Steve Swartz, president, CEO, editor in chief and co-founder of the Hearst Magazines/Dow Jones joint venture personal-finance title SmartMoney
, will become exec vice-president of Hearst Newspapers, effective Jan. 1, 2001. Mr. Swartz, 38, had been page one editor of The Wall Street Journal
prior to joining SmartMoney
. Mr. Swartz will report to George Irish, 56, president of Hearst Newspapers, and inherits the role of heir-apparent Mr. Irish held when he was deputy to now-retired Hearst Newspapers head Robert Danzig. Mr. Swartz's president CEO duties at SmartMoney
will be picked up by Chris Lambiase, 43, formerly SmartMoney's
senior-VP and publishing director. SmartMoney
editor Peter T. Finch, 40, will become editor in chief and report to Mr. Lambiase.
Copyright December 2000, Crain Communications Inc.