Peace to Elliot Wilson. I’d say he held it down pretty well. Look forward to seeing what direction XXL takes in 2008. Link

Harris Publications’ XXL Magazine has fired longtime editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson, has learned.

While details are sketchy, sources have confirmed that Wilson was relieved of his duties today (January 7).

“One of the reasons is that Harris Publications wants the magazine to go in a different direction in terms of expanding its scope,” a source at XXL Magazine told

Vanessa Satten has been named interim editor-in-chief of the magazine, which was founded in 1997 by former Source staffers James Bernard, Robert Marriott and Reginald Dennis.