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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Today the NFL posted on Twitter that the New York Jets vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers was the most watched AFC Championship game ever, with an average of 54.8 million viewers. An early read on the Greenbay Packers vs. Chicago Bears put its ratings at 51.9 million average viewers.
There's no question — investors want a piece of private companies and the secondary market is booming. SecondMarket, the largest platform for trading private company shares, just released its fourth quarter 2010 numbers, and the growth is striking.
Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.
The Golden Globes are taken far less seriously than the Oscars. They're voted on by only 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, but they're also a lot more fun for attendees.
Online content company Demand Media is well on its way to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under DMD by the end of January. Today it cleared an SEC hurdle, priced its shares, and kicked off a two-week road show with lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Today's announcement that Verizon will carry the iPhone is good news for Square and the rest of the mobile payments market as well as small businesses.
AT&T Inc has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday.
Amid news that telecom giant AT&T is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, one media heavyweight said it would not be a decision he would make if he were AT&T.
The Wall Street Journal is offering all news employees the option to take buyouts, according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC.
Senior executives from both companies have begun chats over business strategies, according to Bloomberg.
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