Tanya Rivero, a recent addition to the WSJ Live team who was most recently an anchor with ABC News Now, hosts Lunch Break, WSJ Live’s noontime news program, which Rivero says gives her the opportunity to work on a wide range of stories. We spoke with Rivero in this interview with Beet.TV at the Wall Street Journal NewFront on Thursday.
Pushing both interviewees and viewers out of their comfort zones can lead to interesting revelations, which, along with striving to be straightforward and accessible, is something Rivero says she attempts to do with her reporting.
And because digital news is not subject to the same kinds of regulations as broadcast news, it has more opportunities to surprise viewers, and it can be shared in a greater number of ways, she says. Additionally, Rivero says she finds that digital news is smarter and focused.
“One of the things about TV news for a broadcast audience is that sometimes it’s dumbed down a little bit to try and reach the widest range of viewers,” she says. “I don’t think digital news does that quite as much.”
For more information on the Wall Street Journal’s NewFront event, check out this video with WSJ’s Trevor Fellows on Beet.TV.