Shia Kapos, one of Chicago’s premier journalists on the celebrity beat, is out after 10 years as senior reporter and columnist for Crain’s Chicago Business.
Michael Arndt, editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, confirmed that Friday was her last day.
“Shia is one of the best known chroniclers of high-profile people at the intersection of business, government and philanthropy in Chicago,” Arndt said. “I want to thank her for her years of ‘taking names’ for us.”
The move comes two weeks after Ann Dwyer was named managing editor of Crain's.
It appears that Kapos won’t be idle for long. “I spent a decade at Crain’s, and I enjoyed working with great, great editors,” she said Friday. “I’m looking forward to my next chapter, which I hope to announce very soon.”
Kapos joined Crain's in 2006 as a lifestyle reporter and began her “Taking Names” column the following year. She previously was Midwest correspondent for People magazine, staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a contributor to the New York Times. In 2014 she was named among the most powerful women in Chicago journalism.