Michael Rothman

Michael Rothman

Studio 20 2013

Job: Entertainment Reporter at ABC News
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: New York, NY

What I Do Now

I run the day-to-day operations of the Entertainment vertical, managing a small team. I also write breaking Entertainment news and conduct interviews.

Before Studio 20

I worked in print and online media.

During Studio 20, I worked directly with…

CNN, Wenner (US Magazine) and ABC News

Final Project Partner

ABC News

Problem I helped solve…

I took live-blogging from hard news and brought it to entertainment reporting, to help the genre adapt to the second-screen phenomenon.

Professional hops since graduating…

I’m starting to manage more as my Editor’s role is being elevated to long-term planning for the site and our growing team.

Why Studio 20

I was looking to work on what was coming in media, not what was already here. I got to learn that you can basically do whatever you want, you just have to have a plan, and execute it.