Lisa Hughes, publisher of Conde Nast Traveler, tells me despite the travel slump, the magazine's ad pages have now been ahead of last year for seven consecutive issues. This month, their 15th anniversary issue, is the biggest-ever November. And Zagat (if you place stock in it) anoints it "best travel mag" yet again.
Jann Wenner throwing a bash to honor Bonnie Fuller of Us Weekly on Nov. 20 at the Four Seasons.
Reader's Digest hands out their first-ever "Editors Choice Author award" Dec. 3 at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center.
Ben Fong-Torres, the legendary rock music writer, is back at Parade, where he wrote in the '80s. His cover story on Sheryl Crow ran last week.
And novelist Tim Dorsey will be a columnist for the new Tampa Bay Illustrated mag, a monthly that debuts in February.
Bob Gordon's the new ad director of Newsday's Marketeer, the weekly shopper delivered free to 600,000 homes in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Recent copies run 72 pages.
At dawn on Nov. 11, six days after the election, WCBS-AM in N.Y. was still running a "re-elect Pataki" commercial.