Media Moves

NY Post biz reporter Arango shopping for TV job

June 21, 2006

Jossip reports that Tim Arango, the New York Post’s media business reporter, is apparently looking for a job in television, and CNBC is among his suitors.

TIm ArangoJossip writes, “Tim Arango is the one guy at the New York Post – who isn’t Michael Starr – that media types care about. Sure, he might pick up Starr’s scraps, but it’s Arango who’s breaking Time Warner, Viacom, and Microsoft scoops like Jeff Bercovici does Conde Nast. But after a storied Post tenure spanning almost four years, we’re hearing Arango is ready to take the next leap: television.

“He’s having talent rep agency NS Bienstock (which reps some ABC folks, among others) shop his ass to the various cable news outlets. So far, no takers, though his agent will have you know that CNBC is ‘hot’ after him. How hot, exactly? So hot that he’s lunching with CNBC disaster Michael Eisner (and then plugging him) and filing blowjob pieces for his potential new boss, Jonathan Wald. Actually, a blowjob with ball play: Arango gives CNBC credit for $250 million in annual profits ‘despite the ratings drop’ (read: nobody’s watching) and ‘thanks to its audience of wealthy investors.’ That is, CNBC’s profitability has nothing to do with, say, its weekend infomercial marathons.

“Arango has been making the pitch rounds for about a month, though his options seems limited: CNN is overstaffed as it is. ABC, which barely has a market for new talent, may not be too friendly to a guy who dines with Disney’s ex-boss. MSNBC is a clusterfuck of talent-management spats. And just because Arango is a News Corp. peon doesn’t mean Fox News is letting its revolving door usher in a TV nobody.”

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Before he joined the Post in 2002, Arango wrote for

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