Richard Johnson's out as Editor at Page Six, so who's taking his place? She's blond, she's British, and she's stepping into some of the biggest shoes to fill in the history of the New York Press. Meet Emily Smith, your new Page Six Editor.-
British-born Emily Smith got her start as US editor for The Sun, a daily British tabloid famous for covering the monarchy. Like the NY Post, The Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch, and, like the Post, famous for its outlandish, sensational headlines. ("TONGUE SNOG MILLIONAIRE", on Dev Patel and Frida Pinto dating, and "WHAM BAM! SAM CAM TO BE MAM (SHE'LL NEED A NEW PRAM)" on Samantha Cameron being pregnant.)
She then moved on to East Coast Director of Life & Style, before joining Page Six as deputy editor in the summer of 2009, as a replacement for Paula Froelich.
Stepping in for Richard Johnson, who's helmed the column for the past 25 years, is no easy task, but Emily's got some big advantages of her own. She seems to be well-liked by every industry person we asked, including PR girls, writers, and people on-the-scene. ("Fucking love her!", "very professional", "Very kind, but stern and to the point.")
At the time of her appointment last year, Emily said:
"Going to Page Six is my dream job."
We're looking forward to seeing what she does...