Us Weekly has its new editor-in-chief
Us Weekly has a new editor-in-chief, Page Six has learned.
We’re told that the famed weekly — bought last year by American Media Inc. — named Alexis Chiu to the top job in a memo on Wednesday.
A recent tangle of acquisitions, hires and resignations have been head-spinning: When AMI bought the title from Wenner Media in 2017, it replaced Michael Steele with James Heidenry, already overseeing AMI’s OK! and Star. Heidenry then quit to go to Bauer Publishing and edit several magazines, including In Touch, where Chiu was deputy editor.
Then AMI bought Bauer’s celebrity titles, including In Touch, bringing Heidenry back into the fold. Now they’ve moved Chiu into Heidenry’s old gig, and he remains the top editor at In Touch.
Meanwhile, during Heidenry’s temporary exit, former “Entertainment Tonight” staffer Jen Peros was named editor of Us, which she remains, although not — confusingly — editor-in-chief. AMI’s chief content officer, Dylan Howard, told us that Peros will remain focused on “TV and video expansion.” The EIC job’s previously been held by Bonnie Fuller and Janice Min.
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