Los Angeles-based correspondent Greg Hernandez has been a professional journalist for more than two decades.
Just a few years out of college, he began writing for the Los Angeles Times and went on to spend 11 years at the newspaper assigned to various beats over the years including breaking crime, criminal courts, city government, Disney theme parks, the restaurant industry, and workplace issues.
Closeted during his years at The Times, he left the paper in 2000 to shift to entertainment reporting and was hired as a staff writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He was openly gay in that newsroom from day one and in every job since.
He began an eight-year run at the Los Angeles Daily News in 2001 where he initially covered the entertainment industry for the business section. He eventually founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog which focused on LGBT topics, became the paper's page two columnist and covered several Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes, the Democratic National Convention, the GLAAD Media Awards, various film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events and interviewed hundreds of Hollywood stars.
During the Daily News years, Greg was also a contributing writer to The Advocate contributing many cover stories and inside features to the venerable LGBT magazine.
Following major downsizing at the Daily News in 2009, Greg founded his own website, Greg In Hollywood, focusing on entertainment and LGBT topics and became a contributing writer to Daily Variety and XFinity.com.
He is currently president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and thrilled to have landed at Gay Star News where he has been able to call on his past experience to cover stories that he is passionate about at a critical time in LGBT history.