Former NBC News anchor Natalie Morales is joining CBS News as a correspondent.
Morales left NBC News in October of last year, joining The Talk on CBS with Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. She will continue on the show, in addition to her new duties.
Morales, who will begin with CBS News on November 1st, will contribute to 48 Hours, as well as CBS Sunday Morning, and CBS Mornings.
“It’s a privilege to contribute to the CBS News programs and I’m hoping to tell the stories that matter and to talk about issues many of us face,” said Morales. “48 Hours pioneered true crime television and I’m looking forward to working with the great team of producers and correspondents to bring the best stories to CBS viewers on Saturday nights.”
Morales spent 23 years at NBC, most notably working on Dateline and The Today Show.
“Natalie is one of the best in the business and a welcome addition to CBS News,” said President and co-head of CBS News and Stations Neeraj Khemlani. “She has excelled at the highest levels – from network morning shows to longform storytelling – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team. She will be doing stories for 48 Hours, CBS Mornings, CBS Sunday Morning and others. She knows how to get to the heart of a tough story with compassion and grace.”
Guy Benson Announces New Contract With Fox News
Fox News viewers will be seeing a lot of contributor Guy Benson for the foreseeable future as he signed a new contract with the news outlet.
Fox News viewers will be seeing a lot of contributor Guy Benson for the foreseeable future. On Twitter, Benson announced that he had signed a new contract with the news outlet to stay on the air.
Benson’s new contract will allow for him to work at Fox News for his 10th year entering 2023.
“Thrilled to announce that I’ve signed a new multi-year contract with @FoxNews, which will keep me at the network through the next election & beyond,” Benson said on Twitter. “I can’t believe 2023 will be my 10th year (!) on-air at Fox. Time flies when you’re having fun & working with great colleagues…
“I’m very grateful to everyone who helped make this deal happen — at Fox & @unitedtalent— and especially to our fantastic, loyal, passionate audience. Thank you for making us and keeping us, #1. Now, back to work.”
The news media isn’t seeing many sign extensions as most of the news coming out of the industry is the opposite as companies are going through with job cuts, like CNN, who has laid off many workers since Warner Bros. Discovery took over. Additionally, other news outlets could be looking to cut their staff as SiriusXM and others face this reality.
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Tucker Carlson to Host Docuseries About Biden Family on FOX Nation
Carlson is hosting a new docuseries called “Biden Inc.” which debuts as a “Tucker Carlson Original” Wednesday on FOX Nation
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is hosting a new docuseries called “Biden Inc.” which debuts as a “Tucker Carlson Original” Wednesday on FOX Nation. The series will examine, in detail, the Hunter Biden controversy.
On Tuesday, Carlson joined “The Five” to discuss the new series. He told co-host Greg Gutfeld, that he knows Hunter Biden well.
“I always liked him; he was my neighbor and friend and had dinner with him a bunch,” said Carlson. “In the background, I knew, and I knew people that worked with him, that he was effectively selling access to his dad.”
Carlson told the panel that he never thought about the consequences of Hunter Biden selling access to his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, because that’s what lobbyists in Washington, D.C. did.
“I never really thought, wow, this is kind of a crime,” Carlson said. “I remember somebody who worked with him saying to me that Hunter was getting really, really close to doing something that you should not be doing because it’s criminal.”
Carlson said the revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop make this series essential viewing for anyone that wants to understand the story and its complexity.
“The reason that we made this documentary was not to inform everybody that he was doing something wrong; it was to take a long form piece and explain it and show on the screen exactly how we know this,” he added.
“Biden Inc.” debuts Wednesday on FOX Nation. To learn more about the streaming channel, click this link.
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CNN Calls Report Chris Licht Hired Extra Security After Layoffs ‘Completely Fabricated’
“Licht was mindful of how raw emotions were, and that a Jerry Maguire moment, or something worse, was not out of the question,” the report stated.
Last week, CNN announced major cuts to its staff amid a reshuffling of the network under new CEO Chris Licht. Puck reported Licht hired extra security for his office following the layoffs, but CNN has pushed back on that reporting.
Puck claimed there is always security and guards at the offices of the news network, but “a heightened security presence” was present the day the layoffs were announced.
The Daily Mail went further in its reporting, saying “CNN CEO Chris Licht reportedly was forced to hire extra security to wait outside a conference room where he was working after gutting hundreds of the network’s staff in a recent round of layoffs.”
According to a statement given to Mediaite, CNN called the allegation “completely fabricated”.