When Hearst Magazines stated earlier today that exiting EIC Alison Brower was departing for California, they left out one crucial detail. She is headed there so she can work once again for The Hollywood Reporter.
From today’s Janice Min memo:
I am thrilled to announce the return of the wonderful Alison Brower to The Hollywood Reporter as deputy editorial director. Alison comes back to us from Hearst, where she served as editor-in-chief of Dr. Oz’s enormously successful lifestyle publication, Dr. Oz The Good Life. The first issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life sold out on newsstands and had to go back to press for reprint. Today, thanks to Alison’s impressive work, the magazine was announced as an official launch.
Prior to her work with Dr. Oz, Alison was special projects editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where she managed and edited feature packages, including the Cannes issue (one of our ASME-nominated issues of 2013) and Comedy issue. Alison also conceived and developed related web and video content for THR. Prior to her tenure at THR, Alison was the interim editor-in-chief of Seventeen.
As you’ll remember, I complained profusely when she departed — so I couldn’t be more thrilled she is coming back home.
Naturally, she says, “After the worst NYC winter in memory, I’m glad to return to sunshine, hiking Franklin Canyon, mushroom-and-taleggio pizza at Mozza, tennis, cheering at my nephew’s surf competitions this summer, First Fridays in Venice and Emmy awards season.” Got that?
Brower starts June 30. Min also announced today that Jeanie Pyun has been promoted to deputy editor:
[Photo courtesy: THR]
For those who only know “L.A. Jeanie,” she did have a previous life in NYC (which is where I first met her). She first started at Vanity Fair and went on to work at Details, Mademoiselle and InStyle. She was editor of Organic Style magazine and a daily Washington Post green-lifestyle website (though she since has curtailed her obsession with pesticides and recycled drinking water).
Random career moments thus far have included driving a hydrogen-powered prototype car, judging the Miss Teen USA pageant with Coolio, touting low-flow toilets on the Today show and watching aghast as Courteney Cox dropped to her hands and knees in stilettos and a YSL pencil skirt to scrub her floor during a home shoot.