The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. is getting a new president.
Rob Gregory, previously president of Plum TV, will join the media property.
He will oversee the publishing side of both the American and international editions of the magazine as well as The Daily Beast. Ray Chelstowski and Rhona Murphy, the publishers of Newsweek and Newsweek International, will report to Gregory.
“Attracting stellar talent has been key to the rapid growth of The Daily Beast and to our success with the revitalized Newsweek, and Rob is stellar talent. In the six months since the new Newsweek first appeared on newsstands in March and our brands merged digitally, single copy sales have increased 30%, ad pages are up 88%, and traffic to the Web site is up nearly 50% to more than 10 million monthly unique visitors,” Gregory’s new boss, Newsweek/TDB CEO Stephen Colvin, said in a release announcing the news.
Gregory’s hire is another move for the publication. Newsweek recently replaced CFO Jennie Tse Wang with Gary Starr.
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