Rebecca Keegan is joining The Hollywood Reporter as senior editor, film.
Keegan, currently the Hollywood correspondent for Vanity Fair and the writer of the magazine’s “Letter From L.A.” and “HWD” newsletters, will cover the movie business for THR, writing features, news and analysis pieces about moguls, stars and filmmakers, industry trends and the Hollywood community, as well as the Academy and all things Oscars. She also will contribute to THR’s video, podcast and event platforms.
Keegan will start Nov. 5 and be based in Los Angeles.
“I’ve admired Rebecca’s work for years, especially her ability to cut through the clutter and deliver definitive reporting and writing about whatever she’s covering,” said Matthew Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thrilled to welcome her to Hollywood Reporter’s talented team of journalists.”
Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Keegan covered film for the Los Angeles Times, where she was part of the team of reporters that first revealed the overwhelmingly white and male makeup of the motion picture Academy. Before that, she was the Hollywood correspondent for Time magazine.
Keegan is also the voice of KPCC’s On the Lot, and the author of the books Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film and The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron. A native of New York State, she graduated from Northwestern University.
Keegan joins THR at a time of growth for the entertainment industry’s leading media brand, which includes an award-winning weekly print magazine, the most-read entertainment industry news website and a vibrant offering of events, video and podcasts. THR.com’s readership grew 42 percent in 2017 and has continued to lead entertainment industry news sites in 2018, according to comScore.