Wallstrip goes big time

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 22, 2007


Sometimes it’s hard to keep your big mouth shut when you’re a journalist. Such was the case with CBS Interactive’s rumored purchase of financial video blog Wallstrip. Now it’s official, says proud papa and show founder Howard Lindzon. CBS is scooping up the finance world’s most irreverant and sassy 5 minutes a day along with hiring the creatively talented team of talent, led by host Lindsay Campbell and co-producers Adam Elend and Jeff Marks.

I first noticed Wallstrip back in a September, 2006, blog entry and wrote a short profile in the magazine in January, which directly led to — in my humble opinion — the best episode ever, wherein we discover just how much fame can be garnered from a one-page Businessweek profile:

Reader Comments

howard Lindzon

May 22, 2007 11:15 PM

You are a pro aaron. we love bus week obviously and you are to be congratulated for your open minded review of such a risky endeavor. You were right on.

Craig Batstone

May 25, 2007 10:27 AM

Another great small-time operation sacrificed to the tides of corporate news reporting. Put one great thing through the wash and it comes out the same as all the others. Lets hope they can continue keep their creativity within the show.

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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