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Abbey Goodman Named Entertainment Editor for CNN Digital

In her new role as Entertainment Editor, Abbey Goodman will oversee all entertainment coverage on CNN Digital platforms, both online and mobile. She will be based out of Los Angeles.

According to the CNN release, Goodman, “is the former executive editor of, Us Weekly and On the Inside, a start-up celebrity guide to New York City.” She’s also written about entertainment and culture for a number of publications and websites, including Her 2011 interview with punk musician and women’s right activist Kathleen Hannah remains a must-read.

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