Karin Tracy Named Publisher of ‘Entertainment Weekly’

Tracy had same role at 'People StyleWatch'

Paul Caine moved quickly to fill the publisher gap at Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, naming Karin Tracy to head the publication. The move was triggered by Jason Wagenheim's departure, announced a few days ago, to become publisher of Condé Nast’s Glamour.

Tracy comes from Time Inc.’s People StyleWatch, the fast-growing celebrity fashion spinoff of People, where she was named a first-time publisher in February 2010. Her predecessor there, Michelle Myers, coincidentally also left for Condé Nast. Tracy's successor at StyleWatch hasn't been named yet.

Tracy is the latest in a string of people to hold the EW publisher job in recent years. Still, the 1.8 million-circulation weekly has gotten notice for its "Must List" iPad app and unusual ad units like a CBS video player. Caine, who is chief revenue officer of the Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group, said he expected that momentum to continue under Tracy.