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 Food Network is welcoming the Travel Channel to the family. The bidding war for the Cox Communications' Travel Channel has finally concluded and Scripps Networks Interactive has won a 65 percent stake in the channel, in a deal that values it at around $1 billion.
Time Warner profit is down from last year, but results beat forecasts by a significant margin, sending shares higher in Wednesday's trading.
Comcast again proved the resilience of the cable business despite the economic downturn, reporting 22 percent growth in third-quarter earnings to 33 cents a share on $8.8 billion in revenue, 3 percent higher than the year-ago quarter.
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Streaming video services invest in original programming to get exclusive content and more revenue.
Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos.
Twitter says it will expand its self-service ad platform from 33 countries to the rest of the world.
CBS will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games on their portable devices, expanding its services to the Internet viewer base.