Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Monday:
I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Halberstadt as the new editor of Mansion. Heather comes to us from a distinguished career as a magazine editor, and some of you know her from her most recent freelance role, as editorial director of Far & Away, a new travel magazine we are creating jointly with National Geographic. Its pilot issue will be distributed in the Wall Street Journal of Saturday May 19.
Heather spent six years at Departures magazine as features director, more than a year at our own WSJ magazine and a decade or so at Vanity Fair, rising from intern to senior editor. In all these roles, Heather displayed a mixture of journalistic rigor, conceptual creativity and outstanding visual skills, assets that will suit her well at Mansion.
Heather has also worked on former Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s CNBC talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner, and with former Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter on a couple of books. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and almost eight-year-old son. She’ll start at Mansion on May 14.
Please join me in congratulating Heather on her new role and welcoming her (back) to The Journal.