Barbara Walters may have stepped down from her day-to-day duties on The View, but her days as a journalist are definitely not over...
Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip...
Katie Couric is in talks to return to Today temporarily to replace co-hostSavanah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave, according to The New York Post.
NBC News is said to also be in talks with others, including Meredith Vieira, the Post reports.
"With the Today show in a good place, we are blessed with great talent and many options to temporarily fill Savannah's chair while she's on leave, but there's no plan yet," an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. "Stay tuned."
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Couric first joined Today in 1991, when she ironically was called on to fill Deborah Norville's spot when she left on maternity leave. Couric secured the gig permanently and remained as co-anchor until she exited in 2006 for CBS Evening News. Couric currently hosts her own talk show, Katie, which ends in June. Couric also has a deal with Yahoo! as its global anchor. While Yahoo! has a partnership with ABC News, Couric's interviews aren't covered by that deal.
Bradley Whitford is returning to his dramatic roots for a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned.
The West Wing alum, who currently stars on...
Barbara Walters will officially vacate her chair on The View on Friday, May 16, ABC has announced.
As part of her final scheduled appearance, the network has planned a week-long series of events. Following her last day as co-host, ABC will air a two-hour special (May 16 at 9/8c), ABC: A Barbara Celebration, honoring the broadcasting icon and trailblazer. Finally, ABC News Headquarters in New York City will be named in her honor during a dedication ceremony.
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"Think of it this way: This is a twister with teeth. 'Nuff said," Al Roker warns in a sneak peek of Sharknado 2.
That's right. Roker will appear in the anticipated Sharknado sequel along with his Today co-anchor Matt Lauer.
Another member of morning television's top rated family is leaving home. Josh Elliott, who joined ABC's Good Morning America in 2011 and helped ride it ahead of NBC's Today, is leaving for a high profile role at NBC Sports. He'll be replaced as news anchor by Amy Robach. But is it the last we'll see of Elliott in the morning? It's one of several questions TV news people are asking....
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford
This week, the cast (and fans) of How I Met Your Mother prepared to say goodbye to the show after nine seasons, while House of Cards and Game of Thrones fused into House of Thrones. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jimmy Fallon performed a QVC skit together onThe Tonight Show, while over at Late Night, Seth Meyers staged a wine intervention forToday show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Elsewhere, a grandfather learned about sexting and other modern tropes, and dogs were stunned by magic tricks. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Kate Gosselin and her plus eight are returning to the small screen, People reports.
TLC will air a one-hour Kate Plus 8 special in June to update viewers on what the famous family has been up to since their...
Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman
Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie got married in a private ceremony over the weekend — and she and her husband Michael Feldman are also expecting their first child.