The Association of Magazine Media

Jess Cagle

Editorial Director

People and Entertainment Weekly

Jess Cagle was named editorial director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly in January 2014.  He is responsible for the print and digital editorial leadership of the two brands, with a day-to-day focus on PEOPLE.  Prior to that, Cagle served as editor of Entertainment Weekly (2009–14), where he increased EW’s audience and presence in Hollywood, transformed into a 24/7 breaking news site and launched the Entertainment Weekly Radio channel on SiriusXM.

Frequent television appearances on Good Morning America, TODAY, CBS This Morning, and every major entertainment program has made Cagle one of the most recognizable entertainment journalists in the country.  In addition, he has co-hosted the official ABC Academy Awards red carpet preshow six times in the past seven years.  Over the span of his career, Cagle has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and Elizabeth Taylor.

Cagle joined Time Inc. in 1987 as a reporter for PEOPLE. In 1990, he helped launch Entertainment Weekly, where he played a key role in defining the brand’'s voice. He covered the entertainment industry as a senior editor at TIME from 2000 to 2002, and returned to PEOPLE as entertainment editor, where he broke some of the biggest celebrity stories.