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Conway Denies Threatening Reporter in Bitter Phone Call

Listen yourself to conversation between Conway, 'Washington Examiner' journalist

(Newser) - A DC journalist says Kellyanne Conway bullied and threatened her on a phone call, and the White House counselor is pushing back. Mediaite reports Conway was miffed about an article in which Washington Examiner reporter Caitlin Yilek wrote about her being considered for the White House chief of staff role... More »

Mouse Causes New Chaos at White House

Rodent fell from ceiling, landing in reporter's lap

(Newser) - The usually quiet ( and dusty ) White House briefing room was aflutter Tuesday. "A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap," NBC News' Peter Alexander tweeted just after 10:30am. Video followed showing reporters attempting to capture... More »

Reporter After On-Air Kiss: 'This Is Not OK'

Kentucky's Sara Rivest didn't appreciate peck on cheek from stranger while she was reporting live

(Newser) - A Kentucky reporter kissed by a stranger while on the air is pushing back. Per NBC News , WAVE 3's Sara Rivest was covering Louisville's Bourbon and Beyond fest last Friday when a group of men started acting up nearby. As Rivest tried to ignore them, one of them... More »

NYT Reporter Gets Creative With Trump Event's Dress Code

Annie Karni wore her wedding dress

(Newser) - New York Times reporter Annie Karni was getting ready to head to Japan to cover President Trump's visit there when she found out about the dress code for one of the events she'd be attending—and she had to scramble to pack just the right thing, per Sky... More »

Public Figure's Death Turns Into San Francisco Flash Point

Cops raid reporter's home after he won't give up source about late public defender Jeff Adachi

(Newser) - A tangled case in San Francisco revolves around the death of a popular public defender and a reporter's refusal to give up a source who leaked unsavory details about that death. All of this came to a head Friday, when the police and FBI raided the home-office of freelance... More »

Airplane 'Creep' Stymied by Female Passengers

Canadian reporter, other women intervened after they say they witnessed man harassing teen girl

(Newser) - A Canadian reporter noticed a disturbing incident involving a teen girl on a recent plane ride—and her intervention, along with that of other female passengers, helped the young lady out of an uncomfortable situation. Per the CBC , Joanna Chiu, the Star's Vancouver bureau chief, was on a flight... More »

Marshal Told Kid Reporter She Couldn't Tape Him. She Stayed Firm

12-year-old Hilde Lysiak taped her encounter with Arizona's Joseph Patterson

(Newser) - A crack reporter in Pennsylvania has covered everything from vandalism to a skunk shooting in her small town, but it's her interaction with a marshal in an Arizona town near the Mexican border that's now making headlines, with her age being a contributing factor to the buzz. Hilde... More »

This Michigan Reporter Had a Very Big Week

Mike Campbell found missing woman, helped nab suspected looter

(Newser) - A Michigan reporter might want to consider a second career in law enforcement after aiding police in two cases in less than a week. WWJ 's Mike Campbell was reporting at a burned-out shopping center in Warren last Thursday when he called police about a potential looter spotted breaking... More »

Colleague on News Anchor's Death: 'There Are No Words'

Overdose suspected in death of Chris Burrous

(Newser) - A Los Angeles celebrity has died unexpectedly at 43. Chris Burrous, a fixture on KTLA's Morning News since 2011, died at a hospital Thursday in what police describe as a possible overdose. Firefighters responding to a report of an unconscious man at a Days Inn in the LA suburb... More »

Cleveland.com Reporter, 30, Found Shot Dead in Trailer

Nikki Delamotte, 30, had recently reunited with her uncle

(Newser) - Cleveland.com is reeling after "popular" culture reporter Nikki Delamotte was found shot dead in what's being investigated as a suspected homicide. Perrysburg Township police say the 30-year-old and her uncle, Robert Delamotte, 67, were found dead in his trailer, and Cleveland.com reports she was there after... More »

CNN Reporter's Pass Revoked After Clash With Trump

Jim Acosta's colleagues call move 'disturbing'

(Newser) - Hours after he clashed with President Trump during a testy press conference , CNN reporter Jim Acosta returned to the White House—and was denied entry by the Secret Service. Press secretary Sarah Sanders later confirmed that Acosta's press pass had been revoked and claimed that he had "placed... More »

Saudi Official: This Is Getting 'Hysterical'

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir talks to reporters

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become "hysterical" as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom's top leadership,... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

Saudis Will Admit Guilt in Reporter's Death—Sort Of

Saudi Arabia to blame interrogation gone wrong, sources tell CNN

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia is preparing to say that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed by mistake during an interrogation that went too far, CNN reports. According to two unidentified sources, the Saudis will claim that Khashoggi was interrogated without clearance, and those behind it will be held responsible. But one source... More »

Reporter Stops Reporting to Save Injured Dog

Julie Wilson does more than tell the story

(Newser) - Who says journalists just watch the world go by? Julie Wilson was reporting for WTVD in New Bern, NC, on Friday when she helped rescue an injured dog, ABC News reports. Wilson saw a woman who identified herself as Tasha trying to save the Rottweiler from two-foot-high water. "It'... More »

Houston Chronicle: We're Investigating Our Own Reporter

Mike Ward resigned after he was accused of inventing sources

(Newser) - The Houston Chronicle says it is investigating allegations of actual fake news—from one of its own journalists. "I want to be completely transparent with readers and tell you that we have launched an investigation into the work of one of our own reporters," executive editor Nancy Barnes... More »

'They're Not My Loved Ones': Reporter Talks About 429 Executions

Veteran Associated Press reporter Michael Graczyk recalls his life's work

(Newser) - Michael Graczyk has probably witnessed more executions than anyone. Now the veteran AP reporter is retiring—becoming a freelancer, actually—and discussing what it's like to see so many people killed by the state, the Washington Post reports. "I understand there's a certain curiosity that a lot... More »

Murdered Journalist Shows Up at News Conference Alive

Arkady Babchenko's death was faked

(Newser) - On Wednesday morning, the AP referred to it as a "brazen killing." Hours later, it reported a shocker: that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reportedly shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday, is actually alive. He showed up at a news conference in Ukraine. The initial reports into... More »

AP Reporter Grabbed, Shoved Out of EPA Building

EPA has since reversed course, allowed reporters into meeting

(Newser) - The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course Tuesday and allowed a reporter for the Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of the building by a security guard, the AP reports. The AP journalist, Ellen Knickmeyer, said that... More »

Reporter's Disappearance May Be Tied to Meds

Cops say 29-year-old Courtney Roland, who was found safe, is still 'pretty confused'

(Newser) - A Texas reporter found safe after being reported missing over the weekend may have had a bad reaction to medications she was taking, the Houston PD now says. Per People , a police spokesman told a presser Monday that Courtney Roland may still be suffering the effects of the medication and... More »

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