Move viewed as step in company's succession plan
Frank Bennack continues as CEO. Swartz came to the conglom when he was tapped as the founding editor of Hearst’s Smart Money magazine in 1991. He joined Hearst Corp. in 2001 as exec veep of its newspapers division. In addition to its cable powerhouses, Hearst’s holdings including 29 TV stations, 15 daily newspapers, magazines and the One Three Media joint production venture with Mark Burnett.