Patrick Kevin Day Joins The Hollywood Reporter as Deputy Editor, THR.com
The appointment marks a professional reunion between Day and his former editor, THR's Joseph Kapsch, who both relaunched the online section of Los Angeles Times Entertainment and awards site The Envelope to subsequent record-breaking traffic highs.
Patrick Kevin Day has been named Deputy Editor of THR.com it was announced Monday. Day will report to THR.com Editor Joseph Kapsch.
"The transformation of The Hollywood Reporter by Janice Min in print and online has been astounding and the addition of Patrick only strengthens the already stellar team in place,” said Kapsch. “Patrick is a top notch journalist and I'm beyond excited to welcome him to the team where his expertise will be instrumental to shaping THR.com’s coverage.”
THR.com has seen an 131% increase in online traffic over the past year and boasts 4.4 million unique monthly visitors- more than all other industry publications combined.
Day, a veteran journalist, most recently served as deputy online editor for the entertainment news section of the Los Angeles Times website.
At the Times, he served as the founding producer of The Envelope, the Times’ online awards destination and helped launch the entertainment news section of the website, the Times’ first entry into breaking entertainment news.
His frequent contributions to the Times’ site included reports to 24 Frames, the Times’ movie blog, Hero Complex, covering science fiction, fantasy and comic book culture, and Show Tracker, where he blogged about “24” and “Lost,” among other shows and also covered the Sundance Film Festival.
Day is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he studied English and Cinema.