Variety adds to overseas staff

2 reporters tapped to cover U.K., Mideast

Diana Lodderhose has joined Variety as its London-based film business reporter, covering all aspects of the U.K. industry.

A graduate of Manchester U. with a postgradute degree from the London School of Journalism, Lodderhose also has freelanced for U.S. publications while living in Gotham, and worked as a marketing consultant on docu “Prisms of Light.”

Previously, Lodderhose was the box office reporter at Screen Intl., and has covered the European finance and film world extensively, reporting at major events including Cannes and Cinema Expo.

Variety also has added Middle East reporter Keach Hagey to its roster. A graduate of Stanford, Hagey covered media and marketing for English-language Abu Dhabi newspaper the National, where she co-founded the paper’s business blog, Crane Country, and launched its media blog, Mixed Media.

Hagey also has worked as a writer and news producer at CBS.com and covered the Gotham media scene at the Village Voice.

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