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Leon Lazaroff

Deputy Managing Editor

Leon Lazaroff, TheStreet's deputy managing editor, covers the media industry and media stocks, examining sector trends and valuations. Leon previously worked at Bloomberg News reporting on emerging markets as well as media companies, and at the Chicago Tribune as a national correspondent based in New York.

Leon spent much of the 1990s in Mexico and Spain writing for the Associated Press and an assortment of U.S. newspapers and magazines. In his spare time, he cycles and takes his kids to Fort Greene's Camel Park.

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5 Mergers That Failed

By Leon Lazaroff

As government regulators prepare to rule on two giant telecom mergers, let's take a look at a handful of big deals they have rejected that should worry Comcast and AT&T.

01:51PM 05/23/14

Al Franken Joins Internet Activists to Oppose AT&T-DirecTV

By Leon Lazaroff

Minnesota Senator Al Franken lashed-out at AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV as a deal that will reduce competition and raise prices for Internet access, a view backed by activist groups increasingly jittery about media concentration.

02:02PM 05/19/14

Why AOL, Yahoo! Marriage Makes Sense

By Leon Lazaroff

AOL's recent tumble could make it even more attractive to Yahoo!, which is expected to be flush with cash after China's Alibaba holds a New York public offering later this year.

12:49PM 05/16/14

FCC Wheeler's Rhetoric Not Matching Actions, Says Free Press

By Leon Lazaroff

FCC Chairman Wheeler appeared to be saying one thing and doing another as the agency voted to re-open its rules governing the Internet.

02:04PM 05/15/14

Disney, Fox, Time Warner Will Win, With or Without Net Neutrality

By Leon Lazaroff

Big media companies are poised to maintain their domination, regardless of how Congress, the FCC and the courts rule on Net Neutrality.

09:26AM 05/15/14

FCC Set to Take up Net Neutrality and What Consumers Will Pay

By Leon Lazaroff

The FCC is set to begin hearings on the issue of 'Net Neutrality' on Thursday, and one of the big questions is whether broadband delivery will be considered more of a utility.

05:48PM 05/14/14

New York Times Tumbles as Abramson Is Abruptly Replaced

By Leon Lazaroff

New York Times shares were falling Wednesday as the company said Jill Abramson has been replaced as editor of its newspaper.

03:29PM 05/14/14

Why Comcast Will Do Whatever It Wants With Net Neutrality

By Leon Lazaroff

Comcast's David Cohen pulls no punches, tells Net Neutrality advocates that the country's largest cable-TV company can charge whatever is reasonable for different levels of Internet service.

01:37PM 05/14/14

Ironic Isn't It, Murdoch Now Glad He Didn't Buy BSkyB

By Leon Lazaroff

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox was surging Monday on news of a deal with BSkyB which would allow the media conglomerate to focus on entertainment programming.

03:34PM 05/12/14

AOL to Gain as Publicis-Omnicom Proves Bigger Isn't Better

By Leon Lazaroff

Publicis and Omnicom hoped their merger would help them dominate the transition into digital advertising. But it may have only proved that big isn't necessarily better

11:31AM 05/09/14

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