RD Recap: Eva Chen Leaves Lucky; Changes at Variety

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorLucky loses editor in chief Eva Chen amid rumors that the publication is going digital-only. She resigned yesterday via Instagram: “This morning I made the extremely personal and difficult announcement to my team that I will be transitioning from @luckymagazine in the coming months. The brand will continue on and I’ll be leading it into its new chapter.” Lucky Group president Gillian Gorman Round is also likely on her way out. Chen jumped to the top spot with the backing of Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour, who is calling many of the editorial shots within the company. Chen failed to turn around the struggling publication, which was spun off into a joint venture with BeachMint Group last summer. More to come about its future soon, we imagine…

Cliff Levy, associate managing editor at The New York Times, scores a promotion to assistant editor, a masthead position where he’ll “oversee the presentation of our report on all platforms: mobile, home page, watch,” according to executive editor Dean BaquetCharles Duhigg is now in charge of live events at the Gray Lady. He had been an investigative reporter in the business section. His new official title is senior editor… Variety signs former Gigaom senior writer Janko Roettgers as its first Silicon Valley correspondent. He’ll cover tech’s increasing influence on Hollywood… Read More