After Michael Speier was laid off last year as executive editor of Daily Variety, he served a stint as news editor for Sharon Waxman at The Wrap. Now he's joining Waxman's arch-rival Nikki Finke in the new position of managing editor at Deadline. He starts Oct. 1 and will be based in parent company MMC's Los Angeles headquarters, says Finke's post — which details Speier's background at Variety but doesn't mention The Wrap.
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