Alex Pareene has been named the new editor in chief of Gawker. Pareene rejoined Gawker earlier this year as special projects editor.
Pareene previously worked for First Look Media and Salon. He worked for Gawker for five years in the early 2000s.
Pareene is succeeding Max Read, who resigned from Gawker in July due to immaturity, stubbornness and a bloated sense of self-importance.