Consumer Reports Restructures, Drops Editorial Director


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Consumer Reports has announced a wide-sweeping reorganization, and with that — of course — comes layoffs. Folio reports that the magazine is combining its editorial, testing and survey groups. The first person to feel the resulting squeeze is Kevin McKean, who had been with CR since 2005. His position was eliminated.

Despite the circumstances, McKean had nothing but good things to say about the magazine. “I think for their next chapter, so to speak, it’s actually better that I’m out of there and it’s a good thing for me and a good thing for them — it’s an amicable and mutual decision,” McKean told Folio.

A CR spokesperson acknowledged that there would most likely be more layoffs coming.