Matthew Belloni is an experienced content executive and entrepreneur who has successfully managed large teams of creators, serving as the top editor of a leading entertainment publication and appearing frequently as an analyst on television, as well as practicing law as an attorney in the entertainment industry.
Belloni is currently Founding Partner of Puck, a next-generation digital media company covering the power centers of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Washington and New York. He joined Puck in May 2021 and writes a twice-weekly newsletter called What I’m Hearing about the entertainment industry.
As editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter from 2016 to 2020, Belloni was responsible for editorial content and initiatives at the iconic entertainment media outlet. Belloni oversaw all of THR’s editorial properties, including its weekly print magazine; THR.com and its digital verticals; on- and off-platform video content, podcasts and live events.
Over the course of 14 years with THR, Belloni served in a number of senior editorial positions, managing a staff of 100 journalists and playing a significant role in the outlet’s heralded transformation from a trade newspaper into the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand. During this time, THR took home many of publishing’s most prestigious honors, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors and more than 100 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards.
Belloni has been at the forefront of THR’s move into audio and video, spearheading initiatives like its roundtable series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, and Angelyne, a scripted adaptation of a THR article, which is set to air on Peacock in 2021. Belloni also appears regularly as an analyst on NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, CNN, CNBC, NPR’s The Business and The Bill Simmons Podcast.
Before joining THR, Belloni was an attorney at an entertainment law firm in Los Angeles, representing actors, filmmakers and media companies in disputes and litigation. He also has served as a contributor to magazines including Esquire and Town & Country.
Belloni graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science and obtained a law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law, where he was a member of the USC Law Review.