Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer
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Stephen Battaglio writes about television and the media business for the Los Angeles Times out of New York. His coverage of the television industry has appeared in TV Guide, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, Fortune, the Hollywood Reporter, Inside.com and Adweek. He is also the author of three books about television, including a biography of pioneer talk show host and producer David Susskind.

150 Articles
about 22 hours ago
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CNN is canceling 'Morning Express with Robin Meade,' another cost-cutting casualty

The HLN morning show, a favorite in small-town America, is a victim of budget cuts demanded by CNN parent Warner Bros...

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3 days ago
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Stephen Colbert's cartoon news show can be as scary as the real thing

Comedy Central continues the tradition of 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show' with 'Tooning Out the News,' a we...

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11 days ago
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More changes at CNN as top programming executive to leave at year's end

Michael Bass was Jeff Zucker's top lieutenant at CNN. He's leaving after less than a year under new boss Chris Licht.

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11 days ago
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Disney shares jump after Bob Iger returns as CEO

Wall Street applauded Walt Disney Co.'s stunning move to replace CEO Bob Chapek five months after his contract was ex...

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15 days ago
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CNN is ending 'This Is Life With Lisa Ling,' a casualty of budget cuts

The CNN Original Series with journalist Ling will begin its ninth and final season on Nov. 27. It's the first program...

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21 days ago
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Fred Hickman, former sports anchor for CNN, ESPN and YES, dies at 66

Hickman was co-anchor of CNN's 'Sports Tonight' and the first host on YES, the regional sports network.

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25 days ago
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Why free streaming channels could be the future of broadcast TV news

ABC, CBS and NBC are giving more resources and big stars to their news streaming channels, which are no longer terrai...

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29 days ago
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CNBC pulls the plug on 'The News With Shepard Smith'

CNBC pulls the plug on former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith's show, to be replaced by a nightly business news program...

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about 1 month ago
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Can a new morning show with Don Lemon help turn around CNN's fortunes?

Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins will co-anchor 'CNN This Morning,' the first major programming change at the ...

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about 1 month ago
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CNN chief Chris Licht tells staff to brace for budget cuts

In a memo sent Tuesday, Licht said CNN is looking at ways to reduce costs. It's not clear whether the cuts will inclu...

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about 2 months ago
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KNX Newsradio morning anchor Dick Helton signs off

'L.A.'s Morning News' with Mike Simpson, Vicky Moore and Jennifer Moore starts Monday on Audacy's all-news radio stat...

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about 2 months ago
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Prime Video's 'Thursday Night Football' is a fountain of youth for the NFL

Ratings for the first four Thursday-night games shown exclusively on Prime have surged in viewing among the streaming...

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