I am excited to share with you a new addition to our editorial team. Joseph Kapsch, a journalist with a remarkable record in the digital space and a veteran of entertainment news, will be joining as our deputy managing editor. In that capacity, Joseph will help lead the newsroom, spearhead our breaking news coverage and offer particular expertise in our television vertical.
Joseph, who describes himself as a news obsessive (in a good way), spent five years at Tribune Company, developing and growing their digital entertainment properties. He helped lead LATimes.com’s entertainment coverage to a robust readership on the web, and then was tasked with redesigning and relaunching Tribune’s entertainment site Zap2It. As its editorial director, Joseph helped grow the site’s web traffic threefold. His track record of building traffic continued at THR.com, which he led for a year and was a prime mover in relaunching and growing the trade’s new website.
“I’m beyond psyched to be jumping back into the Hollywood industry news fray, and look forward to working with Sharon Waxman, Lisa Fung and team at continuing to expand The Wrap’s digital footprint,” Kapsch said. “I’m especially excited about working with TV editor Tim Molloy on broadening readership of the site’s television news vertical, which has long been a coverage area I’m most passionate.”
TheWrap, digitally native to the web, is a natural home for Joseph. We are truly excited that he brings his formidable skill set and infectious enthusiasm to the top team of journalists at TheWrap. He starts on March 25. Please join me in welcoming him, and in looking forward to his contributing to our growing success.
Speaking of which, I am pleased to report that our very own film reporter Brent Lang has been promoted to Senior Writer. In his years at TheWrap Brent has grown into one of the most distinctive and smartest voices covering the movie industry. Look forward to him continuing his thoughtful analysis and sharply focused reporting on the rapidly-changing petri dish that is Hollywood.