Penske Media Corporation has named Miles Socha editor in chief of WWD. Socha most recently served as executive editor of WWD Europe.
Socha is succeeding Edward Nardoza, who is retiring after 25 years as WWD’s editor.
“Ed is one of the finest editors of his generation,” wrote PMC chairman and CEO Jay Penske, in a memo to staffers. “As WWD’s editor in chief for the last 25 years, he has impeccably led and built the top news operation across fashion, beauty and retail.”
“With Miles, we could not have chosen a more capable, talented and innovative leader to continue Ed’s work,” continued Penske. “For those who have not yet met Miles, you will quickly learn why he is the right leader — he’s a smart, driven and fair journalist deeply entrenched in our industry who also brings with him a progressive digital perspective. I look forward to all we plan to accomplish.”