Hillary Atkin has written extensively on media and entertainment for USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Television Week, Entertainment Weekly, Daily Variety, The New York Observer and LA Confidential.
She is an award-winning journalist who began her career as a television news writer, reporter and producer at KOB-TV. As a broadcast producer at KCBS in Los Angeles, she won numerous Emmy, Associated Press and Golden Mike Awards for live coverage and entertainment special events programming, and then produced and directed biographies on Robert Duvall, Elizabeth Montgomery, Linda Darnell and Nicolas Cage for A&E and E!.
Ms. Atkin was an early adopter to digital media, as one of the founding committee members of the Writers Guild of America West’s website in 1996 and an active member of the guild’s committee on media and technology. She was a senior VP at Fandom, a dot-com 1.0 company that spotlighted blockbuster genre entertainment properties including Batman, X-Men, Harry Potter and Star Wars, funded by Redpoint Ventures.
She is the editor and publisher of The Atkin Report, (www.atkinreport.com) a website and blog which began as a trend newsletter focusing on entertainment, events, hospitality, beauty, fashion, and other lifestyle topics.
Ms. Atkin graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Speech Communication. Her continuing education credits include courses in movie marketing at AMPAS, music video production at UCLA and film directing and producing at AFI.