Time Names EW's Cagle Editor of People
By Ben Fox Rubin
Time Inc. named Jess Cagle the editor of People magazine and editorial director of Entertainment Weekly.
Mr. Cagle became editor of Entertainment Weekly in 2009 and has worked at Time for 27 years.
He replaces Larry Hackett as the editor of People. Mr. Hackett, who became editor in 2006, will be leaving the company. Also, a new editor for Entertainment Weekly will be named shortly, the company said.
Time has been changing up its top leadership as it works toward a planned spinoff from Time Warner Inc. In October, Time named its former editor-in-chief, Norman Pearlstine, to serve in the newly created role of chief content officer. Mr. Pearlstine had served as chief content officer at Bloomberg LP since 2008.
Mr. Cagle started work at Time as a reporter for People in 1987. In 1990, he helped launch Entertainment Weekly. Mr. Cagle covered the entertainment industry as a senior editor for Time magazine from 2000 to 2002, then returned to People as entertainment editor.
Time Inc. publishes some of America's best known magazines, including Time, People and Sports Illustrated. Time's spinoff from Time Warner comes at a particularly turbulent time for the magazine industry, which--like newspapers--has struggled under a shift in consumer reading and ad spending toward the Internet.
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