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

  • 'Wonder Woman' gives Time Warner earnings a boost

    'Wonder Woman' gives Time Warner earnings a boost

    “Wonder Woman” proved its mettle once again, boosting media company Time Warner Inc.’s earnings with its better-than-expected box-office performance. Time Warner’s second-quarter earnings, released early Wednesday, also benefited from increased subscriptions for the company’s premium television...

  • Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks in $11.9-billion deal

    Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks in $11.9-billion deal

    Discovery Communications carved a lucrative niche in television with “Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Week” and other shows that portray survival in the wilds. On Monday, the cable programming company made a predatory strike to ensure its own survival. Discovery announced its $11.9-billion cash-and-stock...

  • Charter shoots down the idea of acquiring Sprint

    Charter shoots down the idea of acquiring Sprint

    Cable television giant Charter Communications Inc. shot down the prospect of a merger with Sprint, despite interest by the wireless phone operator’s parent, SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan, to create a mammoth new telecommunications company in the U.S. “While we understand why a deal is attractive...

  • Trump's controversial remarks to Boy Scouts follow invitation from AT&T's Stephenson

    Trump's controversial remarks to Boy Scouts follow invitation from AT&T's Stephenson

    AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Randall Stephenson found himself in uncomfortable territory after President Trump’s appearance before thousands of Boy Scouts on Monday turned into a political rally with Trump boisterously bashing his rivals. Stephenson, a former Scout who serves as president...

  • Sony Pictures picks a new television team

    Sony Pictures picks a new television team

    Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday named new leaders for its U.S.-based television operations, elevating three longtime executives to serve in a newly created office overseeing television production and programming. Veteran business affairs executive Jeff Frost was tapped to lead the team as...

  • Hulu hires a marketing officer from Google

    Hulu hires a marketing officer from Google

    Taking another step to transform itself into a more formidable competitor to Netflix and Amazon.com, streaming service Hulu on Monday said it has hired a former Google executive, Kelly Campbell, to become chief marketing officer of the Santa Monica company. In her new role, Campbell will direct...

  • British secretary of state still mulling Fox's $15-billion bid for Sky

    British secretary of state still mulling Fox's $15-billion bid for Sky

    Suspense is building in Britain over whether the Murdoch family will be able to pull off its long-held dream of owning a jewel of European broadcasting, the satellite television service Sky. Britain’s secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Karen Bradley, on Thursday told members of Parliament...

  • Cable TV upheaval prompts a wave of media merger talks

    Cable TV upheaval prompts a wave of media merger talks

    Cable television mogul John Malone for years predicted rapid consolidation in media, adding that there was an opportunity for small independent companies — so-called free radicals — to be swept together to create a more formidable media company. Charter Communications, which is backed by Malone’s...

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