Brian Roberts
PUCK June 3, 2022
The inside conversation about Brian Roberts’ M&A appetite, and the truth about Shari Redstone and Bob Bakish’s Paramount position. Plus, some fallout from the ongoing anxiety inside Chris Licht’s CNN.
Sheryl Sandberg
PUCK June 1, 2022
Shortly after announcing her departure from Meta, I spoke with Sandberg about her decision and what’s next. Also, some news on David Zaslav and Toby Emmerich.
Brian Roberts
PUCK May 27, 2022
Notes on why NBCU-EA didn’t happen, thoughts on Warren & Shari, and Zaz’s next moves.
Chris Licht
HOLLYWOOD May 26, 2022
Inside CNN’s newsroom, a top story remains the network’s new boss, Chris Licht, and his attempt to fill the Zucker void without being Zucker, all while managing a team of remnant Zuckerites.
Drew Angerer
HOLLYWOOD May 20, 2022
For months, the media elite have been wondering what the Comcast impresario might buy to scale up in the content wars. Turns out, Roberts had a plan that almost came together.
Chuck Todd
HOLLYWOOD May 18, 2022
Can an anchor cut from the Russertian mold re-reinvent a historic franchise as a modern media brand? And is NBC betting on the future for Meet the Press or merely paying a “talent management tax” to fund Todd’s vision?
Tom Brady
HOLLYWOOD May 13, 2022
Is Tom Brady worth nearly $400 million as a broadcaster? The critics say no. But, they also concede, what is Fox without the N.F.L.—and, ergo, without him?
Chris Licht
HOLLYWOOD May 11, 2022
Sure, an adult-table bastion of centrist upscale cable news sounds fantastic, especially since Fox News and MSNBC have totally abdicated the middle. But can it still be done, and will it rate?
Jeff Zucker
HOLLYWOOD May 6, 2022
One week into his new job, CNN’s new boss is already having his manage-from-above strategy questioned and second-guessed. How long till he climbs down from the 22nd floor?
Chris Licht
HOLLYWOOD May 4, 2022
Three days into the job, at least technically-speaking, new CNN C.E.O. Chris Licht is trying to establish himself as an anti-Zucker: hands off the creative, not messing with the chyrons, a delegator-in-chief. Which may explain why he’s sitting in Ann Sarnoff’s old office.
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