Deborah J. Mignucci Named Publisher of Fit Pregnancy and Associate Publisher of SHAPE

NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), today announced the appointment of Deborah J. Mignucci as Publisher of Fit Pregnancy, AMI's bi-monthly magazine that is the first and most trusted source of information for today's active pregnant woman and new mother, and as Associate Publisher of SHAPE, AMI's monthly magazine that is the "how to look and feel amazing" resource of active, confident women.

Mignucci rejoins AMI from Meredith Corporation which acquired Walt Disney Co's Disney FamilyFun Group in January of this year.  At the FamilyFun Group she was Vice President, Sales, Group Publisher, U.S. Magazine Group. Mignucci had previously worked at AMI for five years as Vice President, Group Publisher where she was responsible for Fit Pregnancy and oversaw the successful launch of FitPregnancy.com and Mom & Baby magazine.

Mignucci will report to Kristen Elliott, Vice President, Group Publisher of the AMI Women's Active Lifestyle Group, which includes the SHAPE, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health brands. Her appointment is effective immediately. "Deb and I have worked well together in the past and I look forward to collaborating with her again. Her vision and skills will further enhance our brands," said Kristen Elliott.

"Deborah has a proven and impressive background in being creative and driving revenue across multi-platforms in the important category of pregnancy and parenting," said David J. Pecker, AMI's Chairman, President and CEO. "We're thrilled Deborah is rejoining AMI's Women's Active Lifestyle Group, which reaches over 9 million women who are at the peak of their spending power."

"I'm excited to return to American Media and two vibrant magazines, Fit Pregnancy and SHAPE," said Mignucci. "These publications and their web sites, fitpregnancy.com and shape.com, serve such an important mission: to present critical information about wellness and fitness to an audience which strives to improve their minds and bodies."

Fit Pregnancy, which boasts the highest concentration of pregnant women and first-time mothers in its field, has been presented with top honors by the National Information Health Awards, Maggie Awards and the Society of Publication Designers Award.

SHAPE, the flagship brand of AMI's Women's Active Lifestyle Group and which reaches 6.2 million active, engaged readers, is No. 1 in circulation, ad pages, and global editions. SHAPE connects with women throughout their daily lives with its innovative brand extensions – including online, e-mail, mobile efforts, and our award winning consumer events

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, SHAPE, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health. AMI also manages 18 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, Shape.com, MensFitness.com, MuscleandFitness.com and FitPregnancy.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of almost 7 million and reach more than 55 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 10 million unique visitors and 80 million page views monthly.

SOURCE American Media, Inc.



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