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Matt Bean Named Editor of Entertainment Weekly

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 10, 2014 at 2:46PM

Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle has named Matt Bean the new editor of EW. Effective today, he will be responsible for editorial oversight of the publication's print and digital properties under Cagle.
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Matt Bean
Matt Bean

Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle has named Matt Bean the new editor of EW. Effective today, he will be responsible for editorial oversight of the publication's print and digital properties under Cagle.

"Matt's arrival is a testament to Time Inc.'s confidence in EW. He is a uniquely talented editor well-suited to this unique brand, and it will be a thrill to see where he and the extraordinary staff take EW in the years to come," said Cagle.

Bean joins EW fresh off SportsIllustrated.com, where he served as Managing Editor since 2012. While there, he bolstered site traffic to record heights and launched several digital brands including the site's new LongForm property, an immersive digital storytelling collection that draws on the deep narrative roots of Sports Illustrated.

"Jess has built Entertainment Weekly into an incredible brand over the past five years, and we're going to continue the bold pursuit of big ideas across all platforms under my watch," said Bean.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.