July 29, 2014
New York – July 28, 2014 – BBC.com announced today the addition of three contributors to their growing roster of talent across the Capital, Culture and Travel sections. Hires include Don George, contributing editor to the new BBC.com/Travel “Words and Wanderlust” column, Owen Gleiberman, contributing writer to BBC.com/Culture and Lucy Marcus, contributing writer to BBC.com/Capital.
“George, Gleiberman and Marcus are some of the most respected voices in journalism and we are thrilled to have them,” said David Allan, Managing Editor of BBC Features for North America. “The addition of these high-profile contributors, who all have a proven track record of high-quality, compelling work, will further BBC.com’s goal of being a single source for trusted content.”
Don George is joining BBC.com/Travel as a contributing editor of the new monthly column, “Words and Wanderlust.” George previously served as Global Travel Editor at Lonely Planet, Editor-at-Large at National Geographic Traveller and Special Features Editor at Gadling.com. The first instalment of “Words and Wanderlust” launched on July 21st and can be found here. The series is being illustrated by Candace Rose Rardon and will showcase long-form narratives by both iconic and emerging travel writers, with the first piece coming from Pico Iyer.
Film critic Owen Gleiberman will be writing movie reviews for BBC.com/Culture, as well as covering the upcoming Toronto Film Festival in September 2014. In his 24 years as the lead film critic for Entertainment Weekly, Gleiberman established himself as one of the strongest critical voices in the U.S. Prior to joining BBC.com, he provided commentary for BBC Radio for years, and has been a regular television fixture on CNBC and New York 1. Along with Lisa Schwarzbaum, his co-critic at Entertainment Weekly, Gleiberman formed one-half of “Owen & Lisa,” arguably the best known and most respected film criticism team in the US since Siskel & Ebert. His first review for BBC.com, of Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, is available to read here.
Lucy Marcus, award winning columnist, joins BBC.com/Capital and will be contributing monthly columns on boardrooms, governance, and leadership. This engaging and thoughtful column throws back the curtain on the hidden and often mysterious world of the boardroom. The column will illuminate how boards work, the consequences when they don’t work, and how they can succeed. Marcus is a board chair and non-executive director who is challenging conventional wisdom inside and outside the boardroom and has emerged as a strong voice setting the agenda on future-proofing boardrooms and companies around the world. Marcus, who has been a columnist for Reuters, Harvard Business Review and Project Syndicate, was recognised with the Thinkers 50 “Future Thinkers” Award and ranked by Time Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.