Former Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson has a new job as she joins LindellTV, an online network founded by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.
According to Lindell, Robinson will have her show which begins at 9:00 am ET on LindellTV. There are no further details on what type of show she’ll bring to the media outlet.
Lindell announced the news on Instagram Monday, thanking her previous employer, Newsmax, which dropped her in January after a sequence of tweets promoting satanical conspiracy theories concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.
The tweets resulted in Robinson being banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating the platform’s guidelines about sharing COVID-19 misinformation.
Among the tweets that earned her a permanent suspension asserted COVID-19 vaccines “contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked.”
Newsmax sidelined Robinson after the “bioluminescent marker” tweet and announced that they would not renew her contract when it expired in January. Robinson was replaced by James Rosen, a former Fox News reporter, as Newsmax’s White House correspondent.
Spotify Launches AI-Powered Voice Translation for Podcasts
“Voice Translation gives listeners around the world the power to discover and be inspired by new podcasters in a more authentic way than ever before.”
Spotify has announced it will debut an AI-powered voice translator, with the hope of eventually putting podcasts into numerous different languages for listeners around the globe.
The company’s CEO — Daniel Ek — shared a video to X showcasing the Voice Translation capabilities from English to Spanish featuring podcasters Steven Bartlett and Lex Fridman.
The program is currently in its pilot stage, with the company utilizing podcasts from Dax Shepard, Bill Simmons, and Monica Padman in addition to Bartlett and Fridman to generate translations in Spanish, French, and German.
“By matching the creator’s own voice, Voice Translation gives listeners around the world the power to discover and be inspired by new podcasters in a more authentic way than ever before,” says Spotify Vice President of Personalization Ziad Sultan. “We believe that a thoughtful approach to AI can help build deeper connections between listeners and creators, a key component of Spotify’s mission to unlock the potential of human creativity.”
New episodes of podcasts hosted by the platform will begin hitting feeds today, with users being able to find them in a Voice Translations Hub on the company’s app.
Michael Bloomberg Announces Succession Plan After Executive Shakeup
“At 81 years old, common sense says I should have succession plans.”
After an executive shakeup last month, Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg has announced plans for his media empire after he passes away.
In an appearance at a climate change summit hosted by The New York Times, Bloomberg revealed his media companies would be left to his foundation before being sold.
“I give virtually all of the company’s profits to the foundation, and the foundation gave away last year $1.7 billion,” said Bloomberg. “This year it will be a little bit more than that. But when I die, the foundation inherits the company. They — because of the tax laws — will have to get rid of it, sell it someplace or other over the first five years.”
He added “At 81 years old, common sense says I should have succession plans.”
In August, Vlad Kliatchko was named CEO of the company, with several other changes taking place on the Board of Directors. At the time, Bloomberg noted that he was likely to be interrogated about a potential succession plan.
“I’m sure these changes raise questions about me, so let me put them to rest: I’m not going anywhere,” the billionaire told employees in a memo at the time. “I’ve never used a title in the company, so I won’t change what I’ll be called – just ‘Mike.'”
CBS News Adds New Roles, Duties for Editorial Leaders
CBS News president Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews announced on Thursday the various changes.
On Thursday, Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, the recently appointed president of CBS News, revealed several changes to the editorial leadership.
Terri Stewart is now the senior vice president of domestic newsgathering at CBS News. Furthermore, Stewart will oversee the domestic bureaus and manage bookings. Kaci Sokoloff will support her in this role.
Shuffling doesn’t stop there. London bureau chief Andrew Roy now oversees all CBS News international bureaus. Jose Diaz, who leads the network’s foreign desk, will now report to Roy.
David Reiter’s team at CBS News will extend their role to cover significant reporting beats beyond Washington, D.C. They will work with CBS Stations and the Innovation Lab to find prospects for joint national and local news coverage and continue producing special events programming.
Additionally, Kate Zuckerman was promoted to VP of affiliate relations and special events planning. Beth Boyle was elevated to national and planning editor, overseeing editorial content and managing desk operations.
CBS is adding two political investigative producers, led by Matt Mosk, to its growing investigative team. The group will now be incorporated into the Washington D.C. Bureau and report straight to bureau chief Mark Lima.
Finally, Ciprian-Matthews notified staff that the network is hiring an Executive Producer of Daily News.