03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Conde Nast Honcho Richard Beckman May Leave

The "mad dog" is close to being let out of Condé Nast.

After more than two decades at the publishing giant, Richard "Mad Dog" Beckman is in serious talks to leave his job as CEO of Condé's Fairchild Fashion group to become CEO of e5 Global Media, the newly formed trade publishing company that recently acquired The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, AdWeek and MediaWeek, The Post has learned.