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AOL Networks CEO Talks Mobile and How He Landed His New Gig Q&A with Bob Lord

Specs Who Bob Lord Age 50 New gig CEO of AOL Networks Old gig CEO of Razorfish What drew you from the agency side to a media company? I actually have an engineering and a technical…

September 22, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

A Communications Strategist Discusses the Overlap of Politics and Branding Kevin Hauswirth’s lessons learned in social media

Specs Who Kevin Hauswirth Age 29 New gig Senior strategist, Purple Strategies Old gig Chicago’s first director of social media What’s it been like to move to the private sector after working with Mayor…

September 15, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

Copywriter Turned Author Looks Back on Russia’s Shift to Capitalism Elliott Holt

Specs Who Elliott Holt Age 39 New gig Author, You Are One of Them (Penguin Press) Old gig Copywriter and strategic planner, Grey Group, TBWAChiatDay, Saatchi & Saatchi Your agency background informs a good deal of…

September 8, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

Lucky Editor Eva Chen Makes a Case for a Shopping Magazine Surviving amid popular e-commerce sites

Specs Age 33 New gig Editor in chief, Lucky Old gig Beauty director, Teen Vogue How did you go from pre-med at Johns Hopkins to magazines? I always thought about magazines…

September 1, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

Writers’ Room Host Jim Rash Explains How Popular TV Shows Are Made The collaborative nature of writing

Specs Who Jim Rash Age 43 New gigs Host of The Writers’ Room on Sundance; co-writer, co-director of Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back Continuing gig Oscar-winning co-writer of The Descendants; Dean Pelton on NBC’s…

August 18, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

Is There Anything Joe Bastianich Can't Do? Junior MasterChef, Italia and marathons

Specs Who Joe Bastianich Age 44 New gig Judge on Fox’s Junior MasterChef Credentials In business, with mother Lidia and Mario Batali, operating restaurants including Babbo, Del Posto and Otto Fun fact Competed in Ironman Hawaii…

August 4, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

Anthony De Rosa on Circa's Plans to Reinvent the Digital News Article 'We are human editors'

Specs Age 37 New gig Editor in chief, mobile news startup Circa Old gig Social media editor, Reuters In one sentence, describe what you’ll be doing at Circa. Lead an editorial team and ensure that…

July 7, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

Cat Greenleaf's Talk Stoop Moves to USA From Taxi TV Losing her anonymity

Specs Age 41 News Her show, Talk Stoop With Cat Greenleaf, is moving to USA Network; she’ll also host USA’s daytime programming Talk Stoop, a show we’ve all seen on taxi screens,…

June 23, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT

Chris Cuomo Is About to Get Mad as Hell on CNN Watch out, politicians

Specs Age 42 New gig Co-host of CNN’s New Day Old gig Co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 So, your father is Mario Cuomo, your brother is Andrew Cuomo—why go into news and not politics? The biggest…

June 16, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

How Filmmaker Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder Director does his own thing for Nike and Mercedes

Specs Who Casey Neistat Age 32 New gig Freelance commercial director Old gig Commercial director, HSI Productions You mostly make unbranded videos. How did you get into branded work? I met Andy Spade in 2002 or…

June 9, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

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