off the record
Last week was quite a whirlwind for New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter. Top of The Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, his look at the world of morning television, hit shelves, and Mr. Stelter found himself in the potentially awkward situation of appearing as a guest on morning shows to talk about a book about morning shows.
At press time, Mr. Stelter had done around 20 media appearances, with more scheduled. He was on Morning Edition, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN’s Early Start, Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition. Revelations were sprinkled throughout the tabloids and on the cover of Us Weekly, which featured a smiling photo of Ann Curry in a yellow cardigan, arms defiantly resting on her hips, with the headline “Stabbed in the Back: They called her ‘Big Bird’ and plotted to get rid of her. How Ann Curry’s coworkers tortured her and why she won’t forgive Matt Lauer.”
Ever wonder what NY1′s traffic reporter (and Brian Stelter gf) Jamie Shupak does before she goes on air? Well, Racked NY, the shopping and beauty blog owned by Curbed Network, made a video of Ms. Shupak’s early morning routine at the DIY station, where the one-man-band ethos extends to hair and makeup.
The Huffington Post Home vertical took us inside the magical, DIY home of everyone’s favorite media couple–New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter and NY1′s traffic reporter Jamie Shupak.
When Michelle Manetti, HuffPo Home’s associate editor, first met Ms. Shupak at a crafting event (side note: what’s a “crafting event”?), she was told that the traffic reporter had an amazing way with the home crafts. But she had to see it to believe it. And a tour of the West Village apartment that Ms. Shupak shares with Mr. Stelter convinced her. Ms. Manetti’s 18 picture slideshow convinced us that…um, they have a very nice place, thanks to Ms. Shupak’s craftiness and Mr. Stelter’s “trusting” personality.
Don’t let the warm weather fool you, we are officially in Fall season mode. You can always tell the changing of the seasons by the changing of the leaves, or at least by the changing of the hair colors of The Real Housewives of New York—which we anticipate will take place any day now in some of the city’s higher end hair care establishments as LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer reap the rewards of their cast-off cast members by doubling their salary. The two will now be getting $500,000 each to throw champagne in each other’s faces. Who says that there are no high-paying jobs anymore? Rather unbelievably, fellow New Yorkers, these are the 1%.