The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Hilary Lewis will join the magazine as its New York staff editor of THR.com. Lewis, who comes to THR from the New York Post, where she has worked as a reporter and online producer since 2009, starts June 10 and reports to THR.com editor Chris Krewson.
“With her tremendous business reporting experience, Hilary will be a major asset to THR’s New York bureau, especially as our East Coast entertainment industry coverage continues to grow,” Krewson said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have her on board.”
“Anyone who’s had an eye on entertainment media knows firsthand what THR has accomplished in recent years,” said Lewis. “Joining the company marks a real milestone for my career. I’m looking forward to big things.”
In her new role, Lewis will be responsible for writing, reporting and editing entertainment stories that touch every sector of the industry. She will also be a presence for THR on the red carpet covering the city’s biggest film premieres and events.
Over the past four years at the Post, Lewis has broken exclusive stories and uncovered financing deals including previously unreported details about how Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z production house Skydance reached its co-financing deal with Paramount. Her interviews have taken her from leading Hollywood talent like Rob Lowe to major executives Ron Meyer and Jeff Zucker.
Lewis joins THR.com at a time when the site has seen traffic soar to 11 million uniques and launched key editorial initiatives including, most recently, “Indie Icons,” a channel dedicated to independent film coverage.[Image: THR]