Steve Fox Named Editor-in-Chief of

Posted on August 9, 1999

PC World Communications, Inc. has announced the promotion of PC World magazine editor Steve Fox, who will take the helm as editor-in-chief of PC World Online. In his new role, Fox will lead PC World's expanding online editorial efforts, which will be a cornerstone in IDG's developing Internet business strategy.

"Steve is superbly qualified for this position. As editor of PC World, his exceptional talent helped shape award-winning articles and cover packages that rank with the best of magazine journalism," praised Cathryn Baskin, PC World's editorial director. "At the Web Magazine, he developed the publication's vision, recruited a first-rate staff, and executed that vision with expertise, dedication and enthusiasm. In earlier positions at PC World, he shared the same level of commitment, skill, and ideas. We're fortunate to have Steve on board."

Fox brings a wealth of publishing and Internet expertise to his new post. For the past 18 months, he has served as PC World's editor. Previously, he was editor-in-chief at The Web Magazine, a monthly consumer magazine (also published by IDG) that he launched, along with its companion website, in September 1996. Before signing on at The Web, Fox spent five and a half years at PC World, first as managing editor, then senior editor, and eventually as executive editor for features. He also oversaw the magazine's alliance projects with publications like Working Woman and Newsweek. Previously, Fox worked for Omni magazine in New York for eight years, four of them as managing editor.