Sunday, December 24, 2006


From All Of Us At Fox News Channel, America's Newsroom!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Uma Hosts Again!

On this past Sunday, December 3, Uma Pemmaraju hosted a 90-minute block of Fox News Live, piloting solo the first 30 minutes, then splitting the next hour with Eric Shawn. Perhaps someone at FNC DID listen. Great job, Uma!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Maybe Someone At Fox News Listened

That's right, Fox News Channel's very own Uma Pemmaraju substituted today for Martha MacCallum, hosting The Live Desk. It was Uma's first hosting assignment in 4 1/2 months. That's Uma, hosting The Live Desk on Friday, December 1, 2006.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Is Uma On Her Way Out?

What Fox News has done in recent months with Uma Pemmaraju is nothing short of scandalous, and this is an outrage and a disgrace. Why won't they let this talented journalist host ANY programming on FNC? Is she currently working there without a contract---or has she been notified that her contract isn't being renewed? It seems that Uma is now being treated at Fox News as if she were a parasite. It appears that the Fox News Brain Trust is willing to win at all costs---even to the career detriment of some of its' on-air talent, such as Uma. Could Uma soon be going the way (evidently) of Carol Iovanna and Donna Fiducia?

Thursday, November 23, 2006


A Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Fox News Channel, America's Newsroom!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Bob With Uma

Here is Bob Sellers, now with WTTG-TV, Washington DC, hosting Fox News Channel's late night election night coverage (November 3, 2004) with Uma Pemmaraju. Posted by Picasa

Bob Sellers To Washington

Bob Sellers, who until recently was an anchorman on Fox News Channel, has joined News Corporation-owned (and former DuMont) station WTTG-TV, channel 5 in Washington, DC as morning news anchorman.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Today marks the tenth anniversary of the launching of the Fox News Channel.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Don't Forget

This coming Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the launching of the Fox News Channel, and on Sunday, there is a special program commemorating FNC's 10 years on the air, hosted by Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum, scheduled to air a 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Subject, of course, to major breaking news.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Steve and Brian's New Partner.

Here is Gretchen Carlson, E.D. Hill's successor on Fox & Friends. Posted by Picasa

Gretchen, E.D., Swap Jobs

Gretchen Carlson, who had hosted the two-hour Fox News Live block formerly warmed over by Brigitte Quinn is joining the cast of Fox & Friends this coming Monday. She is, in effect, swapping dayparts with E.D. Hill, who had been one of the hosts of F&F since the show's beginnings in 1998. E.D. will, beginning this Monday as well, be seen anchoring Fox News Live from 7-9AM Pacific Time. Remember that back in 1998 and 1999, E.D. hosted FNL's forerunner, Fox News Now.

Monday, September 18, 2006

New Gigs For Jane and Martha

Beginning Monday, September 25, Jane Skinner will begin her new regular hosting assignment as she replaces Martha MacCallum as anchorwoman for the 11AM to 12 Noon Pacific Time hour of Fox News Live. For Jane, it is a new hosting assignment that has been long in coming. As for Martha, she will host a new show on that same date, starting at 10Am Pacific Time entitled The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum, which in turn, is replacing DaySide, whose two headliners, Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, are set to host a new midmorning show starting early next year on Fox owned-and-operated televsion stations. Some might say that DaySide never really recovered from last year's departure of Linda Vester, who left the show to go on extended maternity leave. They should have given that show to Uma Pemmaraju and/or Donna Fiducia instead of two teenagers masquerading as adults.

Redesigned Fox News Web Page----What The (Censored) Is Going On?!

Fox News unveiled its' redesigned web site today. I actually liked the old design better. What happeded to the promo photos of the on-air talent? Have the brain trust taken them down? Any comments from the proverbial Peanut Gallery?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Here Are What Donna and Carol Look Like

Here are what Carol Iovanna and Donna Fiducia look like, in case you haven't seen them recently.
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Where In Sam Hill Are Donna And Carol?

Does anyone out there have any idea what has happened to Donna Fiducia and Carol Iovanna?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Now, It's Uma's Turn

Add Uma Pemmaraju to the higher-profile Fox News Channel on-air talent handling overnight updates. Tonight makes it two nights in a row for Uma.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

What's With The Overnight Update--or---Where Are Donna and Carol?

Over the past two or more weeks, higher-profile Fox News Channel talent like David Asman, Page Hopkins, Kiran Chetry, Gregg Jarrett, Patti Ann Browne, and Lauren Green, among others, along with freelancer Darby Dunn, have been doing FNC overnight news updates instead of Donna Fiducia and Carol Iovanna. Whether Donna and/or Carol may be on vacation, or assignment, or ended up with a contract that was not renewed remains to be seen.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Here is Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin, who along with colleagues like Mike Tobin, Bill Hemmer, Amy Kellogg, and Shepard Smith, have done a solid job covering the current Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. Posted by Picasa


Here is Fox News Washington correspondent Molly Henneberg. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here's Laurie

Here is a look at former FNC anchorwoman Laurie Dhue, now a correspondent on Geraldo Rivera's syndicated (through Twentieth Television) Geraldo At Large. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 30, 2006

Uma's Special

This coming Sunday, July 2, Fox News Channel is scheduled to air a special entitled A Special For Young People. It is a sequel to the original special that first aired last Christmas weekend. And yes, FNC's very own Uma Pemmaraju will host the special, which is slated to premiere at 7:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM Eastern Time, on FNC. Like the first special, this telecast will explore on the accomplishments and achievements of some of our prominent seasoned citizens. This NEW special is scheduled to air again at 10:00 PM Sunday night Pacific Time/1:00 AM Monday morning Eastern Time. Please keep in mind that Uma's special may be subject to delay, interruption, or pre-emption in cast of major breaking news developments.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hot New Promo Pics Of Jane and Uma!

Here are two brand new Fox News Channel promotional photographs of anchorwomen Jane Skinner and Uma Pemmaraju.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

O'Ding On Jamie?

The one Saturday hour of Fox News Live time that had been eliminated was recently restored (1-2PM, Pacific Time). Now, you're seeing Jamie Colby host twice each Saturday and Sunday, by herself at 11AM Pacific Time both days, and on the other times, co-piloting with Gregg Jarrett and/or Bob Sellers. Not only that, she gets to play guest anchorwoman on too many weekdays, pinch-hitting for Brigitte Quinn or Martha MacCallum. The reason I wrote "too much" is because that takes away hosting opportunities for Uma Pemmaraju and Patti Ann Browne. And that's not right.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Now, here is a 1969 Datson 2000. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 17, 2006

1966 AMC Marlin

I have decided to include a few photographs I took at Hawthorne Park in Medford, Oregon on June 17, 2006 during Medford Crusin' weekend, starting with this 1966 American Motors Marlin 2-door fastback. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 02, 2006


Here's Fox News senior business correspondent, Brenda Buttner. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Today marks the second birthday of two great Yahoo! groups. The Carol Iovanna group and THE Uma Pemmaraju group, both dedicated to these two veteran broadcast journalists.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Changes At Fox News, Washington

With Tony Snow's departure for the Bush Administration, Brian Wilson, who has been the Sunday anchorman for Weekend Live, will become the Saturday show's anchorman as well. Major Garrett will become the new congressional correspondent. Mike Emanuel becomes the new Pentagon correspondent, replacing Bret Baier, who becomes the new chief White House correspondent, in turn replacing "Campaign" Carl Cameron, who becomes chief political correspondent, coverting the mid-term elections.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Here's Carol Iovanna, as seen closing out a Fox News update heading into a rebroadcast of The Beltway Boys on January 28, 2006. Posted by Picasa

Carol's SNC Days

Here is Carol Iovanna, as seen on the old ABC-Westinghouse co-owned Satellite News Channel, on its final day of operation, October 27, 1983. SNC had recently been sold to Turner Broadcasting (which owned its rival, Cable News Network), for expressed purpose of closing it down. Posted by Picasa


This one's for all those Uma Pemmaraju fans and followers out there. She was wrapping up a Fox News update on March 1 of this year. Uma's had a few opportunities to host this year, a number that may be declining this year(one factor could well be the elimination of Fox News Live time on weekends, as mentioned in an earlier post). Uma's a talented professional who should be hosting on a regular basis. Posted by Picasa


I know that Donna Fiducia has a lot of fans and followers out there. Here
s a shot of Donna, finishing a Fox News update that aired during a rebroadcast of the March 1, 2006 edition of The O'Reilly Factor. Donna should be given a chance to host on a regular basis.
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Shep and Jane

This is from March 1 of this year, while the Studio B set (which also houses Fox & Friends) was under renovation. Studio B with Shepard Smith originated that day from the Fox News Channel newsroom. Here's Shep, with Jane Skinner. Posted by Picasa

Less Time For "Fox News Live" on Weekends

There seems to be less time for Fox News Live on weekends. On Saturdays, it's only on from 11AM-12 Noon. The period from 1-3PM has been replaced with the prerecorded Wall Street Journal Report with Paul Gigot for a half-hour, followed by The Big Story Weekend with Julie Bandaras. On Sundays, FNL airs from 7-9AM, then after Weekend Live with Brian Wilson, resumes from 11AM-12 Noon, then resurfaces from 1-2PM. On both days, you have the weekend version of Studio B with Trace Gallagher from 12Noon to 1PM. The elimination of three hours of FNL time on weekends means less opportunity for not only a regular anchorman like Gregg Jarrett, it also closes a little more opportunity for hosting time for the Patti Ann Brownes and Uma Pemmarajus.

All times mentioned are Pacific times.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Uma's Birthday

I forgot to mention that this past Friday (March 31) was Uma Pemmaraju's birthday. Hopefully, Uma had herself a very happy birthday.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

More Additions To My Network TV

This from Broadcasting & Cable:

My Network TV Signs With Five Affils
By Allison Romano -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/7/2006 6:37:00 PM
Fox’s new My Network TV inked deals with five affiliates Tuesday, bringing its distribution to 40% of the country. Raycom Media is committing three of its stations – WUAB Cleveland, KFVE Honolulu and WBXH Baton Rouge, La. – to the new mini-network, which is launching Sept. 5.
“I love the concept of My Network TV’s business and programming model, and am betting on the unparalleled track record behind the My Network TV leadership and News Corp.,” Raycom CEO Paul McTear said in a statement.
Also signing on are Mirage Media’s KPSE Palm Springs, Calif., and Capitol Broadcasting’s WB affiliate WWWB Charlotte, N.C. Capitol owns both the UPN and The WB in Charlotte, and committed the UPN affiliate last week to The CW network.
The deals come the same day that the CW also signed five more stations to bring its clearance to about 55% of the country. Both networks say they will reach more than 90% of U.S. TV homes by launch.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

My Network TV Logo

Here is the logo for the newly-formed My Network TV. Posted by Picasa

Stations Lining Up To Join My Network TV

Sinclair affils ink for My Network TV

My Network TV, Fox's new national program service that launches in the fall, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that station group owner Sinclair Broadcast Group had secured affiliation agreements with the network for 17 of its stations. The stations owned or operated by Sinclair that have signed on with My Network TV, a Monday-Saturday primetime block of programming set to launch Sept. 5, cover 11.9% of U.S. television households. These are in addition to the previously announced 10 stations from the Fox Television Stations group. Together, the Fox and Sinclair-owned stations give My Network TV clearances in markets covering about 36% of U.S. television households. The 17 Sinclair stations include current WB Network affiliates WTTA in Tampa, Fla., WCWB in Pittsburgh, WSTR in Cincinnati, WBSC in Greenville, S.C., KRRT in San Antonio, WTVZ in Norfolk, Va., WNYO in Buffalo, N.Y., KVWB in Las Vegas, WDKA/Paducah, Ky., and WNYS in Syracuse, N.Y. They also include current UPN affiliates WRDC in Raleigh, WUXP in Nashville, WCGV in Milwaukee, WABM in Birmingham, WUPN in Greensboro, N.C., and WMMP in Charleston, S.C., as well as the independent WFGX in Mobile, Ala.

That was an excert of a Hollywood Reporter report by Kimberly Nordyke.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

New News Corporation Broadcast Network

This past Wednesday, News Corporation (which owns the Fox Network, Fox News Channel, and FX, amongst others) announced plans for the launching of a new broadcast television network called My Network TV, which is intened to serve the nine Fox-owned stations that are losing their UPN affiliations (CBS-owned UPN and Warner Brothers-owned WB are closing up shop in September to make room for The CW Network) and other would-be orphaned UPN and WB outlets. Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News and the Fox Television Stations group, would head up this new network.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Trace Gallagher Become Weekend "TFR" Anchorman

Fox News veteran Trace Gallagher beginning this past Saturday (February 4) became the new weekend anchorman of The Fox Report as well as the host of the new weekend editions of Studio B.

Jane Skinner As Regular On Weekday Version Of "The Big Story?"

Looks like for the past few weeks that Jane Skinner has become a regular correspondent on The Big Story with John Gibson, perhaps taking over the spot formerly held by the now-long-departed Heather Nauert (who moved over to ABC last Spring).

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Here's Rick!

Here is a look at the other Fox News Channel veteran heading for News Corporation O&O WNYW in New York City. That's Rick Folbaum on the left, co-hosting with Carol Iovanna, FNC's Hurricane Dennis coverage from July 11, 2005. Posted by Picasa

Here's A Look At Dari

Here is a look at outgoing Fox News Channel anchorwoman/news updater, WNYW(New York)-bound Dari Alexander. Posted by Picasa

Rick and Dari Transferred To WNYW

Two Fox News Channel anchormen, Rick Folbaum, who has hosted the weekend editions of The Fox Report, and who has been the number 1 back-up on weeknights to Shepard Smith, and Dari Alexander, who until recently had regularly hosted Saturday afternoon editions of Fox News Live, and who has also been a news updater, are being shifted to the News Corporation owned and operated station, WNYW-TV, in New York City to become co-anchormen of that station's 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) local newscast.