Martha Nelson has been named editor in chief of Time, Inc., the first woman to hold the title and only the seventh EIC in the company's history. Among the pubs she will oversee are Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Time. She replaces John Huey.
Nelson, a 20-year Time Inc veteran, had been editorial director of its Style & Entertainment Group and Lifestyle Group. Previously, she was editor of People and the founding editor of InStyle. She extended InStyle's brand reach with TV specials and a digital site.
She also oversaw the digital extensions of People, which became the top celebrity Web site.
Time CEO Laura Lang stated that Nelson was "a creative thinker with a visceral understanding of the consumer." She called her the "ideal leader" to helm operations.
Source: MediaPost.com | Fern Siegel