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Elizabeth Spiers Named Editor-In-Chief Of The Observer

A changing of the guard took place today at The New York Observer as Elizabeth Spiers has taken over for Kyle Pope as editor-in-chief. Spiers, a former editor-in-chief of our own mediabistro.com, will oversee both print and digital content.  Observer owner Jared Kushner is confident that his newest hire has what it takes to run the show.

I am very excited to be working with Elizabeth to further build on the great progress we have made over the past few years. She will be instrumental in taking our print and online products to the next level.

Spiers founded Dead Horse Media, parent company of Dealbreaker, Above the Law, and Fashionista blogs.  She also was founding editor of Gawker and served as an editor at New York magazine and a contributor to Fortune.

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