Nymag.com Taps Brodesser-Akner as Vulture West Coast Editor

Nymag.com is branching out to the West Coast, announcing that Claude Brodesser-Akner joined the company as West Coast editor of its Vulture entertainment and culture blog.

Brodesser-Akner, the site’s first editorial hire on the West Coast, has reported on the movie industry for Variety, Wired, Ad Age and TMZ; covered TV stations for Mediaweek; served as a Broadway theater reporter for Variety; hosted weekly public radio show The Business on KCRW in Southern California and other NPR affiliates; and, most important, served as co-editor of mediabistro.com‘s FishbowlLA blog.

New York and Nymag.com editor in chief Adam Moss said:

We are thrilled to have Claude join Vulture. We have big plans to make Vulture the ultimate destination for obsessional entertainment news, commentary and community. Claude’s passion—his expert knowledge of Hollywood and lively voice—will help us translate the informed, populist sensibility of New York magazine to a thriving entertainment Web world where fans, insiders and cultural enthusiasts of all kinds will each find a home.