(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.
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."
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.
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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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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?'"
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.
(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.