Henry Scott has 44 years of experience in media, communications and marketing, helping clients create and deliver demographically and geographically targeted products and services.
Scott is president of WHMC Inc., a company that operates WEHOville.com, the leading hyperlocal digital news site covering West Hollywood. WHMC also publishes West Hollywood Magazine, a quarterly print publication intended to brand the city as a center for art, architecture, design, fashion and style.
Scott has been at the forefront of innovation in news media. In 2003 he helped Metro International S.A., the London-based originator of the free daily newspaper concept, launch its youth-oriented New York City edition. Metro New York is and was the most highly circulated daily newspaper in Manhattan. Earlier he served as president of Out Publishing, successfully turning around the financially troubled publisher of the country’s largest-circulation quality gay magazine. As publisher, he also directed the turn around in 2010 of Atlanta’s Creative Loafing weekly newspaper.
In 1994, As Vice President, New Media / New Product Development, Scott launched The New York Times Company’s first online venture with @Times, a site on America Online. Scott also developed and managed The Times’s first foreign-language edition, The News in Review, published in Russian from Moscow. Scott oversaw development of a Spanish-language newspaper insert for New York City-area newspapers. He was the member of The Times Company’s senior management charged with developing an electronic media strategy for the company. Scott’s experience at The Times included serving as Managing Director of Marketing Planning and Research, where he played a major role in developing distribution and advertising strategies for The Times.
Scott also is the author of several books including “Shocking True Story: The Rise and Fall of Confidential, America’s Scandalous Scandal Magazine,” published by Pantheon, and “London Comfort: From Hollywood to the White House, An American Idol’s Dangerous Real World Adventure.”