Amy Odell Tells Us About Leaving The Cut, And What to Expect From her New Project at BuzzFeed
After four years of dispatching fashion news with her signature biting humor, Amy Odell is leaving The Cut. She's been poached by BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, WWD reported this morning. She'll run a vertical geared towards women that is set to launch in March. We spoke with both Odell and Smith to get the scoop on the new venture. We've been reading The Cut for years and can't really imagine it without her, though Odell assures us the site will "still be great. There are so many great people working there." Odell has such a distinct voice, which we'll look forward to continuing to read over at BuzzFeed, though in what capacity we're not entirely sure. “It's going to be a women's interest site [and] fashion is going to figure in but it's not going to be the only thing,” Odell told us. “It's going to be something that's in my voice and my taste--not even my taste in terms of fashion but in terms of things we cover." "We haven't ironed out all the details," BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief Ben Smith told us over the phone. "[But] Amy is going to have a big role in defining it. It's really going to be built around her voice."