Scientific American Appoints First Female Editor-in-Chief

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN has appointed Mariette DiChristina as its first woman editor-in-chief.  A science journalist for more than 20 years, DiChristina becomes the eighth leader of the 164-year old magazine.

She came to the title in 2001 as its executive editor after nearly 14 years at its rival POPULAR SCIENCE.  She has been acting editor-in-chief since June 2009, when she replaced John Rennie, who left the publication to pursue new opportunities.  He continues to contribute to the magazine.

DiChristina takes up her position immediately reporting to Nature Publishing Group Managing Director Steven Inchcoombe.  Founded in 1845, the monthly has published articles by more than 140 Nobel laureate authors, including Albert Einstein.  It has a readership of more than 3 million worldwide.

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