Stewart Weirick Schley

Stewart is an independent writer who specializes in media and communications (well, there’s also sports). He is a frequent contributor to the Hauser Oral History series produced by the not-for-profit Cable Center, where he has conducted interviews with more than 30 individuals who were instrumental in the rise of the cable television business. He began his career in Los Angeles with Multichannel News as Bureau Chief, later becoming the newspaper’s managing editor, and subsequently became the founding editor of Cable World magazine. Stewart has worked as a senior analyst for the media industry research firms Kagan World Media and One Touch Intelligence, and has written and/or edited books including Fast Forward: Video on Demand and the Future of Television, Planet Broadband, and the two-volume illustrated encyclopedia series Definitive Broadband. About the sports thing: His “SportsBiz” column has been published for more than a decade by the regional business magazine ColoradoBIZ, profiling sports-business figures like Terrell Davis, Bill Romanowski and the ever-elusive Stan Kroenke. Stewart is a slowly improving guitarist and a passable singer who lives with his family in Denver and is often (but not always!) rejected for publication by the erstwhile humor site McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.