Big doings at McGraw-Hill Cos. where William P. Kupper Jr. becomes president of Business Week Group, which means the mag plus online. Bill was 24 years at Time Inc. before joining McGraw in '95 as senior VP-ad sales for Busy Week. In his youth he attended the Vietnam War with the 1st Air Cavalry, being awarded the Bronze Star and other good stuff. As noted, Bill takes over from Dave Ferm, now at Primedia.
New promotion director for Parade is Loraine Kinzer, formerly with Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing.
New clients dep't.: New York PR woman Nancy J. Friedman nailed americanexpress.com.
If you don't get the Columbia Journalism Review their "10 best editors" are: Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, Gregory Curtis of Texas Monthly, Barbara Epstein/Robert Silvers (New York Review of Books), John Huey, Walter Isaacson, Michael Kinsley (hmmm), Lewis Lapham, Adam Moss (the mag of The New York Times) and Jann ("I put my money where my mouth is") Wenner.
A testy Carl Portale writes me challenging Cathie Black's statement Marie Claire outsells all the other fashion mags combined on newsstands. Carl says his Elle plus Vogue, W, Bazaar outsell Marie Claire 2 or more to 1.
Westwood One, the big radio outfit, named Abby McDorman manager-affiliate sales marketing.
What's this? Fortune claims Donald Trump isn't as rich as he says he is. Does the girlfriend know?
Bride's says for the first time in 20 years the number of U.S. marriages will be up. Publisher Nina Lawrence says a survey shows one in five women postponed or shortened an engagement to wed in the new millennium.
Top Texas hotel guy Jeff Trigger is now exec director of the newly restored Driskill Hotel in Austin, I am authoritatively informed by Texas Monthly Publisher Michael R. Levy.
Group publisher Tom Harty reports TV Guide closed '99 with 3,229 ad pages, up 8% over '98 and the best ad year in a decade.
Pierless Publisher John Bollinger says the 3-year-old mag for folks who commute by ferryboat, opened a Web site on NewYorkToday.com. The URL is www.pierless.com.
Jon Book is the new VP-West region sales chief for LastMinuteTravel.com. He's a travel pro who worked for Meredith Corp. before going into cyberspace.
Steven L. DeLuca moves from Conde Nast's Gourmet to associate publisher of Time Inc.'s hot InStyle.