Hearst Shuffles Editors-In-Chief

TOWN & COUNTRY, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL and VERANDA are the three latest magazines, whose editorial staff has been shuffled from magazine to magazine in an effort to shore up the house of cards known as the magazine publishing industry.

Later this month, Hearst will move Town & Country editor Pamela Fiori into an editor-at-large position.  Stephen Drucker, the former editor-in-chief at House Beautiful, will become Town & Country’s editor-in-chief.  Replacing him at House Beautiful is Newell Turner, who previously served as the magazine’s style director.  Dara Caponigro, founding editor and former style director of DOMINO, will head up Veranda, an interior design magazine.

Expect content changes.  Although Cathy Black, president of Hearst Magazines, said that “we look forward to the continuation of the fine traditions each magazine embodies,” the same sentence mentions “the introduction of the fresh perspectives that new editors-in-chief will bring.”

Drucker may bring about the biggest make-over as he adds ‘contemporary’ to the iconic Town & Country.

“I plan to build on the T&C tradition of reflecting our readers’ lives, passions and pursuits, while adding exciting new contemporary voices and ideas to the already successful mix,” he said.

Turner plans to continue the conversation Drucker started at House Beautiful.  And Caponigro, founder of Domino magazine and another Drucker trainee, plans to brighten and expand the global glossy of interior design with “new sources, new designers and amazing locations.”

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