Variety promotes new editor

Just two months after joining Variety as a contributing editor, Debra Birnbaum has already been promoted to executive editor for television. Most recently the acting entertainment editor for MORE and, prior to that, editor in chief for TV Guide Magazine, Birnbaum has also served as executive editor for Inside TV, editor in chief for Life & Style Weekly, and features editor for the New York Post.

"We're so happy to have TV wiz Debra Birnbaum aboard as Executive Editor, Television," announced Claudia Eller, editor-in-chief of Variety's film section.

"Congrats to @debrabirnbaum (who I've always said loves TV as much-if not more-than I do) on her new @Variety gig!" tweeted a former colleague, Matt Roush with TV Guide.

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