Stephen Battaglio


Stephen Battaglio writes about television and the media business for the Los Angeles Times out of New York. His coverage of the television industry has appeared in TV Guide, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, Fortune, the Hollywood Reporter, and Adweek. He is also the author of three books about television, including a biography of pioneer talk show host and producer David Susskind. 

Recent Articles

  • Keep eye on 'Eye' to divine the fate of Chung, Rather

    Don't look for CBS to make any changes to the Dan Rather-Connie Chung news anchor team before the network's affiliate meeting next month. Sources at the network said despite the sagging ratings -- mostly because of a weaker affiliate station lineup -- and mounds of press criticizing the "CBS Evening...

  • MTV goes shopping for a cable vehicle to sell 'The Goods'

    MTV Networks announced plans to air episodes of its new home shopping program "The Goods" in versions tailored to each of its cable networks. The networks have also commissioned designers to create exclusive clothing lines to be sold on the shows. Mark Rosenthal, executive vice president in charge...

  • Fox to delay broadcast of its Simpson movie

    Fox Broadcasting Co. has decided against running its TV movie on O. J. Simpson before he stands trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. Sources close to the network said Fox Inc. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch made the decision to delay the broadcast based on concern...