Dade Hayes Joins 'B&C' as Executive Editor

Veteran of 'Variety,' 'Entertainment Weekly,' 'LA Times' Joins from Rubenstein Communications 1/14/2013 4:41 PM Eastern


Dade Hayes is joining B&C as executive editor, reporting directly to editor-in-chief Melissa Grego, effective immediately.

Based in New York, Hayes will work closely with Grego in overseeing and executing editorial initiatives across all of B&C's platforms -- print, digital and live events.

"In addition to having a fantastic knowledge of and background in TV, media and entertainment, Dade is one of the most talented reporters and editors in the business," Grego said. "I am so happy to have him on board to work by my side."

Hayes joins B&C from a successful run in PR at Rubenstein Communications, where he was senior vice president and his clients included Tribeca Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, New Year's Eve in Times Square and NFL NetDade Hayes_smwork.

Prior to that, Hayes served as assistant managing editor, New York bureau chief and a reporter at Variety. He also has served in editor or reporter roles at Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press.

Hayes is also an author, having released two industry-related titles. He is the author of Anytime Playdate: Inside the Preschool Entertainment Boom, or, How Television Became My Baby's Best Friend (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and the coauthor of Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession (Miramax Books, 2004).

Hayes succeeds Grego in the role of executive editor. Grego was named editor-in-chief in November.

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