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TheWrap Announces Partnerships With CNN, KPCC

We’ll be appearing regularly on ”Reliable Sources“ and Patt Morrison’s show

We’ve got more good news today: we are delighted to announce two new media partnerships, with CNN’s "Reliable Sources" and with KPCC’s Patt Morrison.

TheWrap will be an ongoing contributor to Howard Kurtz’s weekly "Reliable Sources," which airs on Sundays at 11 am est/8 am pst, and its coverage will be part of Patt Morrison’s show on public radio station KPCC.

I’ll be appearing regularly on Howie’s show on Sunday, and will have a regular feature with Patt on Fridays on KPCC, 89.3 in southern California. (Also available over the internet, naturally.)

Patt Morrison is a live two-hour public affairs show airing weekdays at 1 p.m. throughout Southern California on 89.3 KPCC, and is winner of the 2009 Golden Mike for Best Radio News and Public Affairs Program.

Howard Kurtz is the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources, which turns a critical lens on the media. Kurtz leads the scrutinizing of the media’s fairness and objectivity by questioning journalists of top news organizations, including those at CNN.


The news release follows: 

(Los Angeles) – April 23, 2010 – TheWrap.com, the fastest-growing news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, today announced that it will be an ongoing contributor to CNN’s "Reliable Sources" and has partnered with Southern California public radio station KPCC.

With CNN’s "Reliable Sources," TheWrap.com Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman will make regular contributions on-air, covering the convergence of entertainment and media alongside her longtime colleague and host, Howard Kurtz. Additionally, TheWrap.com and CNN.com will share content between the two news sites.

Through the KPCC partnership, Waxman will feature TheWrap coverage in a biweekly, on-air segment during Patt Morrison’s award-winning public affairs show, beginning Friday at 2 p.m. PST. TheWrap.com and KPCC also will share online content.

“I have huge respect both for Howie Kurtz and Patt Morrison, who are friends and colleagues, and I could not be more excited about sharing TheWrap’s perspective with their audiences,” said Waxman. “These partnerships reflect the cross-media collaborations that have become the model for success in the world of new media.”

The news comes as TheWrap.com received a National Entertainment Journalism Award Thursday night from the Los Angeles Press Club. TheWrap.com’s honors from the Los Angeles Press Club include:

* Best Online News Story for 2009 for investigative reporter Andrew Gumbel’s coverage surrounding the attempted closures at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Home 

* Second Place for Steven Mikulan’s feature, "Kafka-esque Twilight at the MPTF” 

* Honorable mention for Desson Thomson’s film criticism 

* Second place for Best Entertainment News site.

TheWrap.com, founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in late January 2009, has experienced phenomenal growth, now reaching over 1 million unique visitors per month. As a comprehensive source for entertainment business news, TheWrap.com continues to deliver high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories, and authoritative analyses as a reliable and independent source for media and industry professionals.