What better gig for a reporter covering the cable news industry than, well, the cable news industry?
That's the object lesson in synergy that greeted the media-industry site Mediaite--itself the brainchild of former MSNBC honcho Dan Abrams--with the news that its TV reporter/editor Steve Krakauer is the new digital producer of the soon-to-launch prime-time CNN interview show "Piers Morgan Tonight."
It's a high-profile gig, to be sure -- all eyes will be on Morgan when his show premieres in January after "Larry King Live" goes off the air at 9 p.m. CNN hopes it will breathe some new life into the network's struggling prime-time lineup. Krakauer's hiring also marks the first move by Morgan's new executive producer, Jonathan Wald, the former CNBC honcho brought on earlier this month to steer "Piers Morgan Tonight."
"Steve has been a leading voice in the digital world, reporting on cable news, politics and pop culture. He'll be a great addition to the CNN team and will be instrumental in driving 'Piers Morgan Tonight' beyond its one hour of television and into a more active online experience," Wald said in a statement.Read More »from Steve Krakauer leaves Mediaite for CNN’s Piers Morgan show