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SI NAMES ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S KLINGENSMITH AS PRESIDENT
Published January 29, 1998
Sports Illustrated named Michael Klingensmith as its new president, replacing Donald Elliman, who's stepping down "for personal reasons," according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Kelly's "insiders" said that Elliman's "son is ill and Elliman has spent the past year commuting from Denver," where his son has been undergoing treatment. Elliman, who has been with Time Inc. for 26 years, and President of SI since '92, will continue with Time Inc. on special projects. Klingensmith, who had been President of Entertainment Weekly since he founded it in '90, would "not reveal specific plans, but said he was sticking with Bill Colson as editor." Time Inc. CEO Don Logan said that SI "will explore spinning off other SI products, including other magazines." Logan, on the potential for SI Women/Sport and an SI for teens title: "I don't know if either will see the light of day, but you'll see a lot of print products -- including new magazines -- that are tied to the SI brand" (DAILY NEWS, 1/29). Fabio Freyre and John Jay will continue as Associate Publishers of SI, responsible for ad sales and marketing, respectively (N.Y. TIMES, 1/29).