Longtime editor was considered a lame duck following Janice Min’s appointment last May
Elizabeth Guider is stepping down as editor from the Hollywood Reporter, the trade announced on Monday. Guider had been considered a lame duck following the appointment of Us Weekly veteran Janice Min as editorial director in May.
Her departure comes as the Hollywood Reporter prepares a substantial relaunch — one that will see it jettison its five-times-a-week publication in favor of a weekly glossy magazine.
(Update, Monday, 2 p.m. PST, Online Editor Andrew Wallenstein is also leaving the Reporter, TheWrap has learned.)
Guider cited personal family issues which take her regularly out of state and the desire to finish a book as reasons for her decision. She will continue to contribute to the trade.
"It has been an honor and a pleasure to lead The Hollywood Reporter's newsroom during such interesting, if challenging, times," Guider said in a statement. "I wish our new owners and managers great success with their plans to take the brand to new heights and to a broadened readership."
Guider steps down at a time of transition for the decades old paper. The Hollywood Reporter has been engaged in a wave of high-profile hires over the summer and into the fall — snagging former Variety critic Todd McCarthy and trying and failing in a bid to nab New York Post "Page Six" editor Richard Johnson.
Guider and her less snarky, more tradesy reporting style was seen as being at odds with the type of celebrity-driven coverage favored by Min.
Guider was hired in 2007 by the Hollywood Reporter after a stint as executive editor of Variety.