Showbiz journalist takes over weekly show

Longtime showbiz journo Kim Masters has been tapped as the new host of KCRW’s “The Business.”

Masters will take over the weekly biz-focused show from Claude Brodesser-Akner on March 16. Half-hour airs Mondays at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW and is syndicated in Gotham and other markets.

Brodesser-Akner, who is the L.A. bureau chief for Advertising Age and a Daily Variety alum, has hosted the show since its inception in 2004.

Masters most recently covered Hollywood for National Public Radio. She’s been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Esquire and Time and has also written for Slate.com, Premiere and the New York Times, among others.

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