Jeremy Barr

Washington, D.C.

Media news reporter

Education: University of Maryland, MA in journalism; Emory University, BA in political science and sociology

Jeremy Barr covers the media industry for The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Post in June 2020, he covered the media industry for the Hollywood Reporter, Politico New York and Advertising Age.
Latest from Jeremy Barr

Fox’s Tucker Carlson firing is boosting Newsmax’s ratings. Will it last?

Fox News ratings are down. But Newsmax also attracted disgruntled Fox viewers after the 2020 election — and didn’t keep them long.

May 25, 2023

Kaitlan Collins promoted to key 9 p.m. slot after hosting Trump town hall

Collins, who moderated the network’s controversial town hall forum with Trump, will host four nights per week.

May 17, 2023

CNN leadership under fire after ‘disastrous’ Trump town hall

CNN chief executive Chris Licht praised host Kaitlan Collins and defended inviting Donald Trump and a Republican audience for the live town hall.

May 12, 2023

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tried, and tried, to rebut Trump’s election lies

Collins, one of the network’s rising stars, attempted to meet the former president’s stream of falsehoods during Wednesday’s live town hall with composure and tough questions.

May 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson announces Twitter show. Elon Musk tweets cool welcome.

The former Fox News host tweeted a video saying he’s moving his show to Twitter. In a reply, Elon Musk said he hasn’t struck a deal with the TV personality.

May 9, 2023

Lachlan Murdoch: Fox News is sticking with its programming strategy

Murdoch struck an unapologetic and unworried tone with economic analysts, despite a costly lawsuit settlement and a ratings dip after the firing of Tucker Carlson.

May 9, 2023

Tucker Carlson floats plan to host alternative GOP debate in post-Fox future

The fired Fox News host wants to be more than a podcaster. He has talked to Trump about a candidate forum and would forfeit millions owed in his Fox contract.

May 4, 2023

Fox News is bleeding viewers at 8 p.m. after ousting Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson averaged more than 3 million viewers in his final week on Fox News. After he was fired, the time slot drew only 1.77 million viewers.

May 1, 2023

How CNN miscast Don Lemon as a morning person

Don Lemon found fame for a fiery and impassioned prime-time show that no longer fit with CNN's new strategy.

April 28, 2023

Dana Bash will succeed John King as anchor of CNN political news show

Bash, who was married to King, will host her own daily show for the first time in her 30-year career at the network.

April 27, 2023