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Fox News Honors Two Correspondents at an Association Dinner

The Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association represents the interests of radio and television reporters covering the United States Congress.

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Two Fox News journalists were honored this week at the Radio & Television Correspondents Association dinner in Washington D.C. 

Congressional correspondent Chad Pergram and photojournalist John Wallace both received awards days after their colleagues Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova were killed covering the war in Ukraine.

Foreign correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured in the same attack but is reportedly recovering and has been moved out of Ukraine. 

Pergram was honored with the prestigious Joan S. Barone Award for excellence in journalism. It was the second time he received the award. In 2006, he became the youngest recipient ever. 

“In light of the tragedy involving my colleagues earlier this week, we come here as a profession confused, stunned and saddened. Tonight, for me and many of my colleagues at Fox is a somber occasion,” Pergram said.  “I accept this honor on behalf of Pierre [Zakrzewski], Sasha [Kuvshynova], and Benjamin [Hall]. 

The Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association represents the interests of radio and television reporters covering the United States Congress.

John Wallace, who will be retiring later this year, was honored with the Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress. Wallace used part of his acceptance speech to reflect on his colleagues who were killed this week and the atrocities committed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

“Let us all hope that this senseless slaughtering of the Ukrainian people stops and all of our fellow reporters, camera people, and producers, come home safely and the Ukrainian people can live in the peace that they earned,” Wallace said.

Wallace said the proudest achievement of his career was organizing a fundraiser that earned $60,000 for the family of his former crew partner, CNN cameraman Jerry Thompson, who died of cancer in 2011.

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Greg Gutfeld Moves to Top of Cable News Ratings in February

In the 25-54 demographic, Gutfeld topped the cable news landscape with 325,000 viewers.

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Greg Gutfeld has long billed himself as the King of Late-Night. Now, he can bill himself as the king of cable news after his showing in the February ratings.

Gutfeld! — the Fox News late-night program — finished as the highest-rated program in all of cable news in the second month of 2024, averaging 2.2 million viewers for the month, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, in the 25-54 demographic, Gutfeld topped the cable news landscape with 325,000 viewers.

Fox News garnered the top 13 slots in the demo, with The Five, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, and The Ingraham Angle rounding out the top five.

In the late-night ratings, Gutfeld! narrowly defeated The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which averaged 2.1 million viewers. Also, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon finished with 1.45 and 1.3 million viewers on average, during the month.

It is also worth noting that the Fox News program hosted by Greg Gutfeld now airs at 10 PM ET after the network’s shuffle following the high-profile departure of Tucker Carlson last year. The other late-night programs it is measured against all begin at 11:35 PM ET.

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CPAC Poll Shows Newsmax Most Trusted Cable News Outlet Among Attendees

Those surveyed were asked a bevy of questions, including what was the best way to “combat woke elites”, as well as questions about which big tech CEO was “doing the most to undermine America.”

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The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held last week, and McLaughlin & Associates conducted a poll asking attendees which cable news channel they trusted most. Newsmax was the victor by a wide margin.

Of the nearly 1,500 attendees surveyed, 49% said Newsmax was the outlet they “trust the most.” 15% said Fox News was their most trusted channel. 29% of those in attendance said they did not trust a cable news outlet, with CNN and MSNBC each receiving 1% of support.

Those surveyed were asked a bevy of questions, including what was the best way to “combat woke elites”, as well as questions about which big tech CEO was “doing the most to undermine America”, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg compiling 55% of the vote.

In total, 1,478 conservative attendees were polled, with the company utilizing a PIN system to ensure there were no multiple votes or outside voting to impact the results of the survey.

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Nicolle Wallace Returns to MSNBC’s Deadline: White House

“It is so very, very, very good to be back with you. I have missed everyone.”

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After spending time away from her MSNBC program for maternity leave, Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace returned to the anchor desk Monday.

“Well hello there everybody. It’s 4 o’clock in New York. I’ve missed saying that. It is so very, very, very good to be back with you. I have missed everyone,” Wallace said to begin Monday’s show.

Wallace and her husband welcomed a daughter via surrogate in November. In her place, Alicia Menendez anchored the program.

The former George W. Bush administration official began hosting the show in 2017. The program was expanded to two hours in 2020, and is one of the network’s highest-rated offerings.

On Friday, Wallace revealed she would make her return Monday, adding that she will start a new feature during her show entitled “American Autocracy”, which “is something the whole country should be grappling with, because that is certainly the head of the Republican party is running on this time,” she told Menendez.

Deadline: White House airs weekdays at 4:00 PM ET on MSNBC.

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