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Posts Tagged ‘Dan Primack’

Matt Chaban Joins NY Times; Fortune and The Wire Make Changes

A few Revolving Door notes for you below.

  • Matt Chaban is leaving The New York Daily News for The New York Times, where he’ll overtake the Metro section’s Appraisal column. Chaban had served as the Daily News’ real estate editor since August of last year.
  • Dan Primack has been named a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference. Primack has been a senior editor at Fortune since 2010.
  • Tim Carmody and David Sims are joining The Wire. Carmody will serve as a contributing editor covering tech, while Sims will serve as a staff writer covering entertainment.
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Norman Pearlstine Returning to Time Inc.

Time__Inc_-logo-2ED06AA15C-seeklogo.com_Fortune senior editor Dan Primack has posted some major parent company news. Norman Pearlstine is leaving his post as chief content officer at Bloomberg LP to assume a “similar position” with Time Inc.

From Primack’s report:

The move comes as Time Inc. is preparing to spin out from corporate parent Time Warner (TWX), which is expected to occur early next year.

This is a homecoming of sorts for Pearlstine, who served as editor-in-chief of Time Inc. from 1995 through 2005 (after more than two decades with The Wall Street Journal, and a short stint running Forbes).

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Fortune Ferrets Out End of William Morris ‘Mail Room Fund’

Dan Primack moved over last fall from Thomson Reuters to Fortune.com. Based in Boston, his purview is to cover deals “from Wall Street to Menlo Park’s Sand Hill Road.”

Today, his geo-location is actually Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills for the end of William Morris’s “Mail Room Fund”, launched with great fanfare in 2008. Primack reports that no further investments are planned, and that no immediate successor to the Richard Wolpert run mechanism is in place:

“You’ve got to realize that William Morris Endeavor was a very unusual arrangement, because the smaller group basically took control of the larger group,” explains a Los Angeles investor familiar with the situation. “Mail Room Fund had been spearheaded by the old WMA leadership, but Ari Emmanuel cleared a lot of them out.”

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