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Anthony McCartney

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West Coast Entertainment Editor — Associated Press
As seen in: Associated Press, Yahoo, ABC News, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Salon and 646 more
Covers:  Film news, Hollywood awards shows, arts and entertainment, entertainment copyrights, celebrity crime, celebrity divorces, entertainment law, crime and courts, intellectual property
Doesn't Cover: celebrity product endorsements

A native Angeleno chronicling the transgressions and tribulations of LA's celebrities for The Associated Press.

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@mccartneyAP — 4,407 followers, 9,634 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

@brooksbarnesNYT Woah. Let me put in a msg to Jones' rep, and if they don't confirm I'll pick up The NY Times and update your story. Thank you.

Nov 21, 2017

RT @AP: BREAKING: CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations.

Nov 20, 2017

RT @APEntertainment: BREAKING: Della Reese, singer and actress who starred on TV's "Touched by an Angel," dies at age 86, family says

Nov 20, 2017

RT @AP: BREAKING: Authorities say Charles Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate, 6 others, has died.

Nov 15, 2017

RT @APEntertainment: Lawyer for #PazdelaHuerta says issue with medical records request in #Weinstein investigation has been resolved  http://apne.ws/D5dtBzc 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I interned at Hispanic Link Weekly Report. My first non-internship job was as The Huntsville (Ala.) Times' Capitol Correspondent.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have, and I was terrible at it.

How is social media changing news?

It's speeding everything up and giving readers a bigger voice in stories. Fact-checking and criticism arrive immediately, not hours later.