He joins as VP of corporate affairs, media adviser

Veteran media scribe Richard Siklos is joining Time Warner as a VP in corporate affairs handling external communications and advising on media strategy.

Siklos will report to Gary Ginsberg, a former top aide to Rupert Murdoch who joined Time Warner in the spring to head corporate affairs. He reports directly to CEO Jeff Bewkes.

Siklos brings to the job more than 15 years’ experience chronicling the media and entertainment landscape. Most recently, he penned a column on Hollywood for the New York Observer while working on a book about Michael Jackson for Crown Publishing.

Previously, Siklos served as an editor-at-large for Fortune (a Time Inc. publication), media writer for the New York Times and media editor for BusinessWeek. He also did stints at Inside magazine, London’s Daily Telegraph, Canada’s Globe and Mail and as an adjunct professor at NYU.

The Toronto native is also author of “Shades of Black: Conrad Black — His Rise and Fall.”

“Richard is among the very best journalists to cover the media industry over the past 15 years,” Ginsberg said. “His breadth and depth of knowledge of our business, his strategic thinking and elegant writing style will be tremendous assets to Time Warner.”Siklos serves on the Media Council Board for the Paley Center for Media.

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