The Verge media reporter Alexander is departing

Julia Alexander, a media reporter at The Verge, is leaving the news organization. Her last day is Friday. “To work for the two publications I idolized in college — I remember refreshing the page when Polygon first launched — and work with the smartest people in this industry is something I never, ever dreamed could […]

Hollywood Reporter hires Hibberd as writer at large

James Hibberd, an award-winning journalist who has been a leading voice in entertainment news for nearly two decades, is joining The Hollywood Reporter as a writer at large. A story on its website states, “Hibberd, who has distinguished himself with expert analysis, breaking news and must-read profiles, will join THR covering genre television and movies, continuing to provide behind-the-scenes, […]

The Wrap reporter Sippell departs

Margeaux Sippell, a reporter at entertainment industry publication The Wrap, is leaving the publication. She has been at the publication for the past two years. “I learned so much here and made so many lasting friendships, for which I will always be grateful,” she wrote on Twitter. Sippell interned at Variety and on the business […]

LA Times launching entertainment business newsletter

The Los Angeles Times is launching the “Wide Shot,” a newsletter focused on the rapidly changing business of entertainment. Staff writer Ryan Faughnder writes, “Hosted by myself and edited by Richard Verrier, who oversees The Times’ Company Town team that covers the entertainment industry, the Wide Shot will tackle a plethora of topics and stories relevant to […]

Variety reporter McNary has died at 69

Dave McNary, a veteran reporter who tirelessly covered the film and labor beats at Variety for more than 20 years, died Saturday at the age of 69, reports Pat Saperstein and Cynthia Littleton of Variety. Saperstein and Littleton report, “McNary had a more than 40-year career in journalism, much of it spent as an entertainment industry business reporter. He worked […]

Variety hires Adweek’s Zorrilla as a reporter

Variety has hired Mónica Marie Zorrilla as a TV reporter. A story on Variety’s website states, “Zorrilla most recently served as a breaking-news reporter at Adweek. At Variety, she will cover the television-programming business, including streaming services, studios, networks and development for all Variety platforms. She will be based in Los Angeles and report to Daniel Holloway, Variety‘s executive […]

Business Insider seeks an LA bureau chief

Business Insider is hiring a Los Angeles Bureau Chief to take readers inside the business of entertainment and its digital transformation. This person will build and lead a team whose reporting can rival and surpass industry trades, and strengthen Business Insider’s brand in Hollywood. We are looking for someone who has a vision for how […]

Variety seeks a reporter to cover the television business

Variety is looking for a reporter to cover the television business. We’re seeking a strong writer with knowledge of the entertainment business who is willing to work hard to develop good sources within the industry, from executives to agents to producers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about breaking news and able to write clean […]

Hollywood Reporter faces questions about ownership interference in coverage

Alex Bhattacharji of Los Angeles Magazine examines The Hollywood Reporter, an industry publication that has drawn criticism for editorial interference by its owners. Bhattacharji writes, “The troubles at THR exposed the reality faced by all media outlets that cover the industry. The publications survive thanks to the ad dollars of the companies they cover; their writers depend on […]

AP’s Moody hired as editorial director of Hollywood Reporter

Nekesa Mumbi Moody has been named editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, joining the publication after more than two decades with the Associated Press, most recently as its global entertainment and lifestyles editor, reports Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “The state of play: She takes the helm at a time when Hollywood is experiencing […]