He will play an instrumental role in expanding our entertainment news and social media operation.
New York (Vocus) August 19, 2009
TVGuide.com, a one-stop entertainment and video destination reaching more than 19 million unique users per month, today announced the appointment of Tim Molloy as Managing Editor, based in New York. Mr. Molloy will oversee an editorial staff of full-time journalists based in New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Molloy will assume his new role effective immediately and will report to Christy Tanner, Vice President of Marketing and Editor-in-Chief.
"Tim is an accomplished journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to TVGuide.com since joining us last year, playing a key role in our breaking news coverage and establishing strong ties to users and to entertainment industry insiders," said Ms.Tanner. "He will play an instrumental role in expanding our entertainment news and social media operation."
As Managing Editor, Mr. Molloy will steer TVGuide.com's expanded coverage of breaking entertainment news and will oversee creation of original videos, features, interviews and recaps of more than 60 of the most-watched shows on television. He will also drive user interaction with editorial content through social media.
While serving as Senior Editor at TVGuide.com, Mr. Molloy launched the popular weekly feature "Top Moments," highlighting television's best and worst moments of the week. He regularly contributed to "Megabuzz," a weekly interactive feature that addresses fans' burning questions. He also gained a fan following for his weekly recaps of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," co-written with his fiancée.
Before joining TVGuide.com in 2008 as a senior editor, Mr. Molloy worked as an editor on the national desk of The Associated Press in New York, where he handled breaking news as well as entertainment, political and business stories from across the country. Prior to the national desk, he worked for the AP in Los Angeles, where he received the California/Nevada Story of the Year award for his co-coverage of the 2005 Michael Jackson trial.
During his 11 year tenure at AP, Mr. Molloy covered several state and national elections, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's election as California's governor and the 2000 presidential race. He also covered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
In addition to his journalistic pursuits, Mr. Molloy recently authored his debut novel, "How to Break Bad News," which was released in 2008 by Virgin Books USA. He has also contributed stories to LA Weekly and Wired Magazine.
Mr. Molloy received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Attracting more than 19 million unique visitors per month, TVGuide.com is a one-stop entertainment destination for online television, news, community and TV listings. TVGuide.com's Online Video Guide allows users to watch virtually any and every available full-length TV episode from all the major broadcast and cable television networks. TVGuide.com is ranked #1 by comScore's "TV and Entertainment" category for attracting the "most engaged" users who average five visits per month, 13 minutes per visit and 18 page views per person. In addition, TVGuide.com is attracting a young and affluent fan base - 50 percent are under 35 years old and 29 percent earns a household income of more than $100k a year. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are part of a joint venture owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, and One Equity Partners, the private equity firm of JPMorgan Chase.
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