Slaton White Promoted to Editor, Field & Stream Magazine

Posted on February 10, 1999

The proverbial fishing rod is being passed on at Field & Stream. Slaton White, 48, has been named Editor, replacing Duncan Barnes, 63, who leaves the magazine's chief editorial post to become Editor-at-Large. White, formerly managing editor, becomes the thirteenth editor since the magazine was founded in 1895.

"I am honored to take the helm of this great American magazine," White said. "For more than a century, Field & Stream has informed and entertained generations of hunters and fishermen with a compelling editorial product. More important as the premier magazine in its field, Field & Stream has a well-deserved reputation as a leader in conservation and sporting ethics. We intend to maintain this position as we move into the next century."

"Slaton White is the right person to begin the process of leading Field & Stream into the next century," says Barnes. "I look forward to more time in the field reporting and working on special projects for the magazine. One of the most important things I can do as Editor-at-Large is to spread the word that the resource must always come first, because without sound stewardship of our land and waters, there wouldn't be any hunting and fishing."

Barnes was named Editor of Field & Stream in 1981. Prior to that, he wrote about the outdoors for the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times and for Sports Illustrated, and was editorial director of the Winchester Press.

Slaton White joined Field & Stream in 1981 as an Associate Editor. He became Senior Editor in 1982, Assistant Managing Editor in 1990, and was named Managing Editor in 1995. Over the years he has handled a number of diverse editorial assignments, including redesigning the magazine's regional coverage, directing special editorial sections, writing a regular monthly column on four-wheel-drive vehicles, launching Field & Stream Radio (a one-hour nationally syndicated radio show), and establishing the Field & Stream Website.