12 episodes

These are the top journalists that drive the news cycle, but what drives them? Industry veteran Russell Sherman sits down with some of the most influential journalists in business news to hear their backstories, memorable moments, and latest perspective on the news today. They are used to asking the questions, now we’ll “turn the tables” and get a behind-the-scenes look on how the news gets made.

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These are the top journalists that drive the news cycle, but what drives them? Industry veteran Russell Sherman sits down with some of the most influential journalists in business news to hear their backstories, memorable moments, and latest perspective on the news today. They are used to asking the questions, now we’ll “turn the tables” and get a behind-the-scenes look on how the news gets made.

    Nathan Vardi: The Undefeated Champion of Forbes Cover Stories

    Nathan Vardi: The Undefeated Champion of Forbes Cover Stories

    During his 22-year career at Forbes, Nathan Vardi authored a record number of cover stories. On this edition of Press Profiles, we learn about Nathan’s impressive career and discuss the recipe for a great story. What makes a good cover story? We also discuss the Forbes Rich List and how Nathan played a role in figuring out who makes what; ice hockey and his time between the pipes; and his new job at MarketWatch and what he is hoping to accomplish as their Managing Editor for Enterprise.

    • 38 min
    Alan Murray: From a 9-year-old neighborhood reporter to the CEO of Fortune Media

    Alan Murray: From a 9-year-old neighborhood reporter to the CEO of Fortune Media

    When Alan Murray was a little kid he walked up and down his neighborhood in Pittsburgh asking for news updates from all the neighbors. He turned those assembled tidbits about visiting relatives, new pets and little league triumphs into a newsletter he hawked for $.50 cents apiece. That was just the start of a journalism career that would span multiple decades, culminating in his current role as CEO of Fortune Media. On this edition of Press Profiles we hear about that journey, plus we talk North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball,  covering DC politics at a time when both sides didn’t hate each other, Jamie Dimon’s reaction to his Fortune Magazine Cover story, his CEO Daily Newsletter, his new book Tomorrow's Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business, and, of course, a whole lot more.

    • 41 min
    Brooke Masters: Gatekeeping the Financial Times opinion page, yacht-hopping on the fourth of July, and her front row seat at the Martha Stewart trial.

    Brooke Masters: Gatekeeping the Financial Times opinion page, yacht-hopping on the fourth of July, and her front row seat at the Martha Stewart trial.

    Brooke Masters broke her first corporate scandal as a college student writing for the Harvard Crimson. She has continued to hold the powerful accountable through decades of work at the Washington Post and the Financial Times. Brooke shares how she landed front-page stories, her advice to young reporters now, and the differences between reporting (and living) on both sides of the Pond. Brooke also served as the “bouncer” of the Financial Times’s hottest club – the opinion page – and gives anyone looking to place an op-ed some tips on how to score. We hear about all that plus the Martha Stewart trial, Elliot Spitzer’s ups and downs, her beloved New York Mets on this edition of Press Profiles.

    • 47 min
    David Westin: From the corner office at ABC News to the anchor chair at Bloomberg TV

    David Westin: From the corner office at ABC News to the anchor chair at Bloomberg TV

    David Westin began as a talented lawyer clerking for the Supreme Court. He would go on to serve as the president of ABC News for 13 years where he oversaw Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, and many others. Now he is capping off a memorable career in front of the camera at Bloomberg TV. Hear about his remarkable journey on this edition of Press Profiles.

    • 50 min
    Andy Serwer: The Journey from Fortune's "Mr. StreetLife" to Editor in Chief at Yahoo Finance

    Andy Serwer: The Journey from Fortune's "Mr. StreetLife" to Editor in Chief at Yahoo Finance

    In 1997, Andy Serwer launched an online column called StreetLife and it quickly became a Wall Street phenomenon. It was a mix of finance, music, sports and pop culture told in a quick, fun and irreverent manner. It was the pre cursor to the dozens of email newsletters that now fill our inboxes on a daily basis. On this episode of Press Profiles we reminisce about the heyday of Mr. Streetlife and talk about his current role as Editor in Chief of Yahoo! We also talk about tugboats, The Wire, Investment Bankers, Maryland lacrosse and lots more.

    • 40 min
    Dan Roth: LinkedIn's Editor in Chief on the transformation of LinkedIn into a media powerhouse

    Dan Roth: LinkedIn's Editor in Chief on the transformation of LinkedIn into a media powerhouse

    Dan Roth had a fascinating career as a journalist with stops at Forbes, Fortune, Wired and other outlets before taking on what would be his biggest challenge: how to transform LinkedIn, a technology platform, into a meaningful player in business news. In this episode of Press Profiles, we’ll talk to Dan about that journey as well as how we can all get the most out of LinkedIn. You'll also hear memorable stories about Donald Trump, hog farming, Pat Robertson, Bourbon, and a whole lot more.

    • 46 min

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