Los Angeles Magazine EIC Mary Melton Adds Emmis Publishing VP Title

From an LA perspective, the most pertinent aspect of today’s announcement from Emmis Publishing is contained in the very last paragraph. There, we are reminded that Mary Melton (pictured) is a “fourth-generation Angeleno.” Very impressive.

Melton, the well-liked EIC of Los Angeles magazine, is adding a weighty concurrent title to her resume: vp/editorial director of Emmis Publishing, her parent company, based in Indianapolis. From today’s announcement:

“In Mary, we are continuing the tradition of exceptional journalistic leadership,” Greg Loewen, president of Emmis Publishing, said. “We are thrilled Mary will take on a broader, company-wide role overseeing the editorial content of our award-winning city and regional magazines.”

To all long-form freelancers, what this means is that Melton just jumped up a few more notches on the pitch-target hit list. Those other Emmis mags include Texas Monthly, Indianapolis Monthly and publications in Atlanta and Cincinnati. Melton replaces Deborah Paul at Emmis, who retired on April 1.

[Photo courtesy Emmis Publishing]