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NY Daily News Announces Andrew Julien as Its Executive Editor

Since September, Julien had been supervising the Daily News editorial department following ousting of editor-in-chief Robert York in a surprise shakeup. 

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The New York Daily News has some new leadership as the New York Post relayed the announcement that Andrew Julien is the new executive editor of the newspaper. 

Since September, Julien had been supervising the Daily News editorial department following ousting of editor-in-chief Robert York in a surprise shakeup. 

“I am honored, humbled, and thrilled,” Julien said. “The New York Daily News is a vital and vibrant part of the media landscape that hums each day with stories and photographs that engage and inform readers in the city and across the nation.”

“Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to see up close the passion and commitment of our journalists, and it’s clear that everyone in the organization is deeply committed to our mission. We will continue to honor that commitment as we seek new readers — both in print and online. On a personal note, it’s great to be heading back to the city where I grew up.”

Before taking over this role, where it would see Julien relocate to New York, he served as editor in chief and publisher of Daily News sibling newspaper The Hartford Courant, where he’s been for the past three decades.

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Emerald Robinson Lands New Job on Mike Lindell’s Platform

Robinson, who was fired from the network after a controversial tweet last year, joined “Eat the Press” host Steve Malzberg on RT America

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A former Newsmax TV White House correspondent is speaking out about her new job with Mike Lindell’s new platform called “Frank.” 

Emerald Robinson, who was fired from the network after a controversial tweet last year, joined ``Eat the Press” host Steve Malzberg on RT America last week. 

“This is going to be a 9 a.m. morning show with hard-hitting news,” Robinson explained, adding that she didn’t have an exact launch date. “If you follow me on Substack, it’s really going to be an extension of that.” 

Robinson was fired from Newsmax last year following a controversial tweet about the COVID vaccines which subsequently led Twitter to ban her. 

“Dear Christians: the vaccines contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked,” she tweeted. “Read the last book of the New Testament to see how this ends,” Robinson wrote in a post earlier this week. Twitter removed the tweet as a violation of safety rules.” 

Robinson also criticized Big Tech for banning conservative journalists from platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. 

“We are going to hit those subjects, we are going to look at the real numbers,” said Robinson. “We are going to see more and more censorship ahead of these midterm elections.”  

Last May, Robinson departed One America News Network (OAN) for Newsmax TV.  Last week, DirecTV announced plans to drop OAN, a move that could spell the end of the network. 

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NBC News Chicago Launches 24/7 Streaming Channel on Peacock

The free streaming channel will broadcast from the NBC Tower studios of WMAQ-Channel 5, providing Chicago news, weather, sports, investigative reporting, lifestyle content, and storytelling. 

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Chicagoans will now have a 24/7 local news streaming channel branded NBC Chicago News which is now live on the company’s streaming platform Peacock. 

The free streaming channel will broadcast from the NBC Tower studios of WMAQ-Channel 5, providing Chicago news, weather, sports, investigative reporting, lifestyle content, and storytelling. 

“It’s pivotal today to make sure we engage and serve our viewers wherever they are with our local news programming,” Kevin Cross, president and general manager of NBC Universal Local Chicago, said in a statement

“The addition of NBC Chicago News to the Peacock channel lineup gives us the access we need to consumers as they continue to diversify their preferences of platforms and media.”

Chicago isn’t alone in receiving a local streaming news channel as Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami were part of a simultaneous rollout. Similar launches are planned for New York and Los Angeles in the coming months.

“We know the importance of local news to our subscribers, and this further distinguishes the Peacock experience where you can stream everything from award-winning news content to original scripted shows, premium movies, live sports, and more all on our platform,” Jen Brown, senior vice president of program planning for Peacock, said. 

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NBC News Executive Editor David Firestone to Retire in May

Firestone plans to retire in mid-May after 45 years in the journalism business, with the last five coming at NBC.

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NBC News is preparing to goodbye to a journalism veteran as executive editor David Firestone plans to retire in mid-May after 45 years in the business, with the last five coming at NBC.

Firestone joined NBC News on May 1, 2017, serving first as the managing editor for NBC News Digital then earning a promotion to executive editor in March of last year.

“It’s time to let someone else come in and take the team forward, to add to the foundation we have built for one of the highest-quality news sites in the country,” Firestone said in a statement provided by TV Newser

“I’m looking forward to traveling with Susan and our family and to spend time with our new grandson, but I can’t wait to read the great journalism that this team is going to produce in the years to come.”

Before his tenure with NBC News, Firestone spent two years as the managing editor at FiveThirtyEight, focusing on politics, particularly the 2016 presidential cycle. Before that, he spent 21 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times.

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