Los Angeles Times

Meg James

Writer

Meg James is a corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the business of television and advertising. She has been a member of the Company Town team for more than a decade. She previously wrote for the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. A native of Wyoming, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • NBCUniversal TV President Bela Bajaria departs

    NBCUniversal TV President Bela Bajaria departs

    Bela Bajaria, president of Universal Television, has abruptly exited her position running the NBCUniversal television studio. Bajaria was just shy of her fifth anniversary overseeing programming at Universal Television, which produces such hits as “The Mindy Project,” "Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The...

  • Shari Redstone has 'no desire' to run Viacom, says spokesperson

    Shari Redstone has 'no desire' to run Viacom, says spokesperson

    More volleys were exchanged Tuesday in the battle for control of media company Viacom Inc. as a representative of Shari Redstone denounced statements made this week by Viacom’s lead independent board member. Viacom director Frederic Salerno on Monday wrote that Viacom’s board would fight any attempt...

  • Viacom board members vow to fight removal attempt

    Viacom board members vow to fight removal attempt

    Gearing up for a battle for control of media company Viacom, board members on Monday took the unusual step of vowing to fight an expected campaign by Sumner Redstone and his family to shake up the board. In a letter to shareholders and employees, Viacom’s lead independent director Frederic Salerno...

  • What would it take to put CBS and Viacom together again?

    What would it take to put CBS and Viacom together again?

    Sumner Redstone had his reasons when he split his media empire into two separate corporations a decade ago: He had two strong top executives whom he wanted to keep happy, and more than enough successful businesses to go around. Since then, network chief Leslie Moonves has been running the stalwart...

  • Shari Redstone emerges as a pivotal figure in the battle for Viacom

    Shari Redstone emerges as a pivotal figure in the battle for Viacom

    Shari Redstone has long been on the sidelines of her father's $40-billion media empire. But in the last month she has emerged as a central figure in the battle over the future of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. The 62-year-old vice chair of the two media companies was widely suspected as the force behind...

  • Drama, Sex and Millions at Stake: Key players in the Sumner Redstone Saga

    Drama, Sex and Millions at Stake: Key players in the Sumner Redstone Saga

    Power struggles. Family rifts. Sex. The lawsuit over the mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone has all the elements of a great Hollywood drama. Here’s a look at the key cast of characters who took center stage in the legal tussle that ultimately was dismissed by a judge on May 9.  Sumner...

  • Sumner Redstone trust shakeup: New members are allies of mogul's daughter

    Sumner Redstone trust shakeup: New members are allies of mogul's daughter

    Sumner M. Redstone's trust has two newly minted trustees who are expected to replace the media mogul's two long-time advisors, Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and attorney George Abrams. The ailing media tycoon, through a spokesman, announced Tuesday that Thaddeus Jankowski and Jill Krutick...

  • It's Game of Thrones at Viacom: Dauman vs. his mentor Sumner Redstone

    It's Game of Thrones at Viacom: Dauman vs. his mentor Sumner Redstone

    Media mogul Sumner Redstone for years has lavished praise on his protégé, Philippe Dauman, calling him “the wisest man I have ever known,” and trusting him with the keys to his corporate kingdom. Not anymore. The ailing mogul abruptly removed Dauman from his family trust last week, suggesting that...

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