Report: Condé Nast Traveler Publisher Got Whacked While Traveling

Keith J. Kelly says Bill Wackermann was yanked away from a corporate Caribbean cruise.

CondeNastTravelerAugust2013CoverAs we noted Friday, Bill Wackermann is out as publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, replaced by Brendan Monaghan, who starts Dec. 7. In the wake of the announcement, New York Post media columnist Keith J. Kelly did some digging and what he found was not pretty:

While getting laid off never comes at a good time, Wackermann’s heave-ho came at probably the worst time — in the middle of a morale-building Caribbean cruise with his national sales staff, sources told The Post.

Wackermann was forced to leave the group mid-cruise and fly home to get the bad news, sources said.

Furthermore, per Kelly, the manner in which Wackermann’s co-workers were informed of the Condé Nast decision was equally insensitive. In addition to being publisher, Wackermann was the publication’s chief revenue officer.

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