Hillary Atkin

Website: www.atkinreport.com

Hillary Atkin has written extensively on media and entertainment for USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, TelevisionWeek, Entertainment Weekly, Daily Variety, The New York Observer and LA Confidential.

She is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a television news writer, reporter and producer at KOB-TV. As a broadcast producer at KCBS in Los Angeles, she won numerous Emmy, Associated Press and Golden Mike Awards for live coverage and entertainment special events programming, and then produced and directed biographies on Robert Duvall, Elizabeth Montgomery, Linda Darnell and Nicolas Cage for A&E and E!.

Ms. Atkin was an early adopter to digital media, as one of the founding committee members of the Writers Guild of America West’s website, where she wrote about the convergence of entertainment and technology. She was an active member of the guild’s committee on media and technology (CMAT) and two influential digital media organizations, LAwNMoweR (Los Angeles New Media Roundtable) and VIC (Venice Interactive Community).

She was a senior VP at Fandom, a dot-com 1.0 company that rose to prominence by spotlighting blockbuster genre entertainment properties including Batman, X-Men, Superman, Harry Potter and Star Wars.

She is the editor and publisher of The Atkin Report (www.atkinreport.com), a website and blog that began as a trend newsletter focusing on entertainment, events, hospitality, beauty, fashion, and other lifestyle topics growing out of her work at USA Today.

Ms. Atkin tweets @HillaryAtkin and @AtkinEntertain on Twitter.


Recent Stories by Hillary Atkin

'GMA' Names a New Co-Host

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

ABC's top-ranked morning show "Good Morning America" is reaching into its own ranks to find its newest co-host. Joining Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as a co-host will be Lara Spencer, EW.com reports. "Spencer has been on the show......

'Saturday Night Live' Plans Three-Hour Anniversary Special

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:29 PM

NBC's late-night sketch comedy institution "Saturday Night Live" is planning a three-hour special to celebrate its anniversary. EW.com reports that the special will honor 40 years on the air next February. "The live special honoring the late-night sketch series......

Could the 'Other' Jimmy Become King of Late-Night? Special 'Kimmel' Installment Shakes Up the Rankings

Posted April 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" got a ratings boost Thursday night from a special episode that rode the coattails of the network's high-rated "Scandal" season finale. "For the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over 'The Tonight Show' this year,......

CBS Series Finale Sinks to the Show's Lowest Rating of All Time

Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:07 PM

A CBS prime-time series ended its run Thursday night, and the show's final episode failed to even match the ratings for its lead-in, the series' second-to-last episode. Based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, the finale of......

ABC Family Orders Paranormal Crime Project

Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ABC Family is greenlighting a project described as a paranormal crime procedural drama. Deadline.com reports that the cable net gave a pilot order to "Stitchers," written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled"). "'Stitchers' follows a young woman recruited into a......