'George' names Lalli editor

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Frank Lalli today started in the post of editor in chief of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' George. Mr. Lalli, 57, former managing editor of Time Inc.'s Money and former president of the American Society of Magazine Editors, most recently was president of his own magazine consultancy, Lalli Enterprises. "Frank gets and appreciates George's unique voice and vision. He's not only capable of being a great editor, but he's the right person to be the editor of a magazine that talks about power and popular culture and politics," said Jack Kliger, president-CEO of Hachette, New York. Mr. Lalli, commenting on the magazine started by John F. Kennedy Jr., said: "I felt I had a vision for George that was compatible with John Kennedy's vision, which is that this is a magazine that deals with public figures who have political power . . . who have a direct impact on pop culture and readers." A publisher should be named by next week, Mr. Kliger said, completing the new management team for the relaunch of George.

Copyright November 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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