The Advocate Names New Executive Editor

The Advocate continues its recent string of personnel moves with the hire of Diane Anderson-Minshall as its new executive editor. Anderson-Minshall was most recently EIC of Curve magazine. She will report to recently promoted EIC Matthew Breen at the mag’s LA office.

Press release after the jump:

July 6, 2011 (LOS ANGELES) – The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, has hired Diane Anderson-Minshall as the brand’s new Executive Editor. Anderson-Minshall, who most recently served as Editor in Chief of Curve magazine, will be based in The Advocate’s Los Angeles office and report directly to Advocate Editor in Chief Matthew Breen.

“Diane comes to The Advocate with an extensive background in LGBT media and an infectious enthusiasm for the important stories our community has to tell. I’m very excited to be working with her to further our long history of delivering compelling journalism to our audience,” says Breen.

In her new role, Anderson-Minshall will help shape the content, scope, tone, and direction of the multiple extensions of Advocate brand. As Executive Editor she will place special emphasis on breaking news, analysis, politics, civil rights, social trends, international affairs, business, and media. Additionally, she will work closely with Breen in ensuring that assigning editors provide the relevant content important to the lives of gay Americans.

Anderson-Minshall has nearly two decades of senior-level magazine industry experience. In addition to founding and/or running three major women’s alternative magazines, Anderson-Minshall is a well-known author, journalist, and media personality in the U.S. She authored an award-winning detective series—Blind Faith, Blind Curves & Blind Leap—as well as the Lambda-nominated thriller Punishment With Kisses. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Passport, Film Threat, People, Seventeen, The New York Times, USA Today, and E! Online as well as dozens of newspapers and several anthologies. Diane is also a frequent TV and radio guest, appearing on NPR, here! TV’s Lesbian Sex & Sexuality, and WE’s Secret Lives of Women.

Previously on FishbowlLA: The Advocate Quickly Fills Open Editor-in-Chief Spot