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Politico’s Top Editor Departing for Role With NBC’s “Meet the Press”

Carrie Budoff Brown will join NBC News as “Meet the Press” falls behind its competitor “Face the Nation” at CBS. Their main competition currently holds the top crown as the most-watched Sunday morning news show.

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Carrie Budoff Brown is departing from her top post at Politico and heading into an executive role at NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

In a memo relayed by The Hill, Brown will become the Sunday morning news program’s senior vice president, a newly created position. 

Brown joined Politico in 2007 and become the media outlet’s top U.S. editor in 2016. Before taking that role, she was managing editor of Politico Europe and a founding member of the site’s European team.

“Above all, Carrie drove our coverage of the Trump era in Washington, an unprecedented period that saw POLITICO produce some of its highest impact journalism at the intersection of politics and policy — with the awards (and Cabinet resignations) to prove it,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim wrote. 

Brown will join NBC News as “Meet the Press” falls behind its competitor “Face the Nation” at CBS. Their main competition currently holds the top crown as the most-watched Sunday morning news show. 

According to Nielsen rating statistics, “Face the Nation” produces, on average, the most-watched Sunday news program in the first quarter of the year, with “Meet the Press” in second place. So Brown has the task of looking to beat the CBS morning show. 

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Clay Travis Criticizes Simone Biles for Withdrawing From Gymnastics Final

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

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Talk radio host Clay Travis is speaking out about the Tokyo Olympic Games and the decision by Simone Biles to withdraw from the gymnastics final.

Travis appeared on the Fox News program Special Report with Bret Baier Tuesday night.

“I think this is a massive issue for the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team that she has decided to quit in the middle of competition,” Travis said. “I have never seen this happen, I don’t think it’s heroic, and I don’t think she should be praised for it.”

Several vital figures came to the defense of Biles, including U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, who said that she was proud of Biles as a person and an athlete.

Travis criticized Biles’ decision, noting that he felt terrible for her teammates and the alternates who would have stepped up and took her spot.

“If she did not want her spot, she should not have started the competition,” Travis said. “I think quitting during the middle of the competition is the foundational effort level that we expect from all of our Olympic athletes; we want them to give their all.”

Travis co-hosts the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, which is heard on more than 400 affiliates nationwide and distributed by Premiere Networks. 

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Jessica Brown Leaving FOX19 in Cincinnati for Boston

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Jessica Brown has hosted on FOX19 in Cincinnati since 2012.

She recently took to social media and announced that she is leaving WXIX-TV for a new opportunity at WCVB-TV in Boston.

“After 9 years, this will be my last week at FOX19. (So crazy and tough to say) I’ve loved spending my mornings with you, laughing with you and even embarrassingly crying with you, but most importantly sharing with you what’s important and happening in your communities,” she said on her personal Facebook Page.

“It’s bittersweet for sure- If you know me at all you know I’m a believer in being open to the unexpected and really just leaning in and going for it. I’m heading to to Boston, MA for an amazing opportunity at WCVB.”

Per the report, she will co-anchor the noon and 4pm news broadcasts.

Her broadcast career thus far has brought her to Missouri, Atlanta and Cincinnati.

FOX19 has yet to announce a replacement. Brown’s final broadcast is set for Friday.

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Rooting Against Team USA?

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Grant Stinchfield, a host on Newsmax, didn’t mince words as he claimed to be “happy” that Team USA Women’s Soccer and Men’s Basketball lost their Olympic openers in Tokyo.

The self-proclaimed ‘#MAGA Champion’ according to his Twitter bio said he was openly rooting against “Megan Rapinoe and her merry band of America-hating female soccer player.”

He continued by calling Team USA Men’s Basketball a “collection of whiny over-paid social justice warriors,” and a “bunch of anthem kneelers” who are “very hard to root for.”

Justin Baragona – a contributing editor for The Daily Beast – had to recap online.

Baragona pointed out that it wasn’t just Newsmax celebrating America’s defeat either.

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