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Dan Rather Heads to CBS, 20 Years After Scandal

Veteran news anchor will appear this weekend on 'CBS News Sunday Morning'

(Newser) - It's been nearly 20 years since Dan Rather stepped down as the anchor of CBS Evening News, in the wake of a reporting scandal that also led to the firing of his longtime producer. Now, the 92-year-old veteran is back, headed to the network's CBS News Sunday Morning...

CNN Anchor Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Sara Sidner has stage 3 breast cancer

(Newser) - CNN anchor Sara Sidner had some tough personal news to share on CNN News Central on Monday morning. The co-host disclosed that she has stage 3 breast cancer and is in her second month of chemotherapy. "I have never been sick a day of my life. I don't...

Marshals Track Down Alleged Killer of TV Anchor's Mom

Shawn Conlon has been linked to crimes in 6 states

(Newser) - Months after NBC Connecticut news anchor Heidi Voight disclosed that her mother had been murdered, an arrest has been made. Shawn Conlon, 44, was arrested at a hotel in Groton, Connecticut, by members of the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, CT Insider reports. He is being held in custody...

Fox News Anchor Drops V-Day Bomb During Show
News Anchor
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News Anchor Drops V-Day Bomb During Segment

Julie Banderas is getting divorced, she announced on 'Gutfeld!'

(Newser) - Greg Gutfeld hosted a Valentine's Day special on his late-night talk show on Thursday, though it took a decidedly unromantic turn he maybe wasn't expecting. Before the program, guest panelist and fellow Fox host Julie Banderas teased online that she had "a little announcement" she'd be...

Suspect Arraigned in Killing of Detroit Radio Anchor

Woman, son remain in hospital after attack

(Newser) - Update: The suspect in the attack on a family Friday that left a Detroit radio news anchor dead was arraigned Monday. Arthur Levan Williamson, 55, was denied bond at the hearing in Macomb County, ClickonDetroit reports. Williamson appeared virtually, and his attorney entered a not guilty plea for him to...

News Anchor Criticizes Bosses On-Air, Gets Fired

Mark Mester didn't like how KTLA handled departure of co-anchor Lynette Romero

(Newser) - KTLA anchor Mark Mester didn't like how the Los Angeles station handled the departure of his weekend co-anchor Lynette Romero—and he's been fired for going off-script to talk about it. Deadline reports that Romero's departure after almost 24 years was announced by anchor Sam Rubin last...

Anchor's On-Air Flub Marked 'Beginnings of a Stroke'
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Anchor's Live Report: 'Something Is Going On With Me'

Turns out KJRH's Julie Chin was suffering 'beginnings of a stroke' on the air

(Newser) - A news anchor in Oklahoma who stumbled over her words during a live news broadcast last weekend she was suffering the "beginnings of a stroke." KJRH anchor Julie Chin said she "felt great" ahead of the newscast but suddenly experienced symptoms that "seemed to have come...

His Cool-Under-Pressure Iraq Reports Made Him Famous

Bernard Shaw, CNN's first chief anchor, has died at age 82

(Newser) - Bernard Shaw, CNN's chief anchor for two decades and a pioneering Black broadcaster best remembered for calmly reporting the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991 as missiles flew around him in Baghdad, has died at 82. He died of pneumonia on Wednesday at a hospital in Washington, according...

Anchor's Weather Remarks Likened to Don't Look Up

'I want us to be happy about the weather,' UK presenter said after heat wave warning

(Newser) - Since its launch last year, the GB News channel in the UK has often been compared to Fox News—but critics say a bizarre exchange last week was more like Don't Look Up. In video that has gone viral since record-breaking heat reached the UK earlier this week, meteorologist...

Female Anchors Cover Faces Under New Taliban Order

Male colleagues in Afghanistan wear masks in solidarity

(Newser) - Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on the air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced Thursday, only a handful of...

Woodruff to Step Down From PBS NewsHour

Veteran journalist will leave as anchor after midterms, work on specials, projects for WETA-TV

(Newser) - Judy Woodruff fans, enjoy the next seven months or so. That's about how long the PBS NewsHour anchor will remain at the helm, with plans to step down sometime after the midterms, she announced to program staffers in a memo cited by Deadline . Two sources confirm to Variety that...

She's First Prime-Time Anchor With Chin Tattoo

Maori woman Oriini Kaipara makes history in New Zealand

(Newser) - A Maori news anchor in New Zealand is making history by virtue of a chin tattoo traditional in her culture. Oriini Kaipara has become the first woman to anchor a prime-time news show with the tattoo, known as moko kauae, reports USA Today . The tattoo is seen as a rite...

Brian Williams' 11th Hour on MSNBC Is at Hand

Anchor will host his final show for the network tonight

(Newser) - Brian Williams has been on MSNBC as long as the cable news network has been in business—since 1996. That will end Thursday when the host bids goodbye at the end of the 11th Hour, his nightly program, CNN reports, as the clock strikes midnight EST. Williams announced last month...

TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job.
Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'
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TV Anchor Quit for Harvard Job. Then She Noticed 'Anomalies'

Nidhi Razdan of NDTV says she fell victim to a 'sophisticated and coordinated phishing attack'

(Newser) - Nidhi Razdan spent 21 years as the lead anchor of India's NDTV, which one might think would give her the chops to take on a position as an associate professor of journalism at Harvard. In fact, in June she said she was giving up her job to do that...

Shepard Smith Gets a New Job —and Not at MSNBC

The former Fox News anchor has landed at another network

(Newser) - Former Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith will join CNBC for a weeknight program, the network announced Wednesday. The News with Shepard Smith will feature "fact-based storytelling," the network said, and put Smith back in the 7pm Eastern time slot where he was during the early part of...

Reporter's Private Life Exposed After Nude Gaffe

Spanish news anchor caught up in controversy when nude woman appears during broadcast

(Newser) - A Spanish news anchor reporting from home inadvertently showcased the inner workings of his thorny love life during a recent broadcast. Per Decider , the story involves Alfonso Merlos, a contributing reporter on a news and lifestyle show who had been romantically involved with Marta Lopez, a former contestant on Spain'...

Scott Pelley Makes Explosive Claim About Losing His Job

The longtime anchor says he complained to CBS bosses

(Newser) - Scott Pelley fired a shot across the bow Sunday at his old CBS News bosses, Deadline reports. While promoting his new memoir on CNN's Reliable Sources, the veteran anchor said he was let go from the CBS Evening News after complaining about the work environment. "We've been...

Fox's Bret Baier After 'Major' Crash: 'Wear Your Seatbelt'

Anchor, family released from hospital in Montana

(Newser) - Fox News anchor Bret Baier is "banged up, but alive" after a "major" car crash involving his family. The 48-year-old was traveling to an airport with family members after a weekend ski trip in Montana when their vehicle overturned on an icy road Monday, reports USA Today . A...

Colleague on News Anchor's Death: 'There Are No Words'

Overdose suspected in death of Chris Burrous

(Newser) - A Los Angeles celebrity has died unexpectedly at 43. Chris Burrous, a fixture on KTLA's Morning News since 2011, died at a hospital Thursday in what police describe as a possible overdose. Firefighters responding to a report of an unconscious man at a Days Inn in the LA suburb...

News Anchor Stares at Pen on Live TV, Goes Viral

Some say Aussie journalist Natasha Exelby is now being punished for it

(Newser) - Natasha Exelby lived out every news anchor's nightmare on live TV over the weekend, and to add to that nightmare, some are saying she's been sanctioned for it, per the New York Daily News . A video circulating online shows the Aussie journalist on ABC24 on Sunday, zoning out...

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