Anna Lisa Raya named senior awards editor at The Hollywood Reporter
Raya previously edited AwardsLine, Deadline Hollywood’s awards season magazine, before that Content Manager at Latino Information Network
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — January 21, 2016 — Anna Lisa Raya has been named senior awards editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where she will help coordinate the magazine’s award-winning Emmy and Oscar coverage including the roundtable discussions integral to the entertainment industry’s flagship brand, it announced today.
Raya comes from AwardsLine, Deadline Hollywood’s awards season magazine, where she edited features on awards season contenders and trends, celebrity talent and behind-the-scenes looks at TV and film projects. There, Raya aided in the creation of an independent vertical for AwardsLine content on Deadline’s website.
Raya has also served as a content manager of Latino Information Network at Rutgers University, a deputy editor at Tu Ciudad Magazine, and an editorial leader at People magazine, Variety/
Raya will report to Alison Brower, deputy editorial director, The Hollywood Reporter.
“No brand anywhere is producing the level of awards coverage The Hollywood Reporter generates,” Raya said. “I can’t think of a better fit than with this influential team, where I feel like I’m coming home to a welcoming family and brand.”
“Anna brings a breadth of experience and industry-insider perspective,” Brower said. “Her expertise is essential to amplifying our groundbreaking playbook content and roundtable discussions, our standalone awards issues and more as we continue to deliver the smartest and most comprehensive coverage in the industry.”
Raya’s arrival coincides with The Hollywood Reporter’s two nominations this month for the prestigious National Magazine Awards, handed out by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). The Hollywood Reporter received its second nomination for Magazine of the Year and its third nomination for General Excellence, Special Interest, a category that “honors magazines serving highly defined reader communities,” after winning the ASME for the category in 2015. The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscars coverage, New York Issue, and its “Last Survivors” feature chronicling the stories of the entertainment industry’s holocaust survivors underscored the nominations.