Revolving Door Quickies

  • Julie MacGowan is stepping down as publisher of Travel + Leisure after just over a year at the mag and is leaving American Express Publishing after 12 years. Her time at the helm of T+L saw a steady drop in ad pages. WWD excerpted the memo:

    “While she conceded that it was a difficult decision, Julie has concluded that, for a number of personal and professional reasons, it is the right time to close this chapter and move on.”

  • Simon McGregor-Wood is getting some additional airtime at ABC News. The Middle East bureau chief is now doubling as the network’s new Middle East correspondent. The official word from honcho David Westin:

    “Simon knows and understands the complexity of the Middle East. For years, he has worked primarily behind the scenes to bring us first-rate reporting on this important beat. I’m very pleased that he will now be seen, heard, and read on all our broadcasts and platforms.”