Complex Networks has named Maurice Peebles editor-in-chief of Complex, the company’s pop-culture and youth-focused brand.
Peebles will report to Donnie Kwak, Complex’s general manager, starting October 5. He succeeds Damien Scott, who left in April.
“We are excited for Maurice to rejoin Complex at such a pivotal and culture-shifting time, not only for our company but also for media in general,” stated Kwak.
Peebles will oversee Complex’s editorial department, news and event coverage, as well as contribute to Complex’s video properties.
He will expand Complex into new topic areas, while also “diversifying the company’s news output around issues affecting underrepresented communities,” according to the company.
Peebles will also help lead content strategy and curation for ComplexLand, the company’s first digital culture and commerce experience coming this December.
Most recently, he was digital editor in chief of SportsNet New York, but hepreviously worked at Complex for three years. He spent two years as deputy editor of Complex Sports.
He has also held roles at Bleacher Report, Barstool Sports, The Ladders and CDW.
Complex Networks also owns First We Feast, Pigeons & Planes, Sole Collector and ComplexCon.