After more than three decades at NBC News, Phil Alongi has one more day of work left at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
On Friday, February 27, Mr. Alongi will be stepping down as the executive producer of NBC News’ specials unit in order to launch a media consulting firm, called Alongi Media Solutions.
On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 30, David Gregory, NBC News’ ubiquitous robo-anchor, popped up in front of the cameras at Rockefeller Plaza where over the course of several drizzly hours, he held forth on such topics as the dismal weather, Barry Manilow and the world’s largest floating Christmas Tree, which turns out to be Read More
Steve Friedman, the legendary news producer who’s been known over the years to walk the hallways of the various morning news outfits at which he’s worked wielding a baseball bat, is starting his own media venture.
On the same day CBS News announced that it was firing embattled Early Show executive producer Shelley Ross, Mr. Read More
It’s just past 8 a.m. on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America, and Samantha Finck is crying like a baby. She is a baby–Samantha is one-sixth of three separate sets of Finck twins appearing on the show today–and just minutes to air, she’s wailing so loudly the production assistants jam fingers in their ears. Read More
In television news, as in life, the most successful people are often the ones who never seem to shut up.
For example, Al Roker.
“So you’re saying the brown waffles are better,” Mr. Roker asked a nutritionist who was trying to explain the health benefits of whole grains to six million Today show viewers on Read More
Wednesday, April 17
Nothing is more indicative of the screechy, high-stakes scratch fight between Fox News and CNN than the high-octane quotes that executives and spokespeople from the two networks are slinging at each other with growing frequency. Fox perfected the In-Your-Face Quote, of coursefor years, they’ve offered up supercharged barbs that seem stolen from Read More
Wednesday, April 10
What’s ticking at 60 Minutes ? Father Time hasn’t caught up yet with the most venerable news magazine in the TV business-34 years running, still as spry as Jack LaLanne-but internal rumors about the show’s future grew wild enough to trigger a recent, rare pow-wow between its on-air heavyweights and CBS Read More
It’s just past 8 a.m. on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America , and Samantha Finck is crying like a baby. She
is a baby-Samantha is one-sixth of
three separate sets of Finck twins appearing on the show today-and just minutes
to air, she’s wailing so loudly the production assistants jam fingers in their Read More
In September, I had an argument with my wife about Judaism. During the high holidays, I feel the need to go to synagogue, but attendance is limited. You must have a ticket to get in, usually a color-coded one, and if you don’t you must either steal in, or wait on a line for the Read More
For years, CBS has employed two men who have been powerhouses in the potentially very profitable business of morning television–former Today show producer Steve Friedman, who runs WCBS, the New York affiliate, and former Today show host Bryant Gumbel, who has been pulling down $6 million a year from the network while doing, well, not Read More