The American Prospect has a new editor. It’s Kit Rachlis, former Editor-in-Chief of L.A. Weekly and most recently Editor of Los Angeles Magazine. Previous employment includes LAT and The Village Voice, where he was Executive Editor. He began his career reviewing albums for Rolling Stone. Rachlis was born in Paris but raised in Manhattan.

Rachlis is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. He begins the new position on April 18 after relocating to Washington from LA.

Weird detail: He’s a cheese connoisseur who has volunteered at an LA cheese shop and judged cheese competitions.

Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large, announces the news early Thursday in a memo to “friends.”

“I know I’m gushing,” Meyerson wrote. “Believe me, the gush is warranted.”

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