Daniel Frankel has contributed to Variety since 2001, joining its staff in January 2004. He has covered a wide range of media business topics, specializing in home entertainment for Variety sister publication Video Business (where he served as senior editor from 2001-2004) and TV syndication for VNU publication Mediaweek (senior editor from 2000-2001). His 11-year publishing career also includes stops as a staff writer for the entertainment news Website E! Online, an associate editor for national consumer magazine Men's Fitness, and a sports writer for the now-defunct daily newspaper Oxnard Press-Courier. He lives with his wife, Vivian, and son, Kellen, in the historic West Adams area of Los Angeles in a really old house.