New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:
We’re thrilled to announce that Nicole Sperling will be joining us as a media reporter in July. Nicole will join Brooks Barnes in covering Hollywood, with a special emphasis on streaming. She joins us from Vanity Fair, where she has covered the film industry for about two years.
Previously, Nicole was a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly (twice) and a film reporter for The Los Angeles Times. She has also worked for The Hollywood Reporter and Red Herring magazine.
Nicole has written about Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series about the Central Park Five; whether Woody Allen and Roman Polanski can have a future in Hollywood; Amazon’s release strategy for “Late Night”; Jeff Katzenberg’s Quibi; George Clooney’s views on Netflix and Hulu; the etiquette behind spoiler alerts; and how Hollywood is wrestling with the question, “What is a movie anyway?”
And that’s all in the last 60 days.
Nicole is a regular at live events on the entertainment industry and once moderated a panel at Comic Con titled “Women Who Kick Ass.”
Nicole will be based in Los Angeles and will work closely with John Koblin, who focuses on the television business, and with Brooks, who has been trying to recruit Nicole for two years, 10 months and 25 days.
Please join us in welcoming Nicole.