The Wrap News is pleased to announce that Thom Geier has been promoted to executive editor, reporting to Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman, effective immediately.
Geier joined TheWrap in 2015 and has most recently served as managing editor, building the quality of the newsroom and driving the site to record online traffic in 2019, while also overseeing the launch of a Pro subscription service for entertainment industry professionals.
“I am delighted to see Thom take the top leadership position in our newsroom after years of dedication to the site’s success,” Waxman said. “He has earned the respect and admiration of our entire staff, and excels at the high wire act of balancing the demands of breaking news with the careful news judgement of deep reporting. I am incredibly proud to call him a colleague and to see him rise to the challenges of our competitive news space.”
Under Geier’s leadership, TheWrap doubled its traffic year-over-year in 2019 and now reaches an average of 13 million unique monthly readers on the site with a reach of 50 million entertainment enthusiasts across TheWrap’s affiliated networks.
The site’s WrapPRO service, launched in January, provides exclusive content, video and live events to industry professionals, supplementing TheWrap news site.
Geier has led a team of reporters and editors to produce award-working work that has earned industry recognition, including two top 2018 wins for Best Entertainment Website at the L.A. Press Club’s Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards and Best Website for a News Organization Exclusive to the Internet at the SoCal Journalism Awards. The site was recently again nominated as Best Entertainment Website for 2019 by the L.A. Press Club, along with numerous other honors.
Geier previously served as senior editor at Entertainment Weekly, where he held a variety of jobs over 14 years — editing the news section and overseeing coverage of movies, theater and books. He also had stints at The Hollywood Reporter and U.S. News & World Report. He attended Yale University, where he majored in English and Humanities.
Geier succeeds Tim Molloy, who served as executive editor until the end of October.
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