Christina Ferrari, founding managing editor of Teen People
, is resigning her post, said Time Inc. editorial director Norman Pearlstine in an internal memo released to staffers Thursday, citing Ms. Ferrari's plans to move to Europe. She will stay on through February, said Mr. Pearlstine's memo, and work with her as-yet-unnamed successor. Ms. Ferrari, 35, was Advertising Age's
editor of the year in 1999 and was closely identified with the success and personality of Teen People
, which launched in February 1998 with a 500,000 rate base, or circulation guaranteed to advertisers; circulation topped 1.6 million last year. People familar with the situation said Ms. Ferrari will move to Switzerland with her companion, Henry Muller, 53, editor at large for Time Inc. Mr. Muller is Time Inc.'s former editorial director, the company's highest editorial post. Ms. Ferrari told friends of her plans over the holidays. Neither Ms. Ferrari nor Mr. Muller could be reached for comment Thursday night.
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