Ex-PBS journalist Ray Suarez joins Al-Jazeera

NEW YORK — Former PBS journalist Ray Suarez is joining Al-Jazeera America to host a daily show, “Inside Story,” that airs in the late afternoon each weekday.

Suarez worked at PBS’ “NewsHour” for 20 years, most recently as chief national correspondent.

He’s also worked for CNN, NPR and NBC’s local station in Chicago. He’ll start at Al-Jazeera America next Monday.

Since its launch in August, Al-Jazeera has struggled to find an audience in the United States, averaging 11,000 viewers in daytime during October.

Barrymore, husband expecting second child

LOS ANGELES — Drew Barrymore is expanding her brood. A spokesman for the 38-year-old entertainer says Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child.

Publicist Chris Miller offered no other details.

Barrymore and Kopelman, who were married in June of 2012, are already parents to a daughter, 13-month-old Olive.

Barrymore recently launched her own beauty brand, Flower. Kopelman, the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, is an art consultant.

‘New Girl,’ new sitcom in post-Super Bowl slot

LOS ANGELES — Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot on Feb. 2 will be filled by two of its comedies.

“New Girl” and freshman series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will air on Fox after the game that’s typically TV’s most-watched program and a big promotional platform for other network fare.

Fox gave “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” another vote of confidence, announcing that it’s ordering nine more episodes for a full season of 22 episodes.

Associated Press