She is Lauren Kern, returning to the glossy after a four-year stint at New York Times Magazine. Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo has the memo sent out to staff Monday by New York EIC Adam Moss.
Kern, deputy editor at the New York Times Magazine, was seen to be in line for the top job there along with fellow deputy editor Joel Lovell (now working on NYT special projects) when Hugo Lindgren exited for Hollywood. But instead, the NYT opted for Texas Monthly EIC Jake Silverstein. (Kern had worked alongside Lindgren at New York magazine.)
One question is whether Kern will choose to come up with her own hallway refrain to match that of the person she is replacing – John Homans. In the memo announcing that shift, Moss noted he was going to miss the familiar cry of “Oh, what the f*ck!” (Here’s FishbowlNY’s suggestion: “This NEVER would have happened at the Times!”)
Kern starts August 25.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
John Homans Exits New York Magazine
New York Times Magazine Selects Lauren Kern as New Deputy Editor