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National Enquirer Mogul and Trump Ally David Pecker Steps Down

Aug. 22, 2020, 1:13 AM

American Media LLC’s David Pecker, the executive who oversaw the National Enquirer tabloid and was an ally to President Donald Trump during the last election, will step down as head of the company as part of a merger deal.

American Media will be combined with Accelerate360 LLC, a logistics company, and be renamed A360 Media, according to a statement Friday. Pecker, who was president and chief executive officer, will stay on as an executive adviser.

David Pecker in 2012.
Photographer: Francois Durand/Getty Images

A360 Media will focus on its portfolio of celebrity magazines, such as Us Weekly, OK! and Life & Style. The company agreed ...