Elizabeth Woolsey has sat at the WDRB news desk in Louisville, Ky. for 22 years. That run will all come to an end as she’s stepping down from her position to spend time with family.
Woolsey addressed the viewers of her decision to step away. She’s sighting her two children starting middle school while the coronavirus pandemic remains a presence in everyday life.
The WDRB news anchor also added that during the quarantine period, where many adults had to work from home, she began to ponder of taking a break from her career.
After years of balancing work and life, all she wants to do now is be a mom, stating that she only has a few years of her boys at home before they ultimately head off to college. Plenty of thank yous to the viewers and colleagues were in order Woolsey made her announcement.
Friday will be her last day at WDRB.
Joy Reid: Tucker Carlson Injects Racist Plot Theories into Republican Voters
MSNBC’s Joy Reid recently accused Carlson of “injecting racist conspiracy theory into the veins of Republican voters.”
Left-wing pundits continue to attack Fox News’ Tucker Carlson labeling him as a racist in the aftermath of a supermarket massacre that left 10 people dead.
According to Breitbart, MSNBC’s Joy Reid recently accused him of “injecting racist conspiracy theory into the veins of Republican voters.”
“No singular voice in right-wing media has done more to elevate this racist conspiracy theory than Tucker, who, even with a new head writer, spends night after primetime injecting the rot from the dregs of the internet directly into the veins of Republican voters.”
The “ReidOut” host discussed a narrative that has become popular when discussing Carlson’s show and that is something called replacement theory. Carlson broached the idea when discussing the mass influx of migrants across the Southern Border.
“The reality is, Tucker is not some deep thinker,” said Reid. “He’s clearly just channeling the gross stuff his viewers could easily find online, then feeding it to Republican voters and Republican politicians as infotainment, and that feedback loop has terrifying reach.”
Jake Tapper Will Interview Trevor Reed to Discuss Russian Imprisonment
Reed will share with Tapper the realities he faced while being a prisoner for 985 days
U.S. Marine Trevor Reed spent nearly three years in a Russian prison, and now he will discuss for the first time what he experienced since his release with CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
The company announced that the exclusive interview will air as a CNN Special Report, “Finally Home: The Trevor Reed Interview,” airing this Sunday, May 22, at 8 pm ET.
Reed will share with Tapper the realities he faced while being a prisoner for 985 days; furthermore, they will discuss wanting to free other Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in Russia and other countries.
“Viewers will also hear from Reed’s family, whose steadfast crusade to get him out of Russia is a large part of why he is now safely home,” CNN said in a statement for the special.
“In addition, the special will feature the families of other Americans who are still being held by foreign governments, including the family of fellow US military veteran Paul Whelan, currently detained in Russia, as they continue to fight bravely for their loved ones who they desperately hope will come home.”
For those who cannot watch the special when it airs, the interview with Reed will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo.
Peabody Organization Gives Career Achievement Award to Dan Rather
Past career award recipients include Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson, and Sam Pollard.
Dan Rather’s career in journalism spans over six decades, and for over 20 years, he was the anchor of “CBS Evening News” from 1981 to 2005. The Peabody organization now recognizes him for his contributions to media with the Peabody Career Achievement Award.
The Peabody organization states that the award is handed out to people whose profession and dedication to broadcasting and digital media have left a memorable impact on the field and in American culture.
“Dan Rather’s remarkable career — from local news reporter and international correspondent to network anchor — is a textbook example not just of what quality reporting looks like, but how journalists serve democracy well,” Jeffrey Jones, executive director of the Peabody Awards, said.
“Spanning over six decades, Rather helped viewers understand and interpret some of the most traumatic historical events in our nation’s history, from the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War to 9/11 and more. We are happy to call attention to and celebrate his life’s work.”
Past career award recipients include Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson, and Sam Pollard. Furthermore, the Peabodys are preparing to announce its 30 winners on June 6-9.