In Profile: Ruhle, Snow, Muir

By A.J. Katz 

MSNBC Live anchor Stephanie Ruhle talks to The Hollywood Reporter about her new podcast Modern Ruhles: “People are not going home for holidays! Suddenly we’re saying I can’t be Facebook friends with my high school [classmates] anymore. That’s exactly why we decided to make this podcast. Because of this idea that if you disagree with me, you’re a bad person.”

NBC Nightly News Sunday and MSNBC anchor Kate Snow speaks with Poynter about what it’s like talking to sexual assault victims and accusers and her approach with those sensitive interviews: “I know that some of these things I’ve done … I have people reaching out to me saying, ‘Thank you, you just enabled me to tell my story.’ Or members of Congress have reached out to say, ‘We’re going to propose some legislation. Can you help us reach this person that you interviewed?’ At the end of the day, that’s all any of us in journalism want —to make some kind of difference in what we’re doing.”

ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir spoke with Variety for its New York issue. When asked broadcasts need to do to keep audiences interested, Muir touted the importance of a solid social media presence, in addition to maintaining the traditional TV audience: “I think what we try to do with a number of social media arms is put bits and pieces of the news  in as many places as we can whether that be Facebook or Instagram or Hulu, where you can now see World News Tonight. I think it’s vital. …But people are also coming to us on TV despite the fact they have all these other avenues. While we are focused on how do we reach more people and in different ways, we also can’t take our eye off of the reality that people still come to us in a very traditional way. They are expecting a conversation at the end of the day.”