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
Posted: September 15, 2005