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Jordan Chariton

Jordan Chariton is Editor of TVNewser and Lost Remote. He joined Mediabistro in 2013 after four years working in cable news, at Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC, and over a year as the digital producer at NYC's 92nd Street Y. When he's not reading or writing, Jordan is most likely taking in a movie, museum, restaurant, or binge Netflix watching. Follow him on Twitter @JordanChariton or email him at jordan@mediabistro.com.

What Started in ‘The West Wing’ Goes Viral

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From working behind the scenes in Aaron Sorkin‘s “West Wing,” to a congressional run, to viral video host, like DC politicians, Beth Troutman‘s career has evolved.

“When you have experiences that you’re open to, it kind of informs you as human being, and makes you comfortable in your own skin,” Troutman, host of the syndicated viral video talk show “Right This Minute” told FishbowlDC recently. Before serving as a host covering the Internet’s best videos, Troutman was a politico at heart. She worked for years as an assistant to “The West Wing” EP Alex Graves. That jolted her inner politico, leading Troutman to run for U.S. Congress at 27. “I think all of the things that have been part of my past helped me be interested in the future.”

How Al Jazeera America Aims to Cover More Than ‘Political Three-Ring Circuses’

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In the latest video from MediabistroTV’s “What’s Your Show?” series, we look at Al Jazeera America’s primetime newscast with TV news veteran John Seigenthaler, which airs at 8pmET weeknights.

The news start-up has many current and former DCers on its roster. Network President Kate O’Brian and SVP of news David Doss used to work out of the nation’s capital. “Inside Story” host Ray Suarez, “America Tonight” host Joie Chen, White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira, and Senior Executive Producer Kim Bondy all currently work from DC.

And Seigenthaler, who is based in New York, tells FishbowlDC that AJAM’s mission is quite “radical”: providing unbiased, in-depth journalism. His show’s Sr. EP, Mary Caraccioli, tell us AJAM offers something different than the cable competition covering the “political three-ring circuses.”

What Does ‘All In’ Mean to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes?

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is not your “central casting news anchor guy,” his executive producer Denis Horgan tells us as part of MediabistroTV’s new video series, “What’s Your Show?”

The 8pmET primetime host will mark one year as host of “All In” a week from today, a show name he sees as a symbol of total commitment, along with welcoming all voices and ideas on-air.

Not your typical cable news show, “All In” often strays from what the rest of the TV news pack are focused on: “Chris wants to bring light to issues, and topics, and stories, that are not generally being covered on cable news,” Horgan said.