Chris Nolter

Chris Nolter is a senior writer focusing on telecom, media and technology. Nolter's coverage ranges from profiles of key bankers and dealmakers to the inner workings of complex deals, and he is often the first in the industry to report on M&A activity and private equity. Prior to joining The Deal, Nolter published stories with FinanacialTimes.com, RollingStone.com, the New York Times Magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. He also worked at the Museum of the Moving Image, where he edited the Moving Image Quarterly, the museum website and other publications, and he has produced live news broadcasts for CNN Financial Network.

Recent Articles By The Author

Tesla Investor Pushing for More Board Changes

Tesla Investor Pushing for More Board Changes

As CEO Elon Musk admits the fallibility of robots, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer would like to see an expert in human capital management added to Tesla's board of directors.

Sprint, T-Mobile Might Have to Do More Than Make Promises to Get Deal Approved

Sprint, T-Mobile Might Have to Do More Than Make Promises to Get Deal Approved

The Department of Justice has shown a preference for structural concessions, meaning divestitures, rather than behavioral remedies, such as agreeing to wholesale deals or concessions to rivals.

Here's Randall Stephenson's Vision for a Combined AT&T-Time Warner

Here's Randall Stephenson's Vision for a Combined AT&T-Time Warner

AT&T boss Randall Stephenson on Thursday called the government's lawsuit to block his company's purchase of Time Warner "absurd," and outlined the new tech, content strategy and corporate structure the merger partners plan.

Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes: Department of Justice Theories Are 'Ridiculous'

Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes: Department of Justice Theories Are 'Ridiculous'

The CEO says Time Warner needs to merge with AT&T to compete with the Googles and Facebooks of the world.

RCN CEO Raises Specter of Comcast-NBC Tactics in AT&T Trial

RCN CEO Raises Specter of Comcast-NBC Tactics in AT&T Trial

Cable operator RCN's CEO outlined the perils of vertical media consolidation, while AT&T and Time Warner attacked data the government uses in an economic model that calculates the increased costs to consumers.

It May Be Time for Tesla's Board to Stage a Twitter Intervention for Elon Musk

It May Be Time for Tesla's Board to Stage a Twitter Intervention for Elon Musk

Tesla's Model 3 temporary production halt looks worse given Musk's tweet just days ago predicting a profitable Q3 and Q4, and denying Tesla needs to raise billions in capital.

AT&T Expert Calls DOJ's Model 'Theoretically Unsound'

AT&T Expert Calls DOJ's Model 'Theoretically Unsound'

University of Chicago professor Dennis Carlton took aim at a model that University of California Berkeley economist Carl Shapiro created for the government.

AT&T Battles Department of Justice's Expert Witness Over Merger Assumptions

AT&T Battles Department of Justice's Expert Witness Over Merger Assumptions

AT&T and Time Warner would be 'leaving money on the table' if they do not use their negotiating leverage and the threat of a blackout to drive up prices for the Turner networks, government economic witness Carl Shapiro testified.

What FANGs Entrance Into the Billboard Business Means for a Resilient Industry

What FANGs Entrance Into the Billboard Business Means for a Resilient Industry

Buying a billboard operator would seem anachronistic move for a global cloud power such as Netflix. Large urban signage is already a part of Reed Hasting's playbook, but is it where Netflix should invest hundreds of millions?

Pay TV Rivals Fear Weaponized HBO if Time Warner-AT&T Deal Goes Through

Pay TV Rivals Fear Weaponized HBO if Time Warner-AT&T Deal Goes Through

The Department of Justice argues that AT&T will use HBO and other networks as leverage if its acquisition of Time Warner succeeds.