It's penny-pinching time at the broadcast webs as sticker shock from football and other program cost increases sets in. CBS, ABC and Fox are all taking steps to lower head count through attrition or…
Despite serious overtures from three other networks as well as several syndicators, the Katie Couric has worked out a new four-year contract with NBC that industry insiders believe will pay her $6…
So far, at least, the Eye's $4 billion gamble on NFL football appears to be paying off. CBS has sold about 50% of its NFL ad inventory for next season, snagging double-digit rate increases on most…
MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann is apologizing for some nasty comments he made about Fox News Channel.
Fox Broadcasting Co.'s summer newsmag series is headed off the beaten path with a staff list highlighted by several unconventional contributors.
CBS is going forward with plans to launch a second edition of "60 Minutes" for midseason. While details have yet to be worked out, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves and CBS News president Andrew…
WCBS is putting veteran weatherman Ira Joe Fisher on the dawn patrol and tapping fresh-faced forecaster Mark Dannon as its new lead meteorologist.
WABC is getting ready for life after Bill Beutel. The veteran anchor hasn't announced any plans to retire from the news biz -- or even reduce his role as the lead 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor for the…
CBS News has officially vetoed Susan Molinari's career at the network. As expected, (Daily Variety, June 23), the network announced Tuesday that the former congresswoman has been dumped as anchor of…
NEW YORK -- The latest round of contract negotiations between ABC and the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians collapsed Tuesday, just a few hours after they began.