cuomo, premiering on HLN this Friday, Oct. 20 at 9 PM ET/PT.
The five-part series probes “stories affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America,” the network said. Those episodes spotlight the opioid epidemic, a medical examiner's office on the Texas/Mexico border, a polygamist community, the sex trade and a women's prison.
It's the latest docuseries to air on HLN as part of the network's… Read