Lots going on these days at TheWrap. As we previously reported, Joseph Kapsch is set to begin Monday March 25 as deputy managing editor. Also, in a separate, unrelated move, Jon Thurber has been completing his tenure at the outlet this week.
Now comes word of another hire very closely connected to the incoming deputy editor. Jethro Nededog (pictured), Kapsch’s longtime friend and colleague at Zap2it, The Hollywood Reporter and Celebuzz (where he is currently), will be starting at TheWrap April 1 as senior TV writer. He will report to Tim Molloy.
The news was shared internally this afternoon with the trade’s hard-working staff and included the following quotes:
Nededog: “I’m ecstatic about joining the TheWrap team. Not only does it bring me back to the caliber of stories that I enjoy writing and breaking, but I get a chance to work and learn from some talented people who I’ve looked up to, including Tim Molloy, Joseph Kapsch and, of course, Sharon Waxman.”
Waxman: “We are incredibly excited to have the energy and industry knowledge of Jethro at TheWrap to expand our television coverage. Jethro is a savvy observer of the television landscape and a news hound who fits perfectly with the ethos and drive of our team. We can’t wait for him to start.”
FishbowlLA separately reached out to Kapsch, who tells us: “I think Jethro is one of the best TV reporters on the beat and I’ve always been impressed by his passion and knowledge of the television industry. I think it’s rare to find working relationships in the biz that click so well so when you do, I think it’s smart to stick with them.”