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Hearst Names Valerie Salembier Publisher of Esquire

June 18, 1996

NEW YORK (AP) _ Valerie Salembier, former president of The New York Post and publisher of TV Guide magazine, was named publisher of Esquire magazine Monday, said Hearst Magazines President Cathleen P. Black.

Salembier, who is currently president of Quest magazine, will start at Hearst in mid-July.

She succeeds Lawrence C. Burstein, who joined Esquire as its publisher almost two years ago. Burstein resigned to pursue another opportunity in publishing, Hearst said.

Before joining Quest, the 51-year-old Salembier served as vice president/advertising for The New York Times and as publisher and senior vice president of Family Circle, a New York Times Co. magazine. She was also a senior vice president/advertising for USA Today.

A Manhattan resident and native of Teaneck, N.J., Salembier is a trustee and executive committee member of the New York City Police Foundation, president of the board of directors of the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations; and is a trustee of the College of New Rochelle, her alma mater.

She is the author of the book ``Rotisserie League Baseball,″ published by Bantam Books.

Esquire, one of 16 magazines published by Hearst in the U.S., has eight international editions.

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