Press Release


Celebrity Finance Expert Makes Her Television Hosting Debut With This Live Call-in Show On RLTV

BALTIMORE – January 19, 2012 – NBC News and RLTV, the only cable network that provides viewers with information and entertainment to help Redefine Life after 50, announced today that they will co-produce a new television show hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jean Chatzky. Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC News’ Today Show and the author of seven books, including the recent New York Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved. The new weekly show, Cash Call With Jean Chatzky, will premiere on Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 pm exclusively on RLTV.

Cash Call with Jean Chatzky is a 30-minute, live consumer finance show featuring practical advice on how to manage money in today's complex financial environment. Jean will be joined by financial specialists, industry analysts and other experts as she takes calls, emails, Skypes and Tweets from viewers around the country and answers questions on specific weekly themes. From insurance to investments, from being a savvy consumer to protecting your credit Cash Call with Jean Chatzky is smart, essential viewing for RLTV’s growing audience of Boomers and Seniors, that is guaranteed to provide actionable guidance on how to keep their money working well now and well into retirement. Sample topics include loans, real estate and mortgages, insurance, investment products, and improving and managing credit. The Executive Producers of Cash Call With Jean Chatzky are Beth O’Connell of NBC News and Elliot Jacobson of RLTV.

Jean Chatzky is widely known for her sound consumer advice and financial expertise. In addition to her role on NBC News’ Today Show, she is a personal finance contributor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She is a highly acclaimed author and will release a much anticipated new book, Money Rules, in March. In 2009, the Consumer Federation of America awarded Jean the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award for nearly two decades of pioneering personal finance education.

Cash Call With Jean Chatzky is part of RLTV’s multiplatform initiative, “Funding Your Future,” which focuses on the financial interests of adults, age 50+.  In addition to Cash Call, “Funding Your Future” consists of two new RLTV original television series (Fraud Squad and The Advisors) and four quarterly television specials.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical that we all understand how to plan for our financial futures, and this show is meant to provide viewers with tips for how to make the most out of their money while still living the life they want to live,” said Chatzky. “I am thrilled to be working with RLTV to bring this important information to audiences across the country.”

“Jean Chatzky is an incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic host. Her very personal style, warm and yet candid, has made her one of America’s most trusted financial experts, and we are thrilled that she will be providing RLTV’s viewers with uniquely valuable information and personalized advice,” said Elliot Jacobson, Senior VP Programming and Production, RLTV. “Americans are living longer and looking for practical financial solutions to maintain their standard of living and quality of life. RLTV is pleased to continue our partnership with NBC News and their talented teams as we provide RLTV viewers with this extraordinary guide to navigating crucial financial topics.”

“NBC News is always looking for new opportunities to extend its brand to new audiences, and Cash Call is a great example of how we can leverage our great on-air and production talent in a creative new co-production with RLTV,” said Cheryl Gould, Senior Vice President, NBC News. “We are excited to be working once again with RLTV, as we have in the past on the news program Daily Café. We share their view that the 50+ demographic is a powerful one that deserves our programming attention. They are a driving force in the economy, in politics, and in consumer spending.

About NBC News
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In addition to its leading news programs, the network’s portfolio includes cutting-edge platforms such as NBC News Mobile and NBC News Radio, and innovative ventures such as Peacock Productions, an award-winning in house production company; NBC Learn, the network's educational arm; NBC News Archives, a sales website leveraging over 70 years' worth of NBC News content;, a video-centric news community devoted to the African-American audience; and NBCLatino, an English-language news and lifestyle site focused on the growing Hispanic audience. NBCNewschannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.