New Editor-in-Chief for Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced two major editorial promotions late Friday by shuffling the deck chairs a bit.

Martha Stewart Living’s new editor-in-chief will be Vanessa Holden, former editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. Replacing Holden at Martha Stewart Weddings will be Katie Hatch, most recently that magazine’s style director.

At MSL, Holden is taking the place of chief creative officer Gael Towey who also has been serving as the magazine’s acting editor-in-chief. MSL has lacked a permanent editorial leader since the firing of Michael Boodro last January after his two-year stint with the magazine.

Holden has only been at MSLO for a year. She joined the staff in August 2008 to lead Weddings. She had been a consultant prior to taking the EIC post and before that was creative director at Real Simple.

Hatch has been at MSLO since 1999 working at a variety of editorial posts in several of the company's publications, including Weddings and the now-defunct Blueprint.


Ailsa said...

Oh do tell. Why was Boodro sacked?


Some say he was fired, others say he was laid off during last year's 'budget trimming' at MSLO. I liked him. I'm sure Vanessa will be great, bringing years of MSLO experience to the flagship.