Stefano Tonchi started his new job as editor-in-chief of W on Monday and everyone’s talking about his new masthead— even though the man himself is in Milan for the Salone del Mobile.
Yesterday, the Daily reported he’d hired Lawrence Karol, former managing editor of Gourmet, to be his executive managing editor. Point one for the less fashion obsessed.
Today, WWD confirms that Lynn Hirschberg’s left the New York Times, but they stop just short of confirming she’s gone to W. Minus one point for T.
Lynn was the Times‘, and T’s, go-to celebrity journalist and the award winning interviewer behind the camera in the black and white Screen Test videos, which we’ll miss. But Stefano’s said he wants celebrities, and they’ve obviously had a successful working relationship so far.
Here’s hoping his next recruit has a fashion job at the top of their resume.