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U.S. News Executive Moves to Newsweek

March 31, 1990

NEW YORK (AP) _ Newsweek said Friday that Walter Buchleitner, an executive at rival newsweekly U.S. News & World Report, will join Newsweek magazine as associate publisher and advertising sales director for the domestic edition.

Buchleitner, 47, replaces Arthur Karlan, who retired in 1989 after 27 years at Newsweek. He will also be a vice president at Newsweek Inc.

Howard W. Smith, Newsweek’s worldwide publisher, who plans to step down himself at the end of 1990, said Buchleitner is ″a proven performer with extensive magazine sales experience.″

Buchleitner joined U.S. News in 1985 and was vice president and director of advertising sales.

He had previously been associate sales director and national sales account manager at Business Week. He began his publishing career in 1964 as a sales representative for the Chicago Tribune and also worked in sales capacities at Readers Digest and Time.

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