Frank Lalli Named Editor In Chief of George Magazine

Posted on November 29, 1999

Jack Kliger, President and CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, named today Time Inc. veteran editor Frank Lalli as Editor In Chief of George magazine, effective immediately. He will report to Jean-Louis Ginibre, Senior Executive Vice President, Editorial Director, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines.

Mr. Lalli held a variety of editorial positions at Time Inc. from 1982 to 1999, most recently serving as the company's Senior Executive Editor. Previously, he was Money magazine's managing editor for eight years, beginning in 1989. In January 1999, he launched Lalli Enterprises, an editorial consulting company. Mr. Lalli was president of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) from 1996 to 1998 and the author of ASME's Code of Ethics.

"Frank Lalli is one of the leading editors in our industry and we are proud to have such an immense talent at the helm of George," said Mr. Kliger. Frank's impressive accomplishments make him uniquely qualified to build on George's stature as the nation's most distinctive political voice."

"I look forward to fulfilling John Kennedy's vision for George and sustaining HFM's reputation for superior independent editorial quality," said Mr. Lalli. "George will continue in its unique way to identify who has real political power in this country -- and then go beyond that and explain to its growing audience how those various public figures are using their power to serve the public or disserve it."

George was launched in September 1995 as a joint venture of HFM and Random Ventures. The magazine was co-founded by the late John F. Kennedy, Jr., who served as the magazine's President and Editor In Chief. In October of this year, HFM purchased the remaining 50 percent interest in the magazine. Effective February 2000, George's ratebase will increase from 400,000 to 450,000 and its frequency will move to 10 times a year.