Trey Gowdy
Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy, the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has signed on to provide political and legal analysis on Fox News and the Fox Business Network. Gowdy is the latest in a long line of former legislators to snag broadcasting jobs in the wake of the midterm elections. Earlier this week, former Republican senator and vocal Trump critic Jeff Flake were enlisted as an on-air personality for CBS. Mia Love, who represented Utah's 4th congressional district, and former Ohio governor John Kasich, both also Republicans, will appear on CNN, while recently ousted Democratic senator Claire McCaskill is heading for NBC News and MSNBC. CNN is also bringing on Andrew Gillum, a Democrat who failed in his attempt to be elected governor of Florida.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is exiting the Hearst Building in Manhattan for a less high-profile address: Easton, PA, about 70 miles west of its current digs, a report in the New York Post says. The move is part of a wave of cost-cutting at Hearst. The magazine’s current editor, Ryan D’Agostino, is remaining in New York City and taking on the title of director of special projects. The editor-in-chief spot in the new Easton offices will be filled by Alexander George, who was previously technology editor. While a memo sent out last week by Hearst president and CEO Steven Swartz said that Hearst’s magazine division still generates a profit for the company, the Post’s source said that the division’s 2018 profits of $265 million represented a drop from the 2017 figure.

Vogue Business

Condé Nast is launching Vogue Business, a website and newsletter that will cover the business of the fashion industry. The new title will be overseen by Vogue International president Wolfgang Blau—not Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It will be edited by Lauren Indvik, who was previously head of news and features at Vogue International. Indvik will head up an independent editorial team in London, where Vogue Business will operate as a wholly separate entity. Vogue Business is the first product to come out of what Condé Nast is calling the "incubator," a division which develops new products and services for the company.