TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

NBC Confirms No Money Changed Hands Over Octo-mom Interview

octomom_2-11b.jpgSo NBC had a big exclusive interview, airing over three days, with Octo-mom Nadya Suleman. And a lot of people watched.

But there were always the rumors about how NBC News got the interview. Did they pay Suleman? Pay a licensing fee for photos and video? Did some other NBC entity pay instead? And how much?

NBC News SVP of communications Allison Gollust put all the rumors to rest. “NBC News does not pay for interviews,” she tells TVNewser. “We did not pay Nadya Suleman, or anyone who represents her, for our interview. We didn’t license a single photo or video from her, or anyone who represents her. Not a dime. I cannot be more clear about this. There is no deal with anyone at NBC Universal — not at NBC News, not at Bravo. No one.”

So NBC gave no money. But do you want to? Because Suleman set up a brand new Website and she’s accepting donations.

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting July 17, learn how to create multi-dimensional content for your digital mediums! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, use the web to its full potential, create stories that have social media campaigns built in and increase your value as as an employee. Register now!