Senior TV Editor at Variety who has covered media and advertising topics since 1998 - everything from the Time Warner-AOL merger to the effect of DVRs on the TV business. Previous stops at Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, with freelance work for The Boston Globe a...
Phil Griffin, who has led MSNBC from its previous Keith Olbermann heyday to a new surge led by Rachel Maddow, has extended his time at the head of the cable-news outlet in a new deal, according to a person familiar with the matter. More to come….
Sean Hannity has been one of Fox News Channel’s most popular personalities, throwing red meat daily to the cable network’s core red-state viewers by talking up issues of interest to conservatives. If he were to leave, the network would likely get the blues.
"Like the rest of the country, is taking a vacation for weekend and will be back on Tuesday," the -owned network said in a statement. "Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish." Hannity has become embroiled in a furor over his recent promotion of a widely discredited story about the death last summer of , a staffer who was murdered in last July in what local police have stated they believe is a botched robbery.