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Meg James

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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

  • CBS-Viacom merger may be closer to reality, thanks to Redstones and National Amusements

    CBS-Viacom merger may be closer to reality, thanks to Redstones and National Amusements

    The oft-foretold reunification of CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. may be moving closer to reality.  National Amusements Inc., the theater chain operator and investment vehicle of media mogul Sumner Redstone, is poised to call on the two companies to consider merging, two people close to the matter said...

  • China's Dalian Wanda Group in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

    China's Dalian Wanda Group in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

    Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the iconic Dick Clark Productions, a move that would further accelerate its rapid push into Hollywood. The deal would value the production firm at as much as $1 billion, according to one person familiar with the process...

  • Paramount Pictures shake-up; Vice Chairman Rob Moore pushed out

    Paramount Pictures shake-up; Vice Chairman Rob Moore pushed out

    Paramount Pictures’ woeful year at the box office claimed a casualty on Friday with the firing of the studio’s vice chairman, Rob Moore. Moore’s ouster was confirmed by three people close to the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly. The shake-up follows a string of theatrical misfires...

  • Rupert Murdoch reaps $34 million in compensation

    Rupert Murdoch reaps $34 million in compensation

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch might be getting out of the office more, but he continues to pull down handsome compensation. The 85-year-old executive chairman of 21st Century Fox collected $34.6 million in executive compensation in fiscal 2016, which represents a 24% raise from the prior year, according...

  • Moody's downgrades Viacom credit

    Moody's downgrades Viacom credit

    Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Viacom’s credit following the  struggling media company’s disclosure that it would tap debt markets to maintain its liquidity. The ratings firm on Thursday lowered Viacom’s credit to one notch above junk status. The move came as Wall Street continued to digest...

  • Viacom shake-up continues; interim CEO Tom Dooley is out

    Viacom shake-up continues; interim CEO Tom Dooley is out

    Viacom Inc.’s leadership was thrown into question Wednesday as the company announced that interim Chief Executive Thomas Dooley would step down and that its financial performance was worse than previously thought. The surprise move, which came just one month after Dooley was appointed, was one...

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