About Us
For over a quarter of century WENN has been at the forefront of providing the world's media with up-to-the-minute entertainment news content.

WENN is a unique, independent, global news organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Berlin.

WENN's entertainment content is relied upon by newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, websites, blogs, telecoms,national & international news agencies - in fact anyone who requires the very latest round-the-clock celebrity news, photos & video content.

  • Mission
  • History
  • Management


Our Mission
  • WENN is dedicated to bringing the very latest, up-to-the-minute entertainment news & pictures to the world's media.
  • WENN aims for expertise in the field of entertainment writing and photojournalism enhanced by a level of performance that exceeds customer expectations.
  • WENN strives for efficiency, professionalism, accuracy and reliability in it's areas of operation.
History of WENN

1989

WENN was launched as a news wire service in London in 1989 by journalist Jonathan Ashby. The company started life as the World Rock News Network (WRNN) and soon established a niche for itself, providing a daily music news service to a group of prestigious subscribers, including MTV, BBC, ABC and - a first for any Western news service - Russia's leading national daily youth newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda. In 1991 it became apparent there was a developing appetite from the world's media for celebrity news and photos and WRNN reacted by embracing this developing cult of celebrity.

1991

The company name was changed to WENN - the World Entertainment News Network - to more accurately reflect it's enhanced editorial brief. 1993 saw another significant development with the opening of the WENN picture desk designed to capture the comings and goings of the world's most famous celebrities. In 1994, a Los Angeles bureau was opened in the heart of bustling Melrose Avenue to ensure the fast-paced Hollywood celebrity scene was brought to WENN's ever-growing global subscriber network.

1990's

Throughout the '90s WENN increased it's global reporting network and created translations of it's daily entertainment news into a number of languages. Again, reacting to industry demands, in the late 1990s, WENN invested further in it's picture division and now boasts a global network of skilled photographers who bring round-the-clock celebrity images direct from launches, parties and premieres to the eyes of the world.
Recognising the growing importance of paparazzi style imagery, WENN developed an international pool of paparazzi photographers which includes some of the world's most talented and tenacious photojournalists.

2000

In 2000, long-serving Commercial Director Lloyd Beiny became the company's CEO and, under his direction WENN embarked on a global expansion programme designed to secure it's position as the world's leading international celebrity news and photo organisation. New offices were opened in Berlin under the leadership of Heiko Schoenborn and in New York. With the second wave of internet expansion (web 2.0), WENN's content found itself being sought out by a growing number of new web-based businesses and due to customer demand, WENN started producing highly customized content packages.

2010

In late 2010 the company re-branded and is now known simply as WENN - and with worldwide staff exceeding 60 and hundreds more freelance photographers and journalists on tap, WENN looks set to continue it's reign at the pinnacle of global entertainment news and photos.
Management
Lloyd Beiny
Chief Executive

Beiny became WENN's chief executive in 2000 after serving the company for 10 years as it's Commercial Director. Before joining WENN, Beiny headed his own music publishing and artist management company where, for 20 years, he guided the careers of a number of internationally successful artists including The Tourists, Eurythmics, Eddy Grant and Sinitta.


Jackie Ashby
Administration Director

Jackie Ashby has been WENN's Administration Director since the company was first conceived in 1989. Prior to this, Jackie's professional life saw her heading up administration departments at a number of top music industry management and agency companies.


Kevin Lewin
Editorial Director

Lewin has been overseeing WENN's editorial output since the beginning of 1998, after serving four years with the company in all editorial departments. Previously Lewin worked on local newspapers in the Midlands, where he had a syndicated music column and also promoted concerts. Before joining WENN in 1994, he also worked as a freelance journalist for Britain's leading tabloids.