Maer Roshan Joins The Hollywood Reporter as Co-Editor-in-Chief, Sharing Role With Nekesa Mumbi Moody

Maer Roshan has joined The Hollywood Reporter as co-editor-in-chief, sharing the role with standing editorial director Nekesa Mumbi Moody.

“In Maer, I have found a partner who shares my vision for THR,” Moody said in a statement. “We both value expert coverage and analysis of the entertainment business, in-depth profiles and investigative features, captivating style and fashion, and above all else, journalistic excellence, he knows what draws in the reader and keeps them coming back. I’m so excited to have him as my co-editor.”

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“I have long admired The Hollywood Reporter and am truly thrilled to join the team,” Roshan said. “I look forward to bringing my passion for storytelling and entrepreneurial mindset to this iconic brand working alongside Nekesa.”

The appointment was announced by parent company Penske Media Corporation on Wednesday afternoon. Maer will begin in his new role on Sept. 25.

“Over the last few years, Nekesa has led this extraordinary team through a pandemic and raised the editorial bar with a renewed emphasis on investigative reporting and features,” said Jay Penske, chairman, founder and CEO of Penske Media. “Nekesa’s journalistic instincts coupled with Maer’s undeniable talent for storytelling and innovation make them a powerful duo. I look forward to watching them continue to build and evolve The Hollywood Reporter for the future.”

Roshan joins The Hollywood Reporter from Los Angeles Magazine, where he had been tapped to serve as editor-in-chief in 2019. He has also held leadership roles at New York Magazine, Interview, Talk and 429 and launched Radar, TheFix and Punch!.

The Hollywood Reporter is owned by Penske Media Corporation (PMC) and Eldridge Industries. PMC is the owner of Variety.

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