Former LA Timeser Leo Wolinsky named editor of Daily Variety
In his new role, which starts in January, Wolinsky will oversee the print versions of Daily Variety and its sibling New York publication, Daily Variety Gotham. He will report to Tim Gray, group editor of Variety, who was promoted to the job this past spring when former editor-in-chief Peter Bart, who still writes for the paper, stepped aside after more than 20 years in the top spot at the Hollywood business paper. (Disclosure: I worked at Variety, as did the editor of this post, as did the editor of this post's editor.)
Brian Gott, publisher of Variety, said Wolinsky will be part of a trio of editors reporting to Gray in a new structure. The paper is currently considering external and internal candidates to oversee its weekly and online versions.
Variety's parent company, Reed Elsevier, unsuccessfully tried to sell the 104-year-old trade newspaper and its other publications last year. It recently sold industry magazines Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News and tech magazine Twice to NewBay Media. Variety, Gott said, is no longer for sale.
Photo: Leo Wolinsky. Credit: Los Angeles Times.