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PBS To Produce Conservative Talk Show At 26 - 2/28 - Arlington-based PBS has announced it will air a new "conservative" talk show beginning in April with Washington Post columnist and former Bush speechwriter Michael Gearson and Amy Holmes, a well-known MSNBC conservative commentator, as hosts. The show will be called "In Principle." WETA's Dalton Delan will produce the show from 26's Arlington studios. More at seattletimes.com.....

Michelle Wolf To Headline WHCA - 2/22 - Comedian Michelle Wolf will headline the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in April. Wolf, who has called President Trump "the dumbest president ever" and that his daughter Ivanka "helps women as much as an empty box of Tampons" pretty much ensures that no Trumps will attend the WHCA event just as nobody did last year. More at washingtonexaminer.com.....

FCC To Investigate Pai's Closeness To Sinclair - 2/16 - The top internal watchdog for the Federal Communications Commission has opened an investigation into whether its chairman, Ajit Pai, has had an improperly close relationship with Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting, which is campaigning to get the commission to change its rules allowing television broadcasters to greatly increase the number of stations they own. Sinclair is awaiting approval of a blockbuster $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media. More at nytimes.com.....

WaPo's Tumulty To Do Political Commentary - 1/31 - The Washington Post has named Karen Tumulty a columnist for the Opinions section. She has been a political correspondent for the Post since 2010. Tumulty has covered the White House, Congress, and eight presidential campaigns. Starting February 5, she will write a column on national politics. More at washingtonpost.com.....

WaPo Adds Max Boot - 1/30 - The Washington Post has named foreign policy analyst and historian Max Boot a columnist for the Opinions section. He will write a column focused on national security, American government, and foreign affairs. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Seung-Min Kim Joins WaPo - 1/25 - Seung-Min Kim joins the Washington Post as a White House reporter. She will take on a newly created position - a White House correspondent based primarily on Capitol Hill. In that role, she will focus on the relationship between President Trump and Congress, capturing the key personalities, policies, and other forces at the intersection of the executive and legislative branches. Seung-Min comes from Politico, where she has been covering Capitol Hill.....

NAB Sells Dupont Circle Building - 1/24 - The National Association Of Broadcasters has cashed out of its national headquarters building near Dupont Circle as it plans to move to a new home being built for it in the Capitol Riverfront. According to the Washington Business Journal, the NAB has sold its long-time home at 1771 N Street NW for $31.6 million, or nearly $534 per square foot, to an affiliate of Stream Realty Partners. The sale comes about five months after CBRE Group began marketing the 52,000-square-foot building to prospective buyers.....

John David Leaves NAB Radio Gig - 1/23 - John David, who has led the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters radio department since 1992, will leave that role. On February 1, he'll become a senior to the association.....

Jason Rezaian Returns To WaPo - 1/17 - Jason Rezaian returns to the Washington Post's newsroom as a WorldViews team a staff writer. He joined the Post in 2012 as a correspondent in Iran, but he was detained and imprisoned by Iran for 18 months. He was released on January 17, 2016 - two years ago today - and has spent time as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and a Terker fellow at George Washington University, while also working on a book about his ordeal, to be published by Bourdain Books. More at washingtonpost.com.....

WaPo Suspends Achenbach - 1/11 - Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach was suspended for "inappropriate workplace conduct" with current and prior female coworkers. Achenbach will be suspended for 90 days without pay, effective immediately. According to the Post, that's the most severe punishment the organization has issued recently for violations of workplace or journalistic standards. The paper did not elaborate on what kind misconduct Achenbach engaged in, but noted that an investigation had been conducted for two months about his behavior. More at washingtonexaminer.com.....

Bannon Returns To SiriusXM - 12/6 - Breitbart chairman and former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon is returning as a radio talk show host, SiriusXM has announced. Before joining President Trump's campaign and then the White House, Bannon was a regular weekend host. He will now host "Breitbart News Daily" each weekday from 6 AM to 9 AM. More at washingtonexaminer.com.....

Josh Dawsey Joins Washington Post - 11/7 - Josh Dawsey joins the White House reporting team at the Washington Post. He comes from Politico, where he has covered the White House for the past year. Dawsey previously worked for the Wall Street Journal, where he covered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.....

Halperin Faces Sexual Harassment Claims - 10/26 - DC-based political reporter Mark Halperin faces multiple claims of sexual harassment from women. He currently works for NBC News and its sister MSNBC, and has in the past worked for ABC News and Bloomberg Politics and NBC. More at nytimes.com and washingtonpost.com.....

Laura Barrón-López Joins Examiner - 10/17 - Laura Barrón-López will join the Washington Examiner as a political reporter on October 23 based out of Washington. In this new role at the Capitol Hill news organization, she will cover the Democratic Party and Democratic lawmakers in Congress as they work their way toward the 2018 midterm elections and the presidential election two years later. Previously, Barron-Lopez covered Congress for the Huffington Post, and before that she was a reporter at the Hill, covering energy and environment policy. Her writing has been published in E&E News, the Oregonian, and the OC Register.....

Politico Launches London Playbook - 9/5 - Arlington-nased Politico unveils its London Playbook, the third international power center to get a dedicated Playbook, joining the mutli-faceted global franchise. With Jack Blanchard, a veteran political reporter who comes to Politico from the Daily Mirror. "London Playbook will connect the most important players in politics, policy and business with each other in the British capital - and, at this historic moment for transatlantic relations, with their peers across the Atlantic in the US and the Channel in Europe," says Matt Kaminski, executive editor of Politico Europe.....

Newseum President Resigns - 8/29 - Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of DC's Newseum, stepped down on Monday as the news gathering museum's board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances. According to washingtonpost.com, the review could result in the sale of the landmark building on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Newseum will remain open while the financial review takes place, according to a statement from the Freedom Forum, the creator and primary benefactor of the Newseum.....

Michael Scherer Joins WaPo - 8/28 - Michael Scherer joins the Washington Post as a national political reporter. He's been Time's Washington bureau chief since 2013, overseeing political coverage in the magazine and online. During his career, Scherer has also worked for Salon.com, Mother Jones, and the Columbia Journalism Review. More at washingtonpost.com.....

Rosemary Harold Gets New FCC Title - 6/22 - Rosemary Harold will be the new chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. She's an FCC veteran, having been former Republican Commissioner Rob McDowell's legal advisor for media and broadband and also deputy chief of the Media Bureau. Before that, Harold was a reporter and bureau chief of the Miami Herald and an editor at DC-based C-SPAN.....

Rosenworcel Returns To FCC - 6/15 - Jessica Rosenworcel has being chosen by the White House as the Federal Communications Communication's second Democrat. That's a return to the Commission for her after the Trump Administration failed to OK her renomination in January, after she'd served for five years as a commissioner.....

Josh Pollack Joins NAB - 6/14 - Josh Pollack joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as vice president of government relations. He replaces Jamie Gillespie who left NAB to work for 21st Century Fox. From 2012 to 2017, Pollack was special assistant to the president for legislative affairs in the Obama White House.....



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