Chris Krewson Joins The Hollywood Reporter as Editor of

Chris Krewson 2 - P 2012

Chris Krewson - P 2012

The award-winning online journalist who has worked at Variety and The Philadelphia Inquirer starts his new job Friday.

The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday announced the hiring of Chris Krewson as editor of Krewson comes to THR from Variety, where he was editor of since 2010.

“Chris brings a strong news metabolism that will continue to drive growth at,” says THR editorial director Janice Min, to whom Krewson will report. “As our digital footprint continues to grow, his contribution will be invaluable.”

While at Variety, Krewson led its round-the-clock online newsroom and -- despite the site’s paywall -- drove a huge increase in breaking news alerts and instituted key upgrades to the brand’s web and mobile platforms.

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“I’m thrilled to be joining THR, especially at a time when the brand’s online presence is growing at an incredible pace as its digital properties expand each day,” said Krewson, who will start his new job June 29.

Prior to Variety, Krewson was executive online editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he oversaw all elements of content from breaking news to blogs to special online projects. A number of features produced by Krewson won or were nominated for national journalism awards including “Smoke and Mirrors,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist on the environment, and “Kali’s Book,” an interactive feature for the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum, which won the National Headliner Award for journalistic innovation. Krewson also has been online editor and multimedia editor at The Morning Call and a beat reporter for Pennsylvania’s Central Daily Times.

Krewson’s online team at THR will lead coverage of breaking entertainment news and exclusives at, which has more than 7 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore.