Originally, I started at Daily Variety as an editor in the Special Reports department, where I edited feature packages on costume design, philanthropy, real estate, women in film and other topics. Within a few months, I was part of the very small editorial team that launched VLife, a glossy consumer magazine that was distributed to Variety subscribers as well as sold on newsstands. While we only lasted three years before then-owner Reed Elsevier pulled the plug, we did create the template for the magazine versions of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety that exist today (both publications used to be considered daily business newspapers and now are weekly glossy magazines). At VLife I primarily edited cover stories, think pieces and special travel and fashion sections.
Click through the slideshow below to see some of the stories and packages that I edited. Please hover your mouse over each pic for more details. (If you're on a mobile device, click the gray circle on the bottom right-hand side of each pic to launch the slide's information.)