Changes at People and EW

Matt Bean's new role and more

The dust has settled around People and Entertainment Weekly. A few days ago, we reported that Matt Bean was out as editor of EW and Henry Goldblatt would succeed him. Now to add to that report.

Bean has been named senior VP, editorial innovation, a new role at Time Inc. “In this position, he will develop new editorial products and content verticals that leverage emerging audiences and technology,” wrote Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp, in a memo announcing the changes. “He will also serve as the lead editorial voice for the Time Inc. Native Studio and collaborate with Technology & Product Engineering (T&PE) to make sure our edit teams have state-of-the-art platforms and tools.”

In related People and EW news, Will Lee has been named digital editorial director of and He was most recently editor of