Martha Stewart Looks Inward for Editor of Flagship
Top editor position filled after a year; acting ed named editorial director.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Friday said it has promoted Martha Stewart Weddings editor-in-chief Vanessa Holden to editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Living. Holden will be replaced at Martha Stewart Weddings by that magazineâ€™s style director, Katie Hatch.
Concurrently, Gael Towey, who served as MSLâ€™s acting editor-in-chief, was named editorial director.Â Holden and Hatch will report to Towey, who previously served as chief creative officer.
â€śAt MSLO, we are very fortunate to have an extraordinarily deep and talented team,â€ť MSLO founder Martha Stewart said in a statement announcing the personnel changes.
The top editor position at MSL was vacated in a full-time capacity in January when Michael Boodro left the company reportedly as part of restructuring.
Holden joined MSLO in August 2008 as editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Weddings. Hatch started at MSLO in 1999 as a freelancer before being promoted to associate style editor at Weddings in 2000.
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