Ira Madison III will be joining The Daily Beast’s editorial team as an entertainment reporter. Madison joins from MTV news, were he served as a culture writer and the host of Speed Dial, the music pop culture podcast. Madison also previously wrote for Vulture and Buzzfeed. He will begin his new role on June 5. Follow The Daily Beast on Twitter.

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