HEARST NAMES EDITOR IN CHIEF FOR MARIE CLAIRE

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(June 28, 2001) -- Hearst Magazines today announced Redbook editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour, 44, will succeed Glenda Bailey as editor in chief of Marie Claire's U.S. edition.

Ms. Bailey recently left the magazine to replace Kate Betts as editor in chief of another Hearst publication, Harper's Bazaar. Ms. Betts left on May 31, after what was viewed as a disappointing tenure at the women's fashion title.

Ms. Seymour will fill big shoes at the U.S. Marie Claire, which, under Ms. Bailey's leadership, grew 56% between 1996 and 2000, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Hearst launched the edition in 1994.

Ms. Seymour took the helm of Redbook in November of 1998 after stints as editor in chief of YM, beauty editor of Glamour and several editorial positions at Vogue. -- Abbey Klaassen

Copyright June 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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