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Annika Pergament Leads Spectrum Networks New National News Team

Pergament will anchor breaking news events and national content across Spectrum Networks’ linear TV networks and other platforms. 

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Spectrum Networks is going national as the company announced its plans to devote a team of journalists to cover nationally relevant news and events and their mark on local communities.

Spectrum News NY1 journalist Annika Pergament will transition from her position as “Mornings on 1” co-anchor to the national news anchor role. Pergament will anchor breaking news events and national content across Spectrum Networks’ linear TV networks and other platforms. 

“I am excited and honored to take on this new role,” Pergament said. “I’ve spent my career helping inform New Yorkers about the news that impacts their lives.”

“Now, I will have the opportunity to do that for audiences around the country, working with my colleagues across the Spectrum Networks footprint to bring our audience the day’s top stories across all of our platforms. The news business is changing rapidly, and I am eager to be at the forefront of that evolution.”

Navigated by Sam Singal, Spectrum Networks’ Vice President of Editorial and Content, who provides more than 20 years of national news experience with media outlets like NBC News, this team of journalists will report on national news and its effect on Spectrum’s communities.

“Grounded in the trust we have built by telling stories about the issues that affect our viewers’ daily lives, we are implementing a comprehensive news strategy that will allow us to continue to meet the growing needs of our audience,” Alison Hellman, Senior Vice President, Content, Strategy and Marketing, Spectrum Networks, said. 

“In a recent nationwide survey, viewers rated Spectrum News as more trustworthy than other local TV news channels by a margin of more than five-to-one. Our audience looks to us as their definitive source of information, so it’s essential for us to connect on all of the issues that matter to them.”

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Dan Abrams: Someone in Donald Trump’s Inner Circle Could See Charges

“For the first time, I think there’s a real possibility a member of Donald Trump’s inner circle could face criminal charges related to Jan. 6,” Abrams said on Thursday’s edition of “Dan Abrams Live.”

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The hearings into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol remain ongoing, and following the raid on former Trump Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark this week, anchor Dan Abrams has a bold belief. 

Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and anchor on NewsNation, considers that for the first time, someone from former President Donald Trump’s inner circle could see criminal charges.

“For the first time, I think there’s a real possibility a member of Donald Trump’s inner circle could face criminal charges related to Jan. 6,” Abrams said on Thursday’s edition of “Dan Abrams Live.”

“It’s generally seemed to me that the criminal inquiry into Trump and his inner circle in connection with Jan. 6 wasn’t going anywhere. I’m talking about what I actually think is happening, that’s all.”

Abrams stated the latest hearing and the Wednesday raid on Clark are what altered his view on whether anyone could end up seeing charges.

“What we learned today changed my analysis. That’s because federal investigators just raided the home of former trump department of justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark,” Abrams added. 

“He was the guy heading the justice department’s environmental division who Donald Trump tried to put in as acting attorney general could see was apparently the only one within the DOJ willing to support the effort to overturn the 2020 election.”

Finally, Abrams conveyed that the raid’s timing before the hearing could examine Clark’s role could lead to something significant when facing jail time.  

“To get authorization to raid his home now, the day before the Jan. 6 committee held a hearing examining Jeffrey Clark’s role in trying to overturn the election, suggest to me that they believe they suddenly could have something big,” Abrams concluded. 

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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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