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Rosie O’Donnell to The View (TMZ)
Rosie O’Donnell has made a deal with The View, sources say. The show is likely to make the announcement shortly. TVNewser In the wake of TMZ’s report, there is increased speculation that the new right-leaning panelist will come from the cable news ranks. Abby Huntsman, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle and Margaret Hoover, a CNN contributor, are being considered as co-hosts. Mediaite O’Donnell was famously one of the show’s co-hosts from 2006 to 2007. The TMZ report also says The View is actively seeking out conservative women to join the show. Sarah Palin put herself out there this week as a possibility. HuffPost O’Donnell left the show after a notorious on-air fight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She has been a guest on the show since then. O’Donnell’s return is the first step in the show’s overhaul. The View has seen the exit of all of its co-hosts except Goldberg this season: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy recently announced their exits, and Barbara Walters retired in May. Variety ABC daytime execs are in the midst of a extensive search for new producers to take the reins of The View as the show prepares to replace most of its panelists for its 18th season.

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Redbook EIC Moves Over to Dr. Oz The Good Life

JillHerzigPicAlison Brower‘s decision to leave the Hearst fold and return to California is good news for Jill Herzig (pictured). Ahead of the full launch of Dr. Oz The Good Life this summer with the arrival of the August/September issue, she has been tapped to replace Brower as editor-in-chief.

From today’s announcement:

Herzig had been editor-in-chief of Redbook since 2010, where she introduced a new look and concept focusing on fun, affordable fashion, beauty and style. Prior to Redbook, Herzig was executive editor of Glamour, and previously, she served as special projects director of Self and executive editor of New Woman. Herzig started her career in women’s magazines at Cosmopolitan under Helen Gurley Brown.

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Anna Jones Named CEO of Hearst Magazines UK

Hearst has named Anna Jones the new CEO of Hearst Magazines UK. Jones most recently served as Hearst Magazine UK’s chief operating officer, a role she held since 2011. Prior to joining Hearst, Jones served as digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK.

“Anna is a truly modern media executive,” Duncan Edwards, Hearst Magazine International’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “She understands what consumers want and knows how to help marketers achieve their goals. As CEO, she’ll increase the momentum of the last four years, during which this company has become the most advanced print and digital business in its sector.”

David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, said Hearst Magazines UK was “a vital part of our global portfolio,” and described Jones as “strategic and collaborative.”

Jones’ appointment is effective immediately. She reports to Edwards.

Hearst Launches New Healthcare Division

Hearst Corporation is known mostly for its magazines unit, which cranks out such popular titles as Esquire and Cosmopolitan. However, Hearst is a lot more than that. In fact, its latest move — creating a new healthcare division called Hearst Health — is partly to show just how much more.

Hearst Health is basically a streamlining/branding decision. Unifying the five healthcare companies Hearst owns a majority stake in will make things easier for the company when dealing with clients. It will also allow Hearst to stand out more in the healthcare industry.

“Hearst has been operating in the healthcare information industry since 1980,” explained Richard Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media, which oversees Hearst Health, in a statement. ”Our companies complement each other under their shared mission of putting vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Establishing the Hearst Health brand will elevate the awareness of what we do in the healthcare marketplace.”

Hearst Health includes the following companies: First Databank, Map of Medicine, Zynx Health, MCG and Homecare Homebase.

Hearst CEO Addresses the Troops

TN-490766_StevenSwartzDec08Steven Swartz, CEO of Hearst, has sent out a letter to staffers explaining what was successful in 2013, and how the company will navigate 2014. It’s the typical “state of the union” note that every CEO pens, filled with phrases like “growth strategy” and “core portfolio.” Still, it’s worth a read.

One section we found interesting is how Hearst is growing in the healthcare sector:

In December, we announced the acquisition of 85 percent of Homecare Homebase, a leader in the field of providing software, data and analytics to the fast-growing homecare and hospice industries. Homecare Homebase, founded and led by CEO April Anthony, becomes the fourth significant company in the Hearst healthcare portfolio, along with First Databank, Zynx Health and MCG. In its first full year under our ownership, MCG, led by President and CEO Jon Shreve, outperformed our optimistic expectations and finished the year with profits up more than 25 percent.

See below for Swartz’s full note.

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Mitchell Scherzer Named Trustee of Hearst Family Trust

Mitchell Scherzer GMitchell Scherzer, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hearst Corporation, has been elected a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust. The trustees have a variety of duties, including electing the corporation’s board of directors.

The trustees of the the Hearst Family Trust now include Scherzer, James Asher, David Barrett, Anissa Balson, Frank Bennack, John Conomikes, Lisa Hearst Hagerman, George Hearst III, William Hearst III, Gilbert Maurer, Mark Miller, Virginia Hearst Randt and Steven Swartz.

The Hearst Family Trust, established under the will of William Randolph Hearst, owns Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Names VP, National Sales and Key Accounts

hearst-magazine-logo-1Hearst has named Tom Kirwan vice president, national sales and key accounts, of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this new role, Kirwan will oversee the company’s top accounts. Hearst Magazines Digital Media includes 24 sites.

Kirwan comes to Hearst from People Digital, where he served as associate publisher, Style and Entertainment Group. Prior to that, Kirwan was national director, digital sales, for EW.com.

“Tom’s role mirrors what Hearst has done successfully for many years: organizing our sales and marketing talent in a way that’s seamless and easy for the advertising customer, allowing them to work efficiently and with maximum creativity to unlock potential and deliver results,” said Todd Haskell, senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, in a statement.

Kirwan’s appointment is effective Decemeber 3.

Hearst Names Co-Presidents of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication

hearst-corporation-logo2Hearst Corporation has tapped Neeraj Khemlani and George Kliavkoff to be co-presidents and group heads of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. In this role, the duo will oversee the management teams at Hearst’s jointly-owned cable networks and production companies, such as A&E, History and Lifetime.

Khemlani has been with Hearst since 2009. He was most recently senior VP and chief creative officer for Hearst Corporation. Kliavkoff joined Hearst in 2009 as well. He most recently served as executive VP and deputy group head of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication.

See below for the memo from Steven Swartz, Hearst’s president and CEO, announcing the changes.

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Lisa Boyars Joins Hearst Men’s Group

Lisa Boyars has been named executive director, group marketing, of Hearst Men’s Group. Boyars comes to Hearst from Condé Nast, where she had been since 2007, most recently serving as senior director of client and marketing solutions.

At Hearst, Boyars will oversee the Car and DriverPopular Mechanics and Road & Track marketing teams.

Boyars begins July 15 and will report to Jill Meenaghan, the associate publisher and group marketing director of Hearst Men’s Group.

The Steven Swartz Era Begins at Hearst

The only person who served as CEO of Hearst Corporation longer than Frank Bennack was a fella by the name of William Randolph Hearst. That’s one hell of a tenure. But all good things must come to an end, and for Bennack, that day was this past Saturday. Beginning today, Steven Swartz is the new CEO of Hearst.

In a final note to Hearst staffers, Bennack expressed gratitude and hope for the future of the company:

Three decades of growth, diversification and unlimited excitement—I fondly hope that you share my enthusiasm and pride for what has been achieved. To those who joined me early in my tenure or preceded me, I extend deeply felt thanks for the opportunity to have stood beside you, or in the latter case to have stood on your shoulders. As for today’s associates at every level and in every line of business, I salute you for your remarkable achievements and dedication. Your work is not done and I have every confidence that the best is yet to come for you and for Hearst.

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