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Bonnie Fuller: My First Big Break


In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” we hear from HollywoodLife.com editor Bonnie Fuller. Fuller gained international acclaim as the editor of magazines such as Marie Claire, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan, but did you know that she started out as a beat reporter writing about sports clothes? Or that a friendship with an upcoming fashion designer named Tommy Hilfiger led to a meeting that would change her professional career? Watch below, as Fuller explains how she went from a young cub reporter, to one of the most powerful women in publishing.

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Velez-Mitchell on Octomom : “We’re Doing it for Ratings”

velez_2-15.jpg“Today during State of the Union with John King, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz” (this is how it’s written in the CNN release) talked about octomom Nadya Suleman with Bonnie Fuller and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Velez-Mitchell was honest about the reason Suleman inundated news coverage this week. “This idea that we’re all doing this for some altruistic purpose is nonsense,” she said. “We’re doing it for ratings and let’s be real about that.”

Kurtz noted Velez-Mitchell has “been talking about this constantly on cable for more than a week.”

“I blame the media,” she said. “For decades we’ve been acting like the cheerleading squad for these extremely large families…So we have to look at ourselves in the mirror and realize that a lot of the messages that we send for our own selfish purposes are extremely irresponsible.”

The New Abrams Report? A Research Business

Abrams_11.19.jpgDan Abrams‘s next act: research. Over the past few months the former MSNBC anchor has been quietly setting up Abrams Research, a consultancy meant to help business executives handle PR challenges. TVNewser has learned Abrams had another year on his contract but asked to be released early to start the firm.

“NBC News could not have been more accommodating throughout this process,” Abrams tells TVNewser. “I was flattered in September when they offered me a variety of high profile anchoring roles. When I informed them that I wanted to start this business instead, they agreed to restructure my deal and make me an outside contributor.”

Abrams, an 11-year NBC veteran, lost his MSNBC show in August, replaced by Rachel Maddow. He’s been NBC’s chief legal correspondent, an anchor on MSNBC and its general manager for 15 months in 2006-2007.

For his new business, Abrams is getting an assist from former Huffington Post editor Rachel Sklar; his first client is billionaire Ron Perelman; investors include Allen & Co. managing director John Josephson, and Abrams’s advisory board is made up of media heavyweights Steve Brill, Bob Wright, and Bonnie Fuller, among others.

And Abrams tells us he’ll still have time for TV. “I will be staying on as the Chief Legal Analyst for NBC News and hope to remain with NBC for many years to come,” he says.

More in the Abrams Research press release, after the jump…

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