Jess Cagle

GLSEN honors PEOPLE and EW Editorial Director Jess Cagle

When Jess Cagle was a gay youth growing up in Texas, he remembered finding a book about sex that referred to homosexuals as fairies who were described as “predators” who were “dangerous.”

“I knew somehow that applied to me,” recalled Cagle, now the editorial director of PEOPLE and EW. “I can still see those words and I will never forget them.”

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People & EW Editorial Director Jess Cagle on playing a 'gullible version' of himself on Baby Daddy

Jess Cagle has practiced journalism for over 30 years, but his peak moment in the field came recently while filming a guest spot for Baby Daddy.

“I had a really serious conversation with Derek Theler while he removed his shirt, which I consider my finest moment as a journalist,” the People and EW Editorial Director jokes.

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Watch EW's Jess Cagle on the Oscars 'Live From the Red Carpet' event

For the sixth year in a row, Editorial Director of People and Entertainment Weekly Jess Cagle will be appearing on the Oscar’s live pre-show event, “Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet.” This year, he joins Good Morning America anchors Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer, Live! with Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan, and Yahoo! fashion editor Joe Zee.

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Entertainment Weekly to launch SiriusXM channel with Hugh Jackman interview

On Tuesday, May 28, Entertainment Weekly will launch its 24/7 SiriusXM radio channel. Entertainment Weekly Radio will be available on channel 105, on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, and online at We’re kicking things off at 7 a.m. ET with a “Town Hall” interview with Hugh Jackman about his career and his upcoming summer movie The Wolverine, moderated by EW’s Jess Cagle. If you can’t get up that early, you can click here for rebroadcasting times closer to the date.

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