Speaker Biography

Hillary Atkin

TitleEditor/Publisher, The Atkin Report
BioHillary Atkin has written extensively about the entertainment industry for USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Emmy Magazine, Variety, The New York Observer, The Hollywood Reporter, Television Week and Cablefax Daily.

In addition to writing in-depth profiles of upcoming talent, showrunners and directors at the forefront of the business, her work includes interviews with noted actors Hugh Jackman, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Josh Duhamel, Jon Hamm and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Atkin continually grows a network of influential contacts throughout the entertainment industry and is a member of the Writers Guild and the Critics’ Choice Broadcast Television Journalists Association. She has moderated conference panels at NATPE, ATV Fest in Atlanta, SeriesFest in Denver and for Women in Film in Los Angeles.

In the broadcast world, she wrote and produced many hours of quality television and video in an award-winning career. As a television news producer at CBS in Los Angeles, she won three Emmy Awards for live coverage and entertainment special events programming.

Atkin produced a series of A&E Biographies, including programs on Elizabeth Montgomery, Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall. She began her career at the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, KOB-TV, which included a stint as an on-camera reporter and host, before joining KCOP-TV and then KCBS in Los Angeles as a news producer.

On the digital media front, she was a founding committee member of the WGA’s website, writing about the convergence of entertainment and technology. She was actively involved in the guild’s committee on media and technology (CMAT) and two influential digital media organizations, LAwNMoweR (Los Angeles New Media Roundtable) and VIC (Venice Interactive Community).

Ms. Atkin graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Speech Communication. She tweets on the verified account @HillaryAtkin and Instagrams @AtkinReport.