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St. Lawrence University graduate John P. Loughlin '79, president of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s TV Guide Publishing Group, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines. Loughlin begins his new role at Hearst October 24.

Loughlin's general management duties at Hearst Magazines Division will include oversight of circulation, Internet operations, finance, manufacturing, distribution and strategy. In addition, he will assume the role of executive vice president of the advisory board and senior vice president of Comag Marketing Group LLC (CMG), and director and vice president of Communications Data Services, Inc. (CDS).

Loughlin joins Hearst after three years at the TV Guide Publishing Group where he helped develop and implement the strategies to introduce a full-size, full-color TV Guide magazine, scheduled to launch in October, and to launch the new weekly television magazine for women, Inside TV, which debuted in April.

Prior to joining Gemstar, Loughlin was president and CEO of Primedia Consumer Media and Magazine Group for two years, and before that he served as president of Meredith Corporation's television broadcasting group beginning in 1997. He joined Meredith in 1993 and held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility including managing Meredith Custom Publishing and Marketing, Country Home Publishing Franchise, Meredith Books, and Traditional Home Publishing Franchise. From 1991 to 1993, he was senior vice president/group publisher of The New York Times Company Women's Magazines, having joined the Times Company in 1985 as a planning analyst. Loughlin holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, with a degree in government and English.

Hearst Magazines is a unit of The Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with a total of 19 U.S. titles and 142 international editions.

Posted: September 15, 2005

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