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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW ADDITIONS TO AWARD-WINNING TEAM

Los Angeles, CA— September 15, 2015—The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand, announced today that it has added five new staff to its award-winning roster, bolstering its editorial and social media teams.

Peter Flax, who was previously editor in chief at Bicycling Magazine has been named features editor; Dan Fienberg, former executive editor of HitFix.com, will serve as TV critic providing reviews and TV coverage; Ryan Parker, a reporter from The Los Angeles Times who covered breaking news on both the state and national level, joins as staff editor; Mia Galuppo, a former HelloGiggles contributor, rounds out the editorial additions as a staff writer focusing on film.

New social media manager Jen Liles, coming from E! Entertainment, will help The Hollywood Reporter continue to grow its social media presence, building upon a digital platform that reaches 3.7 million users across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.

The new additions to the team will play an integral role in reporting and showcasing The Hollywood Reporter’s blockbuster cover stories, breaking news, industry issues, profiles and interviews with celebrities and public figures which have recently included an exclusive cover story and interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, actress Jennifer Aniston, and many more. 

“I’m always thrilled to have new talent join The Hollywood Reporter as we grow and expand," says Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group. "We look forward to our audience seeing and enjoying their contributions on all platforms."

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the category of Special Interest Magazines. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015, more than any other news outlet, in categories including Best Website and Entertainment Journalist of the Year.

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reached 30 million individuals worldwide online in July 2015, ranking number 5 among comScore entertainment-news properties, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. The Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partnered together in 2015 to co-produce and broadcast “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential 2015 Emmy nominees. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter and on Instagram @hollywoodreporter. 

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Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015