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Consumer Reports Hires Mark Rechtin, Bloomberg News Adds Reporter

A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Consumer Reports and Bloomberg News. Details are below.

  • Consumer Reports has named Mark Rechtin its cars content development team leader. Rechtin comes to the magazine from Automotive News, where he served as west coast editor and Los Angeles bureau chief for the past 20 years. He’ll report to Diane Salvatore, Consumer Reports’ senior director, content strategy and development.
  • Lucas Shaw is joining Bloomberg News as a TV and music industry reporter. He comes to the company from TheWrap.com.
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Consumer Reports Adds to Executive Team

Consumer Reports has added three executives to its roster. Diane Salvatore has been named senior director, content strategy and delivery; Brent Diamond has been appointed vice president, magazine and newsletter products; and Christian Nimsky has joined as vice president, digital interactive products and services.

Salvatore joins Consumer Reports boasting experience with Prevention, Ladies’ Home Journal and YM magazines. Nimsky has over a decade of work in the digital realm. He has worked with companies such as Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book. Diamond has served as president and CEO of both Primedia and Action Pursuit Group.

“Diane, Christian and Brent’s arrivals position us to build the new Consumer Reports,” said Laurence Bunin, COO of Consumer Reports, in a statement. “Their breadth of experience combined with a capacity for fresh ideas – along with what has always made Consumer Reports a trusted resource for consumers – will be essential in making our products, content and services even more compelling in a complex, information-intensive marketplace.”

Editor-in-Chief Diane Salvatore Out at Prevention

After a two-year run, editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore is gone from Prevention magazine. An anonymous tipster has informed FishbowlNY that Salvatore has been fired from the Rodale-owned company. No other information is available.

Before arriving at Prevention, Salvatore was editor-in-chief at Ladies’ Home Journal. She also held down the title of director of editorial operations at the Hearst Magazine Division.

Early in her career, Salvatore had the good fortune of learning under the legendary Helen Gurley Brown, as a articles/books assistant at Cosmopolitian in the 1980s. Brown died August 13 at age 90.

Salvatore, a local product, studied at New York University, before moving on to Penn State.

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Prevention Gets New Deputy Art Director

Diane Salvatore, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention, has announced that Stephen Bamonte will be the magazine’s new Deputy Art Director. Bamonte was most recently Deputy Art Director at All You magazine. Prior to that he was an Associate Art Director for Life & Style Weekly.

Bamonte will report directly to Salvatore.

Prevention Brings In Four New Department Directors

Prevention editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore welcomed four new members to her staff with the hirings of Lori Powell as food director, Cass Spencer as design director, Marybeth Dulany as photography director, and Mia Song as deputy art director.  Each of these additions to the Prevention team comes with ample experience in their respective fields and Salvatore said she looks forward to them all enriching the magazine with their contributions:

I can’t think of a more exciting way to start the New Year than to welcome Lori, Cass, Marybeth and Mia, who are absolutely tops in their fields. With these staff additions, Prevention readers will enjoy even more creative and dynamic content and visuals from the magazine they already trust to be a leader and an inspiration in helping them live a healthier lifestyle every single day.

Powell is a chef, food editor, and stylist who has held major director and editor roles at Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and LadiesHome Journal.  Spencer previously served as deputy art director at People and also was art director at Teen People and Cargo.  Prior to joining Prevention, Dulany was photography director at Health since 2008 and held the same position at ParentsLadiesHomes Journal, McCalls, and Rosie before that.  Song has worked in the design and art departments at Glamour, Mens Health, BusinessWeek, TVGuide, and InStyle.

Prevention Names Two New Senior Editors

According to a company press release, Prevention editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore has tapped Siobhan O’ Connor and Jessica Branch for senior editor positions.  Salvatore said she is excited to bring some new blood to the popular healthy lifestyle magazine:

I’m very pleased to announce Siobhan and Jessica as additions to the Prevention team. Their talents will enrich even further the quality of Prevention’s editorial coverage and creativity, and continue our tradition of great reporting, service, insight and advocacy for our 10 million readers.

Prior to joining Prevention, O’ Connor served as Good magazine’s features editor and also was deputy editor at King.  Branch most recently worked as a freelancer and was the senior news editor at Good Housekeeping since 2007.  O’ Connor will begin work at Prevention today and Branch will join the staff on Wednesday.

Ladies’ Home Journal Takes Contributing Editors, Writers Off Masthead

LHJ.jpgThe InVocus blog has noticed some changes on the masthead at Ladies’ Home Journal.

Reports the blog, under its “magazines” section:

Ladies’ Home Journal has cut ties with its contributing editors and writers, according to an editorial staff member…several big names have gone missing from the masthead since the beginning of the year, including former Washington Post Magazine columnist Jeanne Marie Laskas, fashion savant Merle Ginsberg and award-winning essayist Stephen Fried.”

An LHJ publicist confirmed that these contributors have been removed from the masthead, but said that doesn’t mean they won’t be working for the magazine in the future. The changes can be chalked up to new editorial management, which has been undergoing change since the departure of editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore last summer.

But never fear, we’ve been assured the magazine will continue to have relationships with contributing editors and writers in the future.

Earlier: Ladies’ Home Journal Names Entertainment Director

Lunch: Town & Country‘s Pamela Fiori & The Getaway Gang

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— DIANE CLEHANE

It seemed only fitting that our lunch today was with Pamela Fiori, whose new book from Assouline, In The Spirit of Capri, celebrates the ultimate getaway spot. While the regulars in the dining room traded air kisses and vacation itineraries, the Town & Country editrix, along with Hearst public relations director Nathan Christopher, chatted with me over heirloom tomato salads about how this beautiful book (with tons of exquisite photos) came to be. Pamela, whose love of travel has taken her to every glamorous port of call imaginable, says the book happened by accident. A longtime fan of Capri, she suggested to Prosper Assouline and his wife Martine that they feature the divine destination in one of the house’s signature illustrated tomes. The publisher told Pamela, ‘I’m sending you a contract!’ That was that, she says. “I wanted him to do the book, but I didn’t mean for me to write it.” It became a weekend project for the busy Hearst editor, and the book debuted this month, brimming with fabulous photos including images of a barefoot Jackie O strolling through the streets with Valentino and shots of actress Marisa Berenson at the peak of her beauty in the ’60s. A launch party is planned for September 4 on Capri, hosted by Diego Della Valle and Tomino Cacace, owner of the Capri Palace. I’m packing as we speak…

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Pamela Fiori, Nathan Christopher and yours truly

2. Paul Schaeffer, who sipped a virgin Bloody Mary while he waited for his pal, Law & Order’s SVU‘s Richard Belzer, to arrive.

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong, looking crisp and cool in his summer linens, with Kathie Berlin. Joe is fresh off his yearly visit to Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camp, where he was camp counselor to a cabin of 10-year-old cancer patients. “These kids are so amazing,” Joe told me. “When you see what they’re going through you, realize all the stuff we worry about around here doesn’t mean anything.” Indeed.

4. Esther Newberg, who arrived toting Patricia Cornwall‘s latest (“A New York Times bestseller!”) and a gentleman we didn’t recognize

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Ex-Ladies Home Journal Editor Becomes Publisher At Broadway Books

lhj.pngOur colleagues at GalleyCat have news that former Ladies Home Journal editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore has been named vice president and publisher of Random House-owned Broadway Books.

Salvatore joins book publishing after a long career in magazines. She previously worked at YM, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook.

Salvatore left LHJ in July 2008, seemingly as part of a larger reorganization at the magazine’s publisher, Meredith.

Shake-Up at Meredith Sees Departure of Ladies Home Journal EIC

0060307.jpgThe Meredith Corporation has announced the departure of Ladies Home Journal editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore. Salvatore will be replaced by Parents editor Sally Lee, who will also oversee Circle, Fitness, American Baby Group, and Ser Padres.

The move appears to be part of a larger re-shuffling at Meredith, something Portfolio attributes to last month’s departure of editorial director Mike Lafavore. Other changes include Gayle Butler to Senior Vice President, where in addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes & Gardens, she will be editorial director of Country Home, Traditional Home and Midwest Living. As well, Dan Hickey moves to Vice President, Digital Content and Jim Blume to Group Editor. Full memo after the jump.

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