RD Recap: Dan Frommer Joins Re/code; Self Loses Melissa Ventosa Martin

By Noah Davis Comment

Revolving Door

Re/code hires Dan Frommer as editor in chief. “Dan brings our site the energy, curiosity and tech-savvy we need to succeed in digital publishing, an industry that gets more exciting—and challenging—daily,” writes co-founder Kara Swisher in a post announcing the news. “Dan is a guy who loves words and pictures, but he’s also intensely interested in the mechanics of delivering them to readers.” Frommer had been technology editor at Quartz. Before that, he helped launch Business Insider (when it was known as Silicon Alley Insider) and created SplatF and City Notes. Ken Li, who had been EIC since the site launched, is leaving the publication…

Self loses fashion director Melissa Ventosa Martin. Joyce Chang hired Ventosa Martin away from Glamour with great fanfare in 2014, but a recent change in direction towards health and fitness minimized the fashion director’s job, so she’s off to Travel + Leisure. “In the past year Travel + Leisure has been more engaged with fashion and style than at any point in its 40-plus year history,” said editor Nathan LumpNeil Goldstein scores a promotion to senior vp and group publisher of American Media, Inc.’s entertainment titles. He had been vp and group publisher of Star and National Enquirer… Amy Wilkins returns to the Smithsonian Media Group as chief revenue officer. She had most recently been senior vp of sales and marketing at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia…