Nancy Berger Cardone, formerly the publisher of the much-missed Gourmet, has been named vice president and publisher of Hearst‘s Marie Claire. She replaces Susan Plagemann, who left the women’s magazine last month to take on the role of publisher at Vogue, which is owned by Cardone’s former employer, Condé Nast.
The move marks a return to women’s magazine for Cardone, who served as publisher at Condé-owned Allure for eight years before making the move to Gourmet in 2008. During her short time at the epicurean mag, Cardone helped launch the social networking site GourmetGuestList.com and exec produced the magazine’s PBS series, “Gourmet’s Adventures With Ruth.” She will no doubt be looked to at Marie Claire to further brand expansion across many platforms, like the magazine’s current partnership with “Project Runway.”
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