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NBC Actress Slams Network for Holding Trump Town Hall

Nayfack wasn’t alone in criticizing the network, “Connecting” executive producer Martin Gero, George Takei, who became famous on NBC’s “Star Trek” in the late 1960s, and former editor-in-chief at MSNBC.com, Merrill Brown were also critical of the network’s decision.

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NBC Universal announced a town hall special featuring President Trump would air on Thursday, which would run concurrent to one held by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on ABC.

It’s safe to say that many weren’t please with the announcement, even threats of boycotting the network were circulating on social media. It wasn’t only people online being critical of NBC Universal; even those who work for the company shared their criticism over the matter.

Actress Shakina Nayfack, who appears on “Connecting,” a show on NBC, took to Twitter to slam both networks.

“Shame on NBC. Y’all sign my checks as of late, but I’m disgusted by my home network, giving Trump a platform for fear-mongering, bigotry & disinformation. Don’t praise yourselves for putting a trans woman on prime-time then give a platform to someone who wants to abolish my rights,” Nayfack said.

Nayfack wasn’t alone in criticizing the network, “Connecting” executive producer Martin Gero, George Takei, who became famous on NBC’s “Star Trek” in the late 1960s, and former editor-in-chief at MSNBC.com, Merrill Brown were also critical of the network’s decision.

Trump and Biden are scheduled to meet again for one debate on Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

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Mark Levin Angered By Early Exit From Hannity Appearance

While waving his hands in frustration, Levin said, “Oh Christ, you’re cutting me off early. I’m done.”

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Mark Levin couldn’t hide his frustration with both the Department of Justice and what he perceived as an early exit from Tuesday’s episode of Hannity.

Levin, who was appearing on the Fox News show for a second consecutive day to discuss the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, was deep into a monologue when he heard the universal cue to wrap up.

“They are in search to try and destroy Trump!”, Levin shouted. They conducted a criminal investigation! They failed! They have an investigation in New York with the attorney general that’s gonna to fail! They have a Democrat…”

As Levin got to that point, music began to wrap up the segment and head to a commercial break.

While waving his hands in frustration, Levin said, “Oh Christ, you’re cutting me off early. I’m done.”

Hannity insisted Levin finish his point, but after a back and forth that saw Levin say “no, I’m done”, the segment concluded.

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Former CNN+ Staffer Lands Streaming Role at CBS News

Allison Sandza would be leading the company’s streaming Washington D.C.-based coverage

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A former CNN+ staffer is jumping over to CBS News as the network announced Allison Sandza would be leading the company’s streaming Washington D.C.-based coverage, per TV Newser

Sandza will officially hold the title of executive producer for streaming beginning on Sept. 19. She joins CBS News from CNN, where she was supervising producer for The Source with Kasie Hunt on CNN+.

“This newly-created role serves the dual purpose of working with bureau correspondents, producers and off-air journalists to amplify the bureau’s reporting across the stream throughout the day, as well as leading our flagship politics show, Red and Blue,” CBS News streaming chief Anthony Galloway said on Monday in a memo to staffers. 

Before heading to CNN, Sandza spent time at NBC as a senior producer for Meet the Press and in Austin, where she produced Overheard with Evan Smith for PBS stations and covered state politics.

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Rhiannon Ally Named Co-Anchor for World News Now, America This Morning

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

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ABC News has a new co-anchor for its “World News Now” and “America This Morning” coverage, as the network announced in a press release Rhiannon Ally is taking over the role.  

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

“In this new role, Rhiannon will work alongside our talented overnight team,” ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote in a statement. 

“I am extremely proud of this dedicated group whose work continues to shine as “ATM” dominates the competition in all demos, and “WNN” is consistently a strong performer in overnight.”

Rhiannon has been with ABC News since December 2021, joining the company as a freelance correspondent for NewsOne and a fill-in anchor for ABC’s overnight news shows.

Furthermore, she has previous experience at WCBS in New York as a substitute news anchor and entertainment reporter and co-hosted Meredith Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated lifestyle program “Better TV.”

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