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Los Angeles Magazine EIC Mary Melton Adds Emmis Publishing VP Title

From an LA perspective, the most pertinent aspect of today’s announcement from Emmis Publishing is contained in the very last paragraph. There, we are reminded that Mary Melton (pictured) is a “fourth-generation Angeleno.” Very impressive.

Melton, the well-liked EIC of Los Angeles magazine, is adding a weighty concurrent title to her resume: vp/editorial director of Emmis Publishing, her parent company, based in Indianapolis. From today’s announcement:

“In Mary, we are continuing the tradition of exceptional journalistic leadership,” Greg Loewen, president of Emmis Publishing, said. “We are thrilled Mary will take on a broader, company-wide role overseeing the editorial content of our award-winning city and regional magazines.”

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Editor-In-Chief Resigns From Los Angeles Magazine

lamagjune.jpgAfter nine years at the helm, Kit Rachlis is quitting Los Angeles magazine. Executive editor Mary Melton will take his place. Folio reports that Rachlis leaving had nothing to do with the June cover story of LA Mag that declares mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a failure. LA Observed has the press release from Emmis Communications, parent company of the magazine:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kit Rachlis, editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine since June 2000, has decided to step down. Mary Melton, executive editor of the magazine, has been promoted to editor.

“Kit has done a remarkable job elevating Los Angeles magazine to must-read status. We are deeply grateful to him for sharing his vast talent with Emmis and with the loyal readers of Los Angeles magazine,” said Deborah Paul, Emmis Publishing Executive Vice President/Editorial Director. “The appointment of Mary Melton as editor ensures that Los Angeles magazine’s tradition of high-level magazine journalism will endure. We look forward to the intelligence and spirit she will bring to every page.”

During Rachlis’ tenure, the magazine was nominated for a National Magazine Award seven times and received more city and regional magazine awards than any other publication.

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