L.a. reid leav­ing ‘x Fac­tor’

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY - L. A. Reid Com­piled by Ni­cole Vil­lal­pando

NEW YORK — L.A. Reid will soon be an ex-judge on “The X Fac­tor.”

The veteran mu­sic ex­ec­u­tive is not re­turn­ing to the Fox singing com­pe­ti­tion se­ries next sea­son, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Epic Records said Thurs­day. Reid is the chair­man and CEO of Epic, a di­vi­sion of Sony En­ter­tain­ment.

Last year Reid left his job as chair­man and CEO of Is­land Def Jam Mu­sic Group, where he helped launch ca­reers for acts like Ri­hanna and Justin Bieber.

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