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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.

How a News Start-Up Operating Out of a Former NYC Bank Is ‘Building a Culture’

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In MediabistroTV’s latest “What’s Your Show?” video, we go behind the scenes at Al Jazeera America’s primetime newscast with John Siegenthaler, who previously worked at NBC News for 11 years. For nine of those years, he anchored the weekend edition of “NBC Nightly News” from New York.

He now serves as the signature news anchor at AJAM; a news start-up composed of former top broadcast and cable talent, temporarily producing their newscasts from a midtown New York City newsroom that was previously Manufacturers Hanover Trust bank.

“Though this is temporary, and it feels cramped and small, I actually think this is a tremendous advantage for us,” SVP for news programming David Doss tells FishbowlNY. “It’s about building a culture.”

This Week in Upfronts

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FishbowlNY was at some of the early upfront presentations this week in New York City, attending both Gannett’s and The Discovery Channel’s events on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

There were packed audiences at both venues, with Gannett’s presentation being held at the AXA Equitable Center and Discovery holding their event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Gannett had a “stories of extraordinary impact” theme, rolling out speakers like best-selling author Mitch Albom and Olympic track and field star Lolo Jones. At the presentation, Gannett announced a partnership with The Weinstein Company, giving the film company first-look access to turn Gannett’s local TV and newspaper stories into TV shows and films.

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Why MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Is ‘Not Your Central Casting News Anchor Guy’

MSNBC primetime host Chris Hayes will celebrate one year as host of “All In” a week from today, and MediabistroTV’s new series, “What’s Your Show?”, recently went behind the scenes of the 8pmET show.

“All In” is much more “host driven” in its vision than the average cable news show, Hayes tells us. His executive producer, Denis Horgan, thinks Chris is one of the most talented hosts he’s come across, saying he’s not your “central casting news anchor guy.”