Charlie Koones, publisher of Variety and Daily Variety, has been named executive vice president and is taking on additional responsibility for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, two other media publications in the Reed Business Information group belonging to Reed Elsevier.
Larry Oliver, vice president/group publisher, and Marianne Paskowski, editorial director of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, now report to Koones.
“I have been very impressed by the many talented people I have met in the Television Group over the years, and it is a special pleasure for me to work with them to build even more value for our readers and advertisers,” Koones said.
Both Koones and Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart continue to report to Tad Smith, president of the RBI Media Division.
Previously, Koones was group vice president and publisher of Variety responsible for the global business operations of the Variety franchise including Variety, Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham and Variety.com.
Koones joined Variety in 1990 as a New York-based sales executive. Upon the consolidation of Daily and Weekly Variety in 1993, Koones moved to Los Angeles to oversee marketing and special reports for the combined operation. He was named associate publisher in 1995, overseeing domestic sales and marketing.
In 1997, he became U.S. publishing director with responsibility for Variety‘s domestic business operations. Prior to joining Variety, Koones spent four years in commercial real estate finance in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
Koones is a graduate of the U. of Richmond. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Linda and their two sons.