MEDIA: Teale takes the helm at

Stacey Teale, one of two senior editors at women's portal, has been lured to rival website as editor.

She takes over the Daily Mail site for women from John Lawrence, who himself succeeded former editor Maria Trkulja, when she moved to edit Hello! last year.

Teale's former colleague Tracey Williams is now in sole charge of iVillage, which has 1.5 million unique users, comfortably ahead of's 292,000, according to ABCe figures. Williams has worked at the site for a year.

Teale reports to Avril Williams, editorial director of's owner, Associated New Media. It is thought that health issues will continue to be a major topic for, which was formerly known as

It relaunched at the end of 2000, just as iVillage itself launched. The latter was then a joint venture between Tesco and US website, but last month the supermarket chain bought it outright.

The women's lifestyle market remains a competitive one online, with attracting 651,200 unique users.

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