LA Observed: Nikki Finke and Entertainment Journalism

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Nikki Finke

In entertainment journalism, there is perhaps no voice as widely-feared, and read, as Nikki Finke. She’s broken countless stories, made legions of enemies and few friends, and boasts of having ended the careers of many a Hollywood executive.

But as of today, a source is saying that she’s been fired as editor of Deadline Hollywood. Its owner Jay Penske isn’t clarifying her employment status, and neither is Finke, except to denounce the story.

Meanwhile, the LA Times looks at the ongoing feud between Finke and reporter Sharon Waxman, who broke the story for The Wrap.

Joining KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to discuss it is Kevin Roderick from LA Observed.