It’s just been announced that Ben Shapiro is leaving his role as Editor-in-Chief at the Daily Wire:
THE BLAZE – Popular conservative news and commentary site the Daily Wire is celebrating their five year anniversary with the announcement of a new editor-in-chief, the company’s co-CEO Jeremy Boreing told TheBlaze in a phone and email conversation Monday.
Ben Shapiro, the prominent conservative commentator and co-founder of the Daily Wire, will be stepping aside from his role as editor-in-chief and entering into a new role as editor emeritus.
Shapiro, who hosts the largest conservative podcast in the country, “The Ben Shapiro Show,” will remain a part owner of the site as well as the site’s featured talent, but will no longer drive its editorial direction.
Replacing Shapiro is John Bickley, who according to Boreing has been with the site since its launch as a writer and editor — and most recently as supervising editor — under the pseudonym, “James Barrett.”
Boreing added that the move has been in the works for some time as Bickely has been performing the essential duties of the role for roughly the past two years. Now what has been the reality of day-to-day operations is being formalized in title.
Shapiro said in a statement: “John Bickley isn’t just a tremendous editor and writer, he’s a principled conservative and an honest human being. I can’t think of anyone better to take over as EIC, and I look forward to seeing the new, exciting editorial direction of the site.”
In an email, Bickley stated that he is committed to the Daily Wire’s goal of becoming “the biggest alternative media company and counter-cultural outlet for news, opinion, and entertainment in the nation.”
He added that he is motivated, like Shapiro, by a philosophy of “facts over feelings,” and said, “that’s never going to change.”
Has it been five years already? Wow, time flies.
Well with anything, we wish Shapiro the very best. He’s a sharp conservative thinker and I’m sure he’ll do well in whatever he does.