Gawker Names Alex Pareene Editor-in-Chief

Veteran Gawker writer Alex Pareene was named editor-in-chief of the website on Tuesday.

Pareene replaces Max Read, who resigned in the wake of the Conde Nast gay porno story debacle. He rose to digital fame as a blogger for Gawker and Salon, known for writing that oozed in satire, dry wit and biting humor.

He’ll replace Leah Beckmann, who stepped in temporarily as editor-in-chief after Read resigned. Executive editor John Cook praised Pareene as the premiere mischief-stirrer of our...

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