Longtime Huffington Post Writer Brings Unique Perspective Across Film, Television and Pop Culture
Greenwich, CT – March 26, 2014 – Townsquare Media Group announced today that Mike Ryan has joined the Company as Senior Editor of ScreenCrush, a leading and highly influential brand for film, television and pop culture enthusiasts. In his new position, Mr. Ryan will cover the film and television industries, as well as culture as a whole.
“I’m thrilled to have Mike Ryan join the ScreenCrush team. I’ve followed his work on the web for years and he’s one of the smartest, funniest and most passionate entertainment writers I know,” commented Mike Sampson, Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. “His unique interviews, insightful reviews and in-depth features will be a fantastic addition to our site and further solidify Townsquare Media as an industry-leading authority and content creator in the film, television and pop culture space.”
Mr. Ryan most recently served as Senior Entertainment Writer for The Huffington Post, where he gained notoriety for his original reporting as well as the immensely popular feature “SNL Scorecard.” Previously, Mr. Ryan was a frequent contributor at Vanity Fair and Wired magazine and wrote for Time, GQ, ELLE-UK, and New York magazine.
“As a fan of the site I’m beyond excited to join the growing ScreenCrush team,” said Mr. Ryan. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Townsquare Media has quickly established itself in the Music & Entertainment space with more than 65 million unique visitors monthly, as reported by ComScore, and over 7.5 million Facebook Fans. In the last year, ScreenCrush has grown from over 800,000 to more than 1.9 million unique visitors, according to ComScore, making it one of the fastest growing film, television and pop culture sites. In addition, ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel is a robust destination for original and curated video content.
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Our local business owns and operates 312 radio stations, over 326 companion websites, an e-commerce business (SeizeTheDeal.com), and approximately 500 annual live events in 66 small and medium-sized markets across the country. Our national business owns and operates leading music and entertainment-focused digital properties including TasteofCountry.com, Loudwire.com, PopCrush.com and ScreenCrush.com, several leading multi-day music festivals, including Mountain Jam and the Taste of Country Music Festival; a digital advertising portfolio which reaches over 60 million unique visitors monthly; and a marketing services business which provides a turnkey web presence for small and medium-sized businesses. We also operate Townsquare Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our troops and their families. Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management are the Company’s largest shareholder. www.townsquaremediagroup.com