Matthew Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, is stepping down after spending 14 years with the entertainment publication.
“My 14 years at THR have been the greatest of my professional life,” Belloni wrote in an email to staff Monday. “It’s been a privilege to lead this group of amazing journalists — a nonstop, 24/7, nerve-racking, gray hair-inducing, often absurd and hilarious privilege — and most of all challenging and rewarding.”
Belloni joined THR in 2006 after working as an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles. He also co-founded THR, Esq., a subscription platform covering the legal community. He later on became a managing editor at the publication.
He also served as news director of the publication running its print and online operations.
Additionally, the news organization has also won numerous accolades, including two National Magazine Award nominations for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2019 and 2020 by the American Society of Magazine Editors under his leadership.
As of now, no new successor has been named and Belloni will continue to serve as an editorial consultant for a month.