Cheddar News is for sale by Altice

Cable company Altice USA is weighing a potential sale of Cheddar News, the news network once billed as “CNBC for millennials,” less than five years after buying the company, report Lauren Hirsch and Ben Mullin of The New York Times. Hirsch and Mullin write, “Altice USA has hired Goldman Sachs to help explore strategic alternatives […]

Cheddar makes 12 layoffs, including anchors

The embattled network Cheddar News cut a series of jobs on Thursday, resulting in the ouster of at least two senior anchors and numerous other producers and back-office staff, reports Reed Alexander of Insider. Alexander writes, “The latest round of cuts — which amounted to approximately a dozen jobs, according to two people with knowledge of the […]

Morning Brew hires Mueller as supervising producer

Morning Brew has hired Carl Mueller as a supervising producer for its video efforts. Mueller spent nearly six years at Cheddar as director of on demand video, growing its YouTube subscribers to more than 950,000. He was also executive producer for multiple shows. He also worked as one of the original members of Business Insider’s Insider initiative, […]

Cheddar hires Jardine as a producer

Kayla Jardine has joined Cheddar as a producer. Recently, she was a NEO Studios executive producer, Snapchat for The Wall Street Journal. Jardine was also a producer at CBS Interactive and Yahoo News. She also worked at NBC News and interned at CBS. She contributed to Elite Daily. Jardine has a B.S. from Wagner College. […]

Cheddar founder Steinberg hired as CEO of Kiplinger parent

Jon Steinberg, who launched Cheddar News in 2016, has been hired as chief executive officer of Future Publishing, the parent of Kiplinger. He will start ion April 3 and will succeed Zillah Byng-Thorne, who announced her intention to step down last September. She will remain available to support Steinberg over a two-month transition period. Most […]

Cheddar struggling to find the right strategy

Cheddar News, which was founded in 2016 and described as business news for millennials, has struggled under owner Altice to find the right strategy to attract viewers, reports Reed Alexander and Elaine Low of Insider. Alexander and Low report, “Most company sources requested anonymity for fear of reprisal from Altice, but their identities are known to Insider. Collectively, they […]

Cheddar hires Bennatan from Fox News to be a reporter

Cheddar has hired Lisa Bennatan from Fox News, where she was an associate producer/writer, to be an on-air reporter. Previously, Bennatan was a video journalist at The Daily Caller, which she joined in 2020 as a fellow. She was also an on-air host at Bleav Podcast Network. Earlier, she interned at CNN, NBCUniversal Media, Fidelity Investments and CBS Radio. […]

How Cheddar’s morning news duo looks to differentiate

Mark Mwachiro of TVNewser interviewed Baker Machado and Shannon LaNier, the morning anchors on Cheddar. Mwachiro writes, “The morning duo, alongside Katie Sands and Arielle Hixson, bring viewers up to speed using a business casual approach to all that’s happening in the world on Wake Up With Cheddar. “The millennial-focused Cheddar News, which is mostly geared towards covering business and technology […]

WSJ hires Barberia as social media editor

The Wall Street Journal has hired Gianna Barberia as a social media editor. Barberia was at Cheddar News, where she worked as a social media producer. She was a content center producer/assignment editor at WFXT-TV Ch. 25, a Fox affiliate in Boston. She worked as a freelance writer and videographer at Khoury College of Computer […]

Cheddar’s Pratz departs for NPR

National Public Radio has hired Megan Pratz from Cheddar to be its political editor. She will start Aug. 22. At Cheddar, she ran the Washington, D.C., bureau for the streaming news network. That position took her all over the country and the world covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail. Prior to Cheddar, […]