The Hollywood Reporter Announces New Hires

Four-time book author Andy Lewis joins as a staff writer, and former Angeleno editor Gary Baum as a staff reporter; Julie Jamerson will also be promoted to art production assistant manager.

Los Angeles, CA—November 4, 2011-- The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Andy Lewis has joined THR as a staff writer and Gary Baum as a staff reporter; the art department will promote Julie Jamerson to art production assistant manager.

Lewis will cover a variety of subjects including books and personal electronics. Over the last six months he has written for THR about the Dodgers' bankruptcy, reviewed books on Steven Tyler and ESPN, and has broken news about the book and movie rights for the SEAL Team Six story. Lewis holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in American History from the University of Virginia and has taught at Wesleyan University and the University of Richmond. He was also a fellow at Harvard University. He is the author and editor of four books, including his most recent, The Shadows of Youth. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune and on NPR. He will report to Editor Joseph Kapsch.

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Gary Baum will contribute to the Style and About Town sections, including the Rambling Reporter page. He will also cover restaurants and write THR's weekly online Eat Sheet stories. In June he wrote "L.A.'s Power Golf Clubs: Where the Hollywood Elite Play" for the magazine. Baum comes to THR from Angeleno where he was a senior editor covering dining, nightlife, art, culture and business. Baum is a graduate of USC's Annenberg School of Journalism. He will report to Culture Editor Degen Pener.

THR Art Production Associate Julie Jamerson has been promoted to Art Production Assistant Manager. Jamerson joined THR for the re-launch in October 2010 and was previously at Atlanta Magazine and Bon Appétit.

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