Sharon Waxman, CEO and Editor in Chief, is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and the founder of TheWrap. 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.
Alan Citron, General Manager, is a veteran Internet executive who was instrumental in the launches of successful web sites such as TMZ and Ticketmaster Online. He comes to The Wrap from Yahoo, where he was business lead for entertainment. Previously, Citron served as president of Buzz Media, general manager of TMZ, SVP of marketing at Movielink, president of USA Networks Interactive and president of new media at Ticketmaster Entertainment. He’s reachable at email@example.com.
Caren Gibbens, Vice President, Entertainment Sales, is a seasoned sales executive who has grown TheWrap’s sales department for five years. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Tim Molloy is the Executive Editor of TheWrap. He previously served in senior roles at Boston.com, Frontline, TV Guide and the Associated Press. And he was TheWrap’s first TV editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom Geier is the Managing Editor of TheWrap. 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 was a news editor there and before that a film reporter at The Hollywood Reporter. He is reachable at email@example.com.
Tim Kenneally, Pop Culture Editor, was promoted in 2015 after having served as TV reporter for several years at TheWrap. He’s a former editor for Celebuzz.com, Men’s Edge and Hustler. In his off time, he enjoys curling up with a mug of hot cocoa, his DVD box set of “Antiques Roadshow” and his pet tabby, Mr. Snugglesworth. Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debbie Emery, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2014 after working at InTouch, RadarOnline and The Hollywood Reporter. She can be reached at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nigel M. Smith, News Editor, joined the Wrap in 2017 after working at The Guardian as an entertainment writer. He previously served as managing editor of Indiewire, where he also worked as features editor and reporter. He’s also written for USA Today, Nylon, Bullet Magazine, MTV, and The Playlist. He can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter @nigelmfs.
Ross A. Lincoln, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2017. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meriah Doty, News Editor, joined TheWrap in 2016 as a movies reporter. She had served as movies coverage editor for Yahoo in the L.A. office and covered everything from the Oscars to Comic-Con. She previously worked for CNN, CNN.com, Buzz Media and ABC.com. She 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 What the Flick?! (The Young Turks Network). He is a senior Programmer for the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles and a pre-screener for the Sundance Film Festival, as well as a consultant for the USA Film Festival/Dallas, where he spent five years as artistic director.
Matt Donnelly, Senior Entertainment Reporter, was one of the founding writers on the Los Angeles Times celebrity blog “Ministry of Gossip,” eventually crossing over to contribute news and lifestyle content to the newspaper’s Calendar section. His work has appeared in InStyle magazine, Yahoo Celebrity, E! News and E! Online and the New York Post. A fan of creative people and cocktail attire, he thrives in his natural habitat: the entertainment industry. He can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter: @mattdonnelly.
Itay Hod, Senior Entertainment Reporter, has previously worked for TMZ, CBS News, MTV’s Logo and NY1 News. Hod was a frequent contributor to The Daily Beast, Salon, Out Magazines and the Albany Times Union. He began his career as an on-air TV correspondent for WENY-TV in upstate New York. Previously, he won a National Headliner Award for producing and writing MSNBC’s “Ashleigh Banfield: On Location.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: @itayhod.
Tony Maglio, Senior TV Reporter, 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 or on Twitter: @anthonymaglio.
Brian Flood, Media Reporter, leads TheWrap’s coverage of media. He previously held a similar position at Adweek, where he was editor of Adweek’s TVNewser blog. Before returning to journalism, Brian spent six years as one of Roger Goodell’s henchman at the NFL League Office. He promises none of his work negatively impacted your favorite team. He has also written for CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and a variety of fantasy sports publications. Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @briansflood
Beatrice Verhoeven, 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. Follow her on Twitter @bverhoev. She can be reached at Beatrice.email@example.com
Reid Nakamura, TV Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2015. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Pressberg, Film Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2016 after serving as the L.A. correspondent for IBT Media covering the business of Hollywood. He previously served as managing editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal and editor-at-large at Neon Tommy. He also worked four years as an anlyst at SPB Partners. He can be reached at email@example.com
Umberto Gonzalez, Film Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2016. He’s the founder of HeroicHollywood.com and covers deals, casting and development. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carli Velocci, TV Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2017. She can be reached at email@example.com
Jeremy Fuster, Blogger-Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2016. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan Gajewski, TV Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2017. He previously served as an editor at US Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.
Sean Burch, Tech Reporter, joined TheWrap in 2017. He can be reached at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Turner, Senior Video Producer, joined TheWrap in 2015. In addition to creating content for TheWrap, he has produced 10 episodes for the Snapchat channel as well as directed and produced Firestone and Happn commercials, multiple independent films, an award nominated music video, and viral videos with a single one gaining 17 million views. He can be reached at email@example.com
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.
Susan Seager, First Amendment Columnist, joined TheWrap in 2017. She is also a First Amendment attorney who defends the press and artists and earned her law degree Yale Law School. She has written for Law Newz, The Daily Beast, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Los Angeles Herald Examiner. In the early 1980s, she photographed the LA band scene and managed the band the B-People. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVERTISING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
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.
Brit Grant, Account Manager, previously worked at The Hollywood Reporter in its New York office supporting the TV Ad Sales team. She is reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Faller, Ad Operations Manager, joined TheWrap in 2017 after working at an advertising agency planning and buying media exclusively for Netflix Originals Programming. With a Master’s Degree in Global Marketing & Advertising from Emerson College, he has contributed to Grammy Nominated projects with Sony Music’s Red Distribution division, and has worked as a consultant to several independent recording artists, promoters, and social influencers. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Nate Adams 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
Griffin Chin, Sales Assistant, joined TheWrap in 2016 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The University of Minnesota. She previously worked at Cargill in Minneapolis as a marketing intern then moved to Los Angeles. She can be reached at email@example.com
Kathy Selim, Events Manager, joins TheWrap from a boutique event planning and marketing company where she organized original activations, ran festivals and other entertainment-related events. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.