OLD Media Moves

AP’s Moody hired as editorial director of Hollywood Reporter

April 30, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Nekesa Mumbi Moody

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 an unprecedented upheaval. ‘What’s happening after and during the pandemic is the biggest story in Hollywood right now. It’s the biggest thing happening in the entire world,’ she said.

  • ‘The most important thing right now is the change happening daily. … We don’t know what’s going to happen to movie theaters, or other things within the industry as far as shows coming back, schedules and so forth.’
  • ‘There are so many things changing. Hollywood was already going through a lot between the rise of streaming and challenges to traditional formats.’

“Between the lines: THR hasn’t been immune to the challenges facing the media industry during the coronavirus crisis.”

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