Connect with us
Register for the BSM Summit Now

News Television

Katie Couric Goes Scorched Earth With New Book

Couric went after every colleague, lover, or famous friend in her book

Published

on

2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Katie Couric has a new book coming out called “Going There,” which is the memoir of the former “Today” show host. The Daily Mail reports that Couric’s scorched earth autobiography has outraged insiders. 

Couric went after every colleague, lover, or famous friend in her book, going off on the likes of Martha Stewart and Prince Harry to media colleagues like Deborah Norville and the late Larry King. Even behind the scenes, like TV producer Tom Werner. 

She rips into Deborah Norville; a host Couric replaced on the “Today” show due to her “relentless perfection,” which turned off the morning show audience. 

The former morning show host also went after Martha Stewart, stating it took a “some healthy humbling (prison will do that . . .) to develop a sense of humor.”

The English media outlet adds that industry insiders believe that Couric is done working in any news media outlets suggesting she’ll have to stick to her newsletter and Instagram stories. Couric last worked for Yahoo! in 2017. 

“[Couric will] never get a job at any television network or cable channel ever again because she attacks everyone,” an anonymous critic stated to The Daily Mail

“She’ll be stuck with her newsletter and Instagram stories for the rest of her working life even though the book oozes of her desperation to be back on network television hosting her own show.”

Meanwhile, the publishers of this book are excited about its release next month.

“We’re excited for people to read Katie’s book, which is heartfelt, hilarious, and very honest. Readers will get the complete story from Katie herself about her incredible life and career,” a spokesperson for Little, Brown, and Company told the New York Post.

News Television

Records Tell Chris Cuomo Had Greater Role in Helping Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo asked Melissa DeRosa, the top aide to his brother, to assist the team in developing the former governor’s response to accusations of improper conduct made against him late last year.  

Published

on

CNN host Chris Cuomo continues to find himself when it comes to his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who resigned from the position following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. 

Records released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s office revealed that the CNN anchor was more involved in his brother’s situation. 

The communication via emails and text where Cuomo asked Melissa DeRosa, the top aide to his brother, to assist the team in developing the former governor’s response to accusations of improper conduct made against him late last year.  

“Please let me help with the prep,” Cuomo wrote to DeRosa in a text message on March 3. Then on March 7, DeRosa sent Cuomo a text stating, “Rumor going around from politico 1-2 more ppl coming out tomorrow.”

Cuomo didn’t discuss these documents released by New York’s attorney general showing how involved he was in advising his brother. However, a CNN spokesperson did provide comment on the matter as Deadline relayed the remarks. 

“The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration,” a spokesperson said. 

“We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”

Continue Reading

News Television

Joe Scarborough Calls Out Rep. Ronny Jackson Over Omicron Tweet

“The stupidity is remarkable,” Scarborough said.

Published

on

The Omicron COVID-19 variant is the latest to mutate and make its way to various countries. 

Nonetheless, as with the original virus and Delta variant, the Omicron has already become a political talking point despite recently surfacing in South Africa. 

This past weekend, Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson tweeted out a conspiracy of a Democratic plot to “cheat” in the midterm elections. 

“Here comes the MEV – the Midterm Election Variant!” Jackson tweeted

“They NEED a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots. Democrats will do anything to CHEAT during an election – but we’re not going to let them!”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough addressed these remarks made by Jackson on “Morning Joe.” 

“The stupidity is remarkable,” Scarborough said. “I guess you have to lay the stupidity at the feet of the people who actually would believe the stupid lies because it’s all out there.”

Scarborough went on to question whether Jackson’s constituents could fall for these claims made by the politician. “It’s just absolute, complete stupidity,” the “Morning Joe” co-host would add.

Continue Reading

News Television

KMBC, KCWE President & General Manager Sarah Smith Retires

Smith’s career spans nearly four decades

Published

on

KMBC-TV and KCWE-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, announced that they are saying goodbye to its president and general manager, Sarah Smith; she will be retiring after a decade run with the two stations. 

Smith’s career spans nearly four decades, making stops at various stations such as president and general manager at KETV, the company’s Omaha ABC affiliate. 

“I’ve been blessed to work with so many great people,” Smith said in a statement. “Their creativity and commitment have been crucial to the ongoing success of KMBC/KCWE, as well as KETV, and I have had the wonderful support of the nurturing culture of Hearst Television.”

During her tenure, KMBC received recognition for six straight years as the top television newsgroup in the Kansas and Missouri market by the Radio Television Digital News Association. 

Furthermore, their news coverages earned three regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including the Overall Excellence Award and Best Newscast.

“Throughout her impressive career, Sarah has tirelessly advocated for the power of local television in our communities,” Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb said in a statement. 

“She did an outstanding job leading and growing three important properties, including two of the highest-rated ABC affiliates in the country. She has been an important voice in our company and leaves a tremendous legacy that will continue to be felt in the years ahead. We wish her great success in her well-deserved next chapter.”

The stations don’t have an immediate replacement to take for Smith as the announcement of an eventual successor will be shared at a later date. 

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.