Stephen Battaglio


The Biz: Carson Daly on Joining Today

Carson Daly

Carson Daly seems a little taken aback at the idea that he could be Matt Lauer's heir apparent on NBC's Today. "Oh God I wouldn't go that far," he told TV Guide Magazine on Sept. 12, shortly after being named a full-time member of the morning team.

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The Biz: Shepard Smith Assumes New Role at Fox News

Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith is giving up Fox Report, his nightly 7 p.m. newscast, to become chief anchor and managing editor for a division in charge of handling all breaking news coverage for Fox News.

Instead of a doing a fixed hour of straight news amid the commentators that front most of the Fox News shows, Smith's reporting will be "weaved in," as he says, throughout the day when necessary...

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The Biz: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is Making New Friends on Fox News Channel

Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade

After 10 years as the lone conservative voice on ABC's The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck heads to the curvy couch of Fox & Friends on Monday, Sept. 16 (6 a.m./5c, Fox News Channel). Ideologically, the 36-year-old cohost should be more at home with her new TV family of Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. But will we again see the fiery passion that made for must-watch moments on Barbara Walters' coffee klatch? We asked Hasselbeck as she prepared for her new morning gig.

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The Biz: Brian Williams is Knee Deep at NBC Nightly News Again

Brian Williams

What did NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams do on his summer vacation? It wasn't fun. After 35 years of suffering from the effects of a devastating knee injury sustained playing high school football, he had replacement surgery on his right knee. Williams returned to the anchor desk on Sept. 3 after a four-week absence. He talked with The Biz about... read more

The Biz Exclusive: Chris Hansen to Leave NBC

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen, the veteran Dateline NBC correspondent whose "To Catch a Predator" investigations became a TV news sensation, is parting ways with the network.

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The Biz: Inside the CNN Documentary Our Nixon

Richard Nixon

"I never laughed as much as when I worked in the Nixon White House," says Dwight Chapin in the documentary Our Nixon, which premieres Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9/8c on CNN.

Not the kind of reminiscence you expect from one of the disgraced president's men, especially since Chapin did jail time for his role in the Watergate scandal. But Chapin, along with H.R. "Bob" Halderman, Richard Nixon's crew-cut wearing right hand man, and domestic affairs advisor John Ehrlichman, believed they were part of something special when they went to work in the White House in... read more

The Biz: Johnny Carson Comes to iTunes

Johnny Carson

Heeeeere's Johnny — on your iPhone, iPad or laptop. Starting Tuesday, fans of Aunt Blabby, Art Fern, Carnac the Magnificent, and Johnny Carson's biting monologues can download editions of his The Tonight Show from the '60s through ...
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The Biz: Meredith Vieira Opens Up About New Daytime Talk Show

Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira is coming back to daytime TV. The former co-anchor of Today and The View will have a daily talk show of her own starting in fall 2014. NBCUniversal will carry the show on its owned stations and distribute it to other markets. Vieira spoke to TV Guide Magazine first about her plans.

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The Biz: Why Under the Dome Dominates Summer TV

Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre

Stephen King's Under the Dome may provide the cure for broadcast TV's summer­time blues. CBS executives breathed a collective sigh of relief after 13.5 million viewers tuned in to the June 24 premiere of the disaster drama — the most for any summer drama series since 1992. The show picked up... read more

The Biz: CBS This Morning Rises

Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King

The recent birth of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby didn't make it onto CBS This Morning. "We were the only morning show that didn't mention it," coanchor Gayle King says proudly. And that's just fine with the increasing number of fans tuning in to the show that relaunched last year as a newsier, tabloid-free alternative to ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today... read more

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