Hillary Atkin

Blue Ribbon Panel Chairman
Hillary Atkin

Hillary Atkin has covered about the entertainment industry for USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Emmy Magazine, Variety, The New York Observer, The Hollywood Reporter, Television Week and Cablefax Daily.

She is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Critics Choice Association. She has moderated conference panels at NATPE, ATX Festival in Austin, ATV Fest in Atlanta, SeriesFest in Denver and for Women in Film in Los Angeles.

In addition to writing in-depth profiles of creators at the forefront of the business, her work includes interviews with noted actors Hugh Jackman, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Josh Duhamel, Jon Hamm and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

In the broadcast world, she wrote and produced many hours of quality television and video in an award-winning career. As a television news producer at KCBS in Los Angeles, she won three Emmy Awards for live coverage and entertainment special events programming.

Atkin produced a series of A&E Biographies, including programs on Elizabeth Montgomery, Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall. She began her career at the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, KOB-TV, which included a stint as an on-air reporter and public affairs show host, before joining KCOP-TV (now KTTV Fox 11) and then KCBS as a news producer. On the digital media front, she was a founding editorial board member of the WGA’s website, writing about the convergence of entertainment and technology. She was actively involved in the Writers Guild’s committee on media and technology (CMAT) and two influential digital media organizations, LAwNMoweR (Los Angeles New Media Roundtable) and VIC (Venice Interactive Community). Ms. Atkin is based in Los Angeles and graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Speech Communication. She runs the entertainment and lifestyle site atkinreport.com and tweets on the verified account @HillaryAtkin and Instagrams @AtkinReport.