It’s been a month since Jethro Nededog switched to the professional channel of Celebuzz senior editor, TV. But one thing remains the same – he is reporting once more to good friend and mentor Joseph Kapsch.
The two previously worked together at the LA Times, Zap2it and, most recently, The Hollywood Reporter. Kapsch joined the fast-expanding BUZZMEDIA site in June as New York based executive editor, while Nededog has been working out of the company’s Hollywood offices since June 25.
“We care a lot about breaking news at Celebuzz, but we also care about the context of that news,” Nededog (pictured) told FishbowlLA Friday afternoon via telephone from Comic-Con. “For example, within my first week, I wrote a story about how Anderson Cooper‘s coming out will affect his TV career and viewers.”
Nededog, a native of San Diego and Comic-Con veteran, was at the show this year alongside Celebuzz movie writer Taryn Ryder. His numerous SDCC items included this text and video report about Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski joining the cast of Dexter.
“Showtime had a party during the convention and Yvonne was stuck in traffic,” Nededog explained. “She so much did not want to miss the party that she just got out of the car, with her people, and literally ran through the streets of Comic-Con, with bystanders videotaping. Dressed to the nines, six-inch heels…”
Celebuzz editor-in-chief Dylan Howard separately told FishbowlLA that he is delighted to have been able to snag Nededog. “It is imperative when establishing an authoritative content destination that you have talented experts on your roster, like Jethro,” he noted. “In his first few weeks, Jethro has delivered compelling reads about why American Idol needs an overhaul, an analysis of Savannah Guthrie’s appointment as co-anchor of Today and that Anderson Cooper opinion piece. We are delighted to have one of the best television journalists on the beat join our expanding team.”
Previously on FishbowlLA:
THR.com’s Joseph Kapsch Headed to Celebuzz.com
Dylan Howard Takes Over as Celebuzz.com Editor-in-Chief