(New York, NY, 11/7/05) - David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, today announced the promotion of FLEX Editor In Chief Peter McGough to Group Editorial Director of AMI's Muscle & Fitness and FLEX Magazines.
McGough has a 40-year involvement in bodybuilding and, starting out in England, has spent the last 25 years in bodybuilding journalism. As a result, he is one of the world's most renowned experts in the sport of bodybuilding. He has enjoyed unprecedented access and cultivated close relationships with many of the sport's top stars, including Mr. Olympia's such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman.
He is one of the industry's most respected journalists, and joined Weider Publications in 1992 as FLEX Senior Writer. In 1997 he was appointed Editor in Chief of FLEX, and earlier this year became the chairman of the Sports & Fitness Supplement Association (SFSA). Weider Publications has been publishing Muscle & Fitness for over 65 years. FLEX was launched in 1983.
"Peter's promotion to Group Editorial Director is the perfect evolution of his dedication to the sport of bodybuilding, "said Pecker. "His expertise and reputation is second to none," he concluded.
As Group Editorial Director, McGough will be responsible for overseeing the editorial planning for both Muscle & Fitness and FLEX magazines. Additionally, he will continue to lead both magazines presence at industry wide events and trade shows.
McGough will continue to be based at AMI's Woodland Hills, California offices.
American Media, Inc. is one of the largest media companies in the U.S. and the leading publisher of celebrity journalism, health and fitness and Spanish language magazines. These include Star magazine, The National Enquirer, the nation's largest selling weekly for 80 years, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MPH, Flex, Fit Pregnancy, Sly and Natural. Health magazines, the largest newsstand Latino magazine, Â¡Mira!; Shape En Espanol, and the best selling country music magazine, Country Weekly. In addition to print properties, AMI owns Distribution Services, Inc., the country's #1 in-store magazine merchandising company.
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