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[[caption-width-right:350:Wolf Blitzer reports on Vice President Maccabee's election victory in Agent X.]]

->''"Andrew Marr, the quintessential face of 'capitalist realism', makes a cameo as himself... portraying himself as totally failing to pick up on what's happening. He stands in front of the camera, solemnly discussing the personalities at Number 10, while failing to notice that a massive, murderous, warmongering criminal conspiracy is unfolding before his blinkered eyes. Not the first time."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/childhoods-end/ Jack Graham]]''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon}} "Aliens of London"]]

On occasion, a film or TV show will feature a news segment discussing events happening within the show. The fictional scene will star an actual newscaster who delivers that sort of segment in RealLife.

In SportsStories, this can take the specialized form of a Sportscaster Cameo.

Related to PracticalVoiceOver, where the voices are frequently recognizable newscasters. Sometimes achieved in {{dramatization}}s by use of StockFootage.

SisterTrope to LenoDevice, which uses a talk show or other nonfiction entertainment, rather than a straight news program. Subtrope of AsHimself and TheCameo. Compare PhonyNewscast. Not to be confused with KentBrockmanNews, though it can certainly take that role.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* News anchor Christel Takigawa makes several appearances as herself delivering news on ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8''.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', the announcer of the hockey game Riley's dad's emotions are watching is none other than [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Hahn Randy Hahn]], the TV play-by-play voice of the San Jose Sharks.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Canadian newsreader Peter Mansbridge voices his Zootopian counterpart, Peter Moosebridge.
** In the UK version he's dubbed by Creator/TheBBC sportscaster Vassos Alexander as Moosos Alexander.
** In the Brazilian dub he's replaced by a jaguar called Boi Chá voiced by journalist Ricardo Boechat. Other countries also had their own version of the character, although not necessarily voiced by a real newscaster.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', MTV journalist Kurt Loder shows up just in time to deliver a BrickJoke.
* Bill "Chilly Billy" Cardille, a Pittsburgh reporter makes a fairly long appearence as himself in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. His daughter Lori later went to star in ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.
* ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. RealLife anchorman Howard K. Smith gives a TV news report on the (fake) anthrax scare that the government is using to make people evacuate the area around Devil's Tower.
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' has StockFootage of news reports from the time. Its prologue is narrated by Creator/WalterCronkite.
* Richard Valeriani, a long-time White House correspondent, played himself reporting the backstory leading to the plot of ''Film/CrimsonTide''.
* A ''lot'' of actual reporters "played themselves" in ''Film/{{Contact}}''. CNN actually took so much backlash for this (13 of its newscasters and journalists appeared) that it put in place an ethical policy afterwards, in which their journalists had to get permission in order to portray themselves on film.
* At the end of ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Newman Edwin Newman]] plays himself reporting on U.S.-Soviet disarmament talks.
* Interestingly, ''Franchise/RoboCop'' had several anchors from ''Entertainment Tonight'' (e.g. Leeza Gibbons) appear as newscasters.
* ''Film/TheManWhoSuedGod'' had Chris Bath (one of the better-known Creator/SevenNetwork News Journalists) appear as a newsreader.
* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' features Sky News' Jeremy Thompson (who deserves some sort of major acting award for managing to say "RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain" in his best professional newscaster voice with a straight face), and Creator/Channel4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy as Shaun is flicking through the channels as the outbreak hits.
* Japanese news reporter Saburo Iketani appeared as himself in several Toho Kaiju films during the 60's, most notably in ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters''.
* Creator/TylerPerry's movie ''Daddy's Little Girls'' has Monica Pearson, an actual anchor (now retired) from Atlanta's ABC station, WSB-TV 2 (that most people in Georgia have heard of), talk about the main character being accused of rape.
* Greg Warmoth, a newscaster from the local ABC affiliate in Central Florida, WFTV-9 (co-owned with WSB), can be seen briefly at the end of ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', reporting on the successful mission.
* Matt Lauer interviewed Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell's character) in the movie remake of ''Land of the Lost''. It didn't go well.
* Both [[Series/{{Today}} Matt Lauer]] ''and'' [[WeatherReport Al Roker]] not only show up in ''Film/Sharknado3OhHellNo'' but occupy a shocking amount of the running time. There's even a subplot for these two: in addition to constantly returning to recap events from both the weather and news fronts, Al keeps pushing Matt to accept "sharknado" as the appropriate term for the disaster. Matt eventually succumbs to this neologistic peer-pressure.
* In ''Film/OhGodBookII'', [[Series/TwentyTwenty Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters]] appear to discuss Tracy's "Think God" campaign.
* ChrisMatthews is the primary newsman in ''Film/ManOfTheYear''.
* Jules Asner and Steve Kmetko from ''E! News Daily'' show up in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', where Jules gets to read a cleaned-up version of Jay's [[ClusterFBomb profanity-laced tirades]] on the air:
-->"Once we get to Hollywood and find those Miramax "expletive-deleted" who are making the Bluntman and Chronic movie, we're gonna make 'em eat our "expletive-deleted", then "expletive-deleted", which is made up of our "expletive-deleted", then eat their "expletive-deleted", which is made up of our "expletive-deleted" that we made 'em eat. [[QuoteSwearUnquote Unquote.]]"
* ''Film/ItHappenedHere''. A chilling version occurs in this AlternateHistory film about a Nazi-occupied Britain, where veteran wartime BBC radio announcers Alvar Lidell and John Snagge give their voice to fascist propaganda {{newsreel}}s.
* Woody Allen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'' had both Roger Grimsby (of WABC-7 in NYC) and Howard Cosell (of Monday Night Football) making news broadcasts of a particularly idiotic nature.
* Creator/Channel4 newsreader Jon Snow played "TV Anchorman" (a character based on [[CompositeCharacter various]] {{Spear Carrier}}s in the original play) in Ralph Fiennes's SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''.
* [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]] was interviewed in his [[Film/{{Rocky}} first movie]] (in the meat locker) by real-life reporter Diane Lewis, who had started her news career in Philadelphia. She went on to be an anchor in Detroit for thirty-five years, and made a few more film and TV appearances as a reporter, including a return to the ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' franchise in the [[Film/RockyV fifth movie]].
** Long-time Los Angeles sports anchor Stu Nahan did the commentary for the major boxing scenes in the series; after his death, his voice was still used for the computer simulation that sets ''Film/RockyBalboa'''s story in motion.
* Another long-time LA news stalwart, Hal Fishman, played the studio news anchor during the climactic scene of ''Film/SpiderMan3''; he passed away shortly after the film opened.
* The TV newscaster who presents the news on Ben's [[spoiler:faked]] suicide in ''Film/BenX'' is in fact Wim De Vilder, a real-life TV newscaster for the VRT's main news program.
* A couple of ''Film/JamesBond'' examples:
** Then BBC newsreader Martyn Lewis appears in an 'archive' report on Elektra King in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''
** Huw Edwards (BBC) and Wolf Blitzer (CNN) both appear in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* The ''Film/IronMan'' movie series includes cameos from Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts as well as several reporters from various local markets.
%%Note: the "Mad Money" segment in the first Iron Man movie belongs (and is on) LenoDevice.
* In a similar vein, the ending of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has a number of news anchors and commentators talking about the impact of the events.
* The 2012 remake of [[Film/RedDawn2012 Red Dawn]], which takes place in Spokane, Washington, features a cameo by Seattle news anchorman Dan Lewis (of KOMO-TV 4).
* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'' was an early film instance, with famous newspaper and radio journalists -- Elmer Davis, Gabriel Heatter, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Drew Pearson -- providing news of the invasion.
* 1938's ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'' has Kaltenborn also making an appearance, reporting Jeff Smith's filibuster.
* ''[[Film/AtlasShrugged Atlas Shrugged Part II]]'' features an appearance of Sean Hannity along with fellow Fox News denizens discussing the plot of the film. Their opinions are exactly what they would have been in real life.
* In ''Film/ShortCuts'', Howard Finnigan (Bruce Davison) is a pundit for KCAL-TV, an independent UsefulNotes/LosAngeles station. In one scene, he is at a news desk with real life KCAL News anchor Jerry Dunphy, who also appears in the film's final moments to deliver a report on [[spoiler:the earthquake that has just shaken the city and been blamed for one death]].
* ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' features Fox News anchor Shepard Smith as himself.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' featured many reporters during the first act, including Barry Nolan, Wendy Walsh, George Putnam, and John [=McLaughlin=].
* Real-life newscaster Bill Bonds (best known for his work on WXYZ in Detroit, MI) cameos as a newscaster in ''Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes''.
* In ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', Columbus TV news reporter Lorene Wagner appears as a reporter interviewing Michael Douglas in a brief scene filmed in downtown Columbus.
* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' has cameos from newscasters like Soledad O'Brien, Anderson Cooper, Nancy Grace and Charlie Rose.
* The movie ''Film/{{Twister}}'' featured several well-known Oklahoma news meteorologists, most notably Gary England from [=KWTV=] during the opening scene and Rick Mitchell from [=KOCO=] later on.
* ''Film/{{Lantana}}'' has an appearance by Richard Morecroft of Creator/TheABC News reporting on Valerie's disappearance.
* ''Film/LookBothWays'' features Mary Kostakidis reporting on the tunnel collapse.
* ''Film/USMarshals'' is partly set in Chicago, and features a few local reporters in the opening scenes.
* ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' film series features real-life sportscaster Bob Miller providing the play-by-play for several of the Ducks' games.
* In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', while Wanda and Vision are in Edinburgh, they see a report on events in New York by Laura Miller from ''STV News at Six''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' episode, "Dead", had ''North West Tonight'''s Gordon Burns as himself.
* The BBC ''revels'' in this, presumably because the national news was, in the days of TV Centre, filmed down the hall from a lot of the TV shows, so it was a matter of popping your head round the door. (These days, the news is based in [[OopNorth Salford]] and drama is made all over the place -- but following from ''Series/DoctorWho'', mostly UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}).
** Andrew Marr and Louise Minchin have played themselves on ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' respectively. Another BBC newsreader, Huw Edwards, played the Olympic opening commentator in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], although he was credited for playing the role of the "Commentator". (Six years later, Huw Edwards did indeed commentate on the London Olympics opening ceremony.)
** Reporter Alex [=MacIntosh=] appears as himself in the ''Doctor Who'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E1DayOfTheDaleks "Day of the Daleks"]], reporting on the peace conference. And even earlier, Kenneth Kendal in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E10TheWarMachines "The War Machines"]].
** Meredith Vieira cameoed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]].
*** With BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams on the same episode.
** BBC News presenter Richard Baker made some appearances in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. He also appeared in ''Series/TheGoodies'', along with Michael Aspel and others.
** ''Series/YesMinister'' borrowed a number of reasonably well-known BBC reporters and interviewers (such as Ludovic Kennedy, Sue Lawley, and Nicholas Witchell) to report on the events of the episode (and occasionally to interact with the titular minister - at least once in the talk-show format, but also at least once to conduct a regular journalistic interview).
** In the same vein, ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' also did this a fair amount, including one episode (Series 3, Ep. 5) revolving entirely around the Government and Opposition characters' antics on and surrounding Richard Bacon's show on Radio 5. They also used spliced StockFootage of Jeremy Paxman and ''Newsnight'' in the special "Rise of the Nutters".
** ''Series/AbsolutePower'' had Prentiss-[=McCabe=] clients interviewed by people like ''BBC Breakfast''[='s=] Dermot Murnaghan and ''Series/{{Newsnight}}'''s Kirsty Wark ... but a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Jeremy Paxman, since they were blackmailing "Jonathan Crossman" to give their client an easy interview.
** ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' had appearances by Angela Rippon in the first series, reporting on Henry Collingridge's ascendency to Prime Minister and the Conservative Party's leadership contest following his resignation.
** This is the main reason ''Film/{{Ghostwatch}}'' managed to fuck with so many viewers -- every anchor was a well-known BBC newscaster.
** Aversion: The head of BBC News banned their reporters from working with their PanelGame ''Series/TheBubble'', where contestants, having been hidden from the world for a week, have to identify real news stories intertwined with fake ones.
** ''Series/TopGear'' had an episode where numerous newsreaders where involved when Clarkson decided to drive the world's smallest car around the BBC.
* The [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS US Adaptation]] of ''House Of Cards'' also uses the trope with various anchors, usually from CNN, to give the perspective on the newscycle's reactions to Frank's schemes. Zoe Barnes is interviewed by Soledad O'Brien, and Claire by Ashleigh Banfield.
* Creator/SpikeMilligan did a sketch where Corbett Woodall read an ordinary-sounding news bulletin while Milligan shouted out the newsreader's inner monologue. (Although Woodall wasn't all that well known at the time.)
** Woodall had actually been forced to retire as a newsreader due to crippling rheumatoid arthritis, but continued to appear on screen in shows like ''Series/TheGoodies'' and ''Series/SteptoeAndSon''. Thus, though he was no longer a real newsreader he did play one on TV.
* Angela Rippon famously appeared on ''The Creator/MorecambeAndWise Show'', interrupting a faux news bulletin with a very well remembered dance routine.
* Several Chicago local newspeople cameoed as themselves during the run of ''Series/EarlyEdition''. Most of the time they then ran an "exclusive" story on the behind-the-scenes making-of during that evening's late news.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', real life Los Angeles anchor John Beard plays himself often, reporting on the Bluth family's problems. Also Creator/ConanOBrien appears in [[Recap/ArrestedDevelopmentS4E4TheBTeam "The B. Team"]].
* Australian news reader Edwin Maher appeared on an Australian sketch comedy show (I think it was ''TheBigGig'' but can't remember for certain) announcing that the ABC had been bought by Rupert Murdoch and showing the new ABC logo: three breasts.
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey and Chandler adopting the chick and the duck is precipitated by Joey seeing a report by Sue Simmons of WNBC, 4 New York discussing why ''not'' to get a baby chick at Easter. (The show, of course aired on NBC, but was produced by Warner Bros., this may have been referenced in another episode where some of the friends are fighting over what channel to watch: one wanted to watch channel 4 (NBC); another wanted to watch channel 11 (WPIX, a former national superstation and was then a WB affiliate; it is currently a CW affiliate.)
* Real anchors (and even production graphics) of KLAS Las Vegas have been used on the original ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
* The TV series ''Series/{{Greek}}'' lent credibility to a weather-related episode by having an actual ABC local weather reporter do the forecast. Since the series is set in Ohio, the weather reporter was from an Ohio ABC station, given that the show aired on ABC Family (specifically, Stan Stachak from the Toledo formerly ABC-owned station WTVG (they have since sold the station and another in Flint, MI to their former owners (ABC had bought the stations while in a frenzy over the 94 channel switches), which would be so close, but yet so far from where Cyprus-Rhodes actually is in Ohio.)
* ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' got in trouble with [[Creator/TheBBC their network]] for working with Sky News for a news clip on a TV in the background.
* Jon Snow, lead anchor for Creator/Channel4 news, appears on ''Series/TheBigFatQuizOfTheYear annually'', reporting a song as if it were a news story, for the contestants having to identify the song in question. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynv1uWjNTcI Like This]].
* There's an episode of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', "Dish and Dishonesty", where this happens. The plot revolves around trying to get Baldrick elected as a member of Parliament, and features a cameo by political commentator Vincent Hanna, appearing as "[[IdenticalGrandson his own great-great-grandfather]]."
* Ukee Washington, of KYW-TV (a Creator/{{CBS}} affiliate in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}) (it was an NBC affiliate owned by Westinghouse, until the 94 channel switches, and it ended up with CBS), occasionally appears on ''Series/ColdCase'', which is set in Philadelphia.
* The first ''[[Series/TheCosbyShow Cosby Show]]'' DreamSequence episode "The Day the Spores Landed" begins with a story being read by unseen NBC News reporter John Palmer, who was also working for NBC as the newsreader for the network's morning news program, ''The Today Show''.
* Bree Walker (of KCBS in LA) appeared in this capacity on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' (which is strange because that show aired on NBC).
* Averted in ''Series/FromTheEarthToTheMoon''. Rather than using stock footage of Walter Cronkite or Jules Bergman, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Emmett Seaborn]] (working for the fictional "NTC" network) was created. This also meant that the same newscaster could be used for every single Apollo mission.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}:'' In the season 4 episode "Awakening" the late Larry [=McCormick=], real-life Los Angeles news anchor for KTLA (the WB/CW affiliate), appeared "on-air" as himself.
* The short-lived series ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' featured assorted newscasters as themselves. Howard K. Smith for instance was a well known news reporter from World War II to the 1970s and appeared as himself covering the Visitors' arrival.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is set at Creator/{{NBC}}'s eponymous New York studios, so it's rather unsurprising when NBC newscasts show up. Brian Williams--noted for his rather goofy sense of humor--is particularly common. These newscasters also appear outside their shows, just hanging around the building.
* Former NBC correspondent Sander Vanocur appeared as himself as a network anchor in the 1994 TV movie ''Without Warning'', about Earth being hit by three meteors that turn out not to be meteors. [[GoneHorriblyWrong It does not end well.]]]
* ''Series/AlphaHouse'' features numerous cameos by actual American broadcasters and political commentators from the various big cable networks, and real talk show hosts, to add some level of realism to the events that happen in the show. These include NBC's Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, Stephen Colbert, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, and more.
* TV series set and/or filmed in the UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex (''Series/TheGoodGuys'' and ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' are good examples) tend to feature news reports read by long-time KDFW-TV anchor Clarice Tinsley.
* ''Series/TheGoodWife'' often has fictional Creator/{{NPR}} segments read by the actual NPR news anchors.
* ''Series/YouMeAndTheApocalypse'' has Sky News' Anna Jones as herself during the introduction to each episode.
* An episode of Series/{{Wishbone}} had Wishbone watch a news story about a heroic dog on TV. The reporter was played by KDFW anchor Clarice Tinsley. Ms Tinsley has also guest starred on Series/WalkerTexasRanger, Series/TheGoodGuys and Series/PrisonBreak.
* The third season premiere of ''Series/BreakingBad'' has TV journalists Ashleigh Banfield, Marla Tellez, Jeff Maher, and Dana Cortez reporting on the airplane collision over Albuquerque that happened at the end of the previous season.
* The benefits of using real reporters over actors is explained in a DVD commentary for ''Series/{{Leverage}}''; according to Creator/JohnRogers, actors tend to be obviously acting during news scenes while actual newscasters make it feel more natural since they're just doing their job with a new script.
* During the 2000 remake of ''Series/TheFugitive'', ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' host John Walsh can be seen hosting a segment featuring Dr. Richard Kimble.

* Rather interestingly, for the York Theatre Royal {{Pantomime}} in 2010 they had a cameo of the news presenters for BBC Yorkshire. They include a video segment in each panto.
* For the original production of ''Theatre/DamnYankees'', Creator/{{CBS}}'s longtime New York sportscaster Mel Allen recorded voiceover announcements for the climactic game between the Yankees and the Senators.

* Several episodes of ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' feature fictional news reports by real-life newsreader John Snagge.
* A variant in the Tertiary Phase of ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', with a Sportscaster Cameo. The two cricket commentators discussing Arthur and Ford's disruption of the Ashes are played by actual BBC cricket commentators Henry Blofeld and Fred Trueman. (In the book ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', they're called "Brian" and "Peter", presumably Brian "Jonners" Johnston and Peter Baxter.)

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', veteran 1010WINS newscaster John Montone voices [[Radio/GTARadio Weazel News']] radio newsman Mike Whitely.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' had IGN host Jessica Chobot as the model for and voice of television reporter Diana Allers.

* Local Atlantan meteorologist Dagmar Midcap (previously with WGCL-46, CBS, and now with KNSD-7/39 NBC in San Diego) made a cameo (as [[http://kevinandkell.com/2010/kk0219.html Dagmar Catnap]]) in the webcomic ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell''.
* In one update of ''Webcomic/JackiesFridge'', [[http://jackiesfridge.comicgenesis.com/d/20001018.html Jackie storms into her apartment soaking wet]] and yells, "''Damn'' Sean Cronin and his weather-radar!" At the time the strip was published, he was in fact a meteorologist working for the local Creator/{{ABC}} affiliate.