Former Reuters executive editor of digital Dan Colarusso is tapped to be the cable news channel’s new senior vice president of business news. Colarusso will report directly to CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman, and will be working closely with svp and executive editor of CNBC digitalJay Yarow, as well as CNBC SVP of international news and programmingJohn Casey.
“There’s a saying in politics that personnel is policy,” Matt Gertz, a senior fellow at Media Matters, said on a recent afternoon. “The people who surround principals in the political world can have a lot of influence.” Gertz, 34, is best known for tracking Donald Trump’s Twitter account for clues about his well-reported habit of watching Fox News. On Twitter and via a Media Matters video archive, Gertz flags when Trump’s posts seem tied directly to programming—on Fox & Friends, Hannity and Lou Dobbs Tonight.
The State of the Union is typically a US president’s most-watched speech of the year. So Tuesday night is a big stage for President Trump. And I’m wondering: Are the networks and their fact-checking teams up to the task?