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TheStreet.com reporter on TV

June 8, 2006

TheStreet.com markets reporter Rob Lenihan writes on his personal blog about his first time on television and how scary it was.

Rob LenihanLenihan wrote, “I’m a reporter for TheStreet.com and I’ve been threatening to do a video commentary for the site for several months.

“Part of the problem, aside from cowardice, was the structure of my beat, which is pretty much meatball business journalism.

“I write about stocks, any stocks, that are moving dramatically up or down.

“Without a ‘normal’ beat, where I cover one industry or sector, it gets hard to know particular companies. In the course of a day, I write about biotechs, mining companies, dotcoms, retailers, and anything else that looks remotely newsworthy.

“I had seen other reporters do video spots and I was itching to try it. I had a chance to do live TV while I was at CNNfn.com, but I never took the opportunity and I always regretted it. Now I have a chance to do TV, of sorts, without the terror of going on live.”

Read more about his experience here.

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