OLD Media Moves

Biz journalists make TV Week's up-and-comer list

December 1, 2008

CNBC reporters Rebecca Jarvis and Carl Quintanilla, Fox Business Network anchor Jenna Lee, Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu and ABC News business correspondent Bianna Golodryga made Television Week’s list of up and comers in the industry.

Michele Greppi wrote this about Liu: “In one year at Bloomberg, she’s proved to be a ratings draw as the solo anchor of an increasingly popular two-hour morning block, as well as host of specials suddenly drawing larger audiences. Smart, worldly and known to be nice, she’s a veritable master of all journalistic traits who can do it all and look good enough doing it to have to ignore the blogosphere’s tendency to think of her as a pinup first. Bloomberg, which has been known as an operation that doesn’t lock its stars down, will have to do so to keep Ms. Liu, who is drawing admiring glances from other outlets.”

Greppi wrote this about Quintanilla: “Mr. Quintanilla is on the radar at every network news operation because he’s shown he’s got what it takes to do anything, including handling the unexpected verbal bank shots from fellow “Squawkâ€?-er Joe Kernen for three live hours each weekday. A frequently heard characterization: “He’s the next Matt Lauer.â€? A lot of people would like to have the next Matt Lauer in a world where a smart, solid, unflappable, comfortably telegenic man is increasingly hard to find. A plus: He’s nice.”

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