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Masters Named 'Entertainment Journalist of the Year'

At the 53rd annual LA Press Club Awards, Sunday, June 26, Kim Masters was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year. The judges commented, " Nice voice in both senses of the word, along with substantive content. Covering a story about outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, she tracked down Plame to comment on her portrayal, rather than just talking to the actress. She also gave a lot of information on entertainment agents that broadened the picture the public was likely to have of that occupation." Kim also received a Second Place award in the category of Radio Entertainment Reporting/Criticism


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The Business is the show about the business of show business. It goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the who, what, why and how of making movies and TV. The Business is hosted by respected entertainment industry journalist Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Each week The Business features an analysis of top Hollywood news with John Horn of the Los Angeles Times, in-depth interviews and the occasional feature story. (He and Masters can also be heard Thursdays at 4:44 on Hollywood Breakdown.)

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Kim Masters

Kim Masters is Editor-at-Large of the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business. A former correspondent for NPR, she has also served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for the Washington Post. 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.

Masters was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club in June 2011 and Print Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club in June 2012. In May 2012, The Business received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show. Most recently, Masters was named Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards in November 2012.


John Horn

Staff writer and correspondent for the Los Angeles Times' Calendar Section and regular contributor to the paper's special-awards section, The Envelope




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