Tony Maglio has been promoted to TV Editor of TheWrap.com, the site’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman announced Tuesday.
Maglio, who joined TheWrap in 2013, will remain based on the East Coast, and will continue as TheWrap’s point person on television ratings, the anchor of the site’s television coverage. Maglio will lead a talented television team that includes Reid Nakamura, Jennifer Maas and Ashley Boucher, all of whom are based in Los Angeles.
“Over his years at TheWrap, Tony has grown to become a pillar of our television coverage, a respected voice in the industry and a reference for fair and thoughtful journalism,” Waxman said.
“We are proud to promote him to this position of leadership as the site continues to deepen and broaden its coverage of the fascinating world of television,” she added.
A former accounting manager and financial analyst, Maglio is known for data-driven stories that stand out from the many reviews and commentaries that often seem to dominate media coverage of television.
He has also found time for smart stories about personal fascinations like home renovation and wrestling.
“I’m so grateful to Sharon Waxman, executive editor Tim Molloy and managing editor Thom Geier for the opportunity to lead such a great team of reporters,” Maglio said. “Their continued faith in me means everything.”
“This is such an insane and exciting time in the TV industry, and we’re going to continue to cover the small screen with big ideas and unique angles,” he added. “And no, our coverage won’t suddenly become all WWE and HGTV programming.”
The years have flown by since Maglio joined TheWrap on April 22, 2013. The Columbia Journalism School alum’s first story as a staffer for the site was about a then-new song called “Get Lucky,” by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, and how it had broken Spotify streaming records.
(Before he worked full-time for TheWrap, he also wrote a piece about New York gun laws, and what they meant for the entertainment industry.)
He quickly mastered other aspects of entertainment coverage, focusing especially on business.
The New Jersey native has written thousands of stories that helped shape TheWrap’s coverage of pilot season, the Television Critics Association’s twice-annual gatherings, and awards shows, among many other achievements. And he has covered everything from earnings reports and SEC filings to interviews with show runners, network executives and pro wrestlers.