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Broadcasting & Cable Adds Programming and Digital Media Editor

A new career chapter has begun for former Metro New York chief film critic Daniel Holloway. After a stint as executive editor of Backstage both here and in Los Angeles, Holloway is carrying on starting today for another trade publication – Broadcasting & Cable.

Broadcasting&CableLogoAs the website and weekly magazine‘s programming and digital media editor, Holloway will remain based in LA and report to B&C editor-in-chief Melissa Grego. From the announcement:

“Daniel is one of the most versatile, curious and energetic journalists covering media and entertainment today,” Grego said. “As the amount of programming and the ways it’s consumed continue to grow, B&C is incredibly fortunate to have Daniel, with his great instincts and insights, covering this fast-changing part of the TV landscape.”

Holloway’s beat will include the tracking and analysis of programming strategies made by broadcast, basic cable and pay-TV networks as well as keeping tabs on new-technology distribution players. Holloway has in the past contributed to Spin magazine, US Weekly and the Miami Herald. He was also a guest host and film critic for NPR national morning news program The Bryant Park Project.

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The Year in Review: Ten LA Journo Feel-Good Stories

In the space of a few days this time last year, film critic Alonso Duralde went from tweeting about the vile acts of an LA arsonist, to revealing he had become a victim of carport incineration, to thanking the public at large for donations to cover the purchase of a new vehicle. As such, his experiences stand as one of the more unconventionally heartwarming news stories of 2012 involving an LA journalist.

But there were others. Here are nine more such items from this reporter’s FishbowlLA docket:

Josh Groban Serenades KCRW DJ Anne Litt
The ditty sounds as good today as it did when we first heard it.

Beverly Hills High Student Cracks Obama Press Corps
Look for this guy in the White House press conference room circa Hillary Clinton‘s second term.

KTLA Reporter Uses Old iPad to Report About New iPad
A wonderful example of field reporting iNGENUITY.

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Reporter Confirms: No Dead Guy This Year in Her Vegas Hotel Room

It’s not every day that a journalist can casually tweet a link to a post about the time they checked into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas and found a dead guy lying their hotel room.

But that’s the case this afternoon with Melissa Grego, the LA based executive editor of Broadcasting & Cable magazine, who re-tweeted her 2011 nightmare experience at the MGM Grand. While happily confirming that her 2012 NAB Vegas accomodations are CSI-free, she has also been exchanging some funny tweets with fellow journalists.

Grego told Alex Weprin, senior editor for our sister site TVNewser, that after the MGM Grotesque incident, she discovered to her dismay that dead bodies found by new guests in hotel rooms is not altogether uncommon. Meanwhile, David Douglas, a reporter for WISC-TV in Madison, WI, admitted this tops his Vegas walk-in episode:

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