Joanna Piacenza

Senior Reporter


Joanna is a features editor for Morning Consult.

Morning Consult Entertainment: FCC to Review Ban on Broadcast Network Mergers

By Sarah Shevenock Throughout the year, Morning Consult has tracked how current events in the news have resonated with the electorate. Our new interactive reveals what broke through in 2018 — and what didn’t. See it here. Top Stories The Federal Communications Commission is set to conduct a review of current media ownership regulations, including […]

Morning Consult Entertainment: CBS Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Failed to Act Against Charlie Rose’s Reported Sexual Harassment

By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories CBS News settled a lawsuit with three women who claimed that the network failed to take action when former CBS and PBS news personality Charlie Rose allegedly touched them inappropriately, sexually harassed them and threatened to fire them, according to a network spokesperson. The terms of the settlement are confidential […]

Morning Consult Entertainment: Comcast and Disney to Control Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Programming Spending After Sky, Fox Deals

By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories After The Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. assets and Comcast Corp.’s purchase of Sky PLC, Disney and Comcast will control close to 40 percent of all programming spending domestically and 20 percent of all programming spending globally, according to a report from Ampere Analysis. (The Wall […]

Morning Consult Entertainment: Former CBS CEO Les Mooves ‘Deliberately Lied’ About Sexual Misconduct in Effort to Keep Severance, Report Says

By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories A new report from lawyers hired by CBS Corp. says that former network Chief Executive Les Moonves  “deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct” and destroyed evidence in an effort to keep his $120 million severance package, according to a draft seen by reporters. The findings […]

Morning Consult Entertainment: Disney to More Closely Match Bob Iger’s Compensation to Company Success in Response to Shareholder Blowback

By Sarah Shevenock Top Stories The Walt Disney Co. has reached an agreement with Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger to more closely match his stock-based compensation with how the company is performing following blowback from shareholders earlier this year over Disney’s executive compensation plan. With this deal, Iger would be able to earn over […]