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Niche Media Sold to Greengale Publishing

niche media logo GNiche Media — publisher of regional magazines like Aspen PeakGotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Ocean Drive and more — has been acquired by Greengale Publishing from Greenspun Media Group.

Greengale Publishing is owned by Jane Greenspan Gale and her husband, Jeff Gale. Greenspun Media is a family company, held by Greenspan Gale and her siblings.

Niche Media was founded in 1998 by Jason Binn, currently the CEO and founder of DuJour Media. In 2006, Binn sold Niche to Greenspun.

“These magazines are stronger and more relevant than ever,” Greenspan Gale said in a statement. “They deliver beautiful and inspiring editorial content while playing an important role in their communities and in the marketing plans for brands who seek to reach our audience.”

As part of the deal, Katherine Nicholls was named CEO of Niche Media. She previously served as president and COO.

Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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Gotham Names David Katz Publisher

Gotham has named David Katz its new publisher. Katz comes to the magazine from Field & Stream, where he served as digital sales manager for six months. Prior to that Katz was the associate publisher of Brides from 2004 to 2011.

Debra Halpert had been handling publishing duties for both Niche Media titles Gotham and Hamptons, but Niche’s COO, Katherine Nicholls, said Hamptons’ growth neccesitated adding Katz.

“Niche Media continues to make investments in our brands and in our company. Following 2011′s significant reinvestment into our editorial product, we now shift focus to accelerating magazine growth,” said Nicholls, “With his experience and success building regional publications and expanding multi-media advertising channels, David is uniquely qualified to take the helm at Gotham magazine and we look forward to deepening our connectivity with our readers and clients and expanding Gotham’s footprint in the New York region.”

Halpert will continue to serve as publisher of Hamptons.

Jason Binn Changes Role But Will Stay Busy At Niche Media

After a 12-year run at the position, Jason Binn is stepping down as CEO of Niche Media to make room for, well, no one.  Binn informed WWD that he will become chairman and COO Katherine Nicholls will now serve as the publishing company’s president.  Nobody will move into the CEO role and Binn does not anticipate much change to occur at Niche:

I’ll still be coming to work, but this allows me to broaden my horizons and think of more creative ways to build the business. Katherine and I have had a 15-year relationship. She’s worked hard to earn this title.

Niche, which publishes Gotham, Hamptons, and Capitol File, is wrapping up its most successful year since 2007.  Binn’s “move” at Niche is not expected to affect his advising role at the Glit Groupe.