The Team

JCH Media Inc. is led by seasoned professionals with a long history in journalism, publishing, communications, marketing and strategy.

CEO, JCH Media Inc.; Publisher and Editorial Director, Media Play News

Thomas K. Arnold has been covering the home entertainment industry for nearly three decades. For more than 12 years, he was the Publisher and Editorial Director of Home Media Magazine, the home entertainment industry’s weekly trade publication. He joined Video Store Magazine, Home Media’s predecessor, in 1991. Arnold is a frequent contributor to Variety and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, summits and other events, including CES and Digital Hollywood. He has written for The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times, and appeared on television to talk about home entertainment issues on CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and the G4 network’s “Attack of the Show.” Arnold also served as the executive producer of The Home Entertainment Summit, a key annual gathering of studio executives and other industry leaders, and has given speeches and presentations at a variety of other events, including Home Media Expo and the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy. Arnold is an alumnus of San Diego State University, where he majored in Business Management and minored in Journalism.


Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief, Media Play News

Stephanie Prange since 2007 has been Editor in Chief of Home Media Magazine. The Yale University graduate joined what was then Video Store Magazine in 1993 and was instrumental in transitioning the publication into a tabloid newsweekly. She spearheaded the publication’s reviews section, as well as aggressive coverage of the home video sales market. She also helped launch the magazine’s Web site in 1996. In her position as editor-in-chief since 2006, she has spearheaded the launch of such projects as the daily blast, transmitted via email each day to readers, and Agent DVD, a consumer publication aimed at genre enthusiasts who attend Comic-Con International in San Diego. She has freelanced for The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times and several different parenting publications. She has an Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.


Associate Publisher and Advertising Director, Media Play News

John Boezinger has been the Associate Publisher of Home Media Magazine since 2010, managing the print and digital sales teams and magazine circulation. Before joining Home Media Magazine in  September 2007 as an Account Executive, Boezinger worked for Advanstar Communications, Home Media Magazine‘s former parent company, for 10 years. He worked in sales management as well as in inside and outside sales for three different vertical industry groups: Automotive, Powersports and CRM. Boezinger graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has an MBA from California State University at Long Beach.


Executive Editor, Media Play News

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, John Latchem worked as a newspaper editor and did freelance work for such publications as The Hollywood Reporter before joining Home Media Magazine in 2005. As Executive Editor he oversees editorial production of our monthly print and digital editions and also has oversight of the market research department. In addition, Latchem manages and edits our reviews. While at Home Media Magazine Latchem was responsible for the launch of Agent DVD, a consumer publication published during the annual Comic-Con International trade show and convention in San Diego.


Senior Editor, Media Play News

Erik Gruenwedel for more than a decade was Senior Editor at Home Media Magazine, serving as the publication’s key news reporter. He continues to hold this role today, spearheading our news coverage and also writing news features. Before joining Home Media Magazine in 2003, Gruenwedel was a reporter at music industry trade publication Billboard, focusing on the legal issues. During his 15-year print career, Gruenwedel has written for trade publications covering the bicycling, homecare, advertising (Adweek), and spa and pool industries. He has a degree in journalism from California State University at Northridge, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Creative Director

Allison Gritton joined Media Play News in time to produce our first print issue in January 2018. She has spent most of her career self-employed, working as creative director, art director/graphic designer and web developer. She has served clients throughout the United States in multiple industries producing corporate identity packages, marketing and advertising materials, large format and point-of-sale packaging and display, publications and catalogs. She also has developed websites. Gritton and her team have worked on projects for colleges and universities, hospitals and clinics, medical device inventors, not-for-profit organizations, food service corporations, retailers, multi-national corporations and entertainment companies.