Fox News hires former secretary of state Mike Pompeo as a contributor. Pompeo, who will provide analysis across all Fox News Media platforms, was scheduled to make his debut on the April 9 edition of “Fox & Friends.” He joins fellow Trump alumni Larry Kudlow and Kayleigh McEnany at the network. “I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,” Pompeo said in a Fox News release.
News Corp. plans to issue $1B in bonds to fund acquisition drive, according to a report on The Hill. That figure is a hefty jump from the $750 million in bonds that the company previously said it would issue. In March alone, News Corp made two large purchases. On March 25, it announced plans to pick up Investor’s Business Daily for $275 million, and just days later said it was also buying Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books. The Houghton Mifflin deal will give News Corp. control of J.R.R. Tolkien books including “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, as well as George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984.”
Apple Studios is beefing up its push into the feature film market with the addition of Jessie Henderson as a feature film executive. Henderson comes to Apple from HBO Max, where she served as executive vice president of original feature films. She was previously co-president of Feigco Entertainment, producing film and TV projects that included the all-female “Ghostbusters” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Apple has also recently hired Paramount Pictures feature executive Lejo Pet.