May 25th, 2010
01:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Jessica Yellin honored with Gracie award

 CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin is being honored Tuesday night as a recipient of a prestigious Gracie Award.
CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin is being honored Tuesday night as a recipient of a prestigious Gracie Award.

(CNN) - CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin is being honored Tuesday night for her distinctive reporting as a recipient of a prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Hard News Feature.

Yellin is being recognized for a series of stories she reported last year on "Political Women" looking closely at the role of women in politics and examining whether they are treated differently on the national scene versus men. Among the topics she examined: Whether there was a different standard being applied to former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the decision by Caroline Kennedy to pull out of consideration for an appointment to the U.S. Senate and the proportion of female cabinet appointees by the incoming Obama White House.

Among the others being recognized at the event in Beverly Hills, California are HLN's Robin Meade, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and ABC's Barbara Walters, as well as actresses Glenn Close, Drew Barrymore and Sharon Gless.

The Alliance of Women in Media sponsors the annual Gracie Awards, which recognize what it calls exemplary programming created for, by and about women in all aspects of the media, television, and radio, and ranging from news to drama to comedy to public service and documentaries and sports.


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March 6th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
March 5th, 2010
12:03 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN's newest show: 'John King, USA'

Washington (CNN) – Traversing the country over the past year helped John King make a difficult decision a lot easier. What to name his new weeknight political program?

King, CNN's chief national correspondent, announced Friday morning on Twitter that it would simply be called "John King, USA." It debuts on March 22.

"One of the things they do tell you in this business is having your name associated with a show is important." King said in a video posted on CNN.com. "That is actually a little bit uncomfortable for me."

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Filed under: CNN • JKUSA • John King USA • Popular Posts
March 5th, 2010
07:00 AM ET
February 26th, 2010
02:38 PM ET
4 years ago

The Ticker joins Facebook!

The CNN Political Ticker’s new Facebook fan page.
The CNN Political Ticker’s new Facebook fan page.

Can't get enough of the best political blog in the world?!

The CNN Political Ticker has now launched a Facebook page to deliver the latest developments to your newsfeed.

Besides the breaking headlines, CNN's correspondents and producers will add photos from their travels around Washington and provide behind-the-scenes insight of the hottest political stories.

Make sure to sign up here (and of course, if you are not already, follow the Ticker on Twitter).


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January 31st, 2010
09:59 AM ET
5 years ago

Crowley to take over State of the Union anchor chair

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CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley is the new anchor of State of the Union, the network announced Sunday. (Photo Credit: CNN)

Washington (CNN) - Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley will anchor CNN's Sunday political program, the network announced on State of the Union.

Related video: 'I am excited,' Crowley says


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November 12th, 2009
10:38 AM ET
5 years ago

John King to replace Lou Dobbs

John King will host a new political show at 7 pm. ET starting early next year.
John King will host a new political show at 7 pm. ET starting early next year.

Washington (CNN) – Heading into the critical 2010 midterm elections, CNN will launch a new weekday political program that will be hosted by award winning correspondent John King.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity, at this busy and consequential time, to have a platform to discuss and explore the big issues of our time," King, chief national correspondent and anchor of the network's Sunday program "State of the Union," said in a statement released Thursday by CNN.

Early next year, King will move into the 7 p.m. ET time slot that was previously held by longtime CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who announced Wednesday that he was leaving the network.

"The program will reflect what CNN is all about: straight facts from our anchors and the widest range of opinions from across the political spectrum," Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S., said in the network's statement. "John has enthralled CNN viewers with his vast political knowledge, and he has spent the past year reporting from beyond the Beltway on pressing policy issues and the real people they impact. Every night, he'll share his passion and his insights about what is really going on in Washington and across America."

CNN did not announce the name of King's new program and in the statement said he would "continue to anchor 'State of the Union' until early next year."

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August 19th, 2009
07:59 AM ET
5 years ago

Child journalist wants to 'be Wolf Blitzer'

Eleven year-old journalist Damon Weaver tells Time Magazine that he'd like to be Wolf Blitzer.
Eleven year-old journalist Damon Weaver tells Time Magazine that he'd like to be Wolf Blitzer.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Child journalist Damon Weaver, who landed a coveted interview with President Obama, said Wednesday that CNN's Wolf Blitzer is his role model.

In an interview with Time magazine after his interview with the president and a subsequent media blitz, 11-year-old Weaver said he didn't get a chance to tell Blitzer that he wants to be like him after his interview on CNN because "it was my first time meeting him and I tried to answer his questions."

Read: Damon's Q&A on Time.com

"I would like to be Wolf Blitzer," Weaver told Time in an interview published on Wednesday.

And what did he think of his interview with Blitzer?

"It was very fun," said Weaver. "He was nice. He was asking me questions like, 'What was it like with the President? How could I get in touch with him? And can you put in a good word for me?'"


Filed under: CNN • Wolf Blitzer
May 20th, 2009
05:34 PM ET
6 years ago

New honors for Candy Crowley

Candy Crowley will be honored in June for her outstanding political coverage during the 2008 election season.
Candy Crowley will be honored in June for her outstanding political coverage during the 2008 election season.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Next month, another member of the Best Political Team on Television will add an award to her already long list of honors.

Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, along with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, will be among the honorees of the Women's Media Center's first annual Media Awards at the Sackler Foundation in New York on June 17.

Crowley is being honored by the WMC for her outstanding political coverage during the 2008 election.

The Women's Media Center was founded in 2005 by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to promote women in the media.

In June, Crowley also will be accepting a Gracie Allen Award from AWRT for outstanding feature - hard news program for her coverage of Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House.


Filed under: Candy Crowley • CNN
May 18th, 2009
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN awarded Peabody for 2008 campaign coverage

CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman, anchor Wolf Blitzer, Political Director Sam Feist and Vice-President of Special Events Jane Maxwell receive CNN's Peabody Award for 2008 campaign coverage.
CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman, anchor Wolf Blitzer, Political Director Sam Feist and Vice-President of Special Events Jane Maxwell receive CNN's Peabody Award for 2008 campaign coverage.

(CNN) - CNN received a Peabody Award Monday for the network's "distinguished achievement and meritorious public service" in its coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer accepted the award in New York on behalf of the network's political team.

The award – which recognizes achievements in radio, television, and cable – was presented to CNN for its "unparalleled coverage of a historic presidential election process," according to the Peabody Board.

The board specifically hailed CNN's "state-of-the-art technology and…small army of reporters, producers and analysts."

Earlier this year, CNNPolitics.com was recognized as the best television-affiliated Web reporting of the year by the National Headliner Awards.


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