Ryan Faughnder.

Ryan Faughnder

Company Town Senior Editor

Ryan Faughnder is a senior editor with the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town team, which covers the business of entertainment. He also hosts the entertainment industry newsletter The Wide Shot. A San Diego native, he earned a master’s degree in journalism from USC and a bachelor’s in English from UC Santa Barbara. Before joining The Times in 2013, he wrote for the Los Angeles Business Journal and Bloomberg News.

Faughnder was most recently a film business reporter for Company Town. He covered such major stories as the Sony hack, the streaming wars and Bob Iger’s surprise return to the throne as Disney’s CEO in 2022. He also was part of the team that was a 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist for coverage of the “Rust” set shooting.