We just wrapped up (pun intended) a brief conference call with Sharon Waxman and Joseph Kapsch. They were kind enough to ring FishbowlLA this morning to let us know that Kapsch, formerly with Celebuzz, The Hollywood Reporter and the LA Times, will be relocating back to the west coast to start as deputy managing editor of TheWrap on March 25.
“I just think that when it comes to the entertainment industry, you have to go where the opportunities are,” Kapsch said. “And this was a really great opportunity for me.” Added Waxman: “I’ve been a fan of Kapsch for a long time and admired what he’s accomplished at other sites.”
Kapsch will be tasked with growing the breadth, depth and audience for content created by the TheWrap’s roster of staff reporters. The site also has a network of several hundred unpaid bloggers, but that side of things will remain the purview of managing editor Lew Harris.
The hiring of Kapsch comes a week after the departure of TheWrap media reporter Alex C. Kaufman. We look forward to seeing what the very capable Kapsch can add to the efforts of Waxman, Harris, publisher Stacey Farish and executive editor Lisa Fung.
[Image courtesy @josephkapsch]
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Joseph Kapsch Disputes TheWrap’s Report of His Impending Exit from The Hollywood Reporter*