Jordan Zakarin joins as Film Reporter, while James Crugnale and L.A. Ross are named staff to cover media and TV. Inkoo Kang also joins as film critic.
TheWrap is pleased to announced it has expanded its editorial team with several key hires and promotions.
Jordan Zakarin, formerly with Huffington Post and The Hollywood Reporter, has joined as film reporter. Inkoo Kang also joins the film team as movie critic alongside Alonso Duralde, who has been promoted to Reviews Editor.
James Crugnale, who served most recently as editor of Mediabistro’s Morning Newsfeed, takes on TheWrap’s media beat, and former Fox News producer L.A. Ross joins as blogger/reporter focusing on television coverage.
“We are excited to continue to grow our editorial team with the very best young talent in the space,” said Wrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman. “Our coverage will continue to expand in depth and breadth as the site continues its exciting forward momentum.”
Jordan Zakarin, Film Reporter, is a well-known entertainment journalist who held positions at Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter and BuzzFeed. He is originally from New Jersey and attended Syracuse University. Zakarin will be based in NY.
James Crugnale, Media Reporter, is a former blogger/reporter for Mediaite. He also also previously interned at Gawker, Grist and The Reykjavik Grapevine and received his Masters in environmental journalism at Michigan State University.
L.A Ross, Blogger/Reporter, recently earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in producing from UCLA, where she produced short films for James Franco and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bobby Moresco (“Crash”). L.A. originally hails from Washington, D.C., where she covered politics as a producer at Fox News.
Critic Inkoo Kang is also editor of Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog and a frequent contributor to The Village Voice and the Los Angeles Times. She has also written about film and television for The Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, and Vulture. Her great dream in life is to direct a remake of “All About Eve” with an all-dog cast.
TheWrap has been on an exciting growth trajectory since the second half of last year, capped by record traffic in December of 7 million monthly unique readers.
The latest wave of hires comes just as TheWrap marks its fifth anniversary as the leading voice in entertainment business news.