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Posts Tagged ‘David J. Pecker’

Shawn Perine Bulks Up to AMI Chief Content Director

ShawnPerineShawn Perine (pictured) published his first bodybuilding article in 1982 for his high school newspaper. He started freelancing for Flex magazine many years later, moved to Los Angeles in 2004 when he was promoted to senior writer and eventually shifted back to New York where, since 2011, he has served as editor-in-chief of Muscle & Fitness.

This month, as part of the latest shuffling of editorial ranks at AMI, Perine has ascended further. He is now chief content director for the company’s enthusiast brands Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Flex.

“Shawn is one of the few people who has the gravitas to fill the void in the sport and industry that has existed since the passing of Joe Weider,” said AMI chairman, CEO and president David J. Pecker via statement to FishbowlNY.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Back in the Muscle Magazine Game

To go along with the return to Hollywood moviemaking, Arnold Schwarzenegger is also going back to his bodybuilding roots. But instead of pumping iron, he will be pushing the paper of a couple of very familiar American Media Inc. titles.

From today’s announcement:

David J. Pecker, chairman, president and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), announced that Schwarzenegger will again join forces with AMI as group executive editor for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. Schwarzenegger, who won bodybuilding’s top contest, the Mr. Olympia, seven times, and is the youngest man to win the Mr. Universe title, returns to AMI in the position he held before becoming Governor of California in 2003…

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