Leon Lazaroff

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.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Viacom Makes It Official: Dauman Out, Dooley In -- For Now

Viacom Makes It Official: Dauman Out, Dooley In -- For Now

Viacom on Saturday evening issued a statement making official the sweeping settlement between Sumner and Shari Redstone, and now former CEO, Philippe Dauman.

Viacom Settlement Said to Force Philippe Dauman to Step Down as CEO

Viacom Settlement Said to Force Philippe Dauman to Step Down as CEO

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman will depart the media company with a severance package of $72 million after its board agreed to a settlement ending a series of legal disputes.

Gawker.com Will Be Closed as Univision Won't Buy Embattled Website

Gawker.com Will Be Closed as Univision Won't Buy Embattled Website

Univision's pending $135 million acquisition of Gawker Media won't include Gawker.com, the site at the center of a losing privacy court case that drove the company into bankruptcy.

Univision Needed Gawker to Generate Scale and Buzz for IPO

Univision Needed Gawker to Generate Scale and Buzz for IPO

Univision buying Gawker for $135 million may prove to be a steal considering that the Spanish-language TV company is eager to expand its digital business with eye toward an IPO.

Why Viacom's Family Feud Was Always Difficult to Resolve

Why Viacom's Family Feud Was Always Difficult to Resolve

The bitter clash between Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and family heir Shari Redstone was always two different arguments taking place on two different planes.