Evolve Media, owners and operators of Crave Online, have made a major addition to their content publishing business. For an undisclosed sum, the company has acquired pioneering lesbian lifestyle and community site AfterEllen.com from Viacom.
“We’re bringing over the entire staff [except for EIC Karman Kregloe],” Evolve Media president and co-founder Brian Fitzgerald tells FishbowlNY via telephone. “There are two to three full-time employees and, as our publishing business goes these days, an army of perma-lancers.”
“One thing the AfterEllen staff is excited about is that a major piece of the Evolve Media operation is in Los Angeles, and the head editor – Trish Bendix (pictured, below) – is based in LA.” he continues. “We want her to come into the office, not full-time, but to be able to take advantage of the team of people we have that can help to be a resource to grow the audience.”