Senior TV Ed. @Variety. I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill. I write about advertising and TV.

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 and others. Oh, and I blog about the funnies page for kicks at

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Michael Clemente Departs Fox News — Michael Clemente, one of a handful of senior executives helping to run the operations of Fox News Channel, is leaving the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet. Clemente, who was recently assigned to supervise long-form specials, is leaving as the network focuses more intently on breaking news and election-related programming in the near future, according to people familiar with the situation.

Fox News Ads Suggest TV Strategy Remains After Roger Ailes’ Departure — Fox News Channel is working its way through internal troubles, but that hasn't kept the cable-news outlet from putting its best foot forward to the outside world.

Mondelez, Fox To Devise Ads for Streaming-Video Generation — On the web, so conventional wisdom has it, surfers have long been accustomed to watching few ads - or even none at all. So Mondelēz International, the giant food manufacturer, wants to come up with a way to make watching the ads that accompany streaming-video as appetizing, say, as its Oreos or Triscuits.

Joe Abruzzese, Discovery Ad-Sales Chief, To Step Down — Joe Abruzzese, a veteran of TV's ad-sales wars who over the years was instrumental in lining up Madison Avenue support for everything from "Survivor" to "Shark Week," is getting ready to leave the battlefield. Abruzzese, 68 years old, will leave his post as president of ad sales of Discovery Communications by the end of the year, he said in an interview Monday.

Fox News: More Sex-Harassment Allegations Emerge After Ailes Ouster — Roger Ailes was ousted from the top position at Fox News Channel Thursday in the wake of allegations of sexual-harassment made against him, but controversy continues to swell around the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet.

Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News amid sexual harassment claims; Rupert Murdoch takes over — Roger Ailes has officially stepped down from Fox News Channel, according to a statement from 21st Century Fox, the cable-news network's corporate parent. His resignation comes after a series of sexual-harassment allegations had been leveled against him and brings to an end an era at a TV network that has become hugely influential in political circles and the daily news cycle.

Roger Ailes Reigns From Fox News And Rupert Murdoch Will Take Over — Roger Ailes has officially stepped down from Fox News Channel, according to a statement from 21st Century Fox, the cable-news network's corporate parent. Rupert Murdoch will take over supervision of the network as its interim chairman and chief executive. More to come...

Fox News; Cable Network Faces Tipping Point After Roger AIles — To the untrained eye, Fox News Channel on Thursday morning presented what looked to be just another day in "America's Newsroom," one of the many programs that populates its regular schedule. Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum were holding forth from Cleveland, the site of the Republican National Convention.

Roger Ailes, Fox News Drama Forces Murdochs to Take Action — Just one year ago, Roger Ailes' future at Fox News couldn't have seemed rosier. This story first appeared in the July 20, 2016 issue of Variety. His star anchor, Megyn Kelly, was about to launch a series of news specials that executives believed might propel her to the same heights enjoyed by Barbara Walters.

Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes reportedly resigning amid sexual harassment scandal — Roger Ailes, who transformed Fox News Channel from a start-up into one of the nation's most influential news organizations in under two decades, is said to be in negotiations to leave the 21st Century Fox-owned cable outlet in the wake of a bevy of sexual-harassment allegations leveled at him, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @HorowitzInsight: Mondelez Teams Up With Fox To Devise Ads for the Streaming-Video Generation @bristei 

Jul 25, 2016

NITE OWL: Official debut of 'Sam Squad' on @FullFrontalSamB as @iamsambee gives formal name to roving band of writers/producers

Jul 25, 2016

RT @danielradosh: Can't believe the DNC chair quit... The RNC chair didn't quit even when Clint Eastwood was yelling at it all night!

Jul 25, 2016

@Schwindter I guess you'd prefer: 'What do they serve at #CNNGrill? Empty sound bites to an uninformed electorate?'

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