Anne Becker has been a staff writer at Broadcasting & Cable since 2004, covering all aspects of the TV industry. Prior to joining the magazine, she was a reporter for the New York Post's business and real estate sections. She has also worked at The Santa Cruz Sentinel, Psychology Today and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, and her work has appeared in The New York Times. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Manhattan.
Title: Staff Writer
Animal Planet Pimps Its PoochAnimal Planet is aiming to be top dog in marketing for its first ever competition reality show, Groomer Has It , which was recently greenlighted to a second season. The show, hosted by former Queer Eye Fab Fiver Jai Rodriguez, pits 12 dog groomers against each other to find the best in show. It premiered April 12 and the network is pushing marketing in the hopes that it... More
Blogging the Golden GlobesOmg. Debbie Matenopoulos is on the warpath. Hated the Globes. Thought they were, like, the most boring thing ever. Larry King’s post-globes panel with AJ Hammer, Melissa Rivers and some other CNN chick. Deb must be bitter because she was wearing the same shirt as Extra’s Dayna Devon. People’s movie critic Leah Rosen tells Larry the Globes were like... More
History Channel Let's Its Freak Flag FlyAmericans can get nostalgia-crazy: The ’90s were the ’70s after all. But 1968 stands apart, a mix of war and strife, psychedelia and bell-bottoms. Brokaw takes History Channel down the rabbit hole with the documentary 1968 With Tom Brokaw , premiering Dec. 9. In response, History has unveiled a "mind-bending promotion" that updates the old "tune in, turn on, drop out"... More
Sarah Silverman's a Hit on JDateHey, ladies: Wanna get your JDate profile noticed? Get all potty-mouthed and start taking cracks at Brit and Paris. Worked for Sarah Silverman. To promote the second season of Silverman’s series The Sarah Silverman Program , which premieres Wednesday, Oct. 3, Comedy Central created a profile for the standup-cum-TV star on JDate, the mother of all Jewish dating sites.... More
'The ABC.com Daily Show' Goes for "Quirky Relatability"ABC .com wants staffers to throw themselves into their work—literally. The network recently debuted the ABC .com Daily Show , a short-form weekday Webcast written and hosted by a rotating roster of young staffers. The show—shot Monday through Friday in the cubicles of the site’s L.A. offices—is designed to highlight ABC’s programming and ancillary... More
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