OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Chicago hires AME

March 9, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Cassie Walker Burke, the No. 2 editor at Chicago magazine, has quit to join Crain’s Chicago Business as an assistant managing editor, reports Robert Feder.

Feder writes, “Burke, whose title was executive editor, is the third Chicago magazine veteran to jump to Crain’s and the latest in a list of editorial staffers to leave the Tribune Co.-owned monthly since Elizabeth Fenner became editor in chief in September 2011.

“‘I had a great run at Chicago mag, one that gave me the opportunity to work with the city’s top magazine editors and writers,’ Burke told me. ‘But 12 years is a long time to stay in one place in the media business, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to round out my experience in a faster-paced newsroom. Crain’s is a smart brand; it’s going to be an adventure.’

Michael Arndt, editor of Crain’s, confirmed that Burke will start March 31 as assistant managing editor in charge of the publication’s Focus section. She succeeds Ann Dwyer, who was promoted to deputy managing editor, a newly created position under managing editor Steve Reiss.”

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