Travel & Leisure Names New Publisher

J.P. Kyrillos Moves Over From Food & Wine

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NEW YORK ( -- American Express Publishing today named J.P. Kyrillos to become VP-publisher at Travel & Leisure, succeeding Julie McGowan, whose last day in the post was Oct. 19. Mr. Kyrillos was VP-publisher at the company's Food & Wine magazine. Christina Grdovic Baltz, who was VP-associate publisher at Food & Wine, was promoted to publisher.

"Both J.P. and Chris have led an incredible, record-breaking advertising-revenue and paging performance at Food & Wine as well as demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities," Ed Kelly, president-CEO at AmEx Publishing, said in a statement.

For the issues dated January through November this year, ad pages grew 3.2% at Food & Wine but fell 15% at Travel & Leisure, according to the Media Industry Newsletter.

That tough result at Travel & Leisure likely played a role in Ms. McGowan's departure, although her previous tenure at Food & Wine was marked by much success. Mr. Kelly said in a memo upon her exit that she was motivated by a number of "personal and professional reasons."
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