In The News – May 25, 2012

BAUER PUBLISHING GROUP ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE EDITORIAL TEAM OF IN TOUCH AND LIFE & STYLE

Jared Shapiro Named Editorial Director (news and entertainment): In Touch, Life & Style

Terri White Named Executive Editor of Life & Style

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (May 25, 2012) – Bauer Publishing Group today announces two new appointments to the executive editorial team at its entertainment magazines, In Touch and Life & Style.

Effective immediately, Jared Shapiro has been named editorial director (news and entertainment) of In Touch and Life & Style. He will report directly to Dan Wakeford, editor-in-chief of In Touch and Life & Style. In this newly created role, Shapiro will lead both news teams in expanding their breaking news coverage and enhancing each brand as a leading source for celebrity news.

Shapiro, a well-versed celebrity news mastermind and New York Times best-selling author, brings an extensive list of celebrity relationships and more than a decade of success in the celebrity weekly world, most recently as the executive editor of Life & Style since 2007. During his seven year tenure with Life & Style, Shapiro has broken countless news stories week after week via his network of Hollywood insiders.

Bauer Publishing Group also announces the appointment of Terri White to executive editor of Life & Style. White is an award-winning editor and joins Life & Style with more than twelve years of experience in women’s, men’s and celebrity magazines. Most recently she was editor of Buzz, the TV, entertainment and celebrity magazine published with U.K’s The Sun. White will be managing the day to day operations of Life & Style preserving its position as the glamorous celebrity weekly.
Shapiro and White are the latest of several top level appointments to Bauer’s entertainment titles. On May 2, it was announced that Dan Wakeford was named editor-in-chief of In Touch while also continuing his role as editor-in-chief of Life & Style. Alexis Chiu, a former senior writer at People magazine, was named executive editor at In Touch. Shapiro, Chiu and White will all report directly to Wakeford.

“The appointment of such strong talent to our executive editorial team reinforces the extraordinary quality that Bauer is known to deliver at the newsstand,” said Sebastian Raatz, executive vice president of Bauer Publishing Group. “The talent that we’ve positioned to lead these staffs will take Bauer’s entertainment group to the next level.”
“We’ve scouted the best talent in the world to create this dream team of editors,” Wakeford said. “In Touch and Life & Style have always had strong teams but now with Jared, Alexis and Terri we have the best team of storytellers, magazine creatives and news journalists in the genre—they are the best at what they do. Alexis’ reputation as a trusted journalist and dynamite editor precedes her. Terri’s excellence and editorial experience are highly recognized in the U.K. We’re thrilled to bring her creative genius to the States.”

Commenting on Shapiro’s new role, Wakeford added, “Jared’s success in navigating the celebrity genre is untouchable. He has raised the bar in credibility, reliability and breaking news at Life & Style and will undoubtedly bring the same to In Touch.”

About Bauer Publishing Bauer Publishing is the number-one seller of magazines on the newsstand. Bauer publishes top women’s, teen, and entertainment titles including: In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Woman’s World, First for Women, J-14, TWIST, M, Soaps In Depth, AstroGirl, QuizFest and Life Story.