Shana Naomi Krochmal is a writer, editor, producer and shameless enthusiast. As digital director at Entertainment Weekly, she is working to help chart the course for future audiences of the brand. She's also hosting EW's podcast The Awardist. Previously, as editor in chief for Entertainment Tonight online, she led a small team to relaunch and quickly scale the legacy's brand's site into a top-tier digital video and news operation. At Current TV (and then Al Jazeera America), Shana created digital and social strategy and content to expand on nearly every format of television, from hourlong award-winning investigative documentaries to a live nightly political adaptation of The Young Turks. A former digital editor and longtime contributing editor to Out magazine, she has also written cover stories profiling celebrities from Chris Pine to Portia de Rossi to Ezra Miller. A very long time ago she created the world's first Twitter-based soap opera, an interactive tie-in for Showtime's The L Word. Shana is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and now lives with her wife and dog in Los Angeles. Once at SXSW she shared a muddy hug with the lead singer of the Canadian band Fucked Up, then walked into the Four Seasons for a very important meeting with a record label. Ask her anything.
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