An LA-based media consultant is claiming that selling Current TV to Al Jazeera was all his idea. THR Esq. has the eight-page complaint filed Tuesday in California Superior Court.
The allegations hinge on a July 23, 2012 meeting and Power Point presentation. On that summer Monday, John Terenzio claims he met with Current TV board member Richard Blum and laid out how the Qatar-based broadcaster could be a perfect fit. Blum, a billionaire, is married to
California state U.S. Senator for California Dianne Feinstein.
Terenzio is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and currently listed as living in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. From his Tri American Productions (TAP Inc.) biography:
Terenzio served as the president of programming and publishing at Broadband Sports, specializing in sports content for new media and television platforms… He has created, developed and produced virtually every type of reality programming, including prime time network news, television and digital sports, and programming in the court and “talk” syndicated genres.
Terenzio has also lectured at the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications graduate program in LA and at Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism in Beijing.