Contact book update

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.


Karen Livermore is to edit IPC’s Woman’s Own from 1 February. Previously editor of Family Circle, she replaces Elsa McAlonan.

Free bimonthly La Luz magazine, for British expatriates living in the Spanish region of Costa de la Luz, has relaunched. The editor is former BBC journalist Jean Kean.

IPC Media is to launch its weekly fashion magazine for young women on 6 February. Look will feature high-street fashion, celebrity style and gossip. The editor is Ali Hall, formerly at More.

The Wall Street Journal Europe’s leisure and lifestyle section, Weekend Journal, has a new editor – Elizabeth Blackshire – to replace Dagmar Aalund.

Aalund is now editing the Marketplace section of The Wall Street Journal in the US. Craig Winneker has taken on Blackshire’s former role as deputy editor after leaving his role as columnist on Brussels-based European Voice and E!Sharp.

Stuart Codling
has joined Haymarket’s F1 Racing as features editor, replacing Steve Cooper, who is now F1 editor of Autosport. Codling was previously chief sub-editor at Autosport and has been replaced by Peter Hodges, former managing editor of F1 Racing.

Condé Nast’s Glamour has appointed Alessandra Steinherr as beauty director. She is presently in the same role at Cosmopolitan. She replaces Becci Fields. Cosmopolitan is now seeking Steinherr’s replacement.

Dave Everley is to become associate editor (features) on Emap’s Q magazine, starting on 1 February. Luke Lewis will replace Everley as associate editor (news) next month. He was previously associate editor (features) at Kerrang!.

Former commissioning editor Simon Osborne-Walker has been promoted to deputy editor of Haymarket’s Stuff magazine, filling the gap created when Fraser MacDonald was promoted last year to editor. News editor Will Findlater has been promoted to Osborne-Walker’s former role. Stuff is currently recruiting for a news editor.

IPC Media’s VW Golf+ has been redesigned and retitled as Volkswagen Golf+. It now has greater reader input, with owner profiles and more pictures. The editor is Fabian Cotter.

Former freelancer Katie Pisa has been appointed to the new London-based role of features co-ordinator at CNN International.

Alan Titchmarsh is to present a new music show on BBC Radio 2. Alan Titchmarsh With Melodies For You will be broadcast on Sundays from 6.30-8.30pm, starting on 28 January. Lesley Douglas is the controller.

Vanessa Barford, former fashion editor at, has joined the BBC as a broadcast journalist for News Interactive. Her role will include generating online and interactive reports for programmes such as Newsnight, Question Time and Panorama. is recruiting for Barford’s replacement.

Louise Roe has joined in the newly created role of daily news editor. She will also present shows from fashion events on Vogue TV, reporting to editor Dolly Jones. She was previously a features writer on Wedding Magazine.

Compiled by Kate Magee E & sponsored by PR Newswire

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