Leon Lazaroff served as an editor, media-industry reporter and political writer at TheStreet from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining the company, Lazaroff 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. He completed the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University in 2002 and earned a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Wisconsin long before its basketball team was any good.
Recent Articles By The Author
NFL Looking for Better TV Ratings on Weekend Without Hurricanes
The professional football league, which saw ratings slip in 2016, is badly in need of a good week after another slow start.
The Media Industry Has Had One Very Crazy Week
The media industry in late 2017 is not what anyone expected, especially this past week.
Disney's Cheap New Streaming Service May Not Be a Netflix Killer
Disney on Nov. 9 unveiled plans for its new entertainment steaming service, effectively taking attention away from declines in pay-TV subscribers.
Star Wars Just Saved Disney's Shareholders
Disney also reported a slower pace of pay-TV subscriber declines, easing concerns about the health of ESPN, ABC and its other networks.
Trump's Demand That AT&T Sell CNN Catches CEO By Surprise
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson may wish Barack Obama was still president.
Fox Reports Solid Quarterly Earnings, So Why Sell?
Fox shares were rising in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
Trump's DOJ Demands CNN Be Sold If AT&T Wants to Buy Time Warner
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says he has no intention to sell CNN.
Everyone Is Confused About 21st Century Fox
Investors are keen to hear from the Murdochs on Wednesday's earnings call about their long-term strategy for their media and entertainment company.
Trump Quickly Embraces Twitter's Longer Character Limit -- and Tweets From China
The Tweeter-in-chief didn't take long to embrace the longer-form tweets, sending lengthy missives that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago.
What Fox Talking to Disney Says About Fox and the Global Media Business
If the Murdochs are contemplating the end via a sale of Fox's TV and film studios and other assets, what does that mean for the rest of the industry?