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Checking Out Ashleigh Banfields Canadian and French Roots
http://www.msnbc.com/news/386376.asp ^ | 4/25/2003 | Self

Posted on 04/25/2003 10:50:24 AM PDT by Helms

Most noteable is Ms. Banfields lack of a degree in Journalism, her tie to Peter Jennings (what else pray tell?) as well as her Canadian Nationality and Major in French:

BANFIELD COVERED the terrorist attacks of September 11, reporting live from the World Trade Centers in New York City for eight consecutive days before departing to Islamabad, Pakistan. From late September 2001 to July 2002, she reported live from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, England, Israel (Tel Aviv, West Bank), Jordan, Lebanon (Beirut) and Syria in a primetime series titled “A Region In Conflict.” From July to October 2002, Banfield anchored “Ashleigh Banfield: On Location” anchoring live from locations across the country and around the globe, covering breaking news stories including the war in Afghanistan, the conflict in Israel and the abduction of Elizabeth Smart from Salt Lake City.

Preceding the events of September 11, 2001, Banfield co-anchored “Newsfront” weeknights from 5-6 p.m. with Lester Holt. Banfield covered the 2000 Election for MSNBC by going on the road with the Bush/Cheney campaign. She also covered the 2000 Summer Olympic games from Sydney, Australia.

Prior to joining MSNBC, Banfield served as the 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. news anchor for KDFW-TV, the FOX station in Dallas. While there, she received an Emmy for “Best News Anchor” for her coverage on “Cadet Killers” and a Texas Associated Press Award for the “Best Series” category on the controversial “To Serve and Survive.” Prior to that, Banfield worked at Canada’s CICT-TV, as a producer from 1992-93 and from 1993-95 as their evening news anchor. In 1994, Banfield earned two IRIS awards for the “Best News Documentary” and “Best of Festival” categories where she chronicled the life of a homeless man.

Simultaneously while at CICT-TV, Banfield freelanced as an associate producer for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” where she covered the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the 1992 Clinton/Yeltsin Summit in Vancouver.

In 1988, Banfield began her career at CJBN in Kenora, Ontario, Canada as a photographer/researcher/reporter and then later moved to Winnipeg’s CKY station as a researcher/reporter for their evening news. From 1989 to 1992, Banfield served as weekend evening news anchor at CFRN in Edmonton, Alberta.

Banfield received a bachelor’s degree in political studies and French from Queen’s University in Ontario.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banfield; mediacareergraves
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1 posted on 04/25/2003 10:50:25 AM PDT by Helms
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To: Helms
Ashleigh who?
2 posted on 04/25/2003 10:52:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: Helms
her tie to Peter Jennings

What tie?

3 posted on 04/25/2003 10:55:32 AM PDT by theDentist (So. This is Virginia.... where are all the virgins?)
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To: Helms
Was she named after Ashleigh Longworth?
4 posted on 04/25/2003 10:58:09 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Liberate Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, NK, Cuba...; Support the Troops!)
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To: theDentist
...her tie to Peter Jennings...

What she does in her off hours is no concern of mine.

5 posted on 04/25/2003 10:58:13 AM PDT by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
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To: Helms
I'm more concerned about her grey roots.
6 posted on 04/25/2003 10:59:27 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: theDentist
"Banfield freelanced as an associate producer for ABC’s “World News Tonight,”

This is Petas broadcast. Excuse me if I have extrapolated.

7 posted on 04/25/2003 10:59:44 AM PDT by Helms (U.N./E.U. VS. U.S.A. ...The French and Germans Are Anti-Western)
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To: theDentist
What tie?

I am guessing this: Simultaneously while at CICT-TV, Banfield freelanced as an associate producer for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” where she covered the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the 1992 Clinton/Yeltsin Summit in Vancouver.

8 posted on 04/25/2003 10:59:55 AM PDT by L_Von_Mises
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To: Helms
We need better control over whom we issue Green cards.
9 posted on 04/25/2003 11:00:20 AM PDT by Little Bill (No Rats, A.N.S.W.E.R (WWP) is a commie front!!!!)
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To: Helms
Her MSNBC show was canceled. Declare victory and move on.
10 posted on 04/25/2003 11:01:06 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
Welcome to FR-since April of this very year.
11 posted on 04/25/2003 11:01:09 AM PDT by Helms (U.N./E.U. VS. U.S.A. ...The French and Germans Are Anti-Western)
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To: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
Liberal media types don't have off-hours. That's when they reload.
12 posted on 04/25/2003 11:02:17 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Helms
Send her back to Canada where she can rot.
13 posted on 04/25/2003 11:02:33 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Helms
Never heard of her.
14 posted on 04/25/2003 11:05:51 AM PDT by Great Dane
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To: Helms
Well, I've always thought it curious that General Wesley Clark, the butcher of Belgrade, was a Rhodes Scholar who was born in Arkansas. But that wasn't enough to condemn him. He had direct connections to clinton, who rapidly promoted him over the heads of his peers, earning him the nickname of Ultimate Perfumed Prince. Before he was named NATO Supreme Commander, he helped his boss out by providing the armor and weapons used to incinerate the children at Waco, when he was the commander at Fort Hood.

I don't see any such suspicious connections between Banfield and Jennings. Canada is a pretty big place. There's no evidence that Banfield was ever a protege of Jennings. I agree that they are both insufferable, but so are dozens of other TV talking heads.
15 posted on 04/25/2003 11:10:06 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I suppose I am guilty of a Drudge like teaser. Thanks for the info. Also I found the following on Rick Sanchez while whistling past the MSNBC graveyard of reporters:

Note the Habitat for Humanities plug:

SANCHEZ CAME to MSNBC in 2001 from South Florida where he was a news anchor at WSVN- TV, the Miami Fox affiliate. Sanchez joined WSVN in 1982, as a reporter where he covered news throughout Miami and South Florida. He was also an anchor for KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. Sanchez returned to WSVN in 1988. A native of Havana, Cuba, Sanchez won an Emmy for a five-part series on Cuban immigration to South Florida. In addition to covering numerous major national and international stories, Sanchez has covered the contra war in Nicaragua, the invasion of Grenada, the uprisings in Haiti, the Reagan White House and several assignments in Havana, Cuba. Sanchez was the spokesperson for WSVN’s community campaign, Habitat for Humanities, and he was responsible for developing a successful campaign to acquire new roofs for the hurricane victims in South Dade.

16 posted on 04/25/2003 11:15:44 AM PDT by Helms (U.N./E.U. VS. U.S.A. ...The French and Germans Are Anti-Western)
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To: Helms
Wasn't she in the Cheech and Chong movie ? Nevermind, that was Ashley Roachclip ...
17 posted on 04/25/2003 11:17:37 AM PDT by John Lenin
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To: GraniteStateConservative
It was cancelled but then they actually promoted her to Pentagon correspondent!
18 posted on 04/25/2003 11:24:57 AM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Cicero
In a way, I owe Banfield a favor. The last MSNBC program I ever watched was when she covered herself from head to toe and prostrated herself to get an interview with a Taliban cleric (wasn't even high up.) I figured she would do anything for a spot, so I decided never to watch MSNBC's crap again. The cleric, incedently, was laughing his a$$ off at getting paid and seeing this prostitute for American TV.
19 posted on 04/25/2003 11:27:26 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: Helms
Remember on 9/11 she was blonde? Then when she was sent to Afghanistan, fearless and intrepid reporterette that she is, she died her hair dark. No doubt to avoid having her cranium used as a key fob by some warlord.
20 posted on 04/25/2003 11:29:04 AM PDT by Cedric
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