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Southern Living Makes Two Editorial Changes

southern living logo GSouthern Living has named Katy McColl senior executive editor and promoted Whitney Wright to general manager, a new role at the magazine.

McColl was formerly the executive editor of Country Living and O at Home. She is also the author of four books. She succeeds Hunter Lewis, who was named Cooking Light‘s editor in September. Wright was most recently Southern Living’s deputy food director.

Both McColl and Wright will report to Sid Evans, Southern Living’s editor-in-chief.

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Southern Living Adds Two Chefs

Southern Living has added two chefs to its roster. Robby Melvin has been named test kitchen rirector and Whitney Wright has been named deputy food director.

Prior to joing Southern Living, Melvin owned Salt Fine Catering in Birmingham, Alabama. He also taught at the Culinary Institute of Virginia and spent six years as a chef with Frank Stitt, a James Beard Award winning chef. Wright comes to Southern Living from Gilt Home and Gilt Taste, where she served as senior editor and site merchandising manager. Prior to her time there, she was chef de partie at Per Se.

“Robby is a Southern chef with serious pedigree, and as a husband and father, he’s also a dedicated home cook,” said Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living, in a statement. ”He will draw from his professional and personal experience to create authentic recipes that every Southerner will love. Whitney’s impressive culinary, editorial and digital experience will brilliantly serve our readers across platforms, including our cookbooks and how-to videos.”