Julia Boorstin joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter. Later that year, she became CNBC's media and entertainment reporter working from CNBC's Los Angeles Bureau. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. In addition, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, "Stay Tuned…The Future of TV."
Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000, covering a wide range of stories on everything from media companies to retail to business trends. During that time, she was also a contributor to "Street Life," a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the "TJFR 30 under 30" list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department's delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and for Vice President Gore's domestic policy office.
She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.
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Ahead of Disney's earnings, due after the bell Thursday, the Magic Kingdom announced a major movie studio restructuring, reorganizing its marketing, distribution and operations and announcing promotions and new positions. CEO Bob Iger has blamed the studio's disappointing performance over the past year or so on weak product and marketing. This is just the latest step to focus and streamline the studio on Disney-branded, franchise-friendly movies.
It's been a busy two days for Scripps Networks Interactive, between buying a 65 percent stake in Travel Channel and reporting better-than-expected earnings growth.
Today Disney is bringing an old story into a new high-tech dimension: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is the widest digital 3-D release ever. Of the movie's 3,683 theaters in the US, 2,035 are 3-D, including 181 Imax screens. The movie is also opening this weekend in 18 countries around the world, with many of those screens in 3-D.
The cable industry is still growing - but growth is slowing. Time Warner Cable, like rival Comcast, continues to lose basic video subscribers to rivals like the telecom and satellite TV companies
Cablevision Systems said video subscriber losses doubled, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecoms.
Both large and small businesses now participate in the fan-created Star Wars Day each May 4.
The so-called "fight of the century" ended with Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao but Periscope may have been the real winner.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" has already hauled in hundreds of millions, but China may be the biggest wild card.
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