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Wired Publisher to Conde Nast Traveler

cnt02.19.09.jpgThe publishers shuffle at Conde Nast continues. Chris Mitchell, currently serving as Wired‘s publisher, will take over the same position at Conde Nast Traveler.

“Chris’ strong background in the luxury and business categories, plus experience in the digital world, make him an ideal fit for Conde Nast Traveler,” Conde CEO Si Townsend said in a statement. (You have to love how that “experience in the digital world” comes off as an afterthought. Oh Conde, how we love your dislike of the Internets.)

The CNT position opened up when its publisher, Lisa Hughes, joined The New Yorker, replacing Drew Schutte who is now heading CN’s digital team.

Mitchell joined Wired in March, 2008, but was unable to do much to stem the loss of advertising pages.

In a fun bit of medialand trivia, the new CNT publisher is married to Pilar Guzman, editor-in-chief of Cookie.

Full release after the jump.


CHRIS MITCHELL NAMED VICE PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER OF CONDE NAST TRAVELER

Chris Mitchell was named Vice President and Publisher of Conde Nast Traveler, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and C.E.O. of Conde Nast. His appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Mitchell has been the Vice President and Publisher of Wired Media since April 2008. Previously, from 2004 to 2008, he was the Vice President and Publisher of Details, and before that, he was the Associate Publisher of The New Yorker.

“Chris’ strong background in the luxury and business categories, plus experience in the digital world, make him an ideal fit for Conde Nast Traveler,” Mr. Townsend said.

Mr. Mitchell holds an M.A. in Publishing from New York University, and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Pilar Guzman, Editor-in-Chief of Cookie magazine, and their two children.

Conde Nast, a unit of Advance Publications, includes twenty-three consumer magazines, Conde Nast Digital, the Fairchild Fashion Group, Parade, the Conde Nast Media Group, and the Shared Services Centers.

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