Yet Another Flees the Rachael Ray Empire

rachael1ray.jpgResearch chief Lori Segal is the latest defection at Every Day With Rachael Ray. She’ll decamp the RDA property for Condé’s Nast’s Allure where she’ll be research editor.

Segal’s departure adds another body to the long line of staffers running from the Ray’s title. In late April, Tara Cox jumped from her position as managing editor of Every Day to the same title at Popular Mechanics. (Her old job’s listed on our job board if you’re interested.) Cox’s departure followed the January defections of executive editor Maile Carpenter and lifestyle editor Tracy Saelinger.

Despite the turnover, Every Day‘s ad pages rose 38.1 percent in the first quarter of 2008. No wonder Ray won’t stop smiling.