Revolving Door: Jim Walton to Step Down as President of CNN Worldwide, Elizabeth Spiers Launches Startup, and More

According to Ad Age, New York Observer Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Spiers, is leaving to launch her own startup, which will focus on content and commerce in the health and wellness arena. (Ad Age

According to AdWeek, CNN has announced that Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, will step down at the end of 2012. While earnings have increased under Walton’s leadership, ratings have dropped. (AdWeek)

Time Inc.’s Lifestyle Group editor Sid Evans has hired food editor Hunter Lewis away from Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit. Lewis will be executive editor at Southern Living, and will oversee food content in print and online. (AdWeek)

According to Business Insider, Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations”, is leaving the Travel Channel for his own show on CNN, which will air on Sundays beginning early in 2013. To read an interview in AdWeek about why he is making the move, click here. (Business Insider)

Dave Malkoff has been named national correspondent at The Weather Channel. He had been news reporter at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

Dan Mallory has been named executive editor at William Morrow. He had been editorial director at Little, Brown UK. (GalleyCat)

Steve Snyder has been named assistant managing editor at He had been senior editor there. (FishbowlNY)

Sean Murphy has been named vice president, custom media, at American Express Publishing. He had been vice president, custom media, there. (FishbowlNY)