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

Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Jaconi’

Women Ruled Zentan for 2014 Series Launch

10001385_748690051810766_1034168253_nLast night, POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation kicked off the “Women Rule” series for 2014 at Zentan. The cocktail reception brought together participants from last year’s series and invited them to share their aspirations for the coming year. The event also featured Zentan’s Executive Chef Jennifer Nguyen, a contestant on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay.

The first “Women Rule” event is scheduled for late March in DC – more details are expected soon. The series will also host events in New York City and San Francisco this year, capping off with an end-of-year conference in Washington.

1904150_748690041810767_1961860382_nIn attendance: CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Gloria Borger, Erin McPikeMichelle Jaconi, and Kristen Holmes; NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin and Kasie Hunt; MSNBC’s Karen Finney; Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus: Larry King’s producer Carrie Stevenson; WJLA’s Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji; Time’s Jay Newton Small; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta; InTheCapital’s Sophie Pyle; BitchesWhoBrunch.com’s Cori Sue Morris (since it’s the weekend, wa-la, bitcheswhobrunch.com!); Emily’s List’s Marcy Stech; SKDKnickerbocker’s Jill Zuckman; Kim Oates from the House Radio-TV Gallery; Brunswick Group’s Su-Lin Nichols; the White House’s Tara McGuinness; Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran; Komen’s Kiki Ryan; Kate Bake’s Katelyn Sornik; Tracy Sefl; Gloria Dittus; and Mindy Finn.

1528463_748689968477441_335092248_nAs well as sponsors, including POLITICO’s Kim Kingsley, Lois Romano, Beth Lester Sidhu, Christine Delargy, Jessie Niewold, and Peter Cherukuri; the new head of the Tory Burch Foundation Bari Mattes (her first week in the position!); and Google’s Jesse Suskin, Sam Smith and Mistique Cano.

Photos by Rod Lamkey Jr.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Starting August 18, freelancing experts will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your own schedule and managing clients.  Register before 7/16 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now! 
 

For What Are You Thankful?

chicktruck

Here, we’ll start: We’re thankful to be in North Carolina for the holidays, where everyone has their own Chik-Fil-A branded, camo truck.

Here’s what some of our fave DC journo peeps are thankful for this holiday season:

Politico’s Mike Allen: “I’m thankful for my POLITICO bosses and colleagues, who inspire me and who are making the most of this amazing season of unlimited opportunity for innovative journalism. I’m grateful to be living in a fascinating city where it’s so easy to connect with friends on the spur of the moment, and where people are so passionate about what they do. I’m very appreciative for the Playbook audience: I learn new things from you — all day, every day.”

Michelle Jaconi of CNN: “I am thankful for good health, our great country, my amazing family, and really good milkshakemilkshakes that enhance the enjoyment of the aforementioned.”

The Hill’s Silver Fox Bob Cusack: ”"I am thankful for the First Amendment, our military men and women, political scandals, “Veep,” the Red Zone Channel, and Joyce, my best friend and wife.”

National Journal’s Ben Terris: “I’m thankful for the wackos, the over-achievers and ladder climbers, the passionate advocates for change, the geniuses and the lucky idiots who found themselves with unimaginable power, that make up a cast of characters never boring to write about in DC. And I’m thankful for a kickass wife who is killing it as a jewelry-maker, in case this whole journalism thing doesn’t work out…”

Nikki Schwab of US News: “It’s been a tumultuous year in journalism, so I’m just really thankful to have such a great gig in our field.”

BuzzFeed’s John Stanton: “First off, I’m grateful for my wife Tara and all my friends and family who put up with my particular brand of whiskey soaked insanity. Which is no easy feat, I assure you.”

New_Jameson_BottleAlso for Kate, Rosie, Evan, Jacob, Chris, Ruby, Benny, Augusta, and all my other BuzzFeed colleagues who make me look like a competent bureau chief and are easily the least in need of a throat punch bunch in the business.  And finally, I’m deeply grateful for the memories of KT, Josh, Mike, Grandpa Ed, and everyone else who’s moved on from this mortal coil in the last two years. We still love you all.”

We’ll continue updating as responses roll in…and please share yours by emailing fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com — we’ll gladly add them to the list!  

CNN Exec. Producer Michelle Jaconi Has Baby Boy (‘And a Cute One at That’)

CNN Executive Producer Michelle Jaconi welcomed a baby boy into the world on March 7. He’s Caleb Jaconi Hawe, and he was born a solid 8 lbs., 8 oz.  Somehow her other son, Lucca, believed that not only did his brother, but also toys, popped out of his mother’s tummy.

Welcome to the Fishbowl Caleb!

See the internal memo… Read more

CNN’s Jaconi and Preston Give Good ‘Gut Check’

Playbook, HuffPost Hill, and RCP, take note:  a new daily email newser is creeping into your space as well as the inboxes of Washington’s top wonks and influencers.

Over the past few weeks, veteran producer Michelle Jaconi and CNN Political Director Mark Preston have quietly begun circulating their 5 p.m. “Gut Check” to colleagues, deal makers and choice recipients at the White House and on Capitol Hill.  Defined as “a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle,” Gut Check appears to be the evening answer to Politico Mike Allen’s morning distribution. Preston and Jaconi’s pub provides politicos and the people who love them, a two-minute analysis of the day in politics, a rundown of stories leading competitive websites, top tweets, monumental moments from the campaign trail, breaking news and other tasty tidbits to satisfy the Beltway’s inquiring minds.

FishbowlDC hears an automated signup form for CNN’s Gut Check is in the works but early adopters have to request an ‘add’ the old fashioned way – by emailing gutcheck@cnn.com or checking it out each evening on CNN’s political ticker blog.

Jaconi Leaves “John King, USA”

Not everyone is making the move to John King, USA’s new time slot when the show transition’s from 7 p.m. to 6 o’clock next week.  FishbowlDC has confirmed that Michelle Jaconi, the show’s executive producer, will not be joining King in the earlier hour.  Sources say that King has a candidate in mind to fill the vacancy but CNN brass has yet to confirm the name of a new EP.

As for Michelle, she’s not going anywhere.  When asked for comment on Jaconi’s future with the network, a spokeswoman said only, “An announcement will follow shortly for both Michelle’s new role and a new executive producer for JK, USA.”  But as we understand it, the bubbly producer is gunning for a brand new gig to work alongside Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.   (Pictured left: Jaconi with Feist)

CNN’s Lucky Penny Party

Whoever says a penny won’t get you anywhere, probably wasn’t on the guest list for CNN’s private party following the Congressional Correspondents Dinner last night.  While most attendees of the dinner trickled out of the ballroom for an obligatory nightcap at the NCTA reception, the lucky few holding one of CNN’s lucky pennies (left) partied the night away at Lincoln. Guests at the top-secret fete were treated to live music, an open bar and  a sneak preview of the glam resto-lounge set to open its doors to the public in mid-April.  CNN’s Piers Morgan, Edie Emery, Jill Chappell, Jennifer Scoggins, Sam Feist, Michelle Jaconi, Megan Grant, Christa Robinson, Peter Hamby, Alexander Mooney, Jeff Simon, Peter Morris, Evan Glass and Ed Hornick entertained dinner guests and friends of the network until well after midnight.  Spotted mingling on the copper penny-tiled floors were Embassy of Poland’s Art Orkisz, Victoria Michael, AAA’s Peter Nonis, ABC News’ John Hendren, WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger and WJLA’s Philip Stewart and Rebecca Cooper.

CNN's Bethany Crudele and Ed Hornick

The scene at 12.45p h/t Jeff Simon

Washington Ideas Forum Comes to Close

That’s a wrap!  The second and final day of the Washington Ideas Forum came to a close this afternoon following a lively panel discussion featuring Margaret Carlson, NBC’s Chuck Todd, Atlantic Media’s Ron Brownstein, Charlie Cook and CNN’s John King.  The crew discussed a variety of topics but ultimately landed on the media’s role in politics and why a very disenchanted American public believes that Washington is broken and disconnected.  Chuck Todd conceded, admitting that Americans have a lack of faith in the media because ”we’re doing a poor job covering the recession.”  Todd went on to explain that the media makes a spectacle out of issues that aren’t of great concern to the average citizen.  “Rahm leaving, Rahm not –that’s why the media doesn’t have the trust of the public.  It’s just stupid,” he said. 

But journalists weren’t the headliners for most of  the event, attended by a ”who’s who” of media, business and the political set.  Director Spike Lee, Governor Haley Barbour, Richard Holbrooke, Senator Jim Webb, Tony and Heather Podesta, and  Ahmed Chalabi all took to the stage today.  Spotted taking in a few sessions were CBS’s Chris Isham, The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, Slate‘s Dave Weigel, HuffPost’s Sam Stein, NYT‘s Maureen Dowd, CNN’s Edie Emery and Michelle Jaconi, Sally Quinn and The Atlantic‘s Marc Ambinder

Members of the media view interviews from the press room.

CNN Flat-Out Denies Jon Klein Scolding of John King’s Show

It’s a classic ‘he said she said’.

Today the Washington Examiner is reporting that CNN President Jon Klein dressed down John King’s new program, John King, USA, by way of Senior Executive Producer Sam Feist and Executive Producer Michelle Jaconi.

But CNN says it isn’t so, and Spokeswoman Edie Emery reiterated the network’s denial to FishbowlDC today.
“That conversation didn’t happen — but like all CNN programs, ‘John King USA’ will continue to evolve. John is one of the best political reporters, and we have confidence in the show and its journalism,” Emery told the Examiner.

The story was written by the Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays Columnist Tara Palmeri, a former CNN news assistant who spent just a few months shy of a year at the network.

Swag Bags Like Whoa @Time & People Magazine Party

timepeople swag.jpg

More on the party to come but we couldn’t help but gush over Time and People magazines celeb-caliber swag bags that guests walked with after last night’s swanky party at the St. Regis Hotel. Media-types like CNN’s Edie Emery, Michelle Jaconi and Jill Chappell, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert, Savannah Guthrie and Mark Whitaker took home patent leather Le Sport Sacs filled with goodies such as a Little Honey travel pillow,Tip Toes foot petals, Murad sunscreen, Clinique Happy Dr. Bronner’s pure castille soap, Tokyo-milk perfume soap, Coola face cream Clinique Men’s face scrub and shave cream, Clinique quick blush, gloss wear, lip smoothie, power mascara, kohl shaper, eye serum and moisture surge, Jock’s Soaps complexion bar, half-dozen Georgetown Cupcakes, EO hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes, Paddy Wax, Envirosax tote, Ecosystem journal, Luxe Link, Company Store Egyptian cotton towel, Joesph Abboud silk necktie, Sygg black panther water bottle and a DVD of HBO’s “By the People” documentary.

And even though the drinks and food flowed freely, the mags sent guests home with snacks like Starbucks Via, Attune probiotic bar, Vita Coco, Bloomsbury Emergency Chocolate bar, Justin’s nut butters, Green’s + chocolate energy bar, Larabar gift set, Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate mix, Funky Chunky popcorn, Veggie straws, Snikiddy’s baked fries, Theo chocolate gift set and Boost daily health booster.

As my co-editor Betsy Rothstein said this morning, “you have to mention the Tip Toes, the ball-of-foot cushions. Such a rare assortment of items I never knew I wanted so badly.”

Amazing.

time people bardisplay.jpg

Journos Fete Kournikova and Cap File

Capitol File Magazine’s Jason Binn, John Colabelli and Sarah Schaffer feted this issue’s cover star Anna Kournikova at Oya last night. The event brought out media types such as Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, WBJ‘s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, CBS News’ Christine Delargy, CNBC’s John Harwood, Examiner‘s Tara Palmeri, CNN Political Director Sam Feist and Michelle Jaconi, new EP for CNN’s John King, USA.

Fishbowl caught up with a very dolled-up Jaconi who told us that she and King are “thrilled by the feedback and support” they received from the launch of John King, USA.

“We received dozens of flower arrangements and gift baskets on the day the show premiered – many from competitive networks,” said Jaconi.

Other guests spotted were Winston Lord, Jessica Gibson and Fingerprint DC’s Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin.

capfile2.jpgcapfile31.jpg

NEXT PAGE >>