Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly - Soap Opera Network
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from , which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We’re told it was her decision.

According to TV Guide Canada‘s via his Twitterfeed, Leahey will step down effective Wednesday, June 1. , who currently serves as Editor of Soap Opera Digest, has been named Leahey’s successor.

Per sources more than half of the 70+ people working at both publications prior to the Black Thursday (April 14) announcement were let go.

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