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Meet The Press Reportedly Plans to Announce New Moderator Soon, Chuck Todd The Favorite (Politico / Playbook)
Chuck Todd, a political obsessive and rabid sports fan, is the likely successor to David Gregory as moderator of Meet The Press, with the change expected to be announced in coming weeks, according to top political sources. TVNewser Meet The Press has slipped to third among the Sunday public affairs shows. Todd is currently NBC’s chief White House correspondent and political director, as well as the anchor of the 9 a.m. Daily Rundown on MSNBC. FishbowlDC The New York Post’s Page Six first reported in late July that Gregory may soon be replaced. The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove later wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.” TVNewser Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace appeared on MediaBuzz to give his thoughts on the rumors and the influence of Sunday shows today. “I think it’s lousy,” Wallace said about how NBC News is treating Gregory amid rumors of his imminent ousting. FishbowlDC “I think they either ought to say he’s our guy, we’re sticking by him, or they ought to get rid of him, but they shouldn’t put him in this limbo,” said Wallace.

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Condé Nast Kicks Lucky to the Curb

Dakota FanningIt appears the reports of Lucky’s demise were not greatly exaggerated. In a major move, Condé Nast has spun off Lucky into a new company, titled The Lucky Group.

The Lucky Group is a joint venture between Lucky and BeachMint, an e-commerce platform. The print version of Lucky will continue, but make no mistake about it — this is a turn toward the digital for the brand.

The Lucky Group will be led by BeachMint’s Josh Berman as CEO, Lucky’s Eva Chen as chief creative officer, and Gillian Gorman Round as president. Even Anna Wintour is staying on as an “advisor,” though we wouldn’t be surprised if that arrangement didn’t last long.

Anyone who has been paying attention probably isn’t that surprised by this news. Lucky has been struggling for awhile, and its dismal September ad page showing might have been the final nail in the coffin. The glossy’s all-important September issue only featured 90 ad pages, a whopping 34 percent decline from last year’s issue.

Please keep all Lucky puns/jokes (Lucky wasn’t so lucky, Lucky was unlucky, Lucky could’ve used more luck, etc.) to yourself.

Epicurious Adds Three Editors

Epicurious GEpicurious, Condé Nast’s food site, has added three editors. Details are below.

  • Adina Steiman has been named features director. Steiman joined Epicurious in late May. She previously served as Self’s features director. Prior to that she was Men’s Health’s food and nutrition editor.
  • Rhoda Boone joins as food editor. She has styled food for publications such as Bon Appétit and Food & Wine. She starts June 16.
  • Brittany Innes has been named social media editor, a new role at the site. She also begins June 16.

Epicurious Expands Editorial and Sales Teams

Epicurious GEpicurious has made a few additions to its editorial and sales teams. Details are below.

  • Danica Lo has been named executive editor, a new role at Epicurious. Lo most recently served as Glamour.com’s lead fashion blogger.
  • In another first for the site, Matt Duckor has been named restaurant editor. He most recently served as Bon Appetit’s multimedia editor.
  • Beatrice Keng will join the site on April 21 as art and experience director. She comes to Epicurious from Food52, where she was senior user experience designer and creative director.
  • David Cicconi will serve as Epicurious’ creative director. He previously served as photo director of Travel + Leisure, and founded Trunk.
  • June Kim joins as junior designer from Mashable, and Gabriella Vigoreaux joins as editorial assistant, coming from Cherry Bombe, with a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute.
  • Kate Carrington has been named associate publisher of marketing. Carrington served as Esquire’s executive director of strategic marketing since 2009.
  • Jordana Pransky has been named account director, overseeing food and CPG ad sales. She comes to the site from Say Media, where she served as director of sales.

Epicurious Names Nilou Motamed Editor-in-Chief

Nilou Motamed has been named the new editor-in-chief of Epicurious, the food site from Condé Nast. Motamed comes to the site from Travel + Leisure, where served as features director and senior correspondent. During her time at the magazine it earned seven James Beard Journalism Award wins and nominations.

“As an obsessive food lover ­— and a devoted user of Epicurious since the early days — I’m thrilled to be joining the Epicurious family,” said Motamed, in a statement. “Most of all, I’m excited to engage with our tremendously passionate audience. I look forward to working with the Epicurious team to continue to grow our community and unlock the potential of this amazing brand.”

Motamed succeeds Tanya Steel, who is staying with Epicurious, but will shift her focus to special features.

Motamed begins November 11. She’ll report to Carolyn Kremins, senior VP and general manager of Epicurious.

Carolyn Kremins Named Senior VP, General Manager of Epicurious

Carolyn Kremins is leaving her role at Condé Nast Traveler to serve as Epicurious’ senior vice president and general manager. Kremins had been VP and publisher of Traveler since 2011.

Kremins is succeeding Beth-Ann Eason, who will now serve as senior VP, digital development and general manager of ZipList, a mobile/online shopping list platform.

Both appointments are effective July 8. Kremins successor at Traveler will be named soon.