Michael Hirschorn is the Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production for VH1. He came to VH1 in July 2001 from his position as editor-in-chief of Inside.com, a digital news service that covered the converging entertainment, media, and technology businesses. Prior to Inside’s merger with Brill Media Holdings and Primedia, he was also co-chairman and co-founder of Inside’s parent company, Powerful Media. Under Hirschorn, Inside.com won the prestigious 2001 Webby Award for Best News Site, topping such entries as CNN, the BBC and Salon, and joining other winners like “National Geographic”, Travelocity, Microsoft and BBC World Service.
Previously, Hirschorn was features editor at “Esquire” and executive editor at “New York Magazine” before becoming editor-in-chief of “Spin” magazine, which subsequently received two National Magazine Award nominations. Hirschorn has written for “The Wall Street Journal”, “The New York Times”, “The New Republic” and “Slate”, and was also a columnist for “Esquire”.
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