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THR Grabs Variety.com Editor Chris Krewson

This one’s gotta hurt – big time – at the Variety end.

Ahead of the impending sale of Tinseltown’s second oldest trade, Web editor Chris Krewson has decided to head on up Wilshire Blvd. to perform the same duties for Variety’s revamped, slightly older competitor. He starts as THR.com editor tomorrow.

“Chris brings a strong news metabolism that will continue to drive growth at THR.com,” said editorial director Janice Min in this afternoon’s announcement. “As our digital footprint continues to grow, his contribution will be invaluable.”

Added Krewson: “I’m thrilled to be joining THR, especially at a time when the brand’s online presence is growing at an incredible pace as its digital properties expand each day.”

Krewson replaces Joseph Kapsch, who recently went in the opposite cross-country direction to become executive editor of celebuzz.com.

Anyone who follows Krewson on Twitter knows that he is one of this town’s most astute and avid observers of digital media trends. Nary a workday hour goes by without CK tweeting out some salient observation and link via Poynter, Romenesko or some old Philly stomping ground.

Before coming to LA with his wife and kids, Krewson was executive online editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He started out as a beat reporter for Pennsylvania’s Central Daily Times and went on to serve as online/multimedia editor at The Morning Call.

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