This is definitely one of the funnier ways we have found out about a major shift in the ranks of top-tier entertainment journalists.
A little earlier today, we posted an item about the new Chevy Chase audio released on celebuzz.com. We were a little confused, as the byline was that of Dylan Howard (pictured), for the past two and a half years the senior executive editor of Star Magazine and Radar Online. Thankfully, Howard has set us straight via email:
I joined BUZZMEDIA as editor-in-chief of Celebuzz just a few weeks ago. My appointment is part of an original content effort that is intended to make Celebuzz the leading celebrity news source.
We have an exciting opportunity to create the definitive celebrity editorial experience — where readers will find showbiz content that is authoritative, comprehensive and engaging. It isn’t just about breaking news reporting — it is a contextual editorial experience in categories such as television, film, style. We’re also building state-of-the-art video studios in both our Los Angeles and New York offices and intend on producing quality live programming, each day.
It’s an expensive exercise to compete against some of the more traditional media organizations. But BUZZMEDIA’s CEO Tyler Goldman and EVP of Programming Mike Porath have charged me with a mandate to build an editorial powerhouse — and as such, we’ll be hiring some of the best journalists in our beat — over the coming weeks. I couldn’t be more excited about leading the new team here.
This is a major development. Howard would seem to be aiming straight at TMZ, with at his side at BUZZMEDIA several folks – Gillian Sheldon, Alan Citron – who were instrumental in helping Harvey Levin launch and manage the trailblazing gossip site and TV show.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Celebuzz Has More Chevy Chase Audio*