93: How much do TV anchors make? CNN’s Chloe Melas Mazza gives wild BTS to the entertainment journalism industry, publishing her grandfather’s memoir, and beyond!

Trading Secrets

Feb 27 2023 • 58 mins

This week, Jason and David are joined by CNN entertainment reporter who covers all things entertainment and Hollywood, Chloe Melas Mazza!

Chloe’s reporting ranges from breaking news and exclusive feature interviews to industry analysis of every corner of the entertainment industry. In addition to spending her days researching and investigating news stories around the world, Chloe has more recently taken on a new project in sharing her grandfather’s World War II memoir with the world by writing the forward for the book titled “Luck of the Draw” which comes out next week and will be featured on Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Apple series “Masters of the Air.”

Chloe gives insight on the wide gap in pay in news correspondent jobs, the unspoken pressures of journalism, how she knows she’s in the right industry, what the first step could be to get into journalism, how she went from being a news assistant at CNN to working at Hollywoodlife.com for seven years after realizing she wanted to interview celebrities. Chloe also reveals how a journalist is always on the clock, how having a huge following can help someone bypass someone else in the industry, what kind of correspondent she thought she was going to be, and how she deals with imposter syndrome.

Chloe also gives the inside look to her grandfather’s memoir “Luck of the Draw” that she published with her mother. She details her grandfather’s military career during World War II including being a prisoner of war, how he wrote the book in his seventies, how someone at Tom Hanks’ production company got their hands on a copy of the book when it was first self-published, where the proceeds of the book sales are distributed, and the inspiration that can be pulled from the pages.

Chloe reveals all that and so much more in another episode you can’t afford to miss!

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