TheWrap is pleased to announce the hiring of two leading entertainment journalists, Scott Collins and Meriah Doty, to continue the digital news site’s expansion of TV and film coverage.
Scott Collins joins TheWrap as TV editor, leading the site’s coverage of the fast-changing television industry in all of its facets. Collins is a veteran journalist who has spent the last 12 years as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering the TV business and programming as well as contributing to the popular ShowTracker blog. He previously served as TV editor at The Hollywood Reporter and contributing editor at Brill’s Content. He is the author of the 2004 book “Crazy Like a Fox: The Inside Story of How Fox News Beat CNN.”
Meriah Doty joins TheWrap as film reporter from Yahoo, where she served as movies coverage editor in the L.A. office where she wrote about everything from the Oscars to Comic-Con. She previously worked for CNN, CNN.com, Buzz Media and ABC.com.
“Scott and Meriah have both proven themselves to be exceedingly talented, well-respected entertainment journalists,” said Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s founder and editor-in-chief. “We are excited that they are bringing their skills to TheWrap, helping to expand our coverage of entertainment news and create the best possible reader experience.”
“I have been an admirer of TheWrap for years and I am thrilled to be joining this organization,” Collins said. “I am blown away by the growth and editorial quality that Sharon and her team have achieved and I hope to be able to help TheWrap reach even greater heights in the future.”
Both Collins and Doty will join TheWrap newsroom in April.
About The Wrap News Inc.
The Wrap News Inc. is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. Founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; it also includes premium, glossy magazines with stunning original photography and editorial, distributed to entertainment industry professionals; Wrap Events, a series of high profile gatherings of thought leaders including the Power Women breakfast series, Oscar season screening series and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology. PowerGrid Pro is the most current, relevant film development database along with ThePowerGrid, an algorithmic, data-driven ranking system for every person, project and company in the film business; 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.