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Cancer-Stricken Sportscaster to Work First NBA Finals

Craig Sager calls it a 'great honor'

(Newser) - A beloved NBA sideline reporter will finally get to cover the NBA finals some 34 years into his career and two years into his battle with leukemia. Craig Sager, 64, of TNT—known for donning "the brightest, most colorful suits," per the New York Post —has never... More »

Beloved NPR Reporter Dead at Age 66

Craig Windham died of a pulmonary embolism in North Carolina

(Newser) - NPR has lost one of its most familiar voices. Craig Windham, an award-winning reporter who anchored newscasts and covered a variety of subjects, died Sunday of a pulmonary embolism at age 66, NPR reports. He apparently had ongoing health issues and was visiting North Carolina to see his brother when... More »

Photog 'Choke-Slammed' at Donald Trump Rally

Christopher Morris says he stepped outside the press pen

(Newser) - A news photographer was choked and body-slammed to the ground at a Donald Trump rally Monday when he apparently set foot outside a designated press area, Mashable reports. Christopher Morris, working for Time magazine, can be seen in several online videos being attacked by a man at the Virginia event.... More »

Intercept Reporter Made Up Quotes, Invented Sources: Editor

Juan Thompson's rambling explanation gives his bizarre take

(Newser) - The Intercept, a website dedicated to "fearless, adversarial journalism," often produces stories that push for government and corporate accountability by exposing secrets and wrongdoings. But a note posted Tuesday by EIC Betsy Reed shows the site's been doing some major sleuthing on one of its own. "... More »

Kickstarter Digs Deep Into Case of Doomed Drone

Was Europe's largest Kickstarter ever a scam?

(Newser) - It had all the makings of fraud, or at least some level of incompetence: a Kickstarter product that raised a ton of cash, didn't ship on time to backers, didn't work properly, and sent the manufacturer into bankruptcy. Not only that—it was the largest project out of... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Interrupts Live TV Report

'I gotta go here and call 911'

(Newser) - If a reporter is going to cut his segment short, "I need to call 911" is probably a good reason. On Tuesday, Adam Sallet of KIMT was reporting live outside a Rochester, Minn., bank that had been robbed a day earlier when a bank employee came running out of... More »

Bad Idea: Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability

He threw his arms around during impression of Serge Kovaleski

(Newser) - The New York Times is speaking out against Donald Trump for the second time this week after he appeared to mock a Times reporter's disability. At a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump continued to defend his claim that "thousands" of people in New Jersey cheered the... More »

Refugee Tweet Gets a CNN Reporter Suspended

Elise Labott is off work for two weeks

(Newser) - A CNN reporter has been suspended for two weeks after tweeting her two cents about a House bill that would make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the US. On Thursday, global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted a link to coverage of the bill along with this... More »

Reporter Covering Missing Kids Ends Up Finding Them

The brothers, ages 7 and 9, were trying to play hooky

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania newspaper reporter covering the disappearance of two young brothers ended up being the one to find them this week, the AP reports. The boys, ages 7 and 9, never got on their school bus Tuesday morning in Boalsburg, and police launched a search. About 90 minutes later, the... More »

Ex-CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets

Jeffrey Sterling, 47, convicted on all nine counts

(Newser) - A jury has convicted a former CIA officer of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of all nine counts he faced in federal court today. Prosecutors say Sterling disclosed... More »

Iran to Put Washington Post Reporter on Trial

Jason Rezaian has been held since July

(Newser) - A Washington Post reporter who has been imprisoned in Iran since July for unspecified reasons has been indicted and will go on trial, according to Iran's state news agency. The AP reports that the announcement about Jason Rezaian came after a meeting between John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister... More »

Fox News Reporter Found Dead

Dominic Di-Natale was a globetrotting reporter with serious health issues

(Newser) - A Fox News journalist known for covering high-profile international stories was found dead this week in an apparent suicide, Fox News reports. Officials found the body of Dominic Di-Natale, 43, on Wednesday in Jefferson County, Colo., where he owned property. A friend had alerted the officials, saying Di-Natale was in... More »

Reporting on Missing Boy, Reporter Spots Him

WFTS reporter Cameron Polom was in the right place at the right time

(Newser) - Early the morning after a 10-year-old boy was reported missing in Tampa, Fla., a TV reporter went to the boy's street to cover the story. Then he spotted a small boy who looked like the one reported missing. WFTS reporter Cameron Polom tells Today.com : "He's looking... More »

Search for Missing Writer Called Off as Body Found

Corpse hasn't yet been positively identified as Karen Sykes

(Newser) - Rescuers have suspended the search for missing outdoors-woman Karen Sykes , after finding the body of a woman on a little-traveled part of Mount Rainier, the AP reports. The body hasn't been concretely identified as Sykes, and the cause of death isn't yet clear; the remains have been taken... More »

Outdoors Writer Disappears While Working on Story

Seattle's Karen Sykes had been hiking Mount Rainier

(Newser) - Rescuers are searching Mount Rainier for an experienced hiker and outdoors writer who disappeared on a hike Wednesday, reports AP . Missing is Karen Sykes, 70, an author who has written frequently in print and online about hikes in Seattle and throughout the Northwest, reports NBC News . "She is the... More »

Reporter Investigates ... Her Own Marriage Proposal

Maryanne Firth's boyfriend knew the mysterious signs would pull her to scene

(Newser) - Maryanne Firth, a reporter in Welland, Ontario, didn't mind that it was her turn to work last weekend. She'd finally get to learn what was behind the mysterious pink heart posters that started popping up all over town in late April: New ones had recently arrived alongside their... More »

Reporter Helen Thomas Dead at 92

She covered 10 presidents during her career

(Newser) - Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas is dead at age 92, reports CNN . The word "trailblazing" is already in heavy use, as here in Politico 's early obituary, given that Thomas achieved so many firsts for female journalists—including becoming the first woman to serve as president of... More »

Times Reporter Ordered to Testify in Leaks Case

James Risen expected to appeal in case with free-press implications

(Newser) - A reporter for the New York Times has been ordered by an appeals court in Virginia to testify against the man accused of slipping him classified CIA secrets, reports USA Today . James Risen has previously promised to appeal all the way up to the Supreme Court if necessary and to... More »

Sources: Music Journo Had Liam Gallagher's Love Child

Sources say ex-Oasis frontman is the father of Liza Ghorbani's baby

(Newser) - It's tough to find a story any messier than this: In what it is calling an "exclusive," the New York Daily News yesterday reported by way of a source that ex-Oasis frontman (and married man) Liam Gallagher fathered a 7-month-old love child with music reporter Liza Ghorbani.... More »

US Journalist Missing in Syria

James Foley's family issues statement after kidnapping

(Newser) - An American journalist has been missing in Syria since he was kidnapped more than one month ago, his family said today, less than two years after he was held by government forces in Libya while covering that country's civil war. The family of James Foley, of Rochester, NH, said... More »

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