Nikki Finke Poaches Variety Star To Edit New York Version Of Deadline

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Deadline.com is going bicoastal. Mail.com Media Corporation (MMC)'s Jay Penske and Deadline.com's Nikki Finke today announced the hiring of Mike Fleming, the 20-year Variety superstar who has been praised as the "top media dog" covering Hollywood because of his wide and deep network of entertainment business sources. Effective immediately, he becomes the Editor of the new Deadline|NewYork which will go live later this month at Deadline.com. Besides covering film and television dealmaking and production and casting, Fleming intends to expand his turf by breaking news and offering analysis about books, media, TV news, theater, and other Gotham-based infotainment arenas.

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