Variety announced today the appointment of a new executive editor for the pubication’s television coverage. Daniel Holloway, the publication’s senior TV writer, is being promoted to the post, replacing Debra Birnbaum.
Birnbaum is moving on to become director of awards at Amazon. Holloway will assume his new role at Variety on Nov. 26, reporting directly to Variety co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller.
Holloway, who joined Variety in 2016, “will lead the publication’s team of TV writers, editors, and critics in Los Angeles and New York. He will be responsible for shaping the daily and weekly TV coverage for print and online and set and implement Variety’s overall TV strategy,” Variety reported, adding: “He will also put his own imprint on Variety’s TV podcast, ‘Remote Controlled.’”
Said Eller: “Dan has proven himself to be a major star here at Variety and was the natural choice to take on the leadership of our great TV team. Given his smarts, drive, and deep knowledge of the industry, Dan will be a phenomenal manager, mentor, and editor, and he will undoubtedly help elevate and refine our TV coverage as we follow the ins-and-outs of a rapidly shifting business.”