Debra Birnbaum is a skilled multi-platform content creator, with over 20 years of experience covering news and entertainment.


She's currently the director of awards for Amazon, guiding awards strategy for Amazon Studios and Prime Video's TV series and films through PR, marketing and promotional efforts.


She was previously the executive editor, TV, for Variety, overseeing all television coverage for the trade magazine's multiple platforms, including the weekly print edition and She also covered the Emmy Awards, producing 13 special issues annually, and hosted a weekly podcast, interviewing TV's top producers, executives and stars.

As the President/Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide Magazine, a position she held for seven years, she revitalized a classic brand with innovations like the annual "Fan Favorites" cover contest, the Comic-Con photo studio, and the "Hot List" party.


She appears frequently on TV and radio as an entertainment expert, and regularly moderates panels for the Television Academy, Screen Actors Guild, Paley Center, Comic-Con and more. She has also worked for Redbook, George, More, The New York Post, and Us Weekly.

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