AOL Huffington Post Media Group Names Mike Ryan as Senior Writer of Moviefone

AOL Huffington Post Media GroupNames Mike Ryan as Senior Writer of Moviefone

Hires Vanityfair.com Contributor to Cover Films, From Interviews with Industry Players And Behind-the-Scenes News to Special Interactive Features, Reviews, Video and More


New York, NY – July 28, 2011 – The AOL Huffington Post Media Group, a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information, announces today that Mike Ryan has been named Senior Writer of Moviefone. In this new position, Ryan will report on films and the movie industry, including news from behind-the-scenes; conduct interviews with stars, directors, writers and film newsmakers; write special features and series; and produce data-driven interactive infographics that spotlight intriguing facets of films past, present and future. Michael Hogan, Executive Features Editor of AOL Huffington Post Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of Moviefone, made the announcement.

"Mike Ryan's passionate, knowledgeable, and extremely funny coverage of movies has made him one of the field's most in-demand writers. His Q&A-style reviews have a devoted following, and his nose for newsworthy features is second to none," said Michael Hogan. "His original reporting, commentary and videos will complement the Moviefone's comprehensive, real-time news and opinion, and help establish the site as a hub for all things movies -- as well as a starting point for opinionated conversations about film."

Said Mike Ryan: "I couldn't be more excited to join Michael Hogan as he works to build Moviefone -- an exciting brand with amazing potential -- into an essential destination for movie fans and insiders alike."

Mike Ryan has been a regular contributor to Vanity Fair's website as an entertainment reporter since 2009. He has also been contributing editor at Movieline and a regular contributor to Wired magazine. In addition, he has written for ELLE-UK and New York magazine, NYMag.com's "Vulture" blog, Popular Mechanics, GQ and Fast Company.

About AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a premier global media company with a suite of brands and products serving consumers, advertisers and publishers worldwide. The AOL Huffington Post Media Group is a leading source of news, opinion, entertainment, community and digital information comprised of a wide range of destination websites, including AOL.com, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Moviefone, Engadget, Patch, AOL Music, StyleList and MapQuest. The AOL Advertising.com Group includes Advertising.com, ADTECH, Pictela, Video, inclusive of AOL Video, goviral and 5min Media, Content Solutions and Sponsored Listings and serves a combined content and advertising market at scale through video, brand advertising, content and ad serving. AOL is focused on engaging consumers and providing online advertising services and solutions on both AOL Huffington Post Media Group destination websites and third party websites, in addition to serving consumer platforms including AOL Mail, AIM, about.me, and mobile experiences. AOL also operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as another distribution channel for its consumer offerings.

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