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About Jace

Televisionary was Jace Lacob’s television blog from its inception in 2006 to roughly 2013. It focused on U.S. and U.K. television programming, news, reviews, and exclusive interviews and attracted a wide swath of industry readers.

During his career, Jace Lacob has worked as a writer, editor, television critic, interviewer, podcast host, consultant, and television executive. His journalistic work has appeared in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, BBC.com, The Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Film.com, TVWeek, Sky.com, and West Hollywood Lifestyle.

Jace is currently the host of MASTERPIECE Studio, the four-time Webby Award-winning companion podcast for PBS' long-running drama anthology series MASTERPIECE. To date, the podcast has been downloaded more than 17 million times. He is also the host of the recently announced Making MASTERPIECE documentary podcast, which will explore the history of the venerable cultural touchstone and which will be released in 2021 to coincide with MASTERPIECE’s 50th anniversary.

Both a Twitter hashtag and a television character have been named after him.

As a screenwriter, his work has won or placed in more than 25 script competitions, including the Austin Film Festival.

Jace was the entertainment editorial director of BuzzFeed, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the site's film and television coverage, and the deputy west coast bureau chief for The Daily Beast/Newsweek, where he also served as the site's chief television critic. Before moving into that position in 2012, he was the TV Columnist for The Daily Beast/Newsweek, writing for both the online and print divisions of the media company.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from New York University. He also studied Literature at Oxford University (Wadham College, to be precise).

Before embarking on a career in journalism, Jace worked in the television industry for more than seven years, both on the domestic and international sides — in development, co-productions, and acquisitions for such companies as British Sky Broadcasting and Lionsgate Television.

Jace is based in Los Angeles.

More information about Jace can be found here.

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