The New York Observer has a new editor: Kyle Pope, who was formerly the number two editor at now-defunct Portfolio. He replaces Tom McGeveran, who quit last week. Jared Kushner press release quote below!

In making the announcement, Observer owner and publisher Jared Kushner said, "Kyle is an outstanding journalist - an accomplished reporter and editor - who also possesses an intimate knowledge of the media business. We're looking forward to his leadership in helping to shape and sharpen our product as we continue to drive this newspaper forward. We're thrilled to have him on board."

He starts next week and he'll have his work cut out for him.