Part l “Year in Review” with Hollywood Reporter’s Alex Ben Block
Co-hosts Brad Forsythe and Ray Schilens interview entertainment industry journalist, author, broadcaster and show business historian Alex Ben Block who is Senior Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. He was lead Editor of “George Lucas’s Blockbusting: ADecade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success,” and author of the critically acclaimed books “OUTFOXED: The Inside Story of America’s Fourth Television Network,” and international bestseller “The Legend of Bruce Lee.”
Block returned to The Hollywood Reporter in 2009, where he had been Editor in the 1990s. He regularly writes major news stories for the magazine, web site and digital daily. His other positions have included Entertainment Editor of The Miami News, City Editor of The L.A. Herald Examiner, columnist for the Detroit News and Editor of TelevisionWeek.
Block is a popular public speaker and frequently appears on TV and radio, including the Advertising Show, NPR, KNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere.
His many honors include a 2011 nomination for the National Entertainment Journalism Awards, three LA Press Club Awards for journalistic excellence, Hearst Awards, Will Rogers Foundation Award and the Journalism Award from the Caucus For Television Producers, Directors and Writers.
A native of Syracuse, New York, Block is a graduate of Ithaca College, and has an Associate Degree in Film Production from the New York Institute of Photography. Heis married to actress Jodi Taylor and is the father of singer-songwriter Hayley Taylor.