RD Recap: More Changes at Tribune Publishing; Silicon Valley Gets a Luxury Mag

By Noah Davis Comment

Revolving Door

We told you the changes were going to keep coming at Tribune Publishing. Chairman Michael Ferro, who pushed CEO Jack Griffin out in late February, combines the roles of editors and publishers at the company’s papers. The new editor/publishers are: Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune; Davan Maharaj, Los Angeles Times; Howard Saltz, Sun Sentinel; Jeff Light, The San Diego Union-Tribune; Avido Khahaifa, Orlando Sentinel; Trif Alatzas, The Baltimore Sun; Andrew Julien, Hartford Courant; Dave Erdman, The Morning Call; Marisa Porto, Daily Press. Timothy Ryan, who had been publisher of the L.A. Times, is the new president of publishing, with former Chicago Tribune publisher Tony Hunter moving into the new role of president of national revenue and strategic initiatives. Denise Warren, head of digital, and Michael Rooney, chief revenue officer, are out. We expect this isn’t the last news, either…

Jack Haire, who once worked as evp at Time Inc. and president of Parade Publications, moves to the CEO spot at global relief organization Concern Worldwide… Silicon Valley gets a luxury magazine to call its own, with Anh-Minh Le at the helm. Modern Luxury vice president and editorial director Beth Weitzman says it’s an underserved market that needs answers to questions like, “In your free time, where do you eat, what do you do, how do you spend those hard-earned dollars?” The more you know… Complex recruits Amy Geary as senior vp of video distribution. She had been vp of sales and business development and content distribution at Viacom… Hearst hires Mia Klein as digital sales manager for its digital media arm while Deb Maresca joins Food Network Magazine as sales development director. They come from Condé Nast and The Daily Meal, respectively… Architectural Digest poaches Elle Décor, Veranda and House Beautiful features director Vicky Lowry to be editorial projects director…