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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The World Series starts in a few hours and Fox, which broadcasts the game, is still dark for Cablevision's three million plus customers in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-state region.
Comcast shares are bucking the trend: while the Dow is down by triple digits, Comcast shares are higher on earnings that bested Wall Street expectations. The "triple play" is paying off.
The World Series is just a day away and Fox and Cablevision are no closer to a retransmission deal. In fact the acrimony is only intensifying.
Tonight is the FCC's deadline for both Fox and Cablevision to submit proof that they're negotiating in good faith. The FCC sent both companies a letter Friday, demanding that they "detail the efforts your company is making to end the current impasse."
Excluding one-time charges Verizon earned 56 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations by 2 cents a share. Operating revenue fell 3 percent to $26.5 billion, though it was still a hair more than analysts expected. Verizon is earning more per subscriber -- monthly data revenue per user rose 17.6 percent to $18.20, with some of the highest margins in the industry.
ABC.com, CBS.com and NBC.com are preventing Google TV users from viewing full-length TV shows.
AT&T reported a record number of iPhone activations — 5.2 million — blowing past Wall Street estimates. This is one of the last quarters when AT&T will have exclusive access to Apple's iPhone spacer, so all these new subscribers locking themselves in for a 2-year contract is a positive.
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