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New Publishers Named at Time, People Magazines

July 1, 1991

NEW YORK (AP) _ Time Inc. Magazine Co. named new publishers Monday for Time and People magazines. Lisa Valk became the first woman publisher in the history of the company’s flagship magazine.

Valk, who has been publisher of People magazine since October 1988, will become the 13th publisher in the 68-year history of Time magazine.

She is being replaced at People by Anne Moore, who has been publisher of Sports Illustrated for Kids since that magazine was founded 2 1/2 years ago.

The company did not announce a new publisher at SI for Kids.

Along with Life magazine’s Katherine Bonniwell, there are now woman publishers at three of the company’s seven major magazines.

The company’s other major, New York-based magazines are Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money and Entertainment Weekly.

Reginald K. Brack, who heads the magazine operations for Time Warner Inc., also announced a realignment of senior management responsibilities within the magazine company.

Donald M. Elliman Jr., 46, was named president of the marketing and sales division for Time Inc. Magazines. He was previously executive vice president- marketing and group publisher.

Christopher Meigher, 44, was named president of the newly created New York magazine division and will be in charge of the magazine company’s businesses in Europe. He had been an executive vice president and chief executive at Time Publishing Ventures, which oversees regional and special interest magazines.

Robert L. Miller, 42, was named president of Time Publishing Ventures. That division will be relocated to California, where it produces four of its magazines - Sunset, Parenting, In Health and Hippocrates.

Miller had been executive vice president, a group publisher and worldwide publisher of Time magazine.

Valk, 41, will take over Miller’s responsibilities at Time as well as those that had been handled until February by Louis Weil, who left as U.S. publisher of the magazine.

She joined the company in 1979 on the circulation staff of Time magazine. She became circulation director of Fortune in 1982, of Sports Illustrated in 1984 and of Time in 1985.

She became the first woman publisher of a major Time Inc. Magazine title in August 1987, when she was named publisher of Life magazine.

In October 1988, she became publisher of People. During her tenure the magazine’s circulation grew to 3.15 million from 2.95 million.

Moore, 41, joined Time Inc. as a corporate financial analyst in 1978. She served as circulation director of Discover magazine in the early 1980s when Time owned it. In July 1983, she became general manager at Sports Illustrated and associate publisher there in November 1988.

She was the founding publisher of SI for Kids, a spinoff of the regular magazine with sports stories and features aimed specifically at children.

SI for Kids claims a circulation of 864,606, with about 600,000 paid and the rest distributed free to children in schools in poor areas.