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How Liz Claman Almost Became ‘Kate Claman’

LizclamanfbnFor LinkedIn FBN anchor Liz Claman writes about her first job, developing film at a one-hour photo shop, and how it affected how she managed a situation at her first TV job, when her boss wanted to give her a different first name to use on-air.

Her news director, Ron Bilek, thought Elizabeth was “too regal” (rightly so: she was named after THE QUEEN) so he thought Claman should use her middle name, “Kate.” Then he went ahead and printed business cards with that name. Claman wasn’t having it:

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I was in total disbelief. Are you KIDDING ME? What IS this? I got very anxious. Then angry. Then defiant. Then I began to think back to the photo shop owner’s advice. LISTEN. I walked into Ron’s office with a huge smile on my face. “This is hilarious. But I can’t go by ‘Kate.’ It’s not my name and never will be my name. But tell me what you really want here. He began to articulate that ‘Elizabeth’ gave the perception of a formal, almost cold persona. He needed the audience to relate to me in a more folksy way.

They came to an agreement and Elizabeth became Liz. She stayed in Columbus for three years before moving up the TV ladder. She celebrated her 6th year at Fox Business last month.

(h/t J$P)

The Saturday Ticker: Claman, Aereo, Gupta

  • FBN’s Liz Claman was inducted into the Beverly Hills High Hall of Fame at an event emceed by Leeza Gibbons Thursday. Past inductees include Nora Ephron, Rob Reiner and Betty White, who was honored in 2012.

  • A group of U.S. television networks including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case against streaming TV service Aereo. TVSpy has details.

The Interview Ticker: Miley/NBC, Lew/FBN, Reid/CNN

  • NBC’s “Today” has secured the “first live TV interview” since the MTV Video Music Awards with pop star Miley Cyrus. Cyrus is hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and will also perform on the morning show Monday, before being interviewed by Matt Lauer.

  • Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman has secured the first TV interview with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew since the government shutdown. The Lew interview will air at 4 PM ET.

The Afternoon Ticker: Curry, Claman, BBC

  • NBC’s Ann Curry sat down today for a “wide-ranging” interview with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. Politico reports the interview will air tonight on “Nightly News.”

  • Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman talks to Gotham Magazine about the best places to get financial advice, revealing that she found her financial planner by asking colleagues for recommendations.

  • The BBC will dedicate the month of October to “100 Women,” a series of reports on women’s lives around the world. The series will end with a global women’s conference at New Broadcasting House in London.

Liz Claman on Her Sixth Annual Silicon Valley Interview Series

Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman is in Silicon Valley this week for her sixth annual interview series on the tech industry, “Three Days in the Valley.” Claman, who calls the area is “the hotbed of job creation in this nation,” tells the San Jose Mercury News how the series started:

In 2008, we were a brand-new network, and we realized that we were getting shut out of all of the big industry conferences. … People were asking, “Who are you?” So, like a true startup, we thought, “Heck, let’s do our own thing.” Intel stepped up to host our first day. All the CEOs in the valley came flooding in, and we were welcomed with open arms.

Claman also talks to the Fresno Bee about why the annual interview series has been successful in past years and shares her networking tips with LinkedIn.

FBN Busy Bagging Billionaires

Fox Business Network is having a pretty good week in the business booking battle. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn was interviewed by Liz Claman yesterday, with Equity group Investments chairman Sam Zell talking to Neil Cavuto not long after. Today former CBS and Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin is talking to Cavuto, while Friday Disney chief Bob Iger will appear on the channel.

To be clear, Icahn and Zell do appear with some frequency on the financial news channels (Karmazin somewhat less so), but having them all in less than 24 hours is somewhat notable. Icahn was on CNBC and Bloomberg TV just a few weeks ago, while Zell made the rounds a few months back. Icahn, you may recall, was at the center of a “Billionaire Brawl” that started on CNBC in January. Amazingly, that on-air fight between Bill Ackman and Icahn is still playing out today, as is clear in the FBN interview.

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How Liz Claman Got Her Start In TV

Getting a job in the TV news business is tough. For Fox Business anchor Liz Claman, the path she took was decidedly typical… although it took a lot of determination to get there. Claman talks to the Charlotte Observer about how it happened:

I had been sending my resume tape and a paper resume with a letter. That stopped after the 15th rejection. Instead, I picked one city (Columbus, Ohio because it was first alphabetically on my list), studied it until I knew it inside and out. Imagine trying to “Olentangy River” without checking the pronunciation first! I researched all the issues facing the city and then targeted the #3 station, figuring the management there would take a chance on me. I bought my own plane ticket instead of asking them to fly me out, and it worked like a charm. I landed the job and never looked back.

The Ticker: ‘CTM,’ Claman, Benghazi

The Evening Ticker: ERT, TCA, NCTA

  • According to the NY Times, Greece has shut down its public broadcaster, ERT, as part of cost-cutting measures. ERT will reopen eventually, but with a fraction of its 2,900 strong staff.

  • The Television Critics Association released its 2013 TCA Award nominees. “60 Minutes,” “AC360,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Daily Show” and a PBS doc on the “Central Park five,” made the cut for “News and Information,” while Barbara Walters will receive a lifetime achievement award.

  • As we noted yesterday, TV news talent goes to The Cable Show in DC to sign autographs and moderate panels. Below, the crew from FNC’s “The Five” signs for fans, while Liz Claman interviews NCTA’s Michael Powell.

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Business News Channels Descend On The Cable Show In DC

This year’s National Cable and Telecommunications Association show, also called “The Cable Show,” (the big trade show of the cable industry) is in Washington DC, and with the close access to America’s political and business elite, every cable news channel will be represented.

Most of the appearances will be on panels and autograph signings on the show floor, but in the case of the cable business news  networks there will also be live reporting.

CNBC’s media business reporter Julia Boorstin will report from the NCTA floor throughout the day tomorrow, June 11. CNBC’s Becky Quick is also interviewing her boss’ boss, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, on stage there tomorrow morning. Fox Business Network will have Liz Claman reporting from the show floor tomorrow. Her guests are expected to include Viacom CEO Phillipe Dauman and Discovery CEO David Zaslav, among others. Bloomberg TV has Betty Liu reporting from the show floor tomorrow. Her guests will include Comcast’s Roberts and Showtime CEO Matt Blank.

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