Vanity Fair Swoops Up L.A. Times Film Writer

Rebecca Keegan is set to start Nov. 7 as a Hollywood correspondent.

On the West Coast, warm congratulations have been flowing since Rebecca Keegan tweeted her next career move. The L.A. Times film writer covered Hollywood for Time magazine before joining the newspaper, and it is to that side of the newsstand that she is returning.

One interesting strand of congratulations involves fellow former Los Angeles Times entertainment folks. Ex-columnist Patrick Goldstein and departed Calendar editor Bret Israel both indicated they will have to start reading Vanity Fair again; Claudia Eller, now co-editor in chief of Variety, cheered; as did also Mashable’s Saba Hamedy and former L.A. Times staff writer Chris Lee who, by the way, today has a great piece in The New York Times about screenwriter Max Landis, son of director John.

Did the possibility of an impending purchase of parent company Tronc by Gannett have something to do with Keegan’s decision to leave? Perhaps. Although her job is probably safe, most media watchers expect that some major consolidation will occur across Tronc newspapers should the long-rumored acquisition deal finally become a reality.

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