Hollywood Reporter Names Billboard’s Chris Morris Music Editor

thr_logo_2003Billboard senior writer Chris Morris is joining The Hollywood Reporter as music editor, editor Howard Burns announced yesterday. Morris replaces Tamara Conniff, who recently was appointed as an executive editor at Billboard. The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard are both part of VNU Business Media.

Morris has been with Billboard since 1986. For the past 12 years he’s been the weekly music trade’s senior writer. Morris has covered a broad array of stories over the years and has been among the leading voices covering the independent sector. He previously served as a writer-editor for the publication’s media, talent and retail sections. Morris also writes an indy msuic column for LA alternative weekly City Beat and has penned several books.

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