Today is my friend Molly Eichel’s last day writing the Philadelphia Daily News Philly Gossip Column, she’s heading to the Philadelphia Inquirer to be the assistant features editor. Eichel was at the helm of the widely read column since February 2013 when the prolific, sometimes infamous Dan Gross took a buy out during one of the previous owner, Interstate Media’s downsizing of the paper.
Eichel had been a features writer, and brought that talent to the column, as she often wrote long form, in depth, interesting articles on her subjects instead of reporting on bad behavior and divorces. During her tenure she’s broken lots of stories on celebrities and Philly notables, including the recent news on Kaci McDonnell’s split with fiance Aaron Murry and Nicki Minaj partying with Meek Mill at 1825 Nightclub. Often people thought Molly and I were competitors as I chat about gossip here on the blog and on my twitter account, but we were actually comrade’s, covering stories, often different ones, occasionally the same ones, but always from different angles, sometimes sourcing each other. Aditi Roy Moves West.
And during her entire tenure my celebrity/notable photos have appeared in her column a few times a month. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/Tony-Goldwyn-fetes-the-Innocence-Project.html
We do as you know, work for the same media outlet, Interstate General Media, LLC (I’m a freelance contributor.) With my own column, and my photos appear in the Phila Inquirer. Just last week I had a photo in the weekend section in an A.D. Amorosi article about Gene London at the Flower Show next week.
Read Molly’s last column here: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/celebrities/20150226_Philly_Gossip_changes_hands__Welcome_Jenny_DeHuff.html#ywd4VvdXjsAvk6BX.99