Swartz starts shuffle at 'SmartMoney'

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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.

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