Country Weekly Makes Staff Changes
February 1, 2010 at 8:38 AM (PT)
AMERICA MEDIA, INC. announced that LISA KONICKI, former Photo Editor of COUNTRY WEEKLY magazine, has been named Editor-in-Chief effective TODAY (02/01).
AMI Pres./CEO DAVID PECKER said: "LISA's wealth of leadership qualities and exciting ideas will continue to make our magazine and its website a must-read for fans of Country music's biggest stars."
Other staff changes included the appointment of new Managing Editor KEN TUCKER, who will also continue to be Editor of BILLBOARD COUNTRY UPDATE. TUCKER will oversee the writing and editorial staff.
Former COUNTRY WEEKLY staffer EVA ELLIOTT returns to handle Art Director duties. EVA held the Art Dir. position at RELISH and SPRY magazines for the last four years and was formerly COUNTRY WEEKLY Assistant Art Dir. She will oversee the layout and design of the magazine.
LISA replaces LARRY HOLDEN, TUCKER replaces DAVID SCARLETT and EVA replaces JERRY HOLTHOUSE, who have all exited the company. Contact HOLDEN at (615) 491-2745 and SCARLETT at 615-500-1956. HOLTHOUSE can be reached at (615) 500-1347.
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