Kim Masters ’76 Named Entertainment Journalist of the Year by LA Press CLub

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 1:26 pm.

Photo by Marc Goldstein

Photo by Marc Goldstein

Kim Masters ’76, editor at large of The Hollywood Reporter and host of the show The Business on KCRW public radio, was named Entertainment Reporter of the Year at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 53rd Awards Gala on June 26.

The award citation credited Masters with a “nice voice in both senses of the word, along with substantive content.” Singled out for particular praise was Masters’ coverage of Fair Game, a feature film about the exposure of CIA agent Valerie Plame, noting that Masters “tracked down Plame to comment on her portrayal, rather than just talking to the actress.” The citation also noted Masters’ attention to the work of entertainment agents, which “broadened the picture the public was likely to have of that occupation.”

Before joining the staff of The Hollywood Reporter, Masters covered the entertainment business for The Daily Beast and NPR. She has also worked in various capacities for Vanity Fair, Slate, The Washington Post‘s style section, and Time. She is the author of The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else and co-author with Nancy Griffin of Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.

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