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Former CNBC Correspondent on Making the Move from News to PR

After 8 years at CNBC and nearly 27 years working in news, Mike Huckman left the media business last spring for a job in PR. Now, a year and a half later, Huckman, SVP and director of media strategy at MSLGroup, offers advice for other transitioning journalists. In a guest post on PRNewser, Huckman writes, “Stuff I used to report on from the outside looking in, I am now seeing first-hand and working on from the inner sanctum. It’s exactly why I wanted to make this move.”

Read: Five Things To Prepare For As You Move from Journalist to Publicist

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Jim Goldman Leaving CNBC for PR, Net Hires New Silicon Valley Reporter

Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…
Goldman_7.7.jpgJim Goldman, CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau chief since 2003, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. And the business news channel has already found a new correspondent to cover the technology beat.

Goldman, a 21-year technology reporting veteran, is leaving TV news altogether and joining public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as an executive in their San Francisco office.

Goldman’s reporting, on companies ranging from Apple to Zynga and everything in between, has been seen on CNBC, MSNBC and occasionally on the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News.” He joined CNBC from TechTV in 2003. Prior to that, he was a technology correspondent for ABC News in New York.

Fortt_7.7.jpgTVNewser has also learned CNBC will announce today that it has hired Jon Fortt from Fortune magazine to be the new correspondent in Silicon Valley. At Fortune, Fortt was as a senior writer covering tech companies.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine which was shuttered in October of that year. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt was a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News.

> More: It’s official. CNBC press release after the jump…

> More: Goldman is the second CNBC correspondent to leave the network for a job in PR in the last few months. Pharma reporter Mike Huckman joined the firm MS&L in May.

> More: Also after the jump, the release from Burson-Marsteller about Goldman’s appointment as U.S. Technology Practice Chair for the firm…

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Mike Huckman Leaving CNBC

Huckman_4.12.jpgLongtime CNBC correspondent Mike Huckman is leaving the network, and heading to the world of PR. Huckman, who covers pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices for the business channel, is joining MS&L as senior VP and director of media strategy. Manhattan-based MS&L is part of the Publicis Groupe.

“After nearly 10 great years at CNBC and nearly 27 years in TV news I have decided to leave the media business for an exciting second act,” Huckman tells TVNewser.

It might be another month or so before Huckman signs off CNBC where he’s covered the medical beat for the last eight years.

Reporters On A Plane: The Ethics of the Air

huckman_4-6.jpgSo you’re a reporter sitting on an airplane, and the person in front of you is working on a PowerPoint presentation that happens to be about the direct beat you cover. There’s no obstruction — you have a clear path to view what may be valuable journalistic information. What do you do?

CNBC’s pharmaceutical reporter Mike Huckman writes about this experience on his Pharma Market blog on CNBC.com.

“For nearly the entire five-hour flight,” Huckman could see “dozens of pretty PowerPoint pages promising a ‘deep dive’ into how the company hopes to get insurance companies to pay for the drug.”

Huckman says the blog post will be the end of the reporting about the incident. “I couldn’t believe the guy was so cavalier,” Huckman tells TVNewser. “It was an open invitation.”

He also has a poll going on the post — so far 62% say “the guy should have been more careful.”

What do you think? Give your take in the comments…

CNBC Toasts Jonathan Wald

Wald_3.31.pngNothing like a little Veuve Clicquot to round out a 16-year career with NBC.

This was Jonathan Wald‘s last day on the job as CNBC SVP. At 4pm, co-workers gathered in the CNBC boardroom for a goodbye toast. In attendance, CNBC president Mark Hoffman, and anchors Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Margaret Brennan, among others. CNBC’s Pharmaceutical Reporter Mike Huckman Tweeted about it: “At sendoff 4 CNBC VP Biz News Jonathan Wald. He’ll be missed.”

Wald’s first job with NBC News was in 1983 as a desk assistant. His father, Richard, is a past president of the news division.

It’s not known where Wald’s next stop will be, but the NYPost reports at least two venerable names in news are in the mix to fill the vacancy, including former ABC/CNNer Victor Neufeld who, the Post reports, interviewed for the job last Friday.

Huckman’s Mad Madoff Moment: “We’re The Only Ones With This!”

We know some of you reporters out there have had moments like this. In fact, after years in the control room, we’ve been on the receiving end of these kinds of rants.

Yesterday, CNBC’s Mike Huckman had exclusive comments from Bernard Madoff as he left the federal courthouse. As Huckman was getting ready for a live shot, hoping his video would be used, producers tell him they will only be using a “freeze frame” of Madoff, not the video.

On his blog, Huckman confesses:

I felt strongly that we should be using our material — material our competition didn’t have. And I blew a gasket. That was bad enough, but it got worse. While I was venting, someone else was getting his own exclusive – using his cell phone to get video and sound of me behaving badly. And now it’s on YouTube for all to see.

And TVNewser, too:

The Ticker (CNBC Edition): Lee, Huckman, Haines…

> CNBC’s Melissa Lee is featured in this month’s Asiance Magazine. The Harvard grad, who majored in Government, didn’t see herself as a business reporter: “I wanted to cover elections and campaigns and things like that. It was really by chance that I got into Business news.”

> Here’s a lesson about being nice to the interns. CNBC’s Mike Huckman writes about a “hard working” intern he crossed paths with when he was a reporter in Tucson. That former intern got a really big promotion this weekend.

> A few of you have written about the absence of CNBC anchor Mark Haines, who’s been off the air the last couple of weeks. A CNBC spokesman tells TVNewser Haines is off and will be back in a few days.