Jess Cagle, the longtime editor-in-chief of People and Entertainment Weekly, has revealed that he will be hosting a daily entertainment program on SiriusXM. He stepped down from Meredith in March.
As the new chief entertainment anchor, Cagle will also host special SiriusXM Town Hall events, appear across channels, host and produce exclusive podcasts on Pandora, and appear in SiriusXM videos, according to the subscription audio broadcasting company.
Cagle spent 32 years at Meredith and helped launch Entertainment Weekly in 1990, but said in March that it was time to move to Los Angeles to live full-time with his husband and their dog.
“As a magazine editor, I’ve done a lot of work with SiriusXM,” he said, “and the producers and executives there have been magnificent partners–smart, strategic and innovative. Over the years SiriusXM has become a kind of second home to me, and I’ve always wanted to do a news and talk show with a lot of humor, smart commentary, and in-depth interviews.”
He’ll be co-hosting with SiriusXM’s Julia Cunningham, who he said he’s been a “longtime fan” of.
“It’s hard to think of anyone who knows Hollywood better or could bring more insight and expertise to the conversation about pop culture,” SVP of News, Talk, and Entertainment Megan Liberman said.
In June, three months after Cagle’s departure from Meredith, Entertainment Weekly announced it would be switching to a monthly print publication. The magazine’s SiriusXM channel was discontinued the same week.