Alex Ben Block

Entertainment industry journalist, author, broadcaster and show business historian Alex Ben Block is Senior Editor of The Hollywood Reporter.
In June 2012, Block was honored as Entertainment Journalist of the Year at the Southern California Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club.
He was lead Editor of the critically acclaimed book, “George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-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, website 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 other honors include a 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.



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