About Josef Adalian

Josef Adalian has covered the TV business since 1991.

He was named editor of TVWeek in June 2009, having joined the publication in May 2008 as deputy editor and columnist. Before that, Adalian spent 10 years working at Variety, where he was co-TV editor and covered everything from primetime development to the network news business. He joined Variety after four years at the New York Post. Adalian began his career in 1991 as a freelance reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, where he wrote some of the earliest stories about emerging talk show sensation Ricki Lake and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

In 1994, he landed his first full-time writing gig when he was named TV critic for the Washington Times. While he wrote an interesting review of NBC’s “Earth 2,” his brief tenure at the Times is best remembered for his take on Fox’s “Models, Inc.,” of which he wrote, “It’s instantly addictive. I’m already hooked.” Adalian has interviewed a wide range of industry executives, producers and celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Conan O’Brien, Howard Stern and Gary Coleman. Born in Los Angeles in 1971, Adalian grew up in Las Vegas and attended Boston University from 1988-1992.