Hollywood Reporter’s television editor Nellie Andreeva is joining Deadline.com, where she’ll lead television coverage for the site, reports Mediabistro.com. Andreeva will take on the role in the next two weeks.
Previously, Deadline.com, run by Nikki Finke, hired Michael Fleming from Variety to cover Deadline’s New York office.
The appointment of Andreeva from THR comes after Finke revealed that The Hollywood Reporter tried to hire her as editor-in-chief with a salary of $450,000 and a $1 million Malibu house. THR denied the report.
Finke said in a press release that she and Andreeva hadn’t previously known each other and when she first emailed Andreeva to make contact, the THR reporter thought it was a prank.