Leon Lazaroff

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

FCC Eliminates 'Main Studio' Rule in Boost for Sinclair

FCC Eliminates 'Main Studio' Rule in Boost for Sinclair

Altering the rule was among many changes to telecom rules being pushed by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the country's largest owner of local TV stations.

Sinclair Broadcast Likely to Get Another Gift From Trump's FCC

Sinclair Broadcast Likely to Get Another Gift From Trump's FCC

The TV station owner is poised to further consolidate its news operations if the FCC follows through on its plans to eliminate the Main Studio Rule.

Fox's Effort to Buy Sky Dealt Another Blow With Latest O'Reilly Exposé

Fox's Effort to Buy Sky Dealt Another Blow With Latest O'Reilly Exposé

The latest revelation that former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly signed a $100 million contract extension a month after settling a sexual harassment allegation threatens to weaken Fox's effort to take full control of the British pay-TV company.

Netflix Is About to Do to Hollywood What It Did to Television

Netflix Is About to Do to Hollywood What It Did to Television

Netflix is planning to release a staggering 80 films in 2018, more than double the output of any Hollywood studio.

Netflix Doubles Down on Movies as Hollywood Remains Locked in Theatrical Chains

Netflix Doubles Down on Movies as Hollywood Remains Locked in Theatrical Chains

Netflix is making more films just as Hollywood is finding it hard to get people to come to the movie theater. There's a connection.

As Stocks Continue to Go Up and Up, We Might Be Due for a Correction -- or Worse

As Stocks Continue to Go Up and Up, We Might Be Due for a Correction -- or Worse

Markets are trading at values only surpassed twice before in history -- just prior to the busting of the dot-com bubble, and then right before the Crash of 1929. Here what's could trigger a correction of what's been an extraordinarily long-lived bull market.

FCC Gives Opponents of Sinclair-Tribune Deal Two Additional Weeks to Comment

FCC Gives Opponents of Sinclair-Tribune Deal Two Additional Weeks to Comment

The FCC bowed to pressure from opponents of Sinclair's proposed acquisition of Tribune Media and gave additional time for comments.

Netflix's Stellar Quarter Is More Bad News for Media Stocks, Especially Disney

Netflix's Stellar Quarter Is More Bad News for Media Stocks, Especially Disney

Media stocks have been slipping all year, and Netflix's latest results point to a challenging future for Fox, Comcast, Disney and their peers.

Our Reporter Cutting the Cord Should Scare the Heck Out of Pay-TV Providers

Our Reporter Cutting the Cord Should Scare the Heck Out of Pay-TV Providers

It's amazing anyone still subscribes to cable TV given the plethora of lower-priced, more personalized choices out there today. AT&T's news this week about steeper-than-expected subscriber losses only underlines this.

Wall St. Journal Editor: If Trump Is Caught in Scandal, Public Would Believe Us

Wall St. Journal Editor: If Trump Is Caught in Scandal, Public Would Believe Us

Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker defended his newspaper's coverage of President Trump as essential to win the confidence of a public increasingly distrustful of the media.