Adele in the spotlight with her new album 30 Journalists stumble upon each other for an interview. However, the English star makes only a few media appearances. One of the lucky ones who questioned her was an Australian television reporter. Unfortunately, he did not come home with a great report, but he was suspended for two weeks and his boss lost nearly 650 thousand euros.
Matt Doran from Australian broadcaster Channel 7 flew in early november To London with a photographer and sound engineer for an exclusive interview with Adele. During the interview, the singer noted that Doran asked her some questions about her new album. “I didn’t listen to him,” the journalist admitted.
At first, this ad didn’t seem to bother the pop star. The album wouldn’t be released until two weeks later, so Doran wasn’t worried about his confession either. “The interview took about ten minutes longer than planned, and we talked for about half an hour,” Doran remembers In an interview with the British newspaper Daily Telegraph.
But Sony Records, alarmed by the reporter’s poor preparation, refused to allow Channel Seven to broadcast the interview. An expensive decision for the broadcaster who paid around A$1 million (approx. €650.00) to have an exclusive interview with Adele.
Despite the fact that the album was not officially in stores at the time of the interview, Duran had the opportunity to listen to the album. A Sony press officer emailed him a link to the album prior to the interview. Doran says he overlooked this letter. “This is the most important email I’ve ever missed,” he sums up his stumbling block. ‘I am very ashamed.’
Channel 7 couldn’t help but send its reporter home for two weeks. Doran presents a popular TV show that is broadcast every Sunday morning on the broadcaster.
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