Entrepreneur, reality TV show star and man-about-town Jonathan Cheban has known entertainment journalist David Caplan for a long time, dating back to his days as a publicist and Caplan’s work for People, Star magazine and other outlets. So when Cheban was looking to add a managing editor to his nascent entertainment and lifestyle website The Dishh, he knew Caplan was a perfect fit.
“Right now, David has got six or seven writers that he’s dealing with,” Cheban tells FishbowlNY via telephone from Miami. “Because I travel so much, I needed someone who really knows what he’s doing and can help me expand the platform, move into a TV show with it as well and do video. I’ve known David for a long time and I just love his personality.”
The Dishh, for which Cheban is partnered with technology and media company Black Ocean, is divided into four playfully titled verticals: Drooling (food), Need This (products/gadgets), Star Struck (entertainment) and Don’t Judge (lifestyle/opinion). Caplan, who started Monday, says he’s open to freelance pitches.