A few days into the New Year and already a string of Hearst Magazine titles have new publishers.
Shortly after revealing that longtime Cosmopolitan publisher Donna Lagani was stepping away from her role as publisher of Cosmopolitan after more than 20 years to take up a position within Hearst Foundations, the philanthropic arm of the broader corporation, Hearst Magazine’s is moving a number of other publishers around.
Nancy Berger, most recently chief revenue officer at Marie Claire, will take up the publisher mantle from Lagani, becoming publishing director and chief revenue officer of Cosmopolitan, Seventeen (now essentially online-only) and Women’s Health. Meanwhile, Blair Hecht has been named publisher of Marie Claire, moving from her position as associate publisher of Elle. Kevin O’Malley, currently publishing director and chief revenue officer of that title will also add Marie Claire to his purview.