Editorial directorNeil Janowitz (2015–)
CategoriesEntertainment journalism
PublisherVox Media

Vulture is an American entertainment news website. It is the standalone pop culture section of New York magazine. Its tagline is "Devouring culture".[1]


Vulture debuted in April 2007 as an entertainment blog on, the website of New York magazine.[2] Melissa Maerz and Dan Kois were the founding editors.[2][3] The initial focus was television and film news, especially recaps of recent TV episodes.[4][5] Over time, it expanded to publish news and criticism in other areas of high and low culture, such as music, books, comedy, and podcasts.[4]

In the process of spinning off from New York, Vulture's website was redesigned in 2010 from a blog format to look more like a "full-fledged" online magazine.[1][6] Vulture moved to an independent URL,, in February 2012.[7]

The first Vulture Festival, an annual two-day event featuring celebrities from various pop culture fields, took place in New York City in 2014.[8]

Vulture's parent company, New York Media, bought the comedy news site Splitsider from the Awl Network in 2018 and folded some of its coverage and staff into Vulture.[9]

Vulture became a property of Vox Media when New York Media was acquired by Vox in September 2019.[10]


People who have held the title of editorial director (editor-in-chief)


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  9. ^ Wright, Megh (March 22, 2018). "A Note About Splitsider". Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  10. ^ Tracy, Marc; Lee, Edmund (September 24, 2019). "Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine, Chronicler of the Highbrow and Lowbrow". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  11. ^ Cohen, David (October 29, 2009). "Josh Wolk Walks to". Adweek. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
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  14. ^ Crugnale, James (May 6, 2014). "NY Mag Promotes Lane Brown, Gilbert Cruz". TheWrap. Retrieved February 23, 2023.