In Profile: Bartiromo, Holt, Iger

By A.J. Katz Comment

Fox News & Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo is interviewed by Wharton Magazine. She reflects on her early days as a reporter and how aspiring business journalists can prepare for a job in TV: “I made a commitment to myself that I was going to be the best person for the job so that no one could push me around and question my qualifications. You need something that differentiates you. You need to be passionate and knowledgeable.”

NBC Nightly News anchor and Dateline host Lester Holt is interviewed by Time, and asked about arriving in the Nightly News anchor chair under “unusual circumstances.”

The first night that the announcer said NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, there was probably an audible gulp right before I said “Good evening,” because these are important broadcasts, and I watched them growing up. A lot of what got me through it was the things that people had written to me and tweeted and put on Facebook. I’m continuing to grow into the job. It’s only recently I’ve felt like I’m totally in sync with the direction of the broadcast.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger gets a profile in the May 2018 issue of Vogue. Here, he speaks about the Fox sale, and describes Donald Trump as a “a distrupter.”

“The status quo, to me, is a joke,” he says. “When I was growing up, you could protect the status quo and do reasonably well for decades. General Motors, for instance. TWA and Pan Am. Holiday Inn. Xerox. You look at these brands, and the business models lasted most of our lifetime. But the speed of change is much faster than we ever imagined it would be. What’s happening is that we’re seeing mass disruption in our lives, whether it’s politics, where Donald Trump is a disrupter, or warfare with ISIS. You look at Uber and Airbnb and Netflix, and you should quickly conclude that disruption has never been more apparent or more profound. If you want to thrive in a disrupted world, you have to be incredibly adept at not standing still.”

 

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