SI NAMES ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S KLINGENSMITH AS PRESIDENT
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).