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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER EXPANDS EDITORIAL TEAM WITH NEW HIRES

Peter Kiefer Named Real Estate and City Editor; Jeremy Barr Hired as Media and Politics Writer,

LOS ANGELES – June 15, 2017 – The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment industry's flagship media brand, announced today that it has made two new additions to its award-winning roster of reporters and editors. Peter Kiefer will serve as Real Estate and City Editor based in Los Angeles and Jeremy Barr will serve as Media and Politics Writer based in New York. Both begin their new roles on June 15th, with Kiefer reporting to Deputy Editorial Director, Alison Brower, and Barr reporting to Television Editor, Lacey Rose.

Kiefer most recently served as a Contributor to The Hollywood Reporter, covering the Los Angeles real estate scene and giving readers an insider’s look at luxury estates on the market. Previously, Kiefer worked as a writer for The New York Times Rome bureau, reported for The New York Sun, and founded the Los Angeles based digital publication L.A. Currents.

Barr most recently served as Media Reporter at Advertising Age, where he wrote about the business of media; with a focus on advertising trends as traditional and digital media companies embraced new business models and revenue streams. He also previously served as Associate Editor at Politico Media, where he reported on a wide range of legacy and digital media companies.

“Peter and Jeremy are both experts in fields that are more important than ever to our readers,” said Matthew Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter. “Their expertise and storytelling skills will be a valuable addition as we continue our commitment to covering all things Hollywood."

The staff additions coincide with The Hollywood Reporter’s recent nomination for a National Magazine Award. Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter achieved a record for online traffic in May with 21.5 million global uniques, according to comScore.

 

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 a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015, seven in 2016, and has received 41 nominations for 2017 including four for journalist of the year and another for best website. 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 and SundanceTV partner to co-produce and broadcast Daytime Emmy Award nominated “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. THR's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events.

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches more than 43 million users a month online per ComScore, with a social footprint of nearly 28 million, ranking number 17 among ComScore Entertainment properties in May 2017, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr, on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter, on Instagram @hollywoodreporter, and on Snapchat at thrsnaps.

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Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017