Editor Bio

DAVID PEREL

Editorial Director, In Touch and Life & Style

David Perel is editorial director of In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly, Bauer Publishing’s leading celebrity weekly magazines. Perel is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and celebrity news mastermind, with more than 20 years of success in the celebrity news industry.

Prior to joining Bauer in March of 2014, he served as President of Next Act Media, Inc, where he specialized in innovative cross-platforms solutions for content creation and revenue enhancement.

Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Digital Content for American Media, Inc. and the EVP/Managing Editor of RadarOnline.com , where he helped to build significant digital presence for their print brands in addition to developing new revenue streams. Most notably, Perel conceived the concept and executed the successful relaunch of RadarOnline.com from a magazine-based Web product to a stand-alone breaking news and pop culture site, increasing its unique visitors from less than one million to more than 10 million, and turning it profitable. He also produced a Fox Network entertainment news special based on Radar’s exclusive content.

Perel has held the position of editor-in-chief at Star magazine — where he increased the magazine’s overall readership, according to MRI report, despite an overall market decline — and was a two-time editor-in-chief of the National Enquirer. While at the helm, he led the title to a Pulitzer Prize nomination by exposing John Edwards’ love child scandal.

Other journalism awards include a National Entertainment Journalism Award for News Story of the Year on Video and Story of the Year award for “Mel Gibson: Sex, Lies & Audiotape,” among others. He led Radar Online to 12 awards, including best entertainment news website. His work has been praised by The New York Times and Columbia Journalism Review, to name a few. Perel has also written columns for the Wall Street Journal and T–he Huffington Post.