Guider takes the reins as THR's editor


Industry veteran Elizabeth Guider has been named editor of The Hollywood Reporter, it was announced Monday.

With an 18-year tenure at Variety, Guider most recently served as editor at large and, before that, as executive editor for news. She has held management responsibilities for the Los Angeles-based daily, the weekly and the New York edition.

During her 25-year journalism career, Guider has reported on the entertainment and media industries from Rome, Paris, London and New York.

Guider will be the global leader responsible for the editorial vision and strategic direction of THR's daily and weekly editions, digital content offerings and industry-leading executive conferences while overseeing its staff of editors and reporters worldwide.

She will report to Eric Mika, senior vp and publishing director of The Reporter, and be based in Los Angeles.

"One of our industry's most well-respected editors, Elizabeth embodies the cultural values, editorial integrity, news savvy and management expertise required to lead The Hollywood Reporter through its next transformative phase of growth," said John Kilcullen, publisher of The Reporter and senior vp of the Film & Performing Arts and Music & Literary groups at Nielsen Business Media. "As our chief content strategist and global editorial leader, Elizabeth will guide our team of talented editors and reporters to enhance and expand our in-depth news, reviews, features and analysis while engaging the marketplace as our lead brand steward."

"Elizabeth's clear strategic vision and editorial direction will give us an even more dynamic and relevant voice in the entertainment and media communities," Mika said. "Having worked side by side with Elizabeth for nearly 20 years, I have watched her expertly chronicle the changes throughout the television, film and entertainment industries, including international and digital media. Working together with me and the entire editorial team, I am certain she will advance our editorial excellence and position us for long-term success on a global scale."

Said Guider: "It's a true honor to be leading the editorial team at The Hollywood Reporter, one of entertainment media's strongest franchises and a world-renowned brand. I am delighted to now be working with this group whose standards of journalistic excellence have constantly kept me on my toes these past 18 years. Most of all, I look forward to carrying on the long and storied tradition of reporting that has made The Hollywood Reporter the go-to source for the business of the global entertainment and media industries for more than 76 years."

With vast international experience, Guider has covered the entertainment and media industries throughout her journalism career. She has served in a number of key roles during her 18 years at Variety, including deputy editor, managing editor and executive editor as well as an ongoing reporter. She also wrote a weekly column titled Voiceover.

Previously, Guider worked for Variety from New York covering the TV networks and syndication business. From 1986-90, She covered film and television for Variety in London. During her tenure there, she was responsible for writing reviews from the London Film Festival, covering the Festival de Cannes and the MIP and MIPCOM TV trade shows in France, reporting on the rise of satellite broadcasting in the U.K. as well as the media policies of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She began contributing stories on media topics to Variety while working as a freelance journalist in Europe in the 1980s.

Guider regularly appears on industry panels and belongs to several leading media organizations, including Women in Film and BAFTA. She holds a Master of Arts in English and American literature and a Ph.D. in Renaissance studies from New York University. She also taught literature and economics at colleges in Rome.

Now in its 76th year, The Reporter covers the business of the global entertainment industry via a network of media outlets. They include the print daily and weekly editions, the Web site, electronic-media offerings, a weekly TV show on Starz and such high-profile events as the annual Key Art Awards and Women in Entertainment. The Reporter's team of reporters and news editors number more than 60, with representatives in the world's major cities. The first Hollywood-based daily trade newspaper covering the entertainment industry began publishing Sept. 3, 1930.

The Hollywood Reporter is published by Nielsen Business Media, part of the Nielsen Co., a global information and media company.