CNBC's Ratigan working harder due to Fox Business Network
Alissa Krinsky of TVNewser interviewed CNBC‘s Dylan Ratigan, the host of “Fast Money” about his job and business journalism competition on television.
Here is an excerpt:
2. TVNewser: The advent of Fox Business News has meant…
Ratigan: It has meant a complete overhaul of my daily routine. I would tell you things like now I get up earlier and work harder, except that would be a lie because I no longer go to bed in the first place. I am now solely fueled by pure competitive desire to the point where I no longer have any other earthly needs. Honestly, [Fox News Chairman and CEO] Roger Ailes does not want to share an elevator with me right now.
3. TVNewser: How television business news has changed since I first got into it:
Ratigan: It’s gotten less boring, as the news itself becomes a commodity, you are defined by your ability to interpret and make it useful to as many people as possible. Smart, understandable, effective analysis without taking yourself too seriously is the hallmark of a successful show right now. Fast Money aspires to that every night. In reality we’re just using a well documented and successful sports format and effectively applying it to money. Of course, all this pales when compared to the dramatic game-changing innovation in 2006 of using red and green arrows to help connote up and down on the ticker bar.
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