March 9, 2002 |
I popped up on the Fox News Channel the other day. Maybe you missed it. I was part of a story about Paula Poundstone and the preferential treatment she may or may not have received recently from a Superior Court judge in Santa Monica My qualifications? Funny I should mention that. I'm co-founder of a year-old Internet Webzine called HollywoodPulse.com, for which a partner and I ruminate weekly about the goings-on in show business from a decidedly unique (read: warped) perspective. Our secret?
April 2, 2003 |
Viewing of network news and the all-news cable channels has cooled a bit after surging in response to the start of war in Iraq, though tune-in for TV news in general remains elevated, based on Nielsen Media Research estimates released Tuesday. Results from the first full week of war coverage show that Fox News Channel stayed the most-watched cable network, averaging 4.4 million viewers, compared with 3.7 million viewing rival CNN during an average minute in prime time last week, and 1.
December 13, 2002 |
Shepard Smith, the news anchor with the fastest Mississippi drawl on television, has been a rising star in cable news this year: The Fox News Channel personality has the top-rated newscast (as opposed to talk show), and in October and November his "Fox Report" passed CNN's Larry King to take the No. 3 spot overall. He's ahead so far this month too. But there's always room for more viewers.
April 1, 2011 |
The heartburn that a prospective Donald Trump presidential bid gives to other Republican candidates will now be delivered on a weekly basis. The bombastic real estate mogul will now be joining the morning show "Fox and Friends" every Monday, the program announced. "The Donald now makes his voice loud and clear every Monday on Fox," asserts a promo, which was first reported by Mediaite, a news media website. Lately, Trump has been loud and clear on the you-can't-kill-it-no-matter-how-hard-you-try matter of President Obama's origins, producing his own birth certificate and daring the president to do the same.
October 29, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.
September 6, 2001 |
News personality Paula Zahn was fired by Fox News Channel on Wednesday, and received a job offer from the network's rival, CNN, hours later. Zahn, who hosted the nightly news show "The Edge With Paula Zahn" on the News Corp.-owned cable news channel, was terminated for breach of contract, said Fox News executives. Dianne Brandi, vice president of legal affairs for FNC, said the action was taken after Zahn received a written offer from CNN to host a show there.
July 3, 2013 |
These days, Greta Van Susteren isn't just covering the news, she's making it. Speculation is rampant that Van Susteren may be getting ready to walk away from her 10 p.m. Fox News Channel show and head back to CNN, where she rose to prominence in the 1990s as a legal analyst. One catalyst behind such a possible move? This week's announcement that hard-hitting anchor Megyn Kelly will get a prime-time slot after she returns from maternity leave later this year. Word is that Kelly could get the 10 p.m. real estate, which might leave Van Susteren with no home in prime time, between 8 and 11 p.m. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Meanwhile, CNN is in the middle of yet another reinvention, this one overseen by former NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker.
July 26, 2013 |
Megyn Kelly and her husband Douglas Brunt have welcomed their third baby. The Fox News Channel anchor, soon to be seen in the evenings instead of afternoons, delivered Thatcher Bray Brunt on Tuesday, the network announced Friday. Thatcher, who arrived at 8 pounds, 2 ounces - giving weighty royal baby George a run for his money , albeit with a lot less media attention - joins big brother Yates, who turns 4 in September, and big sis Yardley,...