Revolving Door: ‘Seismic’ Changes Across Broadcast Programming

Ann Curry takes over from Meredith Vieira starting today on 'Today.'

The New York Times notes the high number of changes happening at broadcast shows, with big names like Meredith Vieira and Katie Couric coming and going. One CNN producer calls the shifts “seismic.” Of course, the challenge is — and will be for the foreseeable future — reaching audiences and building loyalty.

“We believe we have an opportunity to deliver content directly to consumers,” Disney CEO Bob Iger is quoted saying.

Speaking of the NYT, Business Insider reports that AOL actually has a larger newsroom that the Times. This takes into account the tremendous Patch local network.

After the jump, this week’s media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter.


Lisa Morin has been named executive producer at Anderson Cooper’s new show Anderson. She had been senior supervising producer at Oprah. (TVNewser)

Brett Norman has joined Politico Pro’s health team. He had been science writer at The Rockefeller University. (FBDC)

Heather Jones has been named infographic designer at Time. She had been freelance illustrator and iPad designer at datatickler. (mb)

Rod Gramer has been named vice president and general manager at Bay News 9. He had been executive news director at KGW in Portland, OR. (TVSpy)

Andrei Scheinkman has been named editor of interactive news at Huffington Post. He had been interactive news developer at The New York Times. (AdWeek)

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