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Meredith Names EveryDay with Rachael Ray Editor-in-Chief

Meredith has named Lauren Purcell the new Editor-in-Chief of EverDay with Rachael Ray. Purcell comes to the magazine from Self, where she most recently worked as its Executive Editor. She will report to Linda Fears, Editorial Director of Meredith Food Content, and the Editor-in-Chief of Family Circle.

“Lauren brings an intimate knowledge of American women’s lifestyle, food, and entertaining interests, and a vision and understanding on how to reach them across multiple platforms,” said Tom Witschi, Executive Vice President, National Media Group. “We are confident that Lauren will further expand the magazine’s leadership and voice in the marketplace.”

Purcell’s first day is January 9.

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WebNewser: ABC News blog The World Newser has been blocked in China, although other ABC blogs are not.

WWD: Leslie Price has left shopping blog Racked to join Lucky magazine, where she’ll take the online editor post.

Mediaweek: Everyday with Rachael Ray is trying a new editorial strategy, swapping Rachael Ray — the magazine’s namesake who has appeared on every cover since its inception — for a delectable food photo. What would you rather look at, Rachael or ribs?

Washington Post: Former Washington Redskins president John Kent Cooke said he purchased ten North Carolina-based weekly newspapers last week because his company, Cooke Communications, is “contrary.”

Examiner: Part one of a five-part series celebrating the second anniversary of WCBS-FM‘s return to the oldies format.

New York Magazine: A look at dreaded consulting company McKinsey & Co., which was hired by Conde Nast last week to help realign the media company. A few interesting, little-known facts: the company once “forbade all junior consultants from wearing argyle socks” because they were thought to distract clients, but at another time consultants “were required to wear fedoras until President Kennedy stopped wearing them.”

Food Network Magazine Beefs Up Staff

image004.jpgIt looks like there is at least one magazine in New York that is not cutting back staff. In fact, new magazine Food Network Magazine is actually promoting current staff and bringing on new hires.

Despite being introduced in the midst of the great magazine die off last year with two newsstand-only test issues in October 2008 and January 2009, Food Network is thriving. The magazine, which recently announced a huge rate base increase, revealed some staff promotions and new hires today on both the edit and business sides.

Editor-in-chief Maile Carpenter is promoting features editor Tracy Saelinger to deputy editor and moving senior editor Liz Sgroi up to food editor. In addition, two new senior editors are being brought on board: Mary Kate McGrath — former design market editor at InStyle — and Jonathan Stern – formerly of Joshspear.com, Stuff magazine and Penthouse.

Read on to learn more about Food Network‘s staffing changes and the state of some other culinary magazines.

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