David Zurawik

Writer

The Sun's TV/media critic since 1989, David Zurawik earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (pop culture-media studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in specialized reporting (pop culture) and is the author of "The Jews of Prime Time," a look at 50 years of Jewish identity in network TV (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003). He was previously TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald.

Recent Articles

  • CBS crew scores with anthem coverage at Ravens game

    CBS crew scores with anthem coverage at Ravens game

    CBS Sports on Sunday morning showed it can cover more than just games in its handling of actions by players, coaches and owners during the national anthem at the start of the London game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Ravens. Outside of heroic coverage by ABC Sports when international...

  • 'First Edition' host Sean Yoes resigns at WEAA-FM

    'First Edition' host Sean Yoes resigns at WEAA-FM

    “First Edition” host Sean Yoes resigned from Morgan State University radio station WEAA-FM at the end of his show Friday night. Both Yoes and DeWayne Wickham, dean of the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State, confirmed Saturday that the talk show host was no longer with the...

  • Zurawik: Bill O'Reilly plays to thousands of empty seats in Baltimore

    Zurawik: Bill O'Reilly plays to thousands of empty seats in Baltimore

    Bill O’Reilly’s “The Spin Stops Here” tour stopped in Baltimore on Friday, and the former Fox News host played to thousands of empty seats at Royal Farms Arena. Perhaps the best indication of the size of the crowd in relation to the hall is that 45 minutes before the show an usher came to me and...

  • Less slugging, more hugging: Megyn Kelly shifts focus with NBC morning show

    Less slugging, more hugging: Megyn Kelly shifts focus with NBC morning show

    Talk about rebranding. Megyn Kelly, who spent most of the last two years at Ground Zero of the culture wars, says she’s ready to move on to new topics on television. “I don’t want to do politics,” the former Fox News star said in a telephone interview. “I’m done talking about Trump and [Mitch]...

  • HBO renews David Simon's 'The Deuce' for Season 2

    HBO renews David Simon's 'The Deuce' for Season 2

    HBO announced Tuesday that it is picking up David Simon’s drama series “The Deuce” for a second season. The eight-episode first season premiered Sept. 10 on the premium channel. The series looks at the rise of the porn industry in Times Square in the 1970s, and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal....

  • Lofton's stellar analysis highlights CBS coverage of Ravens victory

    Lofton's stellar analysis highlights CBS coverage of Ravens victory

    CBS Sports analyst James Lofton won me over with 8:29 left in the 4th quarter. The Ravens were ahead 24-10, and they had just completed a running play trying to eat up some clock. It was a nothing play that lost 2 yards. This is the kind of situation where a lot of former players go to sleep in...

  • Hillary Clinton's book shows she's a better media critic than media candidate

    Hillary Clinton's book shows she's a better media critic than media candidate

    Normally, I hate it when politicians play media critics. Whether it is Barack Obama talking about the press as a pack of fools distracted by the “bright, shiny object” or Donald Trump calling anyone who disagrees with him a purveyor of “fake news,” such critiques are often misinformed and almost...

  • CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

    CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

    CBS named Audra Swain vice president and general manager of Baltimore affiliate WJZ-TV on Tuesday. She succeeds Jay Newman, who announced his retirement last month after 19 years of running the station. Swain comes from KSNV-TV and KVCW-TV in Las Vegas, where she had been general manager since...