Nikki Finke, Deadline Founder, Longtime Hollywood Reporter, Dies

Finke, a veteran entertainment journalist who in 2006 founded "Deadline" and grew it into a major player among Hollywood trade publications, died Sunday morning in Boca Raton, Florida.

  • Finke reportedly died after a long illness.
  • She was 68.
  • Deadline is the internet version of her long-running print column “Deadline Hollywood” for “LA Weekly.”
  • The online publication was originally named Deadline Hollywood Daily.

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