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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Wallace’

LA Journos Pay Tribute to Mike Wallace

On this Easter Sunday, journalists the world over have begun honoring the memory of a professional god, Mike Wallace, who passed away last night at age 93.

The 60 Minutes correspondent’s unmistakable M.O. was a clarion call to the profession for countless reporters. Here are some of this morning’s first wave of tender Twitter messages posted by SoCal journalists:

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Nikki Finke Taps HollywoodWiretap.com for Two New Hires

The afternoon of Thanksgiving seems like a strange time to tease news of “two important staff additions.” But that was the case this past Thursday at Deadline.com, where both new employees are already on board.

Kinsey Lowe, the new nighttime managing editor, and Nancy Tartaglione-Moore, international editor, come straight from HollywoodWiretap.com, a website that once aimed to become the Drudge Report of entertainment news. Currently owned by Hollywood.com, this aggregator has several Deadline.com-derived items in its stream of “Exclusives.”

Lowe joins Deadline.com daytime managing editor Patrick Hipes, formerly at the Hollywood Reporter, while Tartaglione takes over for Deadline London editor Tim Adler. Finke says Adler will continue to contribute to the site as a freelancer.

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Kevorkian Freed, Hugged By Mike Wallace

Jack Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison today and was greeted by 60 MinutesMike Wallace, who hugged “Dr. Death” after getting out of a white van. (Which, of course, is the disarming “hug” tactic employed by most “old media” interviewers pre-interview.)

Video is above.

  • Jack Kevorkian Free, Hugged by Mike Wallace [WXYZ]