Friday News Round-Up for April 27th

It’s the last Friday in April, which in many states is Arbor Day.  So in memory of Johnny Appleseed and the great writer Shel Silverstein, we hope you were kind to a tree today.  Inhale that oxygen, people, and while you do, check out the news.  Magazine titles with an asterisk* are included in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

LOUISIANA COOKIN’ magazine has been acquired by Hoffman Media, which plans to boost circulation to 75,000, ten times its current volume…

WOMAN’S DAY* executive editor Ellen Breslau, in her post since 2006, has left the magazine…

WOMAN’S DAY* hired Annemarie Conte, aconte@hearst.com and @annemarieconte, as the new executive editor.  She comes to the magazine from SEVENTEEN*, where she was deputy editor…

HEALTH* magazine lost senior fitness editor Su Reid-St. John…

BRIDES* will welcome new online associate editor Alyssa Wells, alyssa_wells@condenast.com and @alyssa_wells, beginning in May…

MANHATTAN* magazine Editor-in-Chief James Heidenry has left the publication.  A search is underway for his replacement…

STAR* magazine will welcome James Heidenry, jheidenry@amilink.com, as the new editor-in-chief beginning April 30…

STAR* magazine named Tim Plant, tplant@amilink.com, as the new executive editor…

OK! WEEKLY* moved out Editor-in-Chief Richard Spencer and named him as celebrity magazine group editorial director…

OK! WEEKLY* appointed Ryan Pienciak, ryan.pienciak@ok-magazine.com, as the new editor-in-chief…

OK! WEEKLY* named Leah Ginsberg, leah.ginsberg@ok-magazine.com, as the new executive editor…

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER* named Seth Abramovitch, seth.abramovitch@thr.com and @SethAbramovith, as website deputy editor…

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER* hired Erin Carlson, erin.carlson@thr.com and @erincarlson, as a staff editor for the website…

LA WEEKLY* promoted Amy Scattergood, ascattergood@laweekly.com and @AmyScattergood, to food editor…

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