Leon Lazaroff has been with TheStreet since March 2013 as an editor, media industry reporter and political writer. Prior to joining TheStreet, Leon was a reporter at Bloomberg News on its media and emerging markets teams, a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and through much of the 1990s a foreign correspondent reporting from Mexico and Spain with the Associated Press and other outlets. Leon completed the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University in 2002, earning a masters degree in journalism, and a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Wisconsin long before its basketball team was any good.Twitter: Follow: @leonlazaroff
Recent Articles By The Author
Viacom-CBS Merger Would Be All-Stock, Redstones Won't Participate in Talks
National Amusements made clear in its letter to CBS and Viacom that as merger talks proceed, the Redstones would continue to control both companies, or a combined company.
As Redstones Call for CBS-Viacom Merger, Questions Linger on How to Pull it Off
The companies will be asked to merge by Sumner Redstone's National Amusements, the controlling shareholder of both companies, Reuters reported. Shares in both stocks rose on the report.
Clinton-Trump Debate Tops 84 Million Viewers to Break Reagan-Carter's 1980 Record
Viewership of the Clinton-Trump debate broke the record set back in 1980 between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.
NBC's Lester Holt Redeems Matt Lauer's Poor Presidential Forum Performance at First Debate
Lester Holt let Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duke it out, a strategy that allowed the NBC anchor to avoid being the news of the first presidential debate of 2016.
Without Arnold Palmer There Would Never Have Been Air Jordan
Arnold Palmer was a great golfer, but his greatest impact was helping to create the idea of the professional athlete as brand marketer.