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CBS47 News Anchor Ken Malloy Announces Retirement

Malloy has spent the last 17-years at the CBS affiliate, serving as the primary anchor for the evening and nightly news.

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Fresno will be losing a long-time face on CBS47 as anchor Ken Malloy announced his retirement, with his last day coming next week on the 24th. 

Malloy has spent the last 17-years at the CBS affiliate, serving as the primary anchor for the evening and nightly news.

 The anchor has spent 38 years in the industry and has been a staple in Fresno news coverage since 2004. However, before arriving in the Central Valley, Malloy spent time in four other markets, including 11 years in Dallas.

“I want to thank God for his peace, providence, protection, and provision,” Malloy wrote. “Because of His blessings I am able to walk away from broadcasting with an attitude of gratitude. … I also want to thank everyone who has helped me over the years, including family, friends, colleagues, and loyal viewers.”

“As a local journalist, I have always strived to be a neutral and transparent conduit to tell the stories of others. I was taught context, balance, and objectivity. I was also taught to never make the story about me.”

Malloy plans to move back to Texas and enjoy his retirement years but admits he isn’t exactly sure how he’ll spend life now that his career is over. 

“For me, it’s time to write a new story — a new chapter, “Malloy wrote. “I’m not entirely sure what that will look like. … I believe for the most part, we write our own stories in life. It’s my hope and prayer that with God’s blessing, you will continue to pursue your purpose-driven life — and be the hero of your own story.”

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NBC News Adds Sacramento, Washington D.C. Correspondents

On Thursday, NBC News announced the additions of two new correspondents as the network added Dana Griffin and Marissa Parra.

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On Thursday, NBC News announced the additions of two new correspondents as the network added Dana Griffin and Marissa Parra.

Griffin will be based in Sacramento; meanwhile, Parra will be heading to Washington, D.C. As part of their new roles with the network, both will appear across NBC News and MSNBC platforms.

After spending time as a reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC7 in San Diego, Griffin heads to the national media stage, where she tweeted her excitement to start the new position. 

Griffin is familiar with the Northern California market as she spent nearly three years reporting for KCRA in Sacramento and was a weekend anchor and reporter for KIEM-TV up in Eureka.

Parra joins NBC News from CBS2 in Chicago after spending three years as a general assignment reporter. Parra will also be heading to a market she knows after spending three years as a freelance producer for ABC News’ Washington, D.C. bureau.

“A lifelong dream,” Parra tweeted on Thursday. “I’ll be an NBC Correspondent covering the same states I once called home. See you soon, East Coast!”

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Ari Melber Refers to Fox News as ‘MAGA Snowflake Bubble’

The MSNBC host had a guest to discuss the topic, but before he tossed it over to the attorney and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, Melber took a shot at the network.

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MSNBC host Ari Melber went after Fox News and its contributor Lara Trump, appearing on the network criticizing a lawsuit by the New York attorney general against her family’s company.

On Wednesday, New York AG Letitia James publicized a $250 million suit against the Trump Organization, accusing them of overinflating assets to get low-interest loans.

The MSNBC host had a guest to discuss the topic, but before he tossed it over to the attorney and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, Melber took a shot at the network.

Melber referred to Fox News (h/t Mediaite) as a “MAGA snowflake bubble where you’re not going to be triggered. You’re not going to be pressed and shout out to anyone who needs a bubble. You know you can live in a snowflake bubble if you want.”

Neither side is immune to these types of criticisms when having people of Trump’s status where a rival network believes that the host isn’t asking the tough questions. 

Fox News has done this in the past when members of the Biden administration go on CNN or MSNBC. 

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Alyssa Farah Griffin Praises Christiane Amanpour For Not Wearing Hijab

“The View’s” Alyssa Farah Griffin, applauded Christiane Amanpour’s decision to walk away from the interview with the Iranian president rather than wear a hijab.

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On Thursday, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour shared details of an interview with Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, which didn’t happen. 

Raisi insisted that Amanpour wear a hijab while conducting the interview despite the location being in New York and not Iran. Still, the CNN anchor declined the request leading to the president skipping the interview. 

Many in the news media, including “The View’s” Alyssa Farah Griffin, applauded Amanpour’s decision to walk away from the interview rather than wear a hijab. 

“Iranian President Raisi demanded @amanpour wear a headscarf for their scheduled interview,” Farah Griffin tweeted

“In a powerful display of solidarity with the women of Iran, she declined, & he refused to do the interview. Stand with the women of Iran & say her name #MahsaAmini.

This with Amanpour would have been Raisi’s first interview after protests are sweeping Iran with women burning their hijabs after the death last week of Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police.”

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