Famed Hollywood staple Entertainment Weekly is leaving its home in New York City for a permanent new spot in Los Angeles.
The magazine will continue to maintain a “presence” in the Big Apple, but its need to be at the center of the U.S. entertainment industry ultimately made the move inevitable.
“Giving Entertainment Weekly an even bigger presence in Hollywood will provide its passionate audience of more than 28 million with more of what they want,” Jess Cagle, Editorial Director EW said in a press release. “With our beautiful new television and video studio in close proximity to the Hollywood community we expect it to become a frequent destination for talent.”
The move is expected to be complete by March, 2018.
Entertainment Weekly Editor-in-Chief Henry Goldblatt will also be joining the team in L.A.
“My excitement for this new chapter in EW’s 25-year history is rivaled by the elation I felt when I joined the brand in 2002,” said Goldblatt. “With this pivotal move, EW is better positioned than ever before for continuing success and opportunity.”
The news was first reported by Variety on Wednesday.