After joining Complex as an intern in 2013 while attending Columbia Journalism School, I was hired as an Editorial Assistant covering technology and the internet and was promoted to News Editor soon after. The following year, I was one of six editorial team members to inaugurate Complex’s new West Coast headquarters in Hollywood. As a Staff Writer, I edited fellow staffers and wrote about tech, pop culture and politics for the site until deciding to freelance. I joined PEOPLE as a Human Interest and Sports reporter in 2017.

Before New York, I bounced around many places, such as the Bay Area while at UC Berkeley (where I wrote and edited for the student-run magazines, Caliber and BARE), and England during the summer of 2011 as a student at the University of Cambridge. When I was across the pond, I visited seven countries, studied arts journalism and had a steady diet of fish and chips.

I have a deep passion for diving into Latino literature and poetry, such as the works of Sharon Olds and Bukowski. I also have a habit of lurking eBay and garage sales for classic books and magazines.

Jason Duaine Hahn


Fear and Forgiveness, AJ+