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4:55 PM ET, December 7, 2021


 Top News: 
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Yamiche Alcindor is joining NBC News' Washington team; she will give up her role on PBS NewsHour but remain moderator of PBS' Washington Week  —  Alcindor, who is expected to start with NBC in March, will cover the Biden administration as well as the impact of federal policies on communities across …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A look at The Guardian's Martin Pengelly, who's repeatedly published scoops from political bestsellers, likely by getting early copies from a bookseller  —  Mark Meadows's new memoir about his time as Donald Trump's White House chief of staff was still a week away from its official release date …
Washington Post:
France detains a suspect in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the first arrest outside of Saudi Arabia, and initiates proceedings for his extradition to Turkey  —  PARIS — France detained on Tuesday a Saudi man accused of playing a role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Chris Cuomo says he is also leaving SiriusXM, where he hosted a regular weekday radio program, to “focus on what comes next”
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: CNN's Chris Cuomo U-turn came after NY AG records, a law firm report, and a separate sexual misconduct allegation against him from an ex-ABC colleague
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Senate confirms Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the FCC, the first female chair in the agency's history, in a 68 to 31 vote  —  She will be the first female chair in FCC history  —  On Tuesday, the Senate voted 68 to 31 to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel's re-appointment to the Federal Communications Commission …
Catie Keck / The Verge:
Google TV adds Pluto TV to its live TV tab, where it joins YouTube TV, Sling, and Philo  —  Free streaming baked right into the live tab  —  Google TV is adding yet another cord-cutting option to its live TV tab.  With the addition of Pluto TV, Google TV users now have even more live TV channels to choose from.
Seventeen newspapers groups representing ~150 papers have filed complaints in the past year against Google and Facebook for monopolizing the ad market  —  Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax hires reporter James Rosen, who left Fox News amid sexual misconduct claims, to replace Emerald Robinson, who pushed a vaccine conspiracy theory  —  The Daily Beast reported last month that Rosen, who was accused of sexual misconduct at Fox News, was in talks to join the rival conservative channel.
Max Goldbart / Deadline:
ViacomCBS and South Korea's CJ ENM to co-develop English-language content and co-finance local Korean series for Paramount+, which launches there next year  —  ViacomCBS and CJ ENM have struck a global strategic partnership that will see the pair co-develop and co-finance scripted series and movies …
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Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney names Geoff Morrell to the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer, an expansion of the top communications job held by Zenia Mucha
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Rep. Devin Nunes, a close Trump ally and former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, says he will resign to become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed closed down 11% on its Nasdaq trading debut, attaining a market cap of $364M, after raising less than expected from its SPAC
Alistair Gray / Financial Times:
GroupM: global ad revenue will reach $763B in 2021, up 18.7% from 2019; Alphabet, Meta, and Amazon control 80-90% of the digital ad market outside of China