Kate Betts, sacked last year as editor of Harper's Bazaar, doing pieces for the Styles section of The Sunday New York Times.
Publisher Lou Cona claims Vanity Fair 2001 ad revenue was biggest yet and that the year's top-selling covers included Jennifer Aniston in May and Brad Pitt in December.
Allure won a lifestyle/fashion category Folio: award, topping Glamour, Essence, Cosmo et al.
New account manager at the In Style Chicago sales office is Christine M. Pisterzi. The Time Inc. book also has a new features editor, promoting Angela Matusik.
Jerry Roache Direct, Little Silver, N.J., hired a new senior account exec, Kathy Daly.
Janice Orefice Dehn is the new marketing director of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' Metropolitan Home and Home magazines.
Weider Publications acquired the assets of Asimba, which develops fitness and nutrition software. Shape, the Weider mag, is in the Asian market with a joint-venture with Nong Nong Intermedia Group, Taiwan. Weider also launched a Russian edition of Natural Health.
Wesley O'Dell joined Entertainment Weekly as San Francisco sales manager. He was at Sony and I don't believe he's related to "Digger O'Dell."
In New York James Higgins published his "Official Irish Pub Guide." Reach him at IrishPubGuide.com.
Turnstile Publishing Co. in Orlando has a new president & chief operating officer, Eric Beckson. (Chairman Rance Crain is president of Crain Communications Inc. and editor in chief of Advertising Age). Turnstile puts out Golfweek magazine, and all of its exec-utives are routinely are required to shoot in the 80s or better.
People en Espanol Ad Sales Director Rosa Alonso adds two sales executives, Barbara Alvarez and Marta Quinones-McCarthy. People en Espanol boosts rate base to 400,000 with its February issue.
Jenny B. Fine (dandy name) becomes associate editor of Women's Wear Daily and editor-in-chief of its Beauty Biz spinoff.