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Alicia Menendez: MSNBC Should Continue ‘Aggressively’ Covering My Father’s Corruption Case

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MSNBC host Alicia Menendez was put in a difficult situation last week, as her father, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted alongside his wife on federal bribery charges.

During American Voices, the MSNBC weekend program she hosts, Menendez shared that she will not be covering the case on her own show, but shared her support of colleagues who will continue to report on the case.

“I have been watching along with all of you as a citizen and also as his daughter. I will not be reporting on the legal case,” Menendez revealed. “That said, my colleagues across MSNBC and NBC News, they have aggressively covered this story and will continue to do so as they should.”

The 39-page indictment against Sen. Menendez includes details that allege he received bribes from two men, including cash and gold bars. It is the second time he has been indicted on bribery charges. In 2015, he faced similar accusations of corruption before a mistrial was declared in 2017, and all charges were dropped in 2018.

The 40-year-old Menendez joined MSNBC in 2019 after stints at PBS, CNN, Fox News, SiriusXM, and HuffPost Live. She began hosting American Voices at 6:00 PM ET on Saturdays and Sundays in 2020.

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CNN Promotes Charlie Moore to Vice President of Primetime Programming

From May 13-19th, the network posted its lowest-rated primetime showing since 1991 according to Nielsen figures.

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Longtime Executive Producer of Anderson Cooper 360 — Charlie Moore — has been promoted to Vice President of Primetime Programming for CNN.

“Charlie will work with our prime executive producers to grow our primetime and support each program in showcasing our world-class journalism and delivering the best possible experience for our viewers,” CNN Executive Vice President of U.S. Programming Eric Sherling wrote in an email to employees obtained by TVNewser.

Moore will have his work cut out for him leading the primetime division. Last month, the network saw drops of 17% in total viewers and 15% in the coveted Persons 25-54 demographic during primetime hours.

During the week of May 13th, the network posted its lowest-rated primetime showing since 1991, according to Nielsen figures.

CNN’s primetime lineup currently consists of programs hosted by Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Kaitlan Collins, Abby Phillip, and Laura Coates.

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Book From Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Debuts as New York Times Bestseller

“A great nation needs a great military, and I hope this book plays a role in restoring the military to its core function: deterring, fighting, and winning our wars.”

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A new book authored by Fox News host Pete Hegseth has debuted as a New York Times bestseller.

The War on Warriors: Behind the Betrayal of the Men Who Keep us Free debuted at the top spot in the non-fiction category on the bestselling list. Since its June 4th release, the book has sold more than 60,000 copies.

It is the fourth time an offering from Hegseth has landed on the list. It is the 11th consecutive book from Fox News Books to register on the acclaimed list.

“Publishing this book has been a moving experience from start to finish. I am honored and humbled that The War on Warriors has resonated with so many people; most especially with actively serving troops, veterans, and military families,” said Hegseth. “This book is for them, and for our country. A great nation needs a great military, and I hope this book plays a role in restoring the military to its core function: deterring, fighting, and winning our wars.”

A U.S. Army veteran, Hegseth served as an infantry Major and was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay during his time in the service. He currently serves as the host of FOX & Friends Weekend.

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Salem News Channel Adds Local TV Distribution Through Partnership With HC2 Broadcasting

“This is another significant step in the rapid growth and distribution of the Salem News Channel…”

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Salem News Channel will now be available on local, over-the-air television in 55 markets after a new partnership with HC2 Broadcasting.

The new partnership will place the conservative news outlet on digital subchannels in markets like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Tampa, and Minneapolis, among others.

“We welcome our new partnership with HC2 Broadcasting. This is another significant step in the rapid growth and distribution of the Salem News Channel, and in HC2 Broadcasting’s expansion,” said Salem News Channel Vice President and General Manager Cary Pahigian.

“We are excited about our partnership with Salem Media Group and delighted to be launching the Salem News Channel on our TV broadcast platform,” added HC2 Broadcasting President and CEO Les Levi. “The channel will be available for the first time to broadcast television viewers, who should enjoy the network’s rich and informative news content.”

With the new partnership, the network — which will be on broadcast television for the first time — will be available in 25% of TV markets in the nation.

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