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Carlos Watson Says Ozy Media Won’t Shut Down After All: “We Are Open for Business”

Ozy Media isn’t shutting down after all. Just a few days after saying that Ozy would wind down its operations, CEO Carlos Watson went on NBC’s Today show Monday morning and said that he and the company’s board had a change of heart. “We are going to open for business, so we are making news […]

Ozy Media to Shut Down Amid Scrutiny

Ozy Media is shutting down. The digital media company, co-founded by former CNN contributor and MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson, said on Friday that it would close its doors for good following days of scrutiny in the wake of a New York Times exposé. Ozy Media’s board of directors announced the decision in a statement: “At […]

Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson Resigns From NPR Board of Directors

Ozy Media founder and CEO Carlos Watson has resigned from the board of directors of National Public Radio. “Earlier today, Carlos Watson submitted his resignation from the NPR Board of Directors,” said LaFontaine Oliver, the chair of NPR’s board, in a statement Friday. “I have accepted his resignation on behalf of the Board. Mr. Watson’s […]

Ozy Media Chair Marc Lasry Resigns, Recommends “Crisis Management”

Marc Lasry, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has stepped down as chairman of Ozy Media, the embattled media company founded by former CNN contributor and MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson. In a statement Thursday, Lasry said “I believe that going forward, Ozy requires experience in areas like crisis management and investigations, where I do not have […]

Ozy Media’s Carlos Watson Backs Out as News and Doc Emmys Host Following N.Y. Times Exposé

Ozy Media founder and CEO Carlos Watson has backed out of a significant hosting gig, following a New York Times exposé that raised serious questions about the media company’s legitimacy and revealed that Watson’s co-founder, Samir Rao, impersonated a YouTube executive while the company was seeking to raise money from Goldman Sachs. Watson had been […]