Lauren Kern, an executive editor of New York Magazine and former deputy editor at The New York Times is heading to Cupertino as the first Apple News editor-in-chief.
The move was first reported by Politico.
According to her LinkedIn page, Kern worked at The New York Times from 2010 until 2014 when she moved to New York Magazine where she had worked earlier in her career. She’s a 1997 graduate of Rice University with a degree in history.
The Politico report notes “it’s unclear what exactly (Kern’s job) will entail” as the Apple News editor and so far neither party has commented on the appointment.
Apple News was first announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2015 and launched later in the year with iOS 9. The news aggregator allows you to read articles based on publishers, websites, and topics you select across your iOS devices using the free News app.
Kern’s reported hiring as the first Apple News editor comes just days before the start of this year’s WWDC. This suggests Cupertino has some big plans to announce for the 2-year-old product.