Portrait of Kevin Eck

Kevin Eck

Kevin Eck is a writer and editor for Adweek, where he leads the TVSpy blog covering the local TV news industry. An Emmy Award-winning producer, Kevin also writes about the larger media industry and is editor of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."


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Is Mobile About to Overtake Traditional TV Viewing?

TV / Video

In a few years, mobile devices will overtake traditional TV for watching shows.

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Creative Ways Local TV Stations Are Showing the Olympics Despite Rigid Rules

TV / Video

With broadcasters confined by restrictions on anything Olympics-related, some local newscasters are coming up with creative ways to show viewers what's happening in Rio without running afoul of NBCUniversal, the [...]

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Tour Bon Appétit’s One World Trade Center Test Kitchen

Digital

It's here editors test the recipes foodies everywhere rely on to impress dinner party guests, feed the family lunch, or even mix up an after-work cocktail.

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Take a Tour of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Digital

High above New York City on the 35th floor of One World Trade Center is the test kitchen for Bon Appétit magazine.

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Cubes: Take a VIP Tour of <i>New York</i> Magazine

Digital

The folks at New York Magazine let MediabistroTV take a tour of their offices at 75 Varick. Nestled next to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, the writers, artists, photographers [...]

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The Art of Negotiation from the Star of <i>Hardcore Pawn</i>

Digital

If you watch reality shows about pawn stores, you’ll notice the biggest conflict usually centers around the bargaining over what something is worth. Les Gold star of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn [...]

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<i>Hardcore Pawn</i> Stars: ‘We’re Not Actors’

Digital

Viewers of reality TV often want to know if they’re watching actors or real people. Recently, we got a chance to ask the people who might know, the starts of [...]

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<i>Hardcore Pawn</i> Stars Talk About the Show’s Popularity

Digital

Back in ye olden tymes, pawn shops were dark, dirty and cramped storefronts where fictional detectives would go to sweat a confession from an equally fictional shop owner. Who would [...]

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<i>Hardcore Pawn</i> Stars on Popularity of Pawn Shop Shows

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Remember when pawn shops were dark, dirty and cramped storefronts where fictional detectives would go to sweat a confession from an equally fictional shop owner? Now that pawn shops are [...]

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<i>Hardcore Pawn</i> Cast Talks About the Weirdest Things Ever Pawned

Digital

Maybe you have dreams of working on a reality show one day? Hardcore Pawn is the pawn shop show shot in Detroit starring the Gold family. Father Les and daughter [...]

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<i>Hardcore Pawn</i> Stars Talk About the Weirdest Things They’ve Pawned

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Two members of Detroit’s Gold family, the stars of truTV’s hit reality show Hardcore Pawn, recently made a swing through New York City. We asked Father Les and daughter Ashley [...]

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ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Why He Uses Twitter ‘In Doses’

Digital

In the old days, a good reporter’s responsibilities included pounding the pavement (or the phone), getting the story, and writing it up for that evening’s newscast or next day’s paper. [...]

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ABC’s Jonathan Karl’s Advice For Journalists Both Old and New

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ABC Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl tells mediabistroTV in part two of Media Beat, the days of pounding the pavement (or the phone), getting the story, and writing it [...]

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ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Pushing Beyond the Official White House Line

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How does a top network reporter break through the official White House talking points? ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl has been busy trying — and in the process [...]

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ABC’s Jonathan Karl Talks About Covering a Tough Beat Like The White House

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How does a top network reporter break through the official White House talking points? ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl has been busy trying — and in the process [...]