AitN: October 9, 2017

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor ’96 made headlines when she broke the October 5 story “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Cases for Years,” exposing decades of accusations against one of Hollywood’s top producers. Kantor also appeared on The Daily (a New York Times podcast) to discuss the story.

Jodi Kantor

Jodi Kantor '96

Ben Gabbe

America’s Test Kitchen co-founder Christopher Kimball ’73 released a new cookbook, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking, on September 12. In connection with the launch he did a Q&A the same day with The Daily Beast, and also contributed a write-up of his six favorite food books to The Week.

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain '07

David Shankbone

Meghan McCain ’07 left her position on Fox News’ Outnumbered and is going to The View as a co-host. Starting in October she will sit on a panel featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris and Sunny Hostin.

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Robby Mook ’02, is now a fellow at Harvard and has joined a bipartisan campaign to fight against election hacking. A September 13 Politico article quotes Mook: “It’s less about ‘In 2018, elections will be completely secure,’” Mook said. “It’s more about, ‘We know that a lot of campaigns can be in a much better place so we’re doing everything we can to help get them there.’”

Aaron Bay-Schuck ’03, the former senior executive at Interscope Geffen A&M, was named co-chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records on October 3. In a press release, Warner Media Group’s CEO of Recorded Music Max Lousada says, “Aaron has impeccable taste and a rare ability to help distinctive artists grow into global superstars.” Dane Holmes ’92 has been tapped to be the new head of HR at Goldman Sachs. Previously the firm’s head of investor relations and global head of Pine Street (Goldman Sach’s leadership development group for partners and select managing directors), Holmes will start the new position January 1.

Shanna Belott and Lara Stolman

Shanna Belott ’91 (left) and Lara Stolman ’91

Franklin Foer ’96, author of World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, appeared on PBS NewsHour on September 14 to discuss the growing power of tech giants. In more PBS news, Lara Stolman ’91 and Shanna Belott ’91’s film Swim Team, following a New Jersey swim team for swimmers with autism, was broadcast on October 2 as part of the PBS documentary series POV.

Amanda Gutterman ’13, the chief marketing officer of ConsenSus (a venture production studio for blockchain ecosystems), was featured in ForbesUnchained podcast in an episode titled “How To Explain Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains To The Average Person.”