Julia Boorstin

CNBC Media and Entertainment Reporter

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.

Follow Julia Boorstin on Twitter @jboorstin.


  • A Night at the Golden Globes Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 9:47 AM ET
    Jennifer Hudson

    The first award given out at the Golden Globes went to Jennifer Hudson, a reliable clue that she'll win the Oscar. Then there were all those awards for TV.  I was rooting for Jeremy Piven, but the fact that Jeremy Irons won for his role in Elizabeth, is certainly a reminder that it's the Hollywood Foreign Press Association not Hollywood voting.  Hollywood does love its entourage. Irons makes a good point about his TV role, there isn't as much a divide between the big and small screen anymore.

  • Paramount Scoop Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    UPDATE: Gail Berman met with Fox Executives on Thursday – presumably about coming back to Fox in some capacity.  Stayed tuned for more ... Here's the scoop on Viacom's Paramount--its new streamlined structure may be the change it needs. So, President of Paramount Pictures, Gail Berman, "resigned"... and Co-President of Production, Allison Shearmur, will also "step down" (fired)... and now the studio will be restructured into four labels that each report directly to Brad Grey. DreamWorks' co-chairman, Stacey Snider, will produce...

  • Warner Bros Introduces Total HD Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 10:09 AM ET

    Warner Bros just unveiled its new Total HD format - works on either Blu-Ray or HD DVD player - guaranteeing that Warner is one company that can't lose in this format war. With The Beatles song, "So Happy Together," playing loudly on the speakers, and "One Disc For All" heralded up on the big screens, Warner Bros Chairman and CEO, Barry Meyer, looked a lot happier than...


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