ROVING ON OUT: Digital editor Chris Rovzar has left Vanity Fair for Bloomberg. Rovzar, who spent three years at the helm of vanityfair.com, will head up a new site on luxury at Bloomberg, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Bloomberg declined to comment Wednesday, although the news site has made it known that it is in the process of making a larger push in the luxury and lifestyle space.
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Rovzar, who left the Condé Nast-owned publication on Friday, said he would start his new job in the coming weeks, following a vacation in London. He did not provide a specific start date.
Vanity Fair’s longtime digital director Michael Hogan, who was brought back to the company in October, following stints at The Huffington Post and Moviefone, is currently interviewing possible successors for Rovzar. Hogan has already been on the hunt for candidates to succeed deputy editor Sarah Ball, who decamped for GQ, since late December, sources told WWD, adding that it’s possible that one of those candidates gets Rovzar’s old gig. “Chris left big shoes to fill, and we’re still in the process of interviewing,” a Vanity Fair spokeswoman said.