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Fox Corp’s News Hosts Differ from Pundits on Face Masks

Daily Beast: Fox News contributor Dan Bongino declared this week that he "will not comply" with mandatory mask orders. The network that employs him as a paid pundit, meanwhile, has recently been airing ads urging viewers to wear face coverings to stem the spread of...

Comcast’s MSNBC Announces Reid as Evening Show Host

Associated Press: Joy Reid says she wants to bring some different perspectives to MSNBC's evening lineup — lots of them. As anticipated, the host of MSNBC's weekend "AM Joy" show was appointed to succeed former "Hardball" host Chris Matthews in the 7 pm ET time slot...

Discovery Plans Martha at Home Show with Virtual Guests

Broadcasting & Cable: Martha Stewart will host "Martha Knows Best" on HGTV starting July 31, as she takes on outdoor projects at her home in Bedford, NY. Guest stars virtually popping up in these pandemic times include Jay Leno, Snoop Dogg, Richard Gere, and...

ViacomCBS Enters Deal to Lock Down Creator of ‘Younger’

World Screen: ViacomCBS has struck up an expansive overall production and development deal with Emmy-winner Darren Star. Star is the creator, executive producer and writer of TV Land's "Younger," in addition to iconic shows such as "Sex and the City" and "Beverly...

News Corp Exec to Elevate Diversity at Wall Street Journal

Talking Biz News: Brent Jones is taking on a new newsroom role as editor of culture, training and outreach at the Wall Street Journal. "Brent is both realistic and optimistic about the work to be done." Jones joined the Journal in 2018 as assistant managing editor for...

Conde Nast’s Vogue Covers Biles Amid Diversity Criticism

Daily Mail: Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has landed the cover of Vogue's August issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Biles's cover shoot and interview come amid mounting criticism of Vogue's lack of diversity, which has led to an apology from editor-in-chief...

Meredith’s InStyle Cover Star Photographs, Styles Herself

Fashion Week Daily: Drew Barrymore not only shot herself for the August cover of InStyle, she was her own "glam team" doing her own hair and makeup. Inside she has a candid conversation about what her upcoming CBS daytime talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show," is going...

Hearst Unveils $2-a-Month Memberships for Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan: "Cosmopolitan has been in the magazine biz since 1886. But we've never had an exclusive club of VIP readers. And that's why we're excited to announce the launch of Cosmo Unlocked, our first-ever membership program designed to give you even more of the...

Casa Magazines Seeks Savior for Beloved NYC Newsstand

New Yorker: The most recognizable newsstand in Manhattan's West Village needs a large investor to come in as a benefactor. "We are surviving, but now it's bad,” says Mohammed Ahmed, the owner of Casa Magazines, regarded as a "living shrine in print culture in New York...

Comcast Hiring of Shepard Smith Irks Employees at CNBC

@CGasparino: "People inside CNBC aren't too thrilled with the hiring, and it's not because they dislike Shep. CNBC employees were asked to take a pay cut because of the pandemic recession. Now they're reading the network signed someone to what has to be a...

ByteDance’s TikTok Unveils Ad Platform Amid Challenges

Reuters: TikTok's launch of a new platform to court small business advertisers is fraught with challenges, especially after the Trump administration's threat to impose a ban on China-based social media apps. The new ad platform is key to TikTok's ability to become a...

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