Radar Online

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Radar Online
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Type of site
Celebrity News
Available inEnglish
OwnerAmerican Media Inc.

Radar Online is an American entertainment and gossip website that was first published as a print and online publication in September 2003 before becoming exclusively online.[1][2][3] As of 2008, the magazine has been owned by the publisher American Media Inc.[4] American Media's former Chief Content Officer, Dylan Howard, oversaw the publication until 2020.[5][6]


The magazine Radar, which published articles on entertainment, fashion, politics, and human interest, was founded and edited by Maer Roshan in September 2003.[7][8][9] After a series of three test issues focused on satire, he relaunched it in 2005 and again in 2006 with help from investors and family members, including Jeffrey Epstein.[10][11][12] Radar was awarded a General Excellence nomination by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2007. Its website, Radar Online, earned an audience of one million a month soon after it launched.[citation needed]

The print magazine was suddenly shuttered in 2008, after its primary backer, billionaire Ron Burkle, who owned a substantial interest in Star and National Enquirer publisher American Media, withdrew. Radar Online was relaunched in March 2009 with a rebranding, focusing on celebrity items about gossip, fashion and pop culture. All of the articles previously published by Radar Online were erased from the site.


  1. ^ Lauren Sandler (April 19, 2003). "In iffy times, a bold magazine launch - Los Angeles Times". Special to The Times. Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Dworin, Caroline H. (November 9, 2008). "Bad News at Snarky Gulch". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (April 11, 2005). "Reviving a Magazine With Ballast of a Web Site First". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Stableford, Dylan (October 24, 2008). "Radar Folds; Web Site Sold to AMI". Folio.
  5. ^ Dool, Greg (October 26, 2017). "Us Weekly Editor James Heidenry Out at American Media, Inc". Folio.
  6. ^ "American Media, Inc. Names Dylan Howard Chief Content Officer of the AMI Celebrity Group". PR Newswire. October 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Radar Folding? [Updated] Magazine Folds, AMI Purchases Website - FishbowlNY". Mediabistro.com. October 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  8. ^ Koblin, John (October 24, 2008). "Radar Shutting Down (Again)". The New York Observer. Observer.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Radar Magazine Folding Again". Business Insider. October 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  10. ^ Zuckerman and financier to back pop culture magazine. (October 18, 2004) New York Times newspaper.
  11. ^ Fine, Jon (December 14, 2005). "Radar Magazine Folds". BusinessWeek. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  12. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (April 11, 2005). "Radar Magazine Rises From the Ashes Again". nytimes.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014.

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