WWD has a new publisher, following corporate restructuring that moved Jay Spaleta away from WWD to take over as group publisher of DNR and Footwear News.
The new WWD honco is Christine Guilfoyle, who was lured away from the publisher gig at Every Day with Rachael Ray by Fairchild. Previous to Rachael Ray, she was Advertising Director for Better Homes & Gardens. Her appointment will be effective in September. Congrats, Christine.
Condé Nast press release after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
Christine Guilfoyle Named Publisher of Women’s Wear Daily
Christine Guilfoyle has been named Publisher of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), it was announced today by Daniel Lagani, President of the Fairchild Fashion Group, a unit of Condé Nast Publications. Her appointment will be effective in September.
Ms. Guilfoyle will be responsible for the publishing business and advertising operations for the Women’s Wear Daily brand, which includes WWD and all WWD-branded supplements and magazines.
“Chris is a great strategist and leader with a track record of success. Having worked together at Better Homes & Gardens, I know she is the ideal person to help lead the global expansion of the WWD brand,” Lagani said.
Ms. Guilfoyle has been Publisher of Reader’s Digest Association’s Every Day with Rachael Ray since its launch in 2005. Under her leadership, the magazine was recognized as the “Launch of the Year” by both Advertising Age and Adweek. Prior to her role at Rachael Ray, Guilfoyle was the Advertising Director for Better Homes & Gardens. She began her publishing career in sales positions at People, TV Guide and Omni magazines.
Ms. Guilfoyle graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She lives in Rockland County, New York with her husband and two daughters.
Condé Nast Publications, a unit of Advance Publications, includes twenty-seven consumer magazines and their websites, eight uniquely branded websites, the Fairchild Fashion Group, Parade, the Condé Nast Media Group, and the Shared Services Centers.