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U.S. News Promotes Kim Castro as Executive Director of Consumer Advice

Ek6KcsNrU.S. News & World Report today announced the promotion of managing editor for money and health Kim Castro to executive editor of consumer advice. Castro’s promotion was announced with the hire of Kim Heneghan as VP and GM of money products.

Castro will oversee U.S. News advice content, written by U.S. News reporters – many experts in their specific topic area – and professional and academic contributors with expertise in health and wellness, finance, etc.

“More than half of our audience is coming to usnews.com for guidance on important decisions in their lives,” said president and CEO Bill Holiber. “Kim Heneghan and Kim Castro will be major assets as we develop new consumer advice content and decision making tools in Money and across our site.”

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U.S. News Toasts Brian Kelly

Journos (and the people that love them) headed to Sesto Senso last week to toast new U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly. Old pals and current friends (like Fox’s Major Garrett, Michael Barone, David Maraniss, Kelly’s old publisher Bill Regardie, USNWR Publisher Bill Holiber, and his Amazon book coauthor Mark London) stopped by.

Among the many USNewsers there were Paul Bedard and Kelly’s newly appointed managing editors, Margie Mannix, Ryan Thornburg and Tim Smart.

Kelly gave a little thank you chat but mostly left attendees to mingle over good red wine, pizza, cheese and other finger foods.

Earlier in the day, Kelly held his first full staff meeting since becoming the top editor. There, Kelly and Holiber described, what one source called, “a pretty decent plan to move the magazine a little more into our trademark ‘News U Can Use’ franchise: education, business, health and politics, of course.”

They suggested that the staff cutting, after five years, was at an end (but hasn’t that been said before?). They also said that their website was really starting to hit its stride, but the print folks will have to write more to fill that hole. They suggested that USNWR might soon see a big magazine promotion. And they said that the magazine is in its best financial shape in 10 years.