Lisa Arbetter Named Editor of People StyleWatch

A return to the magazine.

Time Inc. has named Lisa Arbetter editor of People StyleWatch. This is a return to StyleWatch for Arbetter, as she previously served as its deputy editor when the magazine debuted in 2007.

Arbetter comes to StyleWatch from InStyle, where she served as deputy editor since 2009.

“Lisa is a brilliant editor, a business-minded strategist and open-minded collaborator,” said Ariel Foxman, editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatch, in an announcement. “That — coupled with her sophisticated understanding of the needs and wants of the fashion and beauty-obsessed consumer — makes her the perfect partner to lead StyleWatch into its next exciting and innovative phase.”

Arbetter’s appointment is effective immediately. She reports to Foxman.