- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsey Bahr, who has covered the Hollywood movie scene from castings to Comic-Con as a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, has been named film writer for The Associated Press in Los Angeles.

Bahr, 30, has reported on all facets of the film business at EW, including the Oscars and other major award shows, film festivals, breaking news, trend stories, talent profiles and box office analysis. She also reviewed movies and contributed to EW’s video, photo and Sirius XM radio formats.

“Lindsey brings an impressive array of skills and a unique versatility to our film beat,” said Steve Loeper, AP’s West Coast entertainment editor. “Her varied skillset and fresh perspective are ideally suited to follow Hollywood’s seismic shift into the digital era.”

Prior to Entertainment Weekly, Bahr was a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where she produced feature articles on movies, television and music. She has also worked at People magazine and written for various blog sites.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Bahr has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University.

Bahr will partner with Jake Coyle, AP’s New York-based film writer, to cover movie developments worldwide. She begins Nov. 10.

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