THE LATEST ARTICLES
HOLLYWOOD • March 11, 2022
Zaz’s New Order & BriWi’s Next Move?
The new king of cable media is preparing to restructure his org chart upon the consummation of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger. Meanwhile, at Chris Licht’s CNN, a new game of thrones begins.
HOLLYWOOD • March 9, 2022
Is MSNBC on Autopilot?
CNN’s remarkable coverage of Ukraine has evidenced its sizable advantage over its nearest rival, MSNBC, begging the two-fold question: who is in charge over there and what are they doing, exactly?
HOLLYWOOD • March 4, 2022
Zaz Comes to CNN
The atrocities in Ukraine have washed away much of CNN’s angst and sanctimony about the Zucker defenestration. Meanwhile, Zaz has encouraged a victory lap from “The Trio,” who have led the network in the interim. And as the European quagmire expands, many are still wondering what Chris Cuomo is fighting for.
MEDIA • March 2, 2022
Ben & Justin’s First Big Hire
The Smiths’ forthcoming global media venture is beginning to coalesce as Ben and Justin close in on their first tranche of funding and poach their first high-profile executive. Plus, some new investor dish.
HOLLYWOOD • March 2, 2022
The Licht Regime Begins at CNN
Chris Licht may share Jeff Zucker’s super-producer past, but his reign over CNN is likely to be quite a bit different—though not in the ways you might assume.
HOLLYWOOD • February 26, 2022
Jeff Zucker’s Successor Is… Chris Licht
According to people who have spoken with Zaslav, the former wunderkind producer Jeff Zucker will be succeeded by another former wunderkind, Chris Licht. Welcome to the new CNN.
HOLLYWOOD • February 25, 2022
Succession Watch: NYT and CNN Edition
A coronation appears cemented at The Times. Meanwhile, a new detail emerges in the race to hire Jeff Zucker’s replacement.
MEDIA • February 23, 2022
Is Jen Psaki the Next Rachel Maddow?
Biden’s spokesperson, who plans to leave the White House this year, is being feverishly courted by CNN and MSNBC, among others. And Psaki has ambitions to become a marquee star. Is she the next Maddow or Anderson?
HOLLYWOOD • February 18, 2022
Jeff & Allison Ponder Their Next Moves
The most-watched couple in media are generating tabloid-level attention as they calculate their next professional steps.
HOLLYWOOD • February 16, 2022
The Zucker-Cuomo-Kilar Love Triangle, Act II
An extensive report from The Times, a damning statement from Gollust, and a fortuitously-timed liquidity event. This Warner Bros. Discovery deal really can’t close soon enough.