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New Oscar Blogger Cara Buckley Joins the Red Carpet Ranks

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 30, 2014 at 4:36PM

Following David Carr and Melena Ryzik, the new New York Times Carpetbagger is now metro desk veteran-turned-culture reporter Cara Buckley.
Mike Mills and Melena Ryzik
Mike Mills ("Beginners") and Melena Ryzik ("The Carpetbagger") at the Indie Spirits Brunch.
Cara Buckley
Cara Buckley

To his credit, David Carr started the Carpetbagger blog at The New York Times. He had fun figuring out blogging, red carpet videos and making valuable Hollywood connections, but after a few years of seasonal awards coverage he returned to his esteemed weekly Media Equation column and passed the Carpetbagger baton to Melena Ryzik. She in turn has finally burned out on the gig and will stick with general news and features. Now the award season blog goes to metro desk veteran-turned-culture reporter Cara Buckley. 

“As a new addition to the department, Cara has already made many of her inimitable talents known, expertly interviewing several of this year’s nominees while doggedly covering the scuttlebutt of the 2014 race,” NYT culture editor Danielle Mattoon wrote in a memo. 

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Academy Awards, Media, New York Times

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