Executive Editor, TV

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Debra Birnbaum is an accomplished editor with over 20 years experience covering news and entertainment. She's the executive editor of television at Variety, overseeing all television coverage for the trade magazine’s multiple platforms including the weekly print edition, Variety.com, and special awards season issues. As President/Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide Magazine, a position she held for seven years, she revitalized a classic brand with innovations like the annual "Fan Favorites" cover contest, the Comic-Con photo studio, and the "Hot List" party.

She appears frequently on television and radio as an entertainment expert, and regularly moderates panels for the Television Academy, the Screen Actors Guild, the Paley Center, and more. She has also worked for Redbook, George, More, The New York Post, and Us Weekly.


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