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Michael Smerconish: I Don’t Know If It’s a Job I Want

Smerconish brings a different perspective to the network and cable news, filling that centrist vacuum. 

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CNN has had various guest hosts filling in the vacant time slot left behind by the firing of anchor Chris Cuomo for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about handling sexual misconduct allegations. 

Filling in that time slot has been Jim Acosta, Laura Coates, Brianna Keller, and Michael Smerconish. 

Smerconish recently discussed the possibility of taking over the weekday time slot, but with so much already on his plate, he states it’s not a job he’s pining for at the moment. 

“I don’t know if it’s a job I want, candidly,” Smerconish said, per USA Today. “If you had asked me that question 10 years ago, I would have had a different answer, but I’m in a pretty good place, doing things that I mostly enjoy.”

The CNN host has his show on Saturday mornings, “Smerconish,” along with hosting “The Michael Smerconish Show” on SiriusXM. Furthermore, Smerconish brings a different perspective to the network and cable news, filling that centrist vacuum. 

“When I say that there’s a void or a vacuum, I should be clear — I’m not talking about CNN,” he said. “I’m talking about the media landscape generally, and the cable landscape in particular. I think it’s become a world of absolutes when that is not the way our society is.”

“I mean, I don’t meet people, unless they’re people who have a cable show or a radio show or a podcast, who see the world entirely through a left or right lens. I see people for whom the issues are a mixed bag. They’re liberal on some things, usually the social issues, more conservative on other things, usually the fiscal issues.”

Smerconish fashions himself as an independent thinker and speaks to people who are a mixed bag, meaning they’re liberal on some things and more conservative on other things.

“I tell people if you read the newsletter any one day or you listen to me on radio any one day or CNN any one day you might come away thinking this guy’s left of center, this guy’s right of center,” Smerconish said. “Give me a couple of days, and I will confuse you, I hope, and you will not be able to pigeonhole me.”

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NBC News’ Joe Fryer Receives NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year

The award is presented by The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

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NBC News Now morning anchor Joe Fryer has received a significant honor as he was named NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year. 

The award is presented by The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, which honors “an LGBTQ journalist whose exceptional abilities, integrity, and distinctive work brought honor to the profession within the past year.”

“Humbled & honored to be named “Journalist of the Year” by the NLGJA — an organization that’s so important to the LGBTQ community. I share the award w/ my many colleagues at NBC NewsNow, TODAY show, & NBCNews who’ve helped me tell these stories,” Fryer tweeted

Fryer joined NBC News in 2013 as a West Coast correspondent, following a stint as a special projects reporter for Seattle NBC affiliate KING. The NBC News anchor wasn’t the only network newser to win an NLGJA award. 

CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas and the 48 Hours team won the Excellence in Network Television Award for the 48 Hours story The Life and Death of Nikki Kuhnhausen.

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News Media Reacts to Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

There was no shortage of news media reaction when the official overturning of Roe v. Wade came down, some celebrating it while others shared concern.

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In a decision many already knew was coming following the leaked draft, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling, overturned Roe v. Wade, which is the landmark enactment that established the constitutional right to abortion.

Since 1973, women have been permitted abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy in the United States; however, now the decision on this matter will return to the states, with a good portion expected to outlaw or severely restrict abortion.

There was no shortage of news media reaction when the official ruling came down, some celebrating it while others shared concern for what’s to come a post-Roe v. Wade United States.

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Fox News Reveals Slate of Independence Day Weekend Programming

The network said in a release that over the course of the holiday weekend, segments will air in major U.S. cities including Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles.

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Fox News will kick off Independence Day weekend with its “Proud American” series beginning Friday, July 1. The network said in a release that over the course of the holiday weekend, segments will air in major U.S. cities including Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles.

“FOX & Friends Weekend” will broadcast from the United States Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd from 6-10 AM/ET. The show will highlight West Point’s iconic Independence Day celebrations, including patriotic music from the West Point band, as well as interviews with cadets.

FNC will broadcast a primetime special called “A West Point Independence Day Celebration” hosted by Army Veteran Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Will Cain. Military Veteran and FOX News contributor Johnny Joey Jones will also join the special coverage, interviewing Medal of Honor recipients, West Point personnel and families in the crowd.

On July 4, the network will air a live two-hour primetime special entitled, “FOX News Presents: An Independence Day Celebration.” The program will air from 8-10 PM/ET and will feature “Cross Country’s” Lawrence Jones, Johnny Joey Jones, “FOX & Friends FIRST’s” Carley Shimkus and “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany.

Fox News will air the iconic fireworks display from Washington D.C. FOX Nation will also carry 4th of July content featuring host Abby Hornacek from Boston Harborfest, where the city is marking the 246th Independence Day celebration.

FOX News Audio will also present special coverage of the holiday, featuring original programs to be offered across its syndicated stations and digital audio platforms. 

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