Matt Belloni

Matt Belloni

Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

As editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Belloni is responsible for all editorial content and initiatives at the iconic entertainment media outlet. Belloni oversees all of The Hollywood Reporter’s editorial properties, including its weekly print magazine; THR.com and its digital verticals; video content, podcasts, live events and the fashion-focused Hollywood Reporter Style brand.

Over the course of his 13-year term, Belloni has served in a number of senior editorial roles at The Hollywood Reporter, playing a significant role in the outlet’s heralded transformation from a daily trade newspaper into the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand with a global reach and a major digital presence. Together, The Hollywood Reporter and its sister publication, Billboard, now draw over 40 million monthly unique online visitors and have a combined social media footprint of 20 million followers.

During this time, The Hollywood Reporter has taken home many of publishing’s most prestigious awards, including being named recipient of a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category by the American Society of Magazine Editors and winning 100 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards.

Belloni has been at the forefront of The Hollywood Reporter’s move into video, audio, live events and television, spearheading initiatives like its video roundtable series, ‘Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter’, which airs on SundanceTV and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Belloni also makes frequent appearances on television, analyzing and commenting on the entertainment industry.

Before joining The Hollywood Reporter, Belloni was an attorney at an entertainment litigation firm in Los Angeles and served as a contributor to magazines including Esquire and Details. Belloni graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science and obtained a law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law, where he was a member of the USC Law Review.