I'm sitting in the CES press lounge when my editor, Owen Thomas, sends me an email:
Find him and interview? - O.
——- Forwarded message ——-
From: Chaela Volpe
Date: Jan 7, 2008 1:35 PM
Subject: Gary Krakow joins TheStreet.com newsroom as Sr. Tech Correspondent, Reports Live from CES in Las Vegas
I announce to the table, which includes a few colleagues from Gizmodo, and early-rising PR guy Peter Shankman, "I love when my editors tell me to interview people and I have no idea who they are. Like this jackass — Gary Krakow from MSNBC. Who the hell is he? I have no idea." One of the guys across the table, who I don't know, starts staring at me and tosses his press badge on the table.
By the way, Krakow has this to say about his new job:
Valleywag: Why'd you leave MSNBC?
Krakow: MSNBC wanted to go in a different direction. I needed more artistic freedom.
V: Does TheStreet still exist? Have you been paid yet?
K: Don't worry about my paycheck. The new, redesigned site will be up within a few weeks with a focus on video.