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Parade magazine executive to retire


Walter Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of Parade Publications, is retiring after a 31-year tenure at the magazine that is inserted in the Sunday editions of 470 newspapers.

During his years at the company, the 64-year-old White Plains resident helped increase the magazine’s circulation from 21.6 million to 33 million copies and nearly quadrupled the newspapers that distribute Parade.

Well-known authors such as David Halberstam, Norman Mailer, Dick Schaap, Gail Sheehy and Herman Wouk wrote for Parade during his tenure.

“One of Walter’s greatest achievements was his creation of the ’modern’ Parade,” S.I. Newhouse Jr., chairman of Parade parent Conde Nast, said in a written statement. “He transformed the Sunday magazine with new columns, ideas, and a higher level of reporting and writing.”

Anderson has been chairman and CEO of Parade since 2000. From 1979 to 2000, he was editor-in-chief. Anderson previously held several management positions at Gannett Newspapers in Westchester County, including managing editor. Gannett is the publisher of The Journal News. Earlier in his career, Anderson was a reporter for the Associated Press.

Anderson also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1966.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 12:39 pm by Jay Loomis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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