‘Wilshire & Washington’ Host Cited in U.S. News & World Report Feature on Gen Y

Today’s PR props go to Maegan Carberry—for being the latest BlogTalkRadio personality to hit the national press.

The co-host (with Ted Johnson and Teresa Valdez Klein) of Wilshire & Washington spoke to U.S. News & World Report recently for its Nov. 1 feature headlined “The Youth Movement: Confident, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious, generation Y begins to show the sure—if just a bit different—makings of leadership.”

CAPTION: Maegan: Makin' news.

Maegan: Makin' news.

Therein, Meagan finds herself mentioned alongside two of the most prominent names in the social-media industry.

“Companies are losing millions of dollars because of turnover and worrying over how to retain young talent long enough to move them into management positions,” writes reporter Amanda Ruggeri.

“An upside to all that is generation Y’s entrepreneurial streak. Combined with millennials’ tech savvy, the same confidence that’s irking managers is creating wunderkinder like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, both 25.

“‘The value system in America says you should be in an office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, in khaki pants at your cubicle. That’s not necessarily effectiveness,’ says New York City’s Maegan Carberry, 29, who left her journalism job for a more patchwork path of blogging for sites like the Huffington Post, cohosting a radio program for BlogTalkRadio, founding the microblog Truu Confessions, and writing a book on millennial communication.

“‘We want to do things differently.’”

To read the full U.S. News report, pick up the magazine the oldfangled way—on newsstands nationwide.

To check out Wilshire & Washington, click here.

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