We are very excited to bring you news of a new position at TheWrap. Lisa Fung, a veteran journalist at The Los Angeles Times, will become the site's first Executive Editor.
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THEWRAP NAMES LISA FUNG EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Newly-Created Role Positions Leading Entertainment
News Organization for Continued Growth
(Los Angeles, Ca) – January 10, 2012 – The Wrap News Inc., the leading news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran journalist Lisa Fung to the newly created position of Executive Editor.
Fung joins TheWrap from The Los Angeles Times, where she has spent 24 years in a series of senior editorial roles, most recently as the Online Editor for Arts and Entertainment where she oversaw Calendar, Company Town and the Envelope on the web.
“We are honored and thrilled to welcome Lisa to a leadership role in the brave new online world,” said Sharon Waxman, the editor in chief and founder of TheWrap.
“Lisa has distinguished herself as a leading player in digital news within the L.A. Times and has deep expertise in our universe of media and entertainment. She is the ideal candidate to lead our newsroom and grow the site as we embark on our fourth year.”
Fung stated, “The Wrap has grown into a major news presence in a very competitive space, and I am excited at this unique opportunity to build the future of entertainment journalism with Sharon and her team."
In addition to her 11 years in the Arts and Culture department, Fung spent five years in the paper's Business section overseeing Personal Finance and four years overseeing Technology coverage.
In nearly three years of operation, TheWrap.com has continued to grow as the leading voice covering the business of entertainment and media. The site now draws 1.5 million monthly uniques and has established a global footprint for its content through its partnership with Reuters, MSN, Yahoo and other distribution portals.
About The Wrap News Inc.
Founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, The Wrap News Inc. has established itself as the leading news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. As a multi-platform media company, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of TheWrap.com, the award-winning, industry-leading outlet for high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; ItsontheGrid.com, the most current, relevant film development database; ThePowerGrid, an algorithmic, data-driven ranking system for every person, project and company in the film business; and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology.. The Wrap News, Inc. is backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington and co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan.
TheWrap was named the best online news site for 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club, along with several other awards for investigative reporting, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the "100 Most Important Online Publishers" in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.