People named Jeannie Park exec editor. She moves over from InStyle where Martha McCully succeeds her as exec editor. At In Style, how does topper Lynette Harrison see the second quarter? "Very strong." She's named a new associate publisher-marketing, Stephen Jacoby, who'd been at Ammirati & Puris before joining Conde Nast Publications in `86.
Greg Licciardi becomes corporate accounts director for Spin magazine. Also, Arem Duplessis (formerly at GQ) is the new design director.
Mistrella Egan followed Tom Florio to Vogue as PR director for the business side. Maury Rogoff had the account as the outside agency working with Richard Beckman. All clear now?
This year's Matrix Awards lunch at the Waldorf played to a packed house with a glittering dais: Barbara Walters, Walter Cronkite, Marlo Thomas, Anna Wintour, Helen Thomas, Kati Marton, Paula Zahn, Meg Whitman, Peggy Conlon of the Ad Council, Diane Sawyer, Carole Black, even that ubiquitous rogue Bill Clinton. But they've got to streamline this thing. Starting it at 11:15 a.m. on a workday and not wrapping until nearly 2:30?
Nice "get" for CNBC, picking up Louis Rukeyser and his Wall Street show. But will they bring back Danny Dorfman? I miss that uniquely squeaky voice.
Chile Pepper mag has a new circulation director, Christine Sawicki who'd been with Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing.
Karon Cullen, who's repped the best, is the new PR consultant for the very chic Martinez Hotel in Cannes. Where we all stay, don't we?
Melisa Cowden, a single mother of four from Denver, won ten grand in startup capital from Mentor Communications Group and Entrepreneur Media. She won over 300 others with her business pitch for a book about a water dragon, Humphrey.
Time flies Dept. Jay Leno tomorrow celebrates 10 years hosting the "Tonight Show" with a prime-time NBC special. Will Carson appear? Ed McMahon? Doc?