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Media Beat: Brian Stelter on Being Matt Lauer’s Nemesis

Brian Stelter, who launched TVNewser almost 10 years ago, is now a published author. “Top of the Morning,” out today, lays bare a tumultuous year for network morning news shows which saw one anchor pack her bags, another face a serious health issue, a ratings leader fall — and lose a quarter of its audience — and an entirely new show launch.

In his first interview for the book, Stelter tells us about the secrecy behind “Top of the Morning,” the access he got, and what he thinks about being called Matt Lauer‘s nemesis.

  • Part II, tomorrow: What happens when Brian Stelter Tweets something he shouldn’t?

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HLN’s Kyra Phillips on Striking a Balance Between Career and Family

Life in the broadcast news business can be filled with travel, odd hours and a lot of uncertainty.

HLN news anchor Kyra Phillips worked the local TV circuit before making the jump to CNN in 1999. So is she happy with the path she chose?

Phillips recently sat down with TVNewser managing editor Chris Ariens to talk about how she views her life now and shares one of the frustrations of being a role model for those who want to follow in her footsteps.

Also, be sure to check out our first interview with Phillips.

>Media Beat Part One: Kyra Phillips Talks About the Challenge of Holding on to Viewers After the Jodi Arias Trial is Over

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HLN’s Kyra Phillips on Keeping Viewers Watching After the Jodi Arias Trial is Over

Cable Network HLN has seen its viewership spike during its coverage of the Jodi Arias murder trial, but what happens after the verdict is reached?

In this episode of Media Beat, “Raising America” anchor Kyra Phillips tells TVNewser’s managing editor Chris Ariens about the opportunity and the challenge presented by the increased viewership during the trial. “I want to say to them, ‘OK, I get it. I understand you’re interested in this. OK, we can give you some of that. We can continue to give you that. But also give me a chance to show you another way that we do TV, another way that we do news.”

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Lori Greiner Talks About the Oprah Effect and What Inventors Need to Be Successful

Lori Greiner knows firsthand the power of Oprah Winfrey to sell product.

In part two of our conversation with Greiner, the “Queen of QVC” and regular on ABC’s “Shark Tank” tells SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn what happens when one of your products makes the list of Oprah’s favorite things, how every inventor thinks they have the greatest thing in the world and what they need to do to make sure they’re right.

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Media Beat: Lori Greiner Talks About Swimming with the Sharks

If you like watching rich people buy things on TV or prefer doing it yourself while watching QVC, then you’re probably familiar with Lori Greiner.

Greiner, known as the “Queen of QVC,” is also a regular on the ABC show “Shark Tank” where those that have millions listen to pitches from those that have little more than a million dollar idea.

SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn sat down with Greiner to talk about the show, her reign on QVC and if any of the products she’s invested in on “Shark Tank” have any bite.

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Chuck Porter on the Key to Advertising Success: ‘Don’t Do It Unless You Love It’

Our lovely chat with MDC chief strategist/CP+B chairman Chuck Porter winds down this week with a little insight and advice from the ad industry veteran. In the third and final part of our Media Beat interview with Porter, the exec reveals the keys to achieve advertising success (“Do something great and everything will take care of itself”) and what qualities he and CP+B look for in a strong job candidate. Truth to be told, for the latter, the agency’s criteria has remained the same since day one according to Porter, who tells us that to make the grade at CP+B, it takes “brains, talent, passion, curiosity and experience, in that order.”

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

Part I | Monday: Chuck Porter on MDC’s Acquisition Strategy and Life with Miles Nadal

Part II | Tuesday: Chuck Porter on CP+B’s Expansion Plans (or Lack Thereof) and Reinventing Domino’s

Chuck Porter on CP+B’s Expansion Plans and Reinventing Domino’s

And so, our conversation with MDC chief strategist/CP+B chairman Chuck Porter continues. In Part II of our Media Beat interview with Porter, the ad industry vet explains why expanding his agency into New York City is not at the top of the priority list and how CP+B helped revamp the Domino’s brand. Porter says that from the beginning, Domino’s was aware that “they had a product problem,” so what was the agency’s message to the pizza chain? “Let’s be transparent.”

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out Part III of our chat with Porter tomorrow.

Part I | Monday: Chuck Porter on MDC’s Acquisition Strategy and Life with Miles Nadal

Adam Richman on His New Show and What Makes a Great Sandwich

In the third and final part of our Media Beat interview with Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food talks about his latest Travel Channel project, Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America. Instead of taking on food challenges, this time, our host travels the nation region by region (10 in all) and narrows down the best sandwiches in each based on what he calls his “BITE” system. Like March Madness itself, there can only be one winner in the end.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel.

Part I | Monday: Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Part II | Tuesday: Adam Richman on Landing ‘Man vs. Food’ and His Health Regimen

Adam Richman on Landing ‘Man vs. Food’ and His Health Regimen

In Part II of our Media Beat interview with Adam Richman, the Travel Channel star discusses the lengths he went to in order to land the hosting gig for his staple show, Man vs. Food, and how he kept healthy and in shape during its run. One interesting tidbit Richman reveals is that he has it in his contract that there must be a gym in every hotel he stays at. View the rest of our one-one-chat below.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to check out Part III of our chat with Richman tomorrow.

Part I | Monday: Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food, its spinoff show Man vs. Food Nation and now Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, recently sat down with us for an enlightening chat about his background, MvF and his new show among other things. In Part I of our Media Beat interview with him, Richman discusses New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s proposal to ban extra-large sodas in the Big Apple.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to check out Part II and III of our chat with Richman tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively.

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