American Media, Inc. Appoints David R. Hughes to the Board of Directors

Jan 31, 2013, 12:09 ET from American Media, Inc.

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 Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2008 through November 2010 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Corporate Executive Vice President Strategic Operations and Chief Operating Officer, from 2003 to 2008. 

"We are honored to have David Hughes join our Board of Directors," said David J. Pecker, AMI's Chairman, President and CEO. "David is a fantastic addition to the Board of Directors based on his more than twenty-six years of operational and financial experience."

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. (AMI) 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, Country Weekly, 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,,,,, and AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 7.4 million and reach more than 61 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 34 million unique visitors and 169 million page views monthly.

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