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2014-02-17 12:23:13

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI) and Cumulus Media today announced a partnership to form a glossy, 16-page section called NASH in Country Weekly beginning with the February 24 issue. The partnership provides a unique opportunity for Cumulus Media to further brand its flagship country station. "This agreement is a transforming event for Country Weekly," said AMI Chairman, President, and CEO David J. Pecker. "Partnering with Cumulus Media and combining...

2013-09-27 12:24:21

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI) announced today that it entered into an exchange agreement with holders of approximately 90% of its 13½% second lien notes. These holders will exchange their existing second lien notes for a new series of 10% second lien notes with a payment-in-kind feature. As a result, AMI is expected to save approximately $12 million per year in cash interest payments over the next 3 years, and AMI has agreed to use this savings...

2013-08-01 08:27:23

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Bilman, Chief Digital Officer of American Media, Inc. (AMI), has been named Global Head of Business Development for AMI. "In little over a year, Joe Bilman has taken our investment in digital and substantially increased our footprint," reports David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of AMI. "As the AMI brands grow in influence, it is only natural that Joe should be charged with charting the company's expansion in the global...

2013-03-01 12:23:28

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), announced today that Arnold Schwarzenegger will again join forces with AMI as Group Executive Editor for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. Schwarzenegger, who won bodybuilding's top contest, the Mr. Olympia, seven times, and is the youngest man to win the Mr. Universe title, returns to AMI in the position he held before becoming Governor of California in 2003. Arnold...

2013-02-20 16:24:19

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Numerous titles under the AMI Digital publishing umbrella have delivered record-breaking numbers in January, 2013, reports David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI). "The combination of top-drawer editorial and the expansion of our digital capabilities has created a great synergy for our wide range of media content," he said. "These numbers are a clear indication of the power of AMI's category-leading brands." AMI...

2013-01-31 12:27:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of David R. Hughes to the Board of Directors, effective as of January 28, 2013. Mr. Hughes currently serves as Corporate Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. which he joined in November 2010. Mr. Hughes was previously employed by MTR Gaming Group, Inc. where he was...

2013-01-23 08:24:53

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman & CEO of American Media Inc. (AMI) and Larry Kramer, President & Publisher of USA TODAY announced today a partnership to publish 12 special magazines using a "Best Of" theme in 2013. AMI is the leading publisher of celebrity and health & fitness content, with brands including Shape, Men's Fitness, Star and OK, and a readership of over 55 million. USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. USA...

2012-11-16 12:23:47

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of Patrick J. Connors as Vice President and Publisher of Men's Fitness. Mr. Connors comes to Men's Fitness from Conde Nast, where he most recently held the position of Associate Publisher, Digital and Print, for Glamour and Glamour.com. "I'm honored to be named vice president and publisher of Men's Fitness," said Mr. Connors. "This amazing...

2012-10-22 15:24:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of Cheryl Kramer Kaye as the Executive Beauty Director of AMI's Women's Lifestyle & Entertainment Groups. In her new role, Kramer Kaye will contribute her beauty and style expertise to Shape and continue to provide Star magazine readers with highly influential style and beauty trends from both on and off the red carpet. Throughout...

2012-09-21 06:25:10

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Bilman, AMI's Chief Digital Officer (CDO), has quickly assembled an A-list roster to join him in the newly created division designed to accelerate AMI into the forefront as a digital content company. Bilman, in a mere thirty days since taking the role, has enlisted some of the industry's top financial, engineering and sales and marketing players to drive AMI's mission in establishing its digital presence. "In this fast-paced environment, it was...