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Lynne Segall Heads Back to The Hollywood Reporter

After a stint at the LA Times and a year trying to help monetize the efforts of Nikki Finke, Bonnie Fuller, Michael Ausiello, and co., Lynne Segall has accepted a plum job with her old employer The Hollywood Reporter. She is now the senior vice president and publisher of Janice Min‘s chart-topping website and glossy weekly mag.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the newly, re-invigorated THR,” Segall states via this morning’s announcement. “Their website has seen unprecedented growth as they rapidly expand their consumer audience base-which is the holy grail for studio and network marketers. I look forward to re-joining The Hollywood Reporter to help deliver greater value for readers and advertisers in one of the largest and most influential markets in the country.”

Time will tell whether or not Segall generates a new list of impressive THR accomplishments. On her LinkedIn profile, the benchmarks for her 1999-2006 stint as vice president and associate publisher include:

- Increased ad sales by over 300% (from $12 million to $55 million in ad revenues in 7 years)
- Helped to create and introduce over 110 special editions annually including 100th episode salutes, anniversary, and numerous location editions.
- Created the first budgeting and forecasting system in the company.

Update – 06/14/11: Nikki Finke has blogged a colorful summary of her dealings with Segall, whom she frames as a “force of darkness.”

Update – 06/14/11: In response to Finke’s rant, Segall has shared her counterpoint response with The Wrap’s Joshua Weinstein.

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