Chris Stone Named Editorial Director of SI, SI Kids and Golf

A new role for the SI vet.

That was quick. One day after Paul Fichtenbaum announced he was stepping down as editor of the Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Group, the media company has named Chris Stone editorial director for Sports Illustrated, SI Kids and Golf.

Stone most recently served as managing editor of SI.

“It is exciting to have Chris take the reins of Time Inc.’s sports brands at this time,” said Rich Battista, president, Time Inc. Entertainment and Sports Group and Video. “He brings great vision to the nexus of content and the digital, social, video and experiential ecosystem. He offers a fresh perspective, and the ambition to experiment and innovate at a time when we are transforming these iconic brands into true multimedia, multi-platform businesses.”