LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, continues to aggressively add key personnel to its leading celebrity news operation, today announcing the appointment of award-winning journalist Dylan Howard to the position of Editor in Chief of Celebuzz.com.
Howard, named Entertainment Journalist of the Year in 2011 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards, will oversee all day to day operation of Celebuzz.com. He takes the reins of a site that has skyrocketed in audience growth in recent months, attracting millions of new visitors.
Highly regarded and described as the "go-to guy for authoritative showbiz news and analysis on cable and over-the air television" by the judges of the National Journalism awards, Howard joins BUZZMEDIA bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and insight in his field. Previously, he served as Senior Executive Editor at Star magazine and RadarOnline.com, and held senior editorial roles at Reuters and Australia's Seven Network. Under his leadership at RadarOnline, Howard broke several major exclusive stories that dominated not only celebrity news, but the mainstream media as well.
"Fans are flocking to Celebuzz every day because the team provides authoritative news coverage and more depth to stories than celebrity fans can find anywhere else," says Mike Porath, EVP of Programming for BUZZMEDIA. "Dylan's commitment to journalism, expertise in the field and his creative storytelling make him the best person to lead Celebuzz and its growing team of digital journalists."
With the full support of BUZZMEDIA and its executives, Howard will be adding several key people to a team already comprised of rising stars from Entertainment Tonight, E!, Yahoo!, AOL, TMZ, ABC News, NBC News, FOX, and The New York Times. In addition to the stellar team, BUZZMEDIA is proving its commitment to second to none video content by building state-of-the-art video studios in both Los Angeles and New York, intent on producing quality live programming each day.
"The baton has been passed from traditional celebrity print media to digital," Howard says. "At Celebuzz, we have an exciting opportunity to create the definitive celebrity editorial experience — where readers will find content that is authoritative, comprehensive and engaging. We've already created a user experience of expansive celebrity photos, up-to-the-second news, and top tier video content. It isn't just about breaking news reporting -- it is a contextual editorial experience in celebrity news and categories such as television, film and style."
"For me, the challenge is to build the fastest-growing celebrity news site into the largest. Thus, I couldn't be more excited about leading an editorial team of hungry reporters and passionate producers who are the best in the business," he said. "I have no doubt that Celebuzz will become the number one destination in our field."
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach - the world's fastest-growing digital media company with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. The over 35 BUZZMEDIA brands – including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, Just Jared, Just Jared Jr., PureVolume, Hype Machine, Absolute Punk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky, Egotastic!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan, Punknews.org, and others- are category-leading, authentic, influential voices. BUZZMEDIA is currently the fifth largest Web destination among adults 18-24. Via comScore, the company is the second largest digital publisher in Entertainment News and the tenth largest in Music. BUZZMEDIA uses its massive reach, deep audience engagement, and understanding of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.