All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CNN’

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as a special report “The Bravest Girl in the World” on CNN this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yousafzai has become …

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Susan Bennett is the Voice of Siri, CNN Confirms

While Apple won’t validate the information, CNN confirms that they have, indeed, found Siri. According to the news network, Siri is actually a middle-aged woman who ironically resides in Atlanta, right in the CNN proximity. The voice-over artist’s name is Susan Bennett. After the technology blog, Verge, released a video feature on the origin of Siri’s voice, speculation began to …

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Elizabeth O’Bagy Fired For Lying About Her PHD

Elizabeth O’Bagy is probably not known to most people, unless you have been following the debate surrounding Syria very closely. O’Bagy, 26 years old, until recently was a senior analyst at the Institute For The Study of War in Washington. This would normally not get her noticed, but after the recent attacks in Syria using chemical weapons, she is suddenly …

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CNN, BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Collaboration

Viral trends webiste BuzzFeed today announced that it has partnered with CNN and YouTube to launch a new YouTube channel. According to BuzzFeed, a new channel will combine BuzzFeed’s entertainment content and CNN’s news to create new content that will be aimed squarely at engaging young people online. “There has been a massive cultural shift in how people – particularly …

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Wolf Blitzer Tells Tornado Survivor To Thank The Lord, Finds Out She’s An Atheist

Anybody would be thankful to survive the massive tornado that recently wrecked areas of Oklahoma. The person, or deity, being thanked might be different though. CNN reporter Wolf Blitzer found that out the hard way as he was talking to survivors. While on the scene of the destruction today, Wolf Blitzer began talking to a young woman about her experience. …

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CNN Anchor: Cancer Announcement Is Thanks To Angelina

CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin said today that she is electing to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis, and it’s thanks in part to Angelina Jolie’s announcement about her own surgery that she had the courage to speak up about it. Jolie, who wrote a piece for the New York Times this week about her brave decision to …

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Why Are These News Anchors Holding A Satellite Interview In The Same Parking Lot?

CNN has become somewhat of an Internet joke the past few weeks with its botched coverage of the Boston bombings and subsequent manhunt. That story is mostly behind us, though, and CNN can now work on delivering news without something silly happening, right? The Atlantic Wire has the absolutely bizarre tale of two anchors – Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and …

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CNN Anchor Robbed: iPhone Stolen in Atlanta

A CNN anchorwoman was the victim of a brazen daylight robbery in Atlanta last week. Carol Costello, the news anchor for the 9 am to 11 am segment of CNN Newsroom, revealed this weekend that she had been robbed on Thursday. She claims that she was “walking down a beautiful, leafy Atlanta street” while talking on her iPhone. Three “teenagers” …

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Ann Curry “Begs” NBC To Release Her From Contract

Rumors are flying that Ann Curry is asking her employers at NBC to release her from her contract in order to be eligible for a job with CNN, amid allegations that NBC breached the contract anyway. Curry, who was famously let go from her “Today” position opposite Matt Lauer earlier this year, has been offered a high-profile gig with CNN …

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Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits

Major media outlets have been named in a series of patent infringement suits related to mobile phone apps and websites. Clouding IP is claiming such media giants as CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Time, and Gannett infringe on its patent by “among other things, making using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing products and/or services …

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New CNN President Named: Jeff Zucker

CNN Worldwide today announced that Jeff Zucker will take the reigns of the global media company as its CEO. Starting in January 2013, Zucker will oversee the 23 news and information businesses under the CNN brand, including CNN International, CNN.com, and HLN. “I am thrilled to join the distinguished team of journalists across the worldwide platforms of CNN,” said Zucker. …

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Mitt Romney Surges in Facebook Buzz Surrounding RNC

Earlier this week, Facebook and CNN expanded their new election data partnership with the launch of a real-time Election Insights tracker, which monitors the current buzz surrounding the four candidates in the 2012 election (Obama, Romney, Biden, and Ryan). The Election Insights page features various conversation charts, which allows users to sort the social buzz geographically and demoraphically. And it …

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