Wallenstein upped to THR digital editor
EmptyAndrew Wallenstein has been promoted to digital media editor of The Hollywood Reporter.
Wallenstein will now function in an expanded role, continuing to serve as TV features editor while overseeing The Reporter's coverage of the fast-growing digital-media sector, including the Internet, wireless and other alternative content platforms.
He will guide a team of reporters, including Carly Mayberry and West Coast business editor Paul Bond in Los Angeles and Alexander Woodson in New York, in covering breaking news and developing in-depth features, analyses and Dialogues with leaders and pioneers in the field.
Wallenstein also will work closely on digital-media issues with editorial director Howard Burns, editorial director, features, Paula Parisi and business editor Georg Szalai. He continues to report to editor Cynthia Littleton.
"Digital media has become an integral part of every beat that we cover and a challenging beat all its own," Littleton said. "Andy has an impressive track record as a television reporter and editor during the past four years. He has the right skills and instincts to lead our coverage in this vital arena."
Tony Uphoff, publisher of The Reporter, said the cohesive approach to covering digital media and its impact on Hollywood's traditional businesses reflects the broader changes under way in the industry.
"Digital technology has become one of the core drivers to the entertainment business today," Uphoff said. "Our expanded team covering the space, led by Andy Wallenstein, is well-suited to help our readers sort through the trends, technology partners and technology solutions to be able to help their businesses today and into the future."
Wallenstein will continue to play an active role in The Reporter's coverage of broadcast television, in addition to overseeing cable coverage and television reporter Kimberly Nordyke's expanded focus on cable.
Wallenstein joined The Reporter in 2002 in the New York bureau focusing on cable. He transferred to Los Angeles in 2003 and was promoted to TV features editor in early 2005.
In addition to his work at The Reporter, Wallenstein is the co-host of the TV Guide Channel series "Square Off" and on-air TV critic for the nationally syndicated program "Day to Day" on National Public Radio. He also has been a contributor to the New York Times, Boston Globe and Business Week.
Wallenstein earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1996.