|Nationality United States|
Name William Knoedelseder
|Occupation Author, business writer, TV producer, news executive|
Subject Entertainment, business
Books Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall o, I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbre, In Eddie's Name: One Family's T, Stiffed: A True Story of MCA - t
Notable works Stiffed Bitter Brew
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William Knoedelseder (born 1947), is an author, former Los Angeles Times business writer, television producer and news executive.
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He has a bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Knoedelseder was a staff writer from 1977 to 1989 reporting on the entertainment industry for the Los Angeles Times.
Knoedelseder's series of articles in the 1980s into corrupt practices in the record business formed the basis for the book Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business and the Mafia.
In 2012, his book Bitter Brew, which spans five generations of the Busch family and the foreign takeover of Anheuser-Busch, made New York Times Bestseller list. Lionsgate Television optioned the book as a television series.
Knoedelseder was executive producer of two television documentaries — Something’s Got to Give, a 1990 two-hour special for Fox about Marilyn Monroe, and All the Presidents’ Movies, a three-hour special for Bravo in 2003 that described the viewing habits of modern U.S. presidents.
Knoedelseder worked as a television producer and executive creating news programs and documentaries for Fox, Disney, Knight-Ridder, Bravo and USA Broadcasting. As vice president of news at USA, he oversaw the launch of a nightly news program on WAMI-TV in Miami titled "The Times." Miami New Times named it “Best Newscast in South Florida.”