Nikki Jean Finke was an American blogger, journalist, publisher, and author. She was born on December 16, 1953, and died on October 9, 2022. She worked as a consultant for Penske Business Media LLC and as a senior editorial contributor for PBM, which is run by Jay Penske, who owns a media company.
She started the company Hollywood Dementia LLC and ran its website, HollywoodDementia.com, which has short stories about showbiz. She was also the founder, editor-in-chief, and president of Deadline Hollywood, a website where she and other veteran showbiz journalists wrote news stories and opinions about how the entertainment business works.
The name of the website used to be Deadline Hollywood Daily. In December 2011, her parent company, Penske Media Corp., gave her the title of editorial advisor.
Nikki Finke: Net Worth
At the time of her death, Nikki Finke was thought to be worth about $9 million as of 2022. She was a blogger, a journalist, a publisher, and a writer, all of which brought in money.
Nikki Finke: Cause Of Death
Nikki Finke died on October 9, 2022, in Boca Raton, Florida, at the age of 68. She had been sick for a long time and had to stay in bed.
Nikki Finke: Early Life Details
Finke was born on December 16, 1953, in Manhattan, New York City, or on Long Island to a Jewish family. She grew up in Sands Point, New York, a wealthy village.
Finke went to Buckley Country Day School and the Hewitt School before going to Wellesley College, where she studied political science and was the head editor of the school newspaper.
Nikki Finke: Personal Life Details
Finke was going to marry Jeffrey W. Greenberg in 1974. From 1980 until 1982, when they split up, they were married.
Nikki Finke: Career Details
Finke’s first job after graduating from Wellesley was in the Washington, D.C. office of New York congressman Ed Koch. Finke says that she decided to become a reporter when she saw how Koch and his staff “would bow to journalists.” Finke joined the Associated Press (AP) and wrote about Koch’s successful 1977 campaign for mayor of New York City. He also worked on the AP’s foreign desk in New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Moscow, and London.
Finke worked for The Dallas Morning News in the future. She worked for Newsweek as a correspondent in Washington and Los Angeles. After that, she worked for the Los Angeles Times as an entertainment and features writer on the staff.
Finke worked as the West Coast Editor for The New York Observer and then moved to New York, where she wrote business columns about Hollywood. Finke has also written for publications like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The Washington Post, Salon.com, Premiere, and Los Angeles magazine.
Finke went back to work for Penske’s media company on February 1, 2017.
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