Adult Video News is all over the Ron Jeremy story


Q: How is AVN (Adult Video News) covering the Ron Jeremy story? (The legendary porn star had heart surgery this week.)

A: “We’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” AVN senior editor Sherri L. Shaulis tells Romenesko readers. “We’ve been having meetings” to discuss coverage of one of the adult-video industry’s best-known stars. There are five AVN staffers working on the Jeremy story, she says, and information for an obit has been compiled. (Shaulis says AVN has 18 staffers.)

Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy

“We have a list of people to call” for quotes in case the actor known as “The Hedgehog” dies.

Jeremy’s condition is a huge story for AVN, says the editor. “He’s been in the business longer than AVN has been.” Jeremy debuted in adult films in 1979; AVN launched in 1983.

* Ron Jeremy in critical condition with aneurysm near his heart (
* Ron Jeremy recovering from heart surgery (

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