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Posts Tagged ‘Andy Lewis’

Janice Min Heralds 12.327 Million Monthly Uniques, Eight Promotions and Six New Hires

The memo today from editorial director Janice Min starts with the news that August was The Hollywood Reporter‘s biggest Web traffic month yet. A total of 12.327 million unique visitors came to the site per comScore, putting the publication fourth in its category behind IMDb, EW and TV Guide.

From there, it’s on to the news of THR‘s latest wave of promotions and hires:

Kimberly Nordyke has been promoted to Deputy Editor, THR.com. In her new role beginning today, Kimberly will oversee our news operation in the morning hours, working with our New York and foreign reporters, as well as doing longer-term planning for the site and and the digital rollout of major print projects and packages. Kimberly, who most recently was senior editor, has been with The Hollywood Reporter since 2000. She joined the staff of the magazine as a copy editor before segueing into the position of TV reporter. She writes a mean headline without ever losing her cool, knows the industry inside-out, and I am thrilled she is bringing her 360-degree expertise to daytime.

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When @SergeantBrody Met @azizansari

The first time the Twitter accounts of Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari and Homeland character Nicholas Brody publicly crossed paths was after the Thanksgiving holiday. The following tweet was posted to the Showtime series goof after briefly showing up and then being deleted from Ansari’s end:

Someone at the Hollywood Reporter noticed the Ansari mix-up and presumably, since that time, the publication has been giving the actor and his reps time to respond. They have not, and so this afternoon, writer Andy Lewis has delightfully blown Ansari’s Twitter cover. At press time, the last @SergeantBrody tweet is dated December 3 and there is nothing today @azizansari.

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Former Angeleno Editor Joins Growing THR Ranks

Last week, we relayed some angry reaction from THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch to a report by TheWrap involving some staff departures at his publication. This week, it’s time to once again note some new arrivals at Janice Min‘s never-a-dull-moment transformed trade, one of whom will report to Kapsch.

Former Angeleno magazine senior editor Gary Baum is joining the publication as a staff reporter while author and freelancer Andy Lewis is coming on board as a staff writer. Per the website announcement:

Baum will contribute to the Style and About Town sections, including the Rambling Reporter page. He will also cover restaurants and write THR‘s weekly online Eat Sheet stories. In June he wrote “L.A.’s Power Golf Clubs: Where the Hollywood Elite Play” for the magazine.

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