Jose Lambiet Out at Radar Online
Took over for editor-in-chief David Perel in April.
Jose Lambiet, who succeeded David Perel as editor-in-chief of Hollywood gossip site Radar Online in April, has left the group. Perel left Radar to take over for Candace Trunzo over at Star magazine, where she acted as editor-in-chief for four years.
Reports from Media Ink say that Lambiet’s exit from the company also may have to do with Radar’s budget being dropped by 50 percent.
When Perel’s departure was announced, nine other editorial cuts were made as well; three of those slots were to be filled.
Radar folded its print edition (for the third and final time) in 2008 and sold the website to American Media Inc. In November 2010, AMI filed for Chapter 11. AMI’s debt structure after court confirmation included a $385 million first lien loan and up to $140 million in second-lien loans. The structure also called for a $40 million revolving credit facility.
AMI emerged from bankruptcy a month later, in December 2010.