Meredith’s ‘BHG’ Masthead Changes

Moves help underscore focus on food

Better Homes and Gardens has made some big changes at the top of the masthead, including a new food hire as the parent company deepens its commitment to that subject.

The company hired food editor vet Laurie Buckle for a new position called BHG Food Content Core, where she’ll develop cross-platform food content. Buckle previously had been the chief editor of Fine Cooking. She's also had editing stints at Bon Appétit and Food Network Magazine.

Elsewhere, the Meredith flagship filled the large void created when Kitty Morgan left recently to relocate to San Francisco. Morgan was one of Meredith’s star editors; she joined BHG in 2006 as executive editor, having been an editor at two of the industry’s most successful launches in recent history, O, the Oprah Magazine; and Every Day With Rachael Ray.

Oma Blaise Ford, a home editor at BHG, was promoted to replace her. She’ll report to Gayle Butler, editor in chief.