Sagansky takes media gig

Exec joins forces with Star, National Enquirer

NEW YORK — Former Paxson Communications topper Jeff Sagansky is joining the board of American Media, publisher of Star magazine and the National Enquirer.

Sagansky, a longtime film and TV exec, was co-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, prexy of CBS Entertainment and president of TriStar Pictures.

American Media, which also owns Shape, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and Mira!, is looking for TV and film tie-ins for its magazine properties, and CEO David Pecker has said the company could file for a public offering later this year.

“Jeff has a unique insight into how to connect with mass audiences,” Pecker said.

In addition to the magazines, AMI owns Distribution Services, the largest magazine distributor in the U.S.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety