Bauer Publishing Launches In Touch Weekly
Posted on November 8, 2002
Bauer Publishing USA, publisher of Woman's World, First For Women and J-14, has launched In Touch Weekly, a new weekly entertainment magazine. The magazine will be headed by Editor-In-Chief Richard Spencer and Executive Editor Stephen LeGrice.
In Touch Weekly is a weekly entertainment magazine targeted at 20 and 30 somethings. The magazine will provide entertainment information, including celebrity profiles, real-life stories and breaking news. Bauer says that unlike traditional weekly entertainment titles, In Touch Weekly will offer lifestyle driven articles that focus on the reader's favorite celebrities, including home and decorating, beauty, health and fitness.
The debut issue features a cover story on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Future Family Plans. In addition, In Touch Weekly features exclusive articles including At Home with Kathy Ireland, Celebrity-Tested Diets, and In Touch Weekly's first "The List," which highlights Hollywood's Top 10 Best Marriages. The issue also includes breaking news in "Is It True" and "Up Close."
"We are pleased to announce the addition of In Touch Weekly to our magazine portfolio," said Hubert Boehle, President, Bauer Publishing USA. "Today's announcement marks the biggest launch of a weekly entertainment publication in the United States in over a decade. With 1.5 million issues hitting newsstands today, coupled with premium newsstand positioning nationwide, we are demonstrating our commitment to making In Touch Weekly a success from the start. Additionally, we've assembled a tremendous pool of editorial talent to help create the new standard in weekly entertainment publishing."
The In Touch Weekly editorial team features a roster of industry veterans, including Alanna Finke, Entertainment Editorial Director; Martin Gould, West Coast News Editor; Eric Savage, Creative Director; Pamela Miller, Lifestyle Deputy Editor; Dan Wakeford, News Editor; Alec Foege, Features Editor; Tom O'Neil, Senior Editor; and Donna Bender, Director of Photography.
"In Touch Weekly is the first weekly entertainment publication designed for today's 20 and 30 somethings," said Richard Spencer, Editor-in-Chief. "After extensive research, we found that our audience is looking for a smart, easy-to-read publication that offers credible and entertaining editorial. The In Touch Weekly reader wants the most up-to-date news on the entertainment industry, as well as comprehensive lifestyle coverage connected to their favorite celebrities. In Touch Weekly provides a breadth of editorial topics to satisfy all these needs."