Primedia gets Kelly Conlin, new CEO

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Priedia has named Kelly P. Conlin president and chief executive officer. He has served as president and chief executive office of International Data Group (IDG), ans as CNN’s Chief Assignment Editor in New York during the network’s start-up era.
At The New York Times, Conlin was a reporter for the paper’s business section and later a strategic planning manager in the company’s magazine group. In 1995, at the age of 35, he was named president of IDG,. Since leaving IDG in 2002, Conlin has been an advisor to a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world.
Said Henry R. Kravis, a director of the Company:. “Our goal was to find a leader with experience in growing the top line organically and a proven track record of maximizing the potential of a broad portfolio of media assets. We are extremely fortunate to have found the perfect balance in Kelly. He is the ideal person to build on PRIMEDIA’s core base of consumer and business-to-business properties and position the Company for the next phase of its development and success.”