We have some exciting internal news to share on this Friday afternoon involving our sister site FishbowlNY.
Two weeks after co-editor Jerry Barmash accepted a TV reporter job with the New York Daily News and bid farewell to Mediabistro readers, his replacement has been confirmed. Starting Monday, April 15 as co-editor alongside Chris O’Shea will be former TheWrap media reporter Alexander C. Kaufman.
“I interviewed with a couple of other companies,” Kaufman tells us this afternoon via telephone from Boston. “I’m really excited to be joining Mediabistro and look forward to helping continue to grow the FishbowlNY brand.” Kaufman, a native of Long Island, will be based in New York.
The Emerson College alum worked for the Boston Globe Metro desk before coming out west and spending 10 months at TheWrap under Lisa Fung, Lew Harris and Sharon Waxman. Since exiting the Hollywood trade publication earlier this year, Kaufman says he has been working on a couple of longer-form freelance journalism pieces that tap into international relations, a realm he is equally passionate about.
Kaufman will post a personal introduction Monday on FishbowlNY and then it’s off to the media races. From the west coast, we offer our heartiest congrats and look forward to reading his posts.
While at TheWrap, Kaufman’s scoops included the revelation that the Washington Post had suspended its Mexico bureau chief for plagiarizing four sentences. More info on Kaufman at his personal website.