Michael Sebastian Joins Hearst

A great hire by Hearst.

NCGytJ2NAdvertising Age’s talented media reporter Michael Sebastian is leaving to join Hearst as senior news editor of Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM). Sebastian had been with Ad Age since 2013.

At HMDM, Sebastian will oversee a shared 24-hour news desk, all breaking and viral news, and contribute to every Hearst site.

“Michael is a sharp reporter with deep experience and an understanding of our brands and the kind of news that resonates with our audience,” said Kate Lewis, vp and editorial director of HMDM, in an announcement. “He is as comfortable writing as he is managing and editing, and he will be a strong and steady leader for this team as we build out our newsroom.”

Sebastian joins Hearst July 20. He’ll report to Lewis.

(Image: Twitter/Michael Sebastian)