Fox News Pats Itself On The Back, Announces Promotions

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Fox News’s Deputy Bureau Chief Bryan Boughton on Thursday sent a memo to his staff congratulating them for “stellar performance” on Election Night and announcing promotions.

“Fox News had an amazing political season leading up to our stellar performance on election night,” Boughton writes in the memo obtained by Hotline On Call. “We averaged seven million viewers and put together comprehensive coverage throughout the day. Your work helped make this possible and you should be proud of your role in this amazing feat.”

With the 2010 election cycle behind them, Boughton writes that Fox News needs to be “moving forward” to “focus on our next major goal 2012.” He added that “it promises to be another amazing campaign to see who will reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and a renewed battle for control of Congress. … Some of the challenges will be the stories we cover others come as we continue to change the way Fox News operates.”

Boughton notes that FNC will be “rebuilding” their Master Control Center in order to make it possible to “transition to a tapeless newsroom.”

Boughton also announced a few staff promotions in the DC bureau.

Doug Rohrbeck, who is currently senior producer on “Special Report”, moves up to the Executive Producer slot.

Dave Shott will now manage Special Events coverage and FNC’s role in the pool reports.

Catherine Loper helms the newsroom team while Anita Siegfriedt jumps up to Senior White House producer of the White House unit.

And Peter Doocy, FNC anchor Steve Doocy’s son, will joins the DC bureau’s team of reporters.

Full memo after the jump.

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