New York Magazine editor to helm Apple News

New York Magazine editor to helm Apple News
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New York Magazine executive editor Lauren Kern will become Apple News's first editor in chief.

“I am not happy to report that we are losing our beloved Lauren Kern to the Apple corporation,” NY Mag Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss wrote in a Wednesday staff memo obtained by CNN Money on Thursday. 

Politico first reported Thursday that Apple had made Kern its first editor-in-chief of Apple News, its mobile news aggregation app launched in the summer of 2015.

“I mean, I’m happy for Lauren certainly,” Moss added. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be the editor in chief of Apple News, to bring a journalistic vigor and intelligence to an operation that has always seemed to me so full of promise.”

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“Apple has the audience — all they needed was a superior editorial intelligence to guide it. They recognized that that person was Lauren, and of course we know they are right.”

The Apple News app pulls news stories from partners including BuzzFeed, CNN, The New York Times and more while featuring a front page personalized to each user’s interests.