/// Steven Swartz Named CEO of Hearst Corp.
Steven Swartz was named the new CEO of Hearst Corp., succeeding Frank Bennack. This is an orderly transition at a private company that's known for its stability and buttoned-up culture. Swartz, 50, has been groomed for the role, having been named COO in 2011 and adding the title of president in December . A vet of the print side, he became evp of Hearst’s newspaper division in 2001, having been president and CEO of SmartMoney, then a joint venture between Hearst and Dow Jones & Co. As CEO, he’ll oversee a diversified media empire that encompasses not only 15 daily newspapers and leading consumers magazines including Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping but 29 TV stations and ownership in cable networks including A&E and ESPN. His new appointment takes effect June 1. Swartz will become only the seventh CEO in the 126-year history of Hearst, a company that’s had stable leadership against a backdrop of upheaval for the media industry and in contrast to such peers as Time Inc
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Steven Swartz Named CEO of Hearst Corp.