Reporter Alexandra Marechal joins editorial staff, will write news and features
Alexandra Marechal has joined Variety’s editorial staff as a reporter.Known as AJ, Marechal will focus on the television beat, working closely with deputy editor Cynthia Littleton, TV editor Andrew Wallenstein and Stuart Levine, managing editor of TV/features. She’ll write news and feature stories for all Variety platforms. Marechal came to Variety last year as an editorial intern. After her seven-month stint ended, she worked as an editorial researcher for Playboy and continued to freelance for Variety. “When AJ was here as an intern, she proved that she’s smart, hard-working and understands the industry,” said Tim Gray, Variety editor in chief. “When the TV reporter job opened up, AJ was everybody’s unanimous choice among all the candidates we considered. We know she’ll be a great addition to the Variety team.” While attending NYU, Marechal also held internships with Allure and Harper’s Bazaar. She graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in creative writing.