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Brendan Ripp Named Sports Illustrated Publisher

Brendan Ripp has been named publisher of Sports Illustrated. Ripp moves to the magazine from Fortune, where he served as VP of sales and marketing. Prior to that, Ripp — the son of Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp — was publisher of Money and Time.

“Brendan has a long and accomplished history with the News & Sports Group, where he has held a number of leadership positions at each of our brands over the past 14 years,” wrote Todd Larsen, Time Inc.’s executive VP/group president News and Sports, in a memo to staffers.

Ripp will report to Mark Ford, Time Inc. executive VP/Sports Group president.

See below for Larsen’s full note.

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Time Continues Search for Publisher

Time hasn’t had a publisher in place since early July, when Kim Kelleher left the magazine for Say Media. Though the search for a replacement continues, Adweek reports that a few names keep popping up:

Adweek says that Picard is a “strong inside contender,” so consider her in the lead.
However, remember that these kinds of searches happen a lot, and rarely does anyone figure out the eventual person beforehand. These three are great, but if we had to bet on it, none of them will be the new publisher of Time.

Candidates to Replace Time’s Kim Kelleher Emerge

Now that Kim Kelleher, Time’s publisher, has announced that she’s leaving for a spot at Say Media, the search to replace her has begun. Though Time has had a rough go this year, with ad pages dipping 20 percent compared to 2011, whoever takes on the role will have big shoes to fill.

Below, a list of rumored candidates to become Time’s new publisher, via The New York Post. Kelleher leaves Time in September.

  • Brendan Ripp — Former Time publisher who was shifted to Money when Kelleher came aboard.
  • Frank Wall — Publisher of Sports Illustrated.
  • Jed Hartman — Worldwide publisher of Fortune, also oversees CNNMoney.
  • Michelle eBanks — President of Essence Communications