Sharon Waxman, CEO and Editor in Chief, is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and the founder of TheWrap. She is also the creator of TheGrill business conference on convergence, and the creator of the Power Women series focused on women’s leadership, including the Power Women Summit in 2018. A leading authority on the entertainment business and media, Waxman was the Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times and a correspondent for eight years for The Washington Post. She started out as a foreign correspondent, covering Europe and the Middle East for a decade. She is the author of two books, including, “Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System.” She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caren Gibbens, Vice President, Entertainment Sales, is a seasoned sales executive who has grown TheWrap’s sales department since 2012. She previously was at the Los Angeles Times where she was an Advertising Manager responsible for sales in the Live Entertainment and Media category. You’ll find her at email@example.com.
Ada Guerin, Creative Director, is an award-winning designer and entertainment veteran. She spent 14 years at The Hollywood Reporter as design director and associate art director. She was responsible for multifaceted design of weekly magazine and was integral member of 2010 team who rebranded and relaunched Hollywood Reporter from a daily trade to weekly glossy magazine, winning an SPD award for feature design. She’s reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thom Geier, Executive Editor, joined TheWrap in 2015 as managing editor. He previously served as a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly for a dozen years, overseeing film and Oscar coverage among other areas of expertise. He served as a news editor there and before that as a film reporter at The Hollywood Reporter. He is reachable at email@example.com.
Lawrence Yee, Deputy Editor, joined TheWrap in 2019. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary Rossi, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2016 after more than two decades covering entertainment for American Media and Bauer Publishing as West Coast Editor, and as the Hollywood Correspondent for Australia’s Horowitz Graham Publishing. In addition, she reviewed films and television, sized up trends and penned a weekly tongue-in-cheek column called “Hollywood’s Worst Ideas This Week” for TWCC.com. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Ross A. Lincoln, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2017. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nate Jackson, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2019. He previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and OC Weekly, where he served as music editor for seven years. He can be reached at email@example.com
Steve Pond, Awards Editor and Columnist, joined TheWrap to lead its awards season coverage, and stayed on. His column is an informed, bemused, skeptical and authoritative look at all aspects of the Academy Awards race, from the campaigns to the halls of AMPAS to the movies that it’s all supposed to be honoring. A former L.A. Times reporter, Pond is also author of the L.A. Times bestseller “The Big Show,” and has been covering this particular circus for more than two decades, much of that time as the only reporter with full backstage and rehearsal access to the Oscar show. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alonso Duralde, Reviews Editor, has written about film for Movieline, Salon, MSNBC.com. He also co-hosts the Linoleum Knife podcast and regularly appears on Who Shot Ya? and Breakfast All Day. Senior Programmer for the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, he is also a consultant for the USA Film Festival/Dallas, where he spent five years as artistic director. A former arts and entertainment editor at the Advocate, he was a regular contributor to FilmStruck and to “The Rotten Tomatoes Show” on Current. He is the author of two books, “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas” (Limelight Editions) and “101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men” (Advocate Books).
Tony Maglio, TV Editor, came to TheWrap after completing his master’s degree at the Columbia School of Journalism. Previously, Tony was a freelance entertainment, sports, joke and political writer. In another lifetime that he’d like to forget, Tony was an accounting/finance professional. He has the M.B.A. to prove it — but not the savings account balance. Reach Tony at email@example.com.
Beatrice Verhoeven, Senior Film Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2015 after completing a Master’s degree in journalism from University of Southern California. She is originally from Germany and has lived in Los Angeles since 2009. Beatrice has worked for The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Who What Wear and Los Angeles Magazine. She watches “Game of Thrones” and “How to Get Away With Murder” religiously. Movies ranging from chick flicks to psychological thrillers are her thing. She can be reached at Beatrice.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Fuster, Film Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2016 and covers box office news. He graduated from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, where he received an L.A. Press Club Award in 2014 as part of the student news website Neon Tommy. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Tim Baysinger, TV reporter, joined TheWrap in 2018. He previously covered advertising trends at Reuters and Adweek. From 2011-15, he was an associate editor at Broadcasting & Cable. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trey Williams, Film and Business Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2018. From 2014-18, he worked as a reporter at MarketWatch covering media and entertainment. He previously worked at the Kansas City Star. He can be reached at email@example.com
Brian Welk, Film Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2016 as a web production assistant and was promoted to film reporter in 2018. He previously served as film and news editor for PopOptiq (formerly Sound on Sight). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Ellefson, Media Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2019. She can be reached at email@example.com
J. Clara Chan, Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2019. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Fuoco, Senior Video Producer, joined TheWrap in 2015 after previously working as Senior Content Editor at PerezHilton.com, producing organic content, interviews, acoustics and red carpets. Specializing in being a versatile producer, Charles thrives on his creativity and focus on constantly evolving in the digital media age. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Francisco Delgado, Video Producer joined TheWrap in 2017. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mikey Glazer, The Party Report Columnist, has been covering events since his kindergarten’s Valentine’s Day cookie party, graduating to the Hollywood party circuit. He has contributed from behind the velvet rope for TheInsider.com, US Weekly and Southwestern Law School’s entertainment law site. He created the popular live celebrity sightings feed, @CelebSightings. Please send invitations here.
Pamela Chelin covers the legal beat for TheWrap.
Robert Hofler reviews Broadway and Off Broadway productions for TheWrap. He has worked as an editor at Life, Us Weekly and Variety. His books include “The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson,” “Party Animals,” and “Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange, How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos.” His latest book, “Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne,” was published in spring 2017.
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Michael Kosasky, Director of Sales, found a passion for the entertainment industry while working at Creative Artists Agency. He went on to handle Entertainment Sales at The New York Times for over five years and joined TheWrap in January 2017. Michael can be reached at email@example.com.
Nate Adams, Director of Ad Operations, joined TheWrap in 2017 after four years at The New York Times, where he worked in the ad operations and sales planning departments. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.