3626 Cody Rd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, ph: (818)784-8599
As a supervising editor, produces outstanding editorial packages and interfaces well with all management and support
staff. As a writer/reporter, has exceptional reporting skills and the ability to write with flair. Works extremely well in
an environment where creativity, speed, teamwork, and maximum effort are core skills desired.
Ross Johnson, Inc. 2003 to present
An editorial consultant and contract writer for print publications and Web sites. Have recently written a series
of enterprise stories for the New York Times. Worked extensively on the editorial redesign of the Writers Guild of America
Web site and created/implemented e-commerce initiatives for the site, www.wga.org. Also consulted on Red Carpet, the American
Media print startup, and contributed on a regular basis to magazines such as Esquire. Currently write under a contract for
Screen International, a weekly magazine published out of London.
Los Angeles Daily Journal
1999 to 2002
Writer of "The Public Eye" and "Hollywood," award-winning columns that focused on litigation and dealmaking in
the business of entertainment and media.
The Hollywood Reporter
1994 to 1999
Commenced work as a contract writer, and then proceeded to senior editor, and then onto executive editor of special
reports. Reported to editorial director of special issues. As a supervising editor,
oversaw over 20 special issues every year. Worked with the issue editors on their outlines, writer assignments, art layouts,
and copy flow. Personally edited approximately 10 issues yearly. Was also responsible for developing new special issues for
such corporations as DirecTV and MGM, Inc. For the Hollywood Reporter Weekly, wrote a number of enterprise and investigative
1999 to Present
As a regular contributor to the national men's magazine, interviewed notable Hollywood men ranging from James Caan
to Marion (Suge) Knight to Haley Joel Osment for the "What I've Learned" section. For the June 2002 issue, interviewed the
actress Kirsten Dunst for the cover piece.
1997 to Present
As a contributor for the national entertainment magazine, wrote articles examining Steven Seagal, Elie Samaha and
the dealmaking machinations involving the rights holders to the "Terminator" franchise.
Los Angeles Magazine
1996 to 2000
As a contributing editor, originated the "L.A. Raw" column in 1996, which covered a range of celebrity, business,
and political news in Los Angeles. Also wrote feature articles on 1) the best
trial litigators in Los Angeles (1998); 2) the toughest "attack dog" lawyers in Los Angeles (2000); 3) a profile on U.S. Attorney
Alejandro Mayorkas (2000); 4) the ongoing controversy surrounding the development of Malibu's Point Dume neighborhood. (2000)
Outside Contract Journalist
1993 to Present
As a feature articles writer, contributed a number of articles to the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, New York magazine,
Talk, Forbes CCP, Daily Variety, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Reader. For the Hollywood Reporter, wrote over 100 articles
prior employment as an editor.
1994 to 1996
While a contributing editor to the magazine, wrote feature profiles
on Robert Redford, Gavin Polone, Steve Tisch, and Robert Evans.
Bradley University, Peoria, IL, B.A., communications
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS and AWARDS
Los Angeles Press Club
(Press Club Award nominee - Best Feature Article, "Tequila Sunset," Los Angeles magazine, 2001)
Special Projects and Strike Teams